The Complicated Equation of Attracting Young Farmers

Published on April 1st, 2017 | by

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Young farmers will need access to land and partnerships to help them learn how to be successful in a changing agricultural landscape. That was the central message emerging from a series of panelists at Investing in Discovery: 2017 Food Tank Summit Boston.  Matthew Dillon, Director of Agricultural Policy and Programs at Clif Bar, says that, to […] read more

Love Armies and Love Economies: Economic Hit Man for good

Published on March 6th, 2017 | by

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At the Envision Festival in Uvita, Costa Rica last month, one of the speakers present was Jon Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. For those who haven’t read the book, Perkins writes about how he worked for years to identify foreign nations which had resources the US economy needed, and then to […] read more

Sustainability Jobs, the Book Review

Published on December 9th, 2016 | by

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Kevin Wilhelm, author of Return on Sustainability and Making Sustainability Stick, has released his new book Sustainability Jobs: The Complete Guide to Landing Your Dream Green Job, co-written with Annie Thomas, Katie Thompson and Ruth Lee. The book is for people looking to get into a green career. Topics covered include where to look for […] read more

Sustainability is the Need of the Hour

Published on November 21st, 2016 | by

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a lasThe population of the world continues to grow, but resources don’t seem to keep up with the growing need of the population. Food shortage is rampant in many countries, particularly in poor countries. Water shortage has also become a big issue now. Although the earth is surrounded mostly by water, clean and potable water […] read more

The Climate Bear Commeth

Published on May 21st, 2016 | by

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If declining alternative energy prices are the hammer on fossil fuels, then the onset of climate change is the anvil.   This week, two stories came up showing the world’s climate changing for the much worse. First, Lake Mead dropped to it lowest levels ever.  It is currently at 37% of it’s normal depth and fed by the already […] read more

Low Carbon Yogurt?

Published on May 18th, 2016 | by

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The Village of Minster in Western Ohio just unlocked a major green power achievement through an agreement to buy power from Half Moon Venture’s newly commissioned 4.3-MW solar power system coupled with a 7 MW/3 MWh battery. Yes, battery!  (Minster is not only on the cutting edge of green power but is also the home of Dannon Yogurt) The system, […] read more

How Stable is the Oil Industry?

Published on May 16th, 2016 | by

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When you really look at the utility of the fossil fuel industry as an investment, a warning that comes to mind is “volatility.” Today we find two separate headlines that show the many spikes and valleys of the industry.  In one corner, we have a piece on oil reaching a six month high just below […] read more