Global food insecurity is a chronic issue that is likely to affect an increasing number of people worldwide in accordance with climate change, rapid population growth, and the increasing scarcity of arable land due to soil deterioration. To face the current growing challenge of environmental degradation caused by conventional farming practices (including the overuse of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides that have immense and adverse effects on humans, animals, and environments) a potential suitable solution is the use of plant-beneficial rhizospheric microorganisms or whole microbiome management techniques to improve plant growth, coupled with the use of entomopathogenic fungi as biological control techniques.
The Spanish agri-food sector is taking a central role in the uptake of the circular economy, by reusing raw materials and reducing waste in both agriculture and food production.
Connecticut College campus members are missing out on free coffee! Cafes on-campus are offering discounts to customers practicing sustainable coffee-drinking, such as using a reusable mug instead of a take-away cup.
Could wood become the material of choice to build the cities of tomorrow? The further we move into the 2020s, the more pressing this question becomes. The answer could never be as simple as a yes or a no – steel is here to stay and thankfully so with its insurmountable benefits, and neither is concrete going anywhere. Yet side-by-side, the environmental and sustainability agenda continues to chug along, with governments actively pursuing their goals of net-zero emissions and efficient resource usage, potentially making wood a government mandated material. The question also develops into how well timber products and steel framing (light gauge or structural) could complement each other at a mass scale, or, can they do so at all?