Tag: sustainability

BlackRock and ESG Controlling America but Benefiting China—With Will Hild

How does Blackrock utilize the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) score system to control domestic policies, while benefiting from their special treatment in China? And does the United States suffer while China benefits from this vampiric relationship? We discuss this with Will Hild from Consumers’ Research. I then discuss the just-concluded Shangri-La security summit, where…


No Opportunity Wasted: Making the Most of Every Ingredient in the Kitchen

That half-bunch of kale is wilting in the fridge. There’s a lone carrot at the back of the crisper. And those apples have lost their crunch. Can anything be done to save them from the trash? Alexis deBoschnek says yes! That kale? It’s perfect, she would enthuse, for a massaged kale salad with lemon juice…


Huntington Beach to Spend up to $300,000 on Sustainability Consulting

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—The City of Huntington Beach approved spending up to $300,000 on April 5 on hiring a consulting firm that will help determine how the city can make its operations more environmentally sustainable. During the April 5 city council meeting, the councilors approved with a 6–1 vote a principal amount of $250,000—with up to…


South Australia to Establish Long-Term Sustainable Water Source in State’s North

The Australian and South Australian governments have pledged $15 million (US$10.76 million) for a business case to move the Northern Water Supply project forward in an effort to secure South Australia’s water future. According to an SA Government release on Wednesday, a desalination plant to be located in the Upper Spencer Gulf is high up on…


Entrepreneur Makes Trendy Tiles, Shelves, Tabletops From Used Bamboo Chopsticks From Restaurants

A Vancouver entrepreneur has transformed a most highly disposable object—the bamboo chopstick—into a viable business model, making trendily sustainable wall tiles, coasters, kitchenware, tabletops, and more. In a city that tosses hundreds of thousands of chopsticks per week, Felix Böck, 32, CEO of ChopValue, saw an opportunity. Initially, he floated several ideas for upcycling waste…


8 Clever Ways to Make Your Holiday Celebration More Sustainable

The holidays are a time of gifting thoughtful presents and adding festive decor inside and out. However, all the cheer often means a lot of “stuff.” And a lot of waste. Americans toss 1 million extra pounds of garbage each week between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, according to the National Environmental Education Foundation. Wondering…


IMF Still Working to Build Support for New Trust to Help Countries in Need

WASHINGTON—The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it is still building support among members for a proposed Resilience and Sustainability Trust that would allow richer countries to channel their IMF reserves to countries in need, but hopes to see the new instrument up and running next year. IMF officials have been racing to build support…


Green Party Releases 2021 Election Platform

The Green Party of Canada launched its 2021 election platform on Sept. 7, with a focus on sustainability and economic recovery. The plan aims at advancing policy toward three major goals: a “Green Future,” “Life with Dignity,” and a “Just Society.” “Many of the tragic events that unfolded during the past 18 months revealed gaping…


Seven Ways to Guarantee Your Team Will Be Highly Engaged

Article by Gordon Tredgold Highly engaged teams are the holy grail of business success. According to researchers, the benefits are many and varied, including increased revenues and earnings, reduced costs, fewer sick days, and fewer defects. All of which have a tremendous impact on the bottom line of your business. Sadly, far too many businesses aren’t willing to…


You go, goats: Using goats for lawn grooming

Syndy Clark’s cleanup crew munched on brush on an early morning in June at a residence in rural Pekin, Illinois. Clark’s goats were clearing brush on 2 acres. They already had eaten their way through 1 acre of the 2 acres they were tasked with in the previous week and had perhaps another week to…