Our political, social and commercial decisions are driving the climate and health crisis. Over 90% of people breathe unhealthy air resulting from burning of fossil fuels. A heating world is seeing mosquitos spread diseases farther and faster than ever before. Extreme weather events, land degradation and water scarcity are displacing people and affecting their health. Pollution and plastics are found at the bottom of our deepest oceans, the highest mountains, and have made their way into our food chain. Systems that produce highly processed, unhealthy foods and beverages are driving a wave of obesity, increasing cancer and heart disease while generating a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Under severe economic pressure, it’s tempting to see social responsibility as dispensable, but it’s as essential as ever to long-term strategy, argues Clare Press.
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At Nguyen Coffee Supply, we pride ourselves on our commitment to environmental, cultural, and economic sustainability. We’re thrilled to be able to champion third-wave coffee, and honored to represent Vietnamese coffee and culture on the world stage. That’s why we’ve outlined our no-nonsense, direct-trade Vietnamese coffee supply chain and the steps we take to ensure we remain culturally sustainable below.
The federal government is putting nearly $5 million in Guelph’s pocket to support its circular economy-focused companies — where businesses maximize resources by reusing or repurposing materials as well as eliminate waste and greenhouse gas emissions in all stages of production.
On Friday, MP Lloyd Longfield announced the non-repayable FedDev Ontario investment which will be used to develop Canada’s first circular economy test platform and accelerator, the Circular Opportunity Innovation Launchpad (COIL). The funding supports Guelph’s goal of being a leader in sustainable development and the Government of Canada’s commitment to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.