Tac-Maz Sustainable Ventures is a social enterprise that seeks to solve food insecurity across Malawi, which predominantly affects women who are marginalized due to high rates of domestic abuse.
Did you know that 87% of life on Earth is sustained by just 39 inches of topsoil? The usable topsoil we have left is rapidly decreasing; over the past 40 years, we have lost 40% of our topsoil. According to the United Nations, we have only enough soil left for approximately 80 to 100 more […]
“I am most passionate about our work supporting the most vulnerable local women in coastal areas thriving to be recognized in their own community, advancing their economic empowerment.” Thue Hue Nguyen, Founder and CEO of MCD Thue Hue Nguyen, Founder and CEO of MCD, Vietnam 2021 WE Empower Finalist, Asia-Pacific Despite having faced various leadership […]
What are green spaces? Green spaces, according to the World Health Organization, are ‘all urban land-covered by vegetation of any kind’. This includes street trees, gardens, parks, landscaping around buildings, sports fields, flowerbeds, ponds, green entryways, green roofs, individual plants, and more. Green spaces provide long-term financial benefits as well as social and environmental gains. […]
Take a dive into urban water use Do you know where your water comes from? Or what happens to water after it goes down the drain? In urban areas, do you think we will have easy access to water forever? For many people, it’s likely that we go through the motions of everyday life without […]
This summer, we launched our Sustainable Earth Small Business Awards (SESBA) and selected 15 winners who showcased outstanding sustainability commitments. Our new podcast, The Green Scene, dives into conversations with SESBA winners about their journey as sustainable business owners. In our ninth episode, we interviewed our next SESBA winner, Dr. Amir Varshovi, from GreenTechnologies. GreenTechnologies […]
Key Takeaways Renewable energy and conservation have similar missions: to protect the climate for healthy people and thriving ecosystems. New renewable energy projects that neglect ecological impact will face financial, reputational, and project cancelation risks. Integrating environmental factors into renewable energy projects can result in a speedy approval process. Starting discussions around conservation impacts early […]
Our built environment has a large impact on biodiversity, and current systems threaten to deplete ecosystem services, reduce biodiversity in cities, and create inequitable environmental disservices for urban residents. A sustainable built environment ensures people and nature can share spaces.
Students delve into environmental justice issues affecting the Navajo Nation: Beyond the Grid documentary
One-third of the Navajo Nation, the largest Native reservation in the United States, does not have access to electricity. Without electricity, people in the Navajo Nation don’t have access to lighting, air conditioning, essential appliances like microwaves and refrigerators, or running water. This limits the people’s quality of life and the area’s economic growth. While […]
Environmental injustice is a global problem. Studies suggest that around a quarter of the global population lives in dire conditions in overcrowded, polluted areas. The World Health Organization estimates that 3.5 million people die from water-related diseases a year and more than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day. Many people live […]
What’s the deal with our current food system? An article published in United Nations in 2019 showed that by 2050, the world’s population is expected to grow to 9.7 billion people with 68% of the global population being urban dwellers. Feeding this large amount of people will be a huge challenge. In a very short […]
Why do we care about sustainable agriculture? Sustainable agriculture is growing crops and livestock in consideration of future needs. This is especially important in a time in which agriculture is taking up around 40% of the land around the world, contributing to 10% of total global greenhouse gases, and a leading cause of deforestation. Learning […]
We are consistently eating food. Every day! And if you’re like me, when you aren’t eating it, you’re thinking about it. From health to culture food plays an important role in how we live our lives. Food also plays an important role in our relationship with the planet. We need food to survive, and we […]
Key Takeaways: Millions of people, businesses, and animals rely on the Colorado River for water, but this valuable resource is at risk as demand exceeds the supply Arizona exports water to other states and countries in the form of grown agricultural products, despite 20 years of drought Personal water-conserving lifestyle choices and action from cities […]
Join us in celebrating our planet this Earth Day with an event hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Arizona Wilderness Brewery.