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Fresh (Food service impact Rating for Environmentally Sustainable Hospitality events) is a global first-of-its-kind metric developed by Sanaa Pirani, a Jeddah-based hospitality research expert. Published in 2016 as a Cornell University Centre for Hospitality research tool, it evaluates the Sustainability of food ...
U.S. Secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the United States Department of Agriculture and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy to jointly promote and enhance environmental Sustainability in the dairy industry. The pact extends and builds upon a ...

Brittney Ramsey and Jay Kresse look at a map of their 18 acres of land. The couple took part in the workshop Homestead Dreams: design and Plan for Living on Your Land at Living Web farms in Mills River Saturday. The workshop was also hosted by the Organic Growers school. [REBECCA ...
Efforts to create Sustainability plans for the Santa Ynez River Valley and San Antonio Creek Valley groundwater basins are moving forward with the help of state grants, according to a report from the county Water Agency. Mandated by the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, the goal is to make sure ...
THUNDER BAY -- Lakehead University is introducing a new certificate program that will prepare students to address the complex and interconnected environmental challenges facing society Thursday. The new Certificate in Environmental Sustainability is a five-course, online program for professionals and ...
Meena Jose, 23, and Inderjit Kaur, 24, students at the University of Wisconsin - Parkside, presented papers on environmental Sustainability at the inaugural International Conference on Sustainable globalization in Kerala, India last month, where Chancellor Debbie Ford was the keynote speaker.

But what about the social dimension of Sustainability? What's our responsibility there? Well, if you're on the plastics side of the equation, most of your responsibility lies on the post-use side. How do we enhance recycling? Reduce litter? Prevent ocean waste? This is because the feedstock shows up in a ...
The students of Student Environmental Action Coalition are creating a third Free school for 2018: From 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 10, UWO's Sage Hall will house free classes on topics related to Sustainability, health, social justice and community building. An "express yourself room" with craft supplies and ...
When John Moore started a new gig at Outerknown, he didn't think he was going to have to rethink all of his assumptions about design. At the Culver City, Calif.-based menswear brand devoted to sustainable clothing, he couldn't order just any fabric. He was limited to what was certified as eco-friendly.
students have long formed the backbone of Sustainability efforts at Macalester through student organizations, work study positions, student government and academic projects. Their efforts lead to policy changes, projects and Sustainability education. As the Sustainability Office turns 10 years old this winter, ...
Gnarly Tree Sustainability Institute officially formed in 2015, but has already worked with public, private and nonprofit agencies across the globe. Led by Managing Principal Stephanie Richards, Gnarly Tree calls upon Indiana University's school of Public and Environmental Affairs to create Sustainability ...
The Little Lakes Community Association plans to celebrate the unique natural history and environment of the area though a series of events at the Jack Evans Community Center, 4705 South Main St. (Route 15A), in Hemlock. LLCA's "Honoring Our Earth" Sustainability Series will meet monthly from 6:30 to ...
World Sailing, the global governing body for the sport, has announced that it has been awarded with a coveted Sustainability standard. The international certificate, called ISO 20121, details the strict requirements an event has to meet to ensure Sustainability. It covers all parts of event management, from ...
"Portland Parks & Recreation is leading the way towards Sustainability and energy efficiency," said Portland Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. "Our City must move towards sustainable practices as soon as possible. PP&R's programs, sites, and staff are becoming a model of how city government can ...
"Lake Oswego has more organizations certified than any other city in Clackamas County, thanks in no small part to outreach by the Lake Oswego Sustainability Network," says Clackamas County Sustainability analyst Alex Mihm. "But there's more to it than that. Of the 3,500+ people who work for certified ...
Located on Chatham University's Eden Hall Campus, in Richland, the aquaculture Lab allows students in the Falk school of Sustainability and the Environment to farm marine organisms, including fish, shellfish, turtles and plants. "Our main issues as we move forward in time are population growth and ...
Business Sustainability has come a long way. From the dawn of the modern environmental movement and the establishment of environmental regulations in the 1970s, it has become a strategic concern driven by market forces. Today, more than 90 percent of CEOs state that Sustainability is important to their company's ...

The non-binding guidelines, approved by a working group of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the UN's Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), are intended to improve the long-term Sustainability of space. They join 12 other guidelines on the topic approved by the ...
CLEMSON -- Second-year Clemson University graduate assistant Cyndel Brunell has been named the 2018 Champion of Sustainability by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The award will be presented at the organization's annual convention on March 12 in Houston, Texas.
Santa Barbara County moves forward on developing groundwater Sustainability plans .... But the boundaries of the adjudicated basin don't match the Department of Water Resources' boundaries, so groundwater Sustainability agencies and plans must be developed for those nonadjudicated "fringe" areas.
CLEMSON -- Second-year Clemson University graduate assistant Cyndel Brunell has been named the 2018 Champion of Sustainability by the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The award will be presented at the organization's annual convention on March 12 in Houston, Texas.
(L-R) Joe Mocnik, Amy Brunvand, Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, and Ben Rawlins share experiences and best practices at "Sustainability strategies for Libraries and Communities," part of the Symposium on the Future of Libraries series at the American Library Association's 2018 Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in ...
Environmentally minded students identified activity burnout and lack of structure as primary issues within Cornell's Sustainability community during an annual summit on Saturday. The Cornell Environmental Collaborative hosted the summit to discuss leadership and ways to improve environmental ...
Bridgestone announced on Feb. 6 an overhauled Sustainability policy for its suppliers, which pulls together the Japanese company's stances on issues related to land use, including deforestation and human rights. "Our goal is to create long-term environmental, social and economic benefits for everybody," ...
A draft of the Elmhurst Sustainability Action Plan calls for initiatives as small as forming a partnership to provide battery and electronics recycling bins to much larger projects, such as establishing safe bike routes between key locations, including the Salt Creek Greenway Trail, Prairie Path and Elmhurst ...
"It's important to position your argument to make the business case for what the company is undertaking and what your main goals are," McKinney-James said Thursday at the GreenBiz 18 conference in Phoenix. "Sustainability is a core value for our company because we see it as a priority in communities ...
This is part 5 of a 5-part series revealing findings from Sustainability's recently released report, "Targeting Value," which focuses on how to maximize impact through corporate Sustainability goal setting. "Just because you are splashing in the water does not mean you are swimming." The same can be said ...
While more than half of the global companies surveyed apply Sustainability practices somewhere in their supply chain, according to the study, these efforts tend to have a much more limited reach than consumers might imagine given media attention to the issue and the proliferation of sustainable product ...
Five awards recognizing business and individual efforts supporting local initiatives and Sustainability were presented Thursday, Feb. 8, when Local First hosted its inaugural Lakeshore Meeting. The event was held for the first time in Holland to recognize the growing number of businesses on the Lakeshore ...
According to a 2016 study by the Brunswick Group (PDF), only 27 percent of Americans trust banks. It has been almost a decade since the financial crisis of 2008, and while the Financial Services sector has made progress, it is still in many ways working to earn back stakeholder trust. Sustainability efforts ...
"We had a lot to put our hands around in terms of big data," said Kara Hurst, head of worldwide Sustainability at Amazon. "We had a lot of information that we needed and didn't have." Managing Sustainability data spurred Amazon to change its systems, including packaging, to drive waste out of operations ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- New, part-time internships are available through Penn State's Sustainability Institute (SI) and its affiliated programs. The Sustainability Institute, founded in 2012, integrates Sustainability into the University's research, teaching, outreach and operations to prepare students, faculty ...
Community members gathered to attend the second meeting of the 7th annual Sustainable Ann Arbor Forum series on Thursday, which focused on methods to measure and track the progress of Sustainability. About 40 students and Ann Arbor residents attended the event at the Ann Arbor District Library.
"In the approaching decade, all businesses will be focused on Sustainability," says Dr. Parameswaran. The topic already has industry buzzing. "Delegates at a major Sustainability conference in May 2017 in Detroit discussed the different ways marketing can help chart an environmentally-friendly course for ...
But trusting big business to lead Sustainability efforts, says Dauvergne, is like trusting arsonists to be our firefighters. He does point out that TNCs are doing many good things. For example, Walmart--the world's biggest company by far--uses solar panels on its stores, recycles increasing amounts of its ...
International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Mario Pescante spoke at the Global Engagement and Empowerment Forum of Sustainable Development today, and reiterated the IOC's continued commitment to including Sustainability in all aspects of the Games and the Olympic Movement's daily ...
It is 2018, and it arguably never has been a more difficult, unpredictable, yet exciting time to run an international business. No doubt overcoming the Great Depression ahead of the outbreak of World War II in the 1930s was more than a little trying, of course. But fast forward 80 to 90 years and the global ...
If public announcements from global financial institutions are to be believed, 2018 may be remembered as the year when the primary goal of business became more than business. On 16 January, BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager with $6.3 trillion under its management, in a letter warned CEOs ...
Recently releasing its State of Sustainability annual report, the Office of Sustainability is on the right track to making Gonzaga's campus more environmentally responsible. The report consisted of the office's efforts in 2016 that helped the campus use less energy and become more environmentally conscious ...
The answer to all three was a definitive -- and necessary -- "yes," Gore told a room of investors and climate change experts at the FT Climate finance Summit. Changing investment practices offer some hope to mitigate and adapt to climate change's effects by fully integrating Sustainability approaches.
Over the past five years, the number of courses that include a Sustainability component has increased from 120 to about 300. This uptick largely traces back to the Integrating Sustainability Across the Curriculum -- a program that aims to promote the topic of Sustainability to as many disciplines and curricula ...
I speak frequently about Sustainability in fashion, whether at conferences or in an educational context, and I often hear the same question: "It seems that to have a sustainable 'lifestyle' -- air quotes around the word lifestyle -- one has to be rich. If you can't afford $600 sweaters, how can you be sustainable ...
Breaking news: Sustainability is hard. Making even modest progress is daunting. Working effectively in this domain requires us to think not only about the scientific, technical and organizational challenges, but also about human psychology and behavior -- others' and our own. The good news is, you don't ...
What I imagine was just a small technical difficulty with the dishwasher or some other appliance ended up generating a lot of waste, which got my friend and I thinking about Sustainability at UChicago. According to the UChicago Dining Website, leftover food in dining halls is donated to the Pacific garden ...
Sustainability and environmentally friendly business practice have been playing an ever-greater role in society for some time now. That's positive on the one hand, but also illustrates the drama of the situation on the other: Firstly, the bad news on the climate, poverty and natural resources are forcing us to change the way ...
Acting director of the economic and housing development office for the City of Newark Upendra Sapkota and chief Sustainability officer of the office of Sustainability Natalie Agosto Filion speak at the New Jersey chapter of the USGBC meeting held at Don Pepe's in Newark. - (MARIO MARROQUIN).
As part of University of Minnesota Extension, the Central Regional Sustainable Development Partnership, or CRSDP, brings together local talent and resources with University of Minnesota knowledge and seed funding to drive Sustainability in four areas: agriculture and food systems, clean energy, natural ...
Unfortunately, many companies are still underutilizing a tool that could help turn the tide when it comes to Sustainability: IoT. A recent survey conducted by Wipro Digital and Forum for the Future found that IoT, data and connectivity have the potential to restore existing damage and reduce the future harmful ...
Sustainability is a broad concept, including things like environmental impact, but also fair trade and animal welfare. The most commonly used definition of Sustainability comes from the so called Brundtland report of the United Nations: sustainable development is the development which meets the current ...
Global agreement to mitigate climate change? Check. A set of global goals to transition human civilization toward Sustainability? Check. Trillions of dollars to pay for it all? Not so much. At least, not yet. Finding the capital needed to achieve the goal of 2 degrees Celsius global temperature rise, or to fund the ...

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