Daily Green Wrap-Up 29.January, 2012

Twitter is the most popular Sustainability / CSR Social Media channel Last week I conducted a poll aimed at identifying the most popular Social Media channel for your Sustainability / CSR topics. The result was unambiguous really. In the Developing World, Solar Is Cheaper than Fossil Fuels Technology Review has an article about the developing … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 27.January, 2012

Passive House Retreat in Rhode Island It turn out the New England Passive House, or Little Compton Retreat, received LEED Gold certification from the USGBC in recent months. The background is this is a home by ZeroEnergy Design, who performed mechanical and architecture services, and Aedi Construction, who built the home. Rodrigo Alonso’s N+ew Seats … [Read more…]

Greener World: Angola

Angola has unique wealth of biodiversity and scientists agree that the country’s biodiversity is one of the most important on the African continent, accounting for 1,260 endemic plants of the estimated 5,000 plant species in Africa and making it the second richest country in Africa in endemic plants. The diversity of mammals is also one of the richest on the continent. Forests occupy about 35% of the country’s territory while the coastline of over 1,600 km is rich in various fish species. The country is also rich in oil and mineral resources including diamonds. The recent trend of environmental degradation poses a threat to fish resources, over-exploitation of plant species, soil erosion, and pollution of soils, water and the atmosphere as well as climate change vulnerability raises concerns about the inherent risks to environmental sustainability.

Daily Green Wrap-Up 25.January, 2012

Will Crowdsourced Website Document Entire Food System? Real Time Farms is a site that, it says, is aiming to “document the entire food system”. Already featuring 4,800 farms, 32,000 photos and 11,000 menu items, it is definitely an ambitious project. Cited by Food Inc as their “favorite new website”, this crowd sourced resource on understanding … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 24.January, 2012

Aflatoxin: A Toxic Potential of Climate Change One of the most toxic and carcinogenic threats in the human food supply is a natural chemical called “aflatoxin” that is produced by a fungus called Aspergillus. This opportunistic plant pathogen has the capacity to grow on a wide range of foods and feeds (corn, peanuts, cotton seed, … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 22.January, 2012

Biodiversity Loss Versus Climate Change: Which is Worse? Which is worse: Climate change or biodiversity loss? It seems like a chicken-and-egg conundrum. With hope waning that we can limit climate change to an average increase of 2 degrees centigrade, global warming threatens many species (including our own) with loss of habitat, disastrous weather events, and … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 21.January, 2012

Transition Town to Plant 60,000 Trees Transition Towns have spread around the Globe as a community-lead response to peak oil and climate change. But many people still ask, what does a Transition Town actually do?…Transition Town Whitehead in Northern Ireland is going to be planting 60,000 trees in the coming weeks in an effort to … [Read more…]

Daily Green Wrap-Up 20.January, 2012

FarmPlate Creates Nation’s Largest Sustainable, Ethical Foods Directory Online Imagine being able to tailor Google to search specifically for sustainable food suppliers or restaurants and socially-minded companies in your area. That’s pretty much what a new online marketplace, FarmPlate.com, does. It features a searchable directory of more than 40,000 business listings across the country, and … [Read more…]

Greener World: Andorra

Naturalandia is considered an “eco-friendly mountain theme park” (Rural, 2009) that is fun-filled for the entire family. Trekking, Nordic walking, horseback riding, archery, paintball, climbing and the Tobotronic Alpine coaster are only a handful of the activities available for tourists during the summer months. In winter, Naturalandia switches gears to include options such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, dog sledding, snow quads and ice skating. In skimming the information on the front page of the main website, it becomes quickly apparent as to why this destination hotspot is so popular in Andorra. Complete bonus to know it also claims to be eco-friendly.

But that’s all it does – claims.