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What does a Conservation Blueprint look like?

What does a Conservation Blueprint look like?

What does a Conservation Blueprint look like?

The Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy is harnessing the collective action of fifteen southeastern states and Puerto Rico. Using geospatial data and analysis, they are creating the Conservation Blueprint which crosses jurisdictional boundaries and has brought in $30+ million to restore over 75,000 acres.

So far, more than 1,700 people from 500 different organizations have actively participated in developing the Southeast Blueprint. Over 240 people from more than 100 organizations have used or are using the Blueprint in their work.

We can do more to emulate this ‘living spatial planning model’ across the country and bridge the power of science and people. In order for conservation relationships to work, they need to be durable, nonpartisan, and consult people in communities to engage in ways they want to be involved.

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

Sustainability Spotlight: Tony’s Coffee

How did sustainability start for Tony’s? Our sustainability journey can be traced back to 2002, when we began sourcing Organic, Fair Trade, Shade Grown coffee. Since then, we moved to 100% green power, doubled our roasting efficiency, offset our roastery’s carbon footprint, and continue to support causes that we care about. Our commitment to sourcing…

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Sustainability Spotlight: Aslan Brewing Company

Aslan Brewing Company, a member of Sustainable Connections, is based in Bellingham, WA and was founded in 2012. From the beginning, every decision the Aslan founders made was through the lens of sustainability. When Aslan opened its brewpub doors in May of 2014, team members focused on crafting world-class beer with local ingredients and low-impact…

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Sustainability Spotlight: Brio Laundry and Cleaners

Buckminster Fuller once said, “In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.” Colleen Unema combined her educator mindset with a…

California testing solar-paneled canals

California testing solar-paneled canals

The Turlock Irrigation District approved a pilot project testing the construction of solar panels over canals in the San Joaquin Valley. Key takeaways: The decision was based on research demonstrating that covering the 4,000 miles of California’s water canals with solar panels could reduce evaporation by as much as 82%, saving up to 63 billion…

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