70% of 1 Billion Who Are Chronically Hungry Are Farmers

Dispatches from The New York Times/Shell Oil 2012 Energy Summit titled Earth 2050: The Food Water Energy Nexus. Eric Holt-Gimenez, Executive Director, FoodFirst Institute for Food and Development Policy, says that of the one billion people who are chronically hungry, 70% are farmers! Now in the world of counterintuitive facts, that’s astounding. Why? Among...

Coke is Sipping Out of Your Water Glass

Dispatches from The New York Times/Shell Oil 2012 Energy Summit titled Earth 2050: The Food Water Energy Nexus. In Houston, the cost of water over the last five years has skyrocketed from  $.50-$1 to $5–$6. That’s a 500% to 600% increase. Joe Rozza, Global Water Resource Sustainability Manager for The Coca-Cola Company, projects that globally the cost of...

Oil Industry Ponders Future of Energy

Dispatches from The New York Times/Shell Oil 2012 Energy Summit titled Earth 2050: The Food Water Energy Nexus. Last week I was in Houston to attend an intimate gathering of about 50 people to participate in The New York Times/Shell Oil 2012 Energy Summit titled Earth 2050: The Food Water Energy Nexus. The gathering included a robust participation of Shell’s...

Glum Harvard Alum

In October of 2011, the Harvard Business School cajoled nearly 10,000 of its 78,000 alumni to complete a questionnaire that was published on January 18, 2012. The result? Harvard alum are clearly glum. In fact, 71% of the Harvard graduates who are in business expect America’s competitiveness to decline over the next three years. An additional 45% said that...

Cabot Cooperative Celebrates Volunteers With New App

Guest blog post by Candace Karu, Lifestyle Commentator and Favorite Foodie at Cabot Creamery The founding of Cabot Creamery in a small town in Vermont in 1919 was based on the spirit of cooperation, staking a claim in the fundamental idea that together they could be stronger and better than they were alone. Since that time, the farmer owners of this thriving...

Beyond Earth Day: 5 Ways to Buy Less & Do More

When spring comes along, it’s easy to think “out with the old, in with the new.” My philosophy has always been to reuse, recycle, and reclaim before buying new stuff. It’s the proliferation of new stuff that has affected our environment so detrimentally. One need only look at the recent coverage of the “ocean of plastic” to...

Soccer Balls with a Mission to Change the World

Guest Blog Post by Santiago Halty, Founder of SENDA ATHLETICS, Berkeley, CA How it all got started Soccer is king in Argentina, where I grew up. As a kid,  there wasn’t a time when I didn’t want to play. But soccer, for me, was more than a game.  It was a way to spend time with friends, a path to self-confidence, and a way to learn discipline at...

2.3 Million Jobs Counted in Green Goods & Services

In 2010, 2.3 million jobs in the United States were associated with the production of green goods and services, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports in its just released report on “EMPLOYMENT IN GREEN GOODS AND SERVICES – 2010.” What defines Green Goods and Services? GGS jobs are found in businesses that produce goods and provide services that...

How Does GE Bring “Good Things to Life?”

The answer: By avoiding tax payments and cutting its US workforce! No corporation has surpassed General Electric’s mastery of profit-maximization, or its use of public-relations (“corporate propaganda”) to mask its true aims behind the widely-supported goals of expanding scientific horizons, “bringing good things to life” and rebuilding...

Sustainable Banks Outperform World’s Largest Banks By 51%

Powerful news: A recent study proves that sustainable banks deliver higher financial returns than some of the world’s largest financial institutions. A study commissioned by the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV), compared the performance of 17 values-based banks with 29 of the world’s largest and most influential banks between 2007 and 2010....