Food Fighter: Connecting Kids to Their Food

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Jilliann Feltham’s favorite activity as a first-grade teacher was storytime. It was a time to relax a bit before lunch, get immersed in a far-away world,  and let those little blooming imaginations take over. Except for one problem: the students were distracted. Not the normal kind of distracted that six-year-olds get, but a kind of […]

The Power in the Paintbrush: Leveraging Art to Inspire Climate Policy and Activism

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Key Takeaways: Art is a powerful tool to inspire emotions and invoke empathy, understanding, and connection. A gap exists between young people and decision makers, Turn it Around Cards is a way to help bridge that gap. Art is used as a universal language when communicating a message about climate change and climate policy. Social […]

Growing Up: Is Vertical Farming the Future of Food?

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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 […]

Demolition vs. Deconstruction: How Shifting to Reuse Impacts the Environment and Economy 

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Key Takeaways:  Construction and demolition waste make up approximately 40% of the US waste stream  Buildings account for 40% of the global use of raw materials –– many of which are non-renewable  Reuse of building materials can drive a circular economy and reduce carbon emissions  There are more resources than ever to recycle building materials and […]

Consumer Choices Are Changing, So Should Your Menu: A Case for Plant-Based

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Consumer spending on plant-based products has increased by approximately 2.6 billion dollars in just the last two years. Now more than ever, customers are demanding plant-based products, and businesses are having to quickly adapt to accomodate this new and emerging market. But just what is it about going plant-based that is driving consumers and businesses to change so quickly? And why is switching to a plant-based diet important in the first place? To find out, our team spoke to restaurant owners, entrepreneurs and research specialists in food systems around the country to highlight some guidance and recommendations for becoming a part of this emerging market. 

The Power of Your Plate: Can a Plant-Based Diet Solve the Climate Crisis?

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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 […]

Navigating tricky and misleading labels: Downloadable Food Label Guide

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Food labels provide important information to you as a consumer and assist in making informed decisions to avoid greenwashed labels. Verified labels are a way to ensure that the product you are choosing to consume was raised in a way that aligns best with your values.  Not all labels are created equal Certain food labels […]

3 Ways to Protect Biodiversity Today

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Created by Dr. Leah Gerber + The Conservation Innovation Lab at ASU So, what does biodiversity mean? Imagine the enormous variety of lifeforms on Earth, every single thing ranging from tiny microbes to giant mammals and ecosystems. At its core, that is what describes the term biodiversity.  Now, consider an ecosystem, a community of living […]

Should a Drought Nudge us to Conserve Water in the Desert?

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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 […]

3 Ways remote working is helping our planet

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As sustainability becomes more and more relevant and essential for employees, companies that want to stay competitive in the search for employees must have strategies and goals that tackle these challenges.

Climate Change has an image problem

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Currently, a lot of images about climate change only show climate impacts, like wildfires, droughts, and the effects of global warming, but very few show climate change solutions.

Fighting climate change: methane to fishmeal

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In terms of climate change Methane is not really our friend, but maybe it can be fish food? A recent study published in Nature Sustainability suggests that transforming this potent greenhouse gas into protein rich feed for farmed fish is a potential solution to reduce methane emissions and conserve wild fish populations.

Black History Month – Farmer Micro-grants

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In hopes to positively impact the organic product market and the communities they serve, this micro-grant will provide funding for anything that ensures the farmer’s success, whether it’s tools, consulting, or anything in between.

Can We Put a Price Tag on Nature?

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Some may argue nature should be viewed as priceless, but this argument is not always sufficient when it comes to social and economic welfare.

What is Earth Overshoot Day?

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Earth Overshoot Day (EOD) is a very important date for sustainability. Every year, the Global Footprint Network calculates the date when our demand for ecological resources exceeds what the planet can naturally regenerate for us, in turn measuring humanity’s cumulative ecological footprint. The realistic goal is to have our EOD fall as late in the […]