Last August, Haiti’s Smallholder Farmers Alliance and global outdoor lifestyle brand, Timberland, planted cotton seeds at a trial site near Gonaives, with the intention to bring cotton growing back to Haiti after a 30 year hiatus. Four months later, the cotton plants are thriving and at various stages of maturing. All 15 varieties being tested will be harvested by late January.
Lifestyle Apparel Powerhouse Commits to Climate Leadership on same day as new IPCC climate science report release showing that climate change is underway
BOSTON, September 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) today announced that VF Corporation has joined the coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. The company has also signed the Climate Declaration, which calls for federal policymakers to seize the American economic opportunity to address climate change.