Clif Bar, Fetzer Vineyards, Genentech, Qualcomm Incorporated and VMware Join Call for a Sustainable Water Future
SAN FRANCISCO, December 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ceres announces today at a Skytop Symposium on Water and Long-Term Value, at Levi Strauss & Co. headquarters, that Clif Bar, Genentech, Fetzer Vineyards, Qualcomm Incorporated and VMware have joined its Connect the Drops Campaign to support resilient water solutions at a time of unprecedented drought in California.
Funding Supports Two Citizens Schools Programs and Impacts 100 Students
SAN JOSE, Calif. /3BL Media/ – Dec. 17, 2015 – In partnership with locally based nonprofit Citizen Schools California, McRoskey Mattress Company is supporting education programs geared toward middle school youth. The mattress company’s support of two of the nonprofit’s programs will directly impact 100 students at Joseph George Middle School in San Jose, Calif. This funding was generated through participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program.
Bloomberg may be the new kid in town when it comes to San Francisco’s hot tech scene, but the global business and financial information and news provider is no start-up. That’s abundantly clear when you see its sophisticated new R&D offices in the South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood: no foosball tables, beer taps or Velcro walls here, thank you very much.
Ongoing drought in California has people keeping an eye on water resources and asking the question, “How can I conserve more water?” Surface water reservoirs, such as lakes and rivers, have been the focus of most water conservation efforts, while a central building block of ecosystem resilience lacks awareness: groundwater.
The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.
Last week, in drought-stricken Fresno, California, a group of talented and innovative sixth grade students presented their vision for how technology can help create efficiencies in water conservation.
The team of five robotics students from Riverview Elementary School, nicknamed the “Fab 5,” wanted to improve the way people learn about water conservation. They researched, interviewed water experts, met with city officials and conceived an application to help local residents track their water use in real time using their mobile device.