Natural Capital: What is it and what does it mean

When corporations, banks, politicians, and industries talk about “growing the economy”, little, if no, consideration is given to the environment. And let’s face it, without a planet to stand on, there’s nothing to “grow” and the very ones who lay claim to “growing the economy” are no longer going to exist. In order for such industries to get this hard fact – that very simple … Continue reading Natural Capital: What is it and what does it mean

Former JLS band member, JB Gill, backs campaign to encourage young people to pursue farming

Former JLS band member-turned-farmer JB Gill is backing a campaign to inspire a younger generation to consider a career in agriculture. The nationwide #FarmtheFuture campaign encourages young farmers to plan for their future and inspire under-30s to consider a career in the industry in the UK. The number of farmers over the age of 65 has increased by 70% over the last ten years, while the … Continue reading Former JLS band member, JB Gill, backs campaign to encourage young people to pursue farming

Young people helping to revive Italy’s economy by embracing agriculture and the countryside

Young people in Italy are embracing nature and helping their birth country’s economy by setting up business in the countryside. In the last two years, the number of young graduates, some of whom are originally from cities, who are starting up their businesses in the countryside has increased by 35%. Many of these young people in Italy are driven by a deep appreciation of Italy’s … Continue reading Young people helping to revive Italy’s economy by embracing agriculture and the countryside

Food Deserts in America [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Food deserts have been a big topic in the United States lately, and for good reason: 23.5 million Americans, about 2% of all households, live in food deserts. These food deserts are defined as areas where it is impossible to find adequate fresh, whole, and healthy foods, particularly fruits and vegetables. The good news is that there are many different initiatives working toward fewer food … Continue reading Food Deserts in America [Infographic] — ecogreenlove

Disused coal mines could begin second life as underground farms

Abandoned coal mines could be repurposed and brought back to life as huge underground farms, according to plans unveiled by academics. The “deep farms” created in some of the 150,000 abandoned shafts in the UK could produce up to ten harvests a year. Seen as optimal environments to grow food such as vegetables and herbs, mine shafts and tunnels would use technology developed for above-ground “vertical … Continue reading Disused coal mines could begin second life as underground farms

A Simple Oil Change- Palm Oil’s History of Use and Misuse — The Frog Business Blog

By Urvi Kalra, Rainforest Alliance Marketing and Communications Intern When the average person thinks of a palm tree, it often conjures images of a beautiful beach, lush green leaves, and tranquility. What does not necessarily come to mind is the oil we derive from its fruit, where that oil is used as an ingredient, and […] via A Simple Oil Change- Palm Oil’s History of Use … Continue reading A Simple Oil Change- Palm Oil’s History of Use and Misuse — The Frog Business Blog

Search engine Ecosia offers to buy ancient German forest to save it from destruction

Ecosia, the world’s largest not-for-profit search engine, has stepped in with an unsolicited €1 million offer to buy and save the last remaining stretch of the Hambach Forest in Germany. It follows weeks of strong tension between the German police and forest activists regarding the Hambach Forest. The Berlin-based tech startup put in an offer to buy the remaining 200 hectares of an ancient German forest in … Continue reading Search engine Ecosia offers to buy ancient German forest to save it from destruction

Wake up and smell the coffee: What consumers need to be aware of about the story behind that cup of joe

For coffee consumers the world over, that first cup of morning Joe is “heavenly”, but behind the scenes and for many coffee producers, their situation is far from “heavenly”. Coffee prices have slid to 12-year lows, mainly due to a record harvest crop in Brazil, the world’s largest producer of coffee, and weakening Brazilian currency. That may be good for consumers, but it’s not for coffee … Continue reading Wake up and smell the coffee: What consumers need to be aware of about the story behind that cup of joe

Solar lighting helps school children in Kenya to do homework after school

Solar lighting has been a recent addition for school children on Wasini Island in Kwale county, Kenya – demonstrating how the introduction of sustainable energy can have a huge impact on learning. Just over a year ago, 15-year-old school boy Abdul Aziz could only work at night under the light of a kerosene lamp – this was costly for his family and unhealthy due to the noxious … Continue reading Solar lighting helps school children in Kenya to do homework after school