food systems

Drawdown Georgia Launches to Accelerate Climate Solutions

Nonpartisan effort to scale solutions by bringing Georgians together to crowd solve for climate progress
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This week marks the launch of a long-term, multi-stakeholder climate initiative in Georgia - one designed to bring business and industry, municipal leadership, NGOs and others together to accelerate climate solutions in Georgia. 

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This week marks the launch of a long-term, multi-stakeholder climate initiative in Georgia - one designed to bring business and industry, municipal leadership, NGOs and others together to accelerate climate solutions in Georgia. 

Building A Stronger Community Food System in North Minneapolis

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General Mills is committed to ensuring our hometown communities are food secure by supporting vibrant community food systems. That’s why we partnered with Greater Twin Cities United Way to launch the Full Lives Program, which supports a healthy and equitable community food system by increasing food access in North Minneapolis. A $1 million philanthropic grant from the General Mills Foundation enabled 14 projects across 11 organizations to increase the strength of the North Minneapolis community food system as a whole.

Ecocentricity Blog: Eat It, Just Eat It

By: John A. Lanier
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What we eat matters. It impacts our health, our environment, and the economic opportunities for farmers around the globe.

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What we eat matters. It impacts our health, our environment, and the economic opportunities for farmers around the globe.

Revealing Food's Hidden Costs: New Framework for Food and Agriculture

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New Delhi, INDIA - June 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- A new report released today offers a ground-breaking platform to evaluate the real costs and benefits—including environmental, health, and social impacts—of our agriculture and food systems.

It Is Time to Fix Our Broken Food Systems

Alison Cairns of the WBCSD issues a call for businesses across the food industry to come together to tackle shared environmental challenges
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Our food systems are broken. Global food systems face mounting challenges that are testing our ability to feed the world sustainably and adequately support economic and social development within planetary boundaries.

Increasing demand, climate change, water stress, soil degradation and shifting diets are just some of the threats facing global food security. Our current way of feeding the world is a leading cause of environmental and health crises, and it bears risks for national security, health systems, government budgets and economic growth.

Biomimicry = Return on Inspiration

How Biomimicry can help sequester carbon and build a circular economy and perfect NetPositive regenerative design
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by Janine Benyus co-founder, Biomimicry 3.8 and the Biomimicry Institute 

It seems so obvious now: innovators are turning to nature for inspiration in building, chemistry, agriculture, energy, health, transportation, computing–even the design of organizations and cities. Biomimicry is taught from kindergarten to university and practiced in all scales of enterprise.

35 Leading Businesses Bring FReSH Momentum to Address Food Systems Challenges

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GENEVA & STOCKHOLM, June 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum , the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) program announced that it is welcoming 10 new members, for a total of 35 leading global companies: AXA, Bureau Veritas, Cargill, Deloitte, Edelman, KDD, Olam, Sealed Air, Sonae and Symrise.

The 2016 Net Impact Conference Prepares to Make History in Philadelphia

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OAKLAND, Calif., September 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact, the leading global nonprofit that mobilizes the next generation to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world, invites participants to make history at the 2016 Net Impact Conference in Philadelphia, November 3-5.

University of Oregon Biomimicry Design Team Wins $10K Living Future Prize

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation sponsors and funds the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge.  The Living Futures Institute has provided this additional $10K Living Product Prize as an incentive for more design teams to consider projects to create living products.

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