Set of 12 Tiny DIY Paper Houses – Jurianne Matter – A gift like this, which requires some assembly is even more special. You are giving the (beautiful) finished product, but also the experience of putting it together.
Under the blistering sun of Southern California’s Imperial Valley, it’s not surprising that subsurface drip irrigation is more effective and efficient than furrow (or flood) irrigation, a practice in which up to 50% of water is lost to evaporation. But a recent study also concludes that drip irrigation can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions from soil – which contribute to climate change and unhealthy air quality in the region – without sacrificing yields of forage crops alfalfa and sudangrass. “It was really exciting to see,” said lead author Holly Andrews, a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona. “The crop yield was at least maintained and in some cases increased, but the water use and gaseous emissions were especially decreased under drip irrigation.”
Executing corporate sustainability plans often creates what may seem like strange bedfellows—leading environmental organizations partnering with multinational corporations, for instance.
The Caribbean island of Dominica has just announced a far-reaching plan to crack down on plastic waste by banning single-use plastics and disposable styrofoam cups. Not only are the plans expansive, but also to be implemented very soon – starting January 2019.