Sustainability   47438

« earlier    

Sally Fox and the World of Naturally Colored Fiber - Etsy Journal
At one point, Sally ran a $10 million dollar business in naturally colored organic cotton, all grown, spun, and woven in the US. Then mill closures, outsourcing of the textile industry, and resistance from growers who worried that her pollen might drift into their white cotton fields challenged the structure of her business.

It took a while, but she is emerging from what she calls “hibernation.” “Now, I work with one mill in Japan and I have a US spinner for my cotton again,” she said from her biodynamic ranch in California’s Capay Valley, where she talked to me while bottle-feeding lambs from her multi-colored merino sheep. “What I am best at is R and D. I really know how to grow, and I really know how to design yarn and fabric. I am very excited about working with communities both inside and outside our local fibershed.”
textiles  sustainability  agribusiness  environment 
yesterday by campylobacter
Help me grow my cotton again | Indiegogo
By 1990 I had developed dependable varieties of naturally colored cottons that could be machine spun and organically grown. My first mill customer was a fine spinning mill in Japan, I then began working with designers in the US and Europe and soon began selling to mills all over the world. The market grew too quickly and within five years it peaked and then painfully collapsed. This coincided with the decline of the US textile industry. The textile industries in the countries that had environmental regulations were decimated by products that came from countries were regulations on textile waste were either nonexistent or not enforced. The mills that I was selling to could not compete and closed.
environment  sustainability  agribusiness  capitalism  texiles 
yesterday by campylobacter
Clinton’s little-known crusade to save Africa’s elephants | Environment | The Guardian
“International criminal syndicates are orchestrating the slaughter of many of the world’s iconic wildlife species and profiteering by marketing ivory, rhinoceros horn, and other wildlife parts in the U.S., Asia, and Europe,” said Jorge Silva, a spokesperson for the Clinton Campaign. “Many of the criminal syndicates have ties with, and are helping to fund, terrorist groups around the world, and also are engaged in human, drug, and arms trafficking.”

Experts believe that groups like the Lord’s Resistance Army, Al-Shabaab and even ISIS may be in part funded by the illicit sale of ivory and other wildlife parts.

Clinton’s personal love for elephants springs out of a trip to Tanzania in 1997 as first lady. Her daughter, Chelsea, accompanied her, and since then mother and daughter have shared a passion for pachyderms. During the period, Bill Clinton’s administration opposed any opening of the ivory trade. Despite this, Cites began approving one-off trades in elephant ivory in 1999, 2002 and 2008. Experts have linked the current poaching crisis to the approval of these trades, especially the last one.
animalcruelty  capitalism  sustainability  environment  legislation 
yesterday by campylobacter
Points of Inflection: “Mathematics for Sustainability” sent to Springer
Here’s what stands out to me when I read this book: there are many math books that will feed you knowledge, but it is rare to see a book like this one that will help you cultivate wisdom.

There is a deep difference between knowledge and wisdom. A knowledgeable person may be armed with facts, but a wise person considers how to act in light of those facts. A knowledgeable person may think an answer is the end of an investigation, whereas a wise person considers the new questions that result. And a knowledgeable person might ignore the human element of a problem that a wise person deems essential to understand. As the authors illustrate, mathematics that pays attention to human considerations can help you look at the world with a new lens, help you frame important questions, and help you make wise decisions.
mathematics  sustainability 
2 days ago by tonyyet
Nutritional and greenhouse gas impacts of removing animals from US agriculture
removing animals from US agriculture would reduce agricultural GHG emissions, but would also create a food supply incapable of supporting the US population’s nutritional requirements.
vegetarian  nutrition  diet  agriculture  ghges  globalwarming  sustainability 
2 days ago by smargot
UE4SD : University Educators For Sustainable Development
The focus of UE4SD is professional development of university educators in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). This web resource was created by the UE4SD Steering Group and developed with input from across the UE4SD partnership. The examples in the Practices section were prepared by project partners across Europe to share the UE4SD experiences, tools and best practices.
teaching  education  Sustainability  ESD  university  BNE 
4 days ago by weitzenegger

« earlier    

related tags

2017  658  abuse  addiction  additivism  ag  agency  agftsummit  agrachina  agribusiness  agricultural_publication  agriculture  ai  alain  amazon  analysis  animalcruelty  anthropocene  apple  architecture  art  article  aspiration  austerity  bdc  behaviourchange  being  beu  bio  biology  bittorrent  blockchain  blog  bne  bnppsff  book  books  botton  breeam  brewing  business  business_advisory_relevant  businessdesign  capitalism  carbon-capture  carbon  carbon_trade  cattle  cdninnovation  cfl  chan  change  charity  china  civilsociety  cleantech  climate  climatechange  community  complex_systems  conference  conservation  consultancy  consumer  consumerism  consumption  coping  corporatism  courses  cow  critique  crypto  cryptocoin  csr  culture  cybernetics  data  data_science  dc  de  decentralization  decolonization  depression  design  development-aid  development  dialogue  diet  directory_database  diy  dopamine  e-waste  earthship  eco  ecological  ecology  economics  ecosystem  education  electric  electriccars  electricity  emergence  energy  environment  environmental_justice  esd  esg  ethics  europe  ev  exploitation  extinction  facebook  fairtrade  farming  fashion  fauna  fb  finance  florida  food  food_safety  foodsystems  foodtech  for_griffin  foss  fossilfuels  foundation  future  gastronomy  geopolitics  gesellschaft  ghges  glasgow  glasses  globalwarming  gmo  google  government  gratification  greenbuild17  grid  growth  happiness  health  hemp  herefordshire  history  hok  holland  hub  human  humanitarian  hvac  ict4d  ideas  impact  imu  infographics  infrastructure  innovation  instagram  investing  investor_relations  iowa  james  joi_ito  kernza  kickapoo_conversation  kickstarter  knitting  landreneau  lchf  leadership  legislation  lifecycle  limits  literature  local_governments  localization  logistics  london  magazine  malcic  marketing  materials  mathematics  meat  mechanism  mental  money  motivationmonday  mydata  nature  neoliberalism  netflix  neuroscience  neworleans  newsfeed  newsmedia  ngo_npo  noplanetb  norbert_wiener  norway  nudgetheory  nutrition  ocean  open_data  opensource  organic  oss  people  permaculture  pesticide  philosophy  plastic  platform  politics  poverty  pow  power  production  progress  psychology  recycling  regne  regneration  religion  renewable_energy  resilience  resources  russia  science  search  selbstdarstellung  self-awareness  self-medication  self-regulation  self-worth  self  selfish  selfworth  servicedesign  sg  shoes  social_media  social_networks  society  sociology  solar  solow  startupinthecloud  statistics  stream  suen  superficial  sustainability  sustainable  teaching  tech  technology  texiles  textiles  trade  trading  transparency  trap  uk  un  university  urban  ux  vegetarian  vehicle  washington  waste  wearables  web  well-being  well  wertegesellschaft  wormelow  worth  zivilcourage  zivilgesellschaft 

Copy this bookmark: