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The Complicated Equation of Attracting Young Farmers

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 […]

April 1st

Sustainable Development – What It Really Means

Sustainable development is a holistic approach to decision-making and considers not only the economics of an action but also the social and environmental effects. It can sometimes be misconstrued as just environmental sustainability but it seeks to balance these three pillars. To ensure present and future needs are met, sustainable development emphasises the consideration of […]

June 4th

Old King Coal in the Winter of His Years

Old King Coal is in the Winter of his years, and the question is no longer “if,” but “when” he will expire. 2014 is likely to be remembered as the death blow which truly left old King Coal, “a dead man walking.” To put it mildly, this was not a good year for coal. “Coal […]

December 24th

Short Termism and the Human Brain: How We Tune Out the Long-Term Consequences of Our Actions

Sometime between fifty and one hundred thousand years ago, the ancestors of modern-day homo sapiens are believed to have left their African homeland and begun their relentless expansion across the world. Within a comparatively short time period, early humans had extended their influence to every continent. Life is believed to have existed on this planet […]

February 9th

World Forum on Natural Capital Reframes Nature as Solution

How can we move away from business as usual, with all of the weight of its negative externalities and unintended consequences, and further toward a more sustainable world? One answer might lie in trying to focus more on natural capital, and less on financial capital, and an upcoming event could be an inspiring source for […]

October 24th

Fitting into the New Economy

Like other industries, construction companies feel the negative effects of the recent economic downturn. A decrease in new home construction and remodeling projects means contractors work less and make less money. There is hope, however. As the Great Recession recedes into history, the future holds bright possibilities for construction business growth. Hurricane Sandy might have […]

December 8th

The Future of Green: Innovations That Promote Economic Engagement

Fleet companies face challenges that go beyond what the average car owner sees. The automotive landscape changes completely when managing more than one vehicle. Those in charge of a fleet must balance fuel efficiency, environmental responsibility and capital expenditure for multiple cars. Economic innovations have stepped up to help fleets stay true to the current […]

October 12th