Is this equation possible?
World economic crisis + increased demand for organic food = opportunities for farmers in poor countries
The United Nations thinks so.
Reuter’s Africa has a fascinating article on how the UN feels that organic food production could help Africa.
Demand for organic foods will keep growing despite the world economic crisis, creating an opportunity [...]
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Is this equation possible?
Regular readers will know that I’m a huge baseball fan. Like every public event, baseball games consume a lot of resources, which makes it slightly less easy to enjoy.
Oil/energy consumption in the form of transportation and facility management is very costly for the environment.
So, the 2 Florida pro baseball teams put their money where their [...]
It has been a pretty topsy-turvy last couple of weeks for me. All good: most having to do with my job. In the end, I’m in a very good place and ready to rededicate to simple + green.
For anything I’ve missed, I’ll revisit if it makes sense.
One important story in the interim has been this: [...]
Get ready for some upcoming controversy: a climate-change bill has hit the Senate.
Sounds great, right? Not to everyone:
The Senate will decide this week whether to follow in California’s footsteps and pass legislation requiring cuts in U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to combat climate change.
Lawmakers are to vote today to begin debate on a bill that could [...]
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Our heat wave is now over, but the water issues will continue.
According to this news report, water rationing may soon be starting on 2 major San Francisco Bay Area counties.
EBMUD votes today on restrictions that may force Alamada and Contra Costa County residents to slash use by nearly 20%.
Keep in mind: it’s [...]
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Greenstrides says that San Francisco International Airport (SFO) will be reconstructed using green building materials.
And according to the San Mateo Times, it will be more than just green building materials in use:
In addition, many elements of “green” design will be incorporated. The terminal’s builders aim to use green building materials and regional [...]
Republican Presidential nominee-to-be, Senator John McCain,
is calling for an emissions limit to fight global warming.
Well, it’s an election year, after all.
Sen. John McCain sought to distance himself from President Bush on Monday as he called for a mandatory limit on greenhouse gas emissions in the United States to combat climate change.
McCain, in a speech at [...]
I caught this item about Colorado Rockies pitcher Jeff Francis in the latest ESPN Magazine:
The number = $15K
When they rang in 2008, Rockies Pitcher Jeff Francis and his wife, Allison, resolved to become more conscious of the environment.
So they donated $15,000 of their own green to purchase 250 recycling bins for Coors Field. There’s one [...]
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simple+green Friday roundup. And what a week it’s been!
Lots happened on a national level, not the least of which was Oprah’s big Earth Day show. More info on eco-Oprah here.
The San Jose Mercury urges us to celebrate it all year long.
Google, Yahoo, AOL and more got into the Earth Day spirit on [...]
Oprah celebrated Earth Day with an entire show devoted to ways to save the planet. Oprah-style of course. This means that she had special guests ranging from Julia Roberts to Sandra Bullock to Al Gore.
The show focused on several main areas:
1. Organic Eating:
Julia Roberts and green expert Sophie Uliano discussed the top seven organic foods [...]