Designers of the all-new minivan used a soy-based foam to keep noise from entering the passenger cabin of the Pacifica.
The plant-based foam blocks unwanted noise from entering the vehicle cabin while also saving on the overall weight of the minivan. The soy foam has a lower density than conventional acoustic material and weighs less.
By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute
Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.
Why Investing in Sustainable Agriculture is Vital to our Health and our Wealth
Welcome to the new "Investing in Sustainable Agriculture” issue of the award-winning GreenMoney Journal. The issue feature numerous insightful articles on the current state of and the future of Agriculture. The four top articles are:
• Organic Economics In A World of Industrial Agriculture: Applying the Power of Nature by Harn Soper, founder of Sustainable Farm Partners
• Sustainability Through the Kitchen Window of a Coffee Farmer by Kenneth Lander, chief sustainability officer and co-founder of Thrive Farmers