Sustainable Development Goals: A Challenge for Education? —
The word sustainability goes beyond caring for the world, it encompasses all the sectors that are necessary for the development of a full life.
Sustainable Blue Economy – United Nations Environment – Finance Initiative
The largest ecosystem on earth, the ocean is the lung of the planet, providing the oxygen for every second breath we take. It provides the main food source for almost half of the world’s population and plays host to an estimated 80% of the planet’s biodiversity. Major industries such as shipping, fishing, aquaculture, and coastal tourism depend upon ocean health.
2020 Olympic medals may be partly made from old iPhones (well, I guess that’s a start…)
The 2020 Olympic medals may be partly made from old iPhones. Tokyo’s organizing committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced …
A Chat with Janina Grabs on the New Book ‘Selling Sustainability Short’ – Coffee Beasts
Can private certification standards truly bring about more sustainable production practices? This is the question at the center of Dr. Janina Grabs‘ forthcoming book, Selling Sustainability Short? The Private Governance of Labor and the Environment in the Coffee Sector. The book developed from years of research as Grabs was pursuing a PhD at the University of Münster. A political scientist by training, a past visiting scholar at Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, and an instrumental figure in the launch of Costa Rica’s climate-smart NAMA Café initiative, Grabs’ interest in the coffee industry stems from a broader interest in sustainable agri-food systems.
The World’s Second-Largest Rainforest Is Losing the Carbon It’s Held for a Thousand Years
The Congo Basin is the second-largest rainforest on Earth, and like most tropical forests, it’s getting chewed up by humans. That’s a problem for the climate, and not just because trees are a natural sponge helping to mop up humanity’s ever-rising carbon emissions. New research suggests that as trees are replaced with fields for agriculture, carbon that’s been locked up in the Congo’s soils for hundreds to thousands of years is starting to seep out. Soils hold a tremendous amount of carbon—more than the atmosphere and living vegetation combined.
The iRecyle App Is Back & Summer Sustainability
We introduce our new iRecycle 3.0 app and talk through how to build a better recycling information system. It’s also time to talk summer sustainability!