(3BL Media/Justmeans) - For several decades, practicality trumped health when it came to food choices, with disastrous consequences on human health, including soaring rates of obesity, heart problems and diabetes, besides the risks associated with environmentally-unfriendly pesticides. Since most people spend a great deal of their
FROM THE EDITOR
Conservatives Join with Liberals to Support Clean Energy
There’s a twist on the conventional wisdom re. the incoming "conservative" administration, which is widely perceived as pro oil and gas and anti renewables. In a just released poll, 66% of “ very conservative” voters joined 95% of “total liberals” in expressing strong support of clean energy. This surprising news was included in the overall results, which found that a majority of Americans—Republican, Democrat, and Independent voters— support clean energy development, and are less likely to vote for a candidate who opposes renewables. “Conservatives and Trump voters alike recognized our nation’s inevitable transition to clean energy, said Mark Pischea, executive director of the Conservative Energy Network, which published the poll results. Widespread support for clean energy may be one of those rare areas for a bipartisan agreement could produce progressive change.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A growing number of investment funds are profitably deploying private capital as a tool for effective change. The value proposition of this strategy is that investors are increasingly interested in looking at investment options that integrate sustainability.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - A recent joint study by scientists at the University of Delaware, NASA, and the Jet Propulsion Lab investigating the so-called global warming hiatus, was announced by the American Geophysical Union (AGU). The paper grew out of a special U.S. Climate Variability and Predictability Program (CLIVAR) panel session at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting.
The study, which was published in the journal Earth’s Future, explores the causes of an apparent...
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – It is almost 50 years since the UK Race Relations Act was amended to outlaw racial discrimination in employment. Yet a hard-hitting new report commissioned by Business in the Community finds that racial inequality is still an ugly and resilient feature of work life in Britain.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable work spaces have gained prominence in recent years not just because they are more energy efficient, but also because sustainable buildings arguably correlate to a more productive work environment. Large companies increasingly recognize that introducing green innovation into office spaces can prove to be more profitable in the long run.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – For decades, a class of chemicals called chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, were used widely in air-conditioners and refrigerators, as well as in aerosol sprays and cleaning products. However, CFCs deplete the ozone layer, and the Montreal Protocol agreement in 1987 led to a phase out of these chemicals. CFCs were replaced with hydroflurocarbons or HFCs, but now chemical companies are taking the lead to phase out HFCs as well to further address environmental concerns.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Increased transparency in a connected world and growing stakeholder interest in creating sustainable businesses is leading more companies to make environmental and social goals integral to their business strategy.