GM is committed to using its lands to increase and promote native biodiversity – and it encourages other companies to do it, too. Presenting at the Electric Power Research Institute Conference, Sue Kelsey, GM’s global biodiversity program manager, shared benefits of making commitments related to sustainable growth. Below is an illustration of her comments, drawn by Nitya Waklhu of Drawbridge Innovations LLC, which explored how pollinators help GM reduce its environmental footprint and maximize community impact.
Monsanto Vice President Ty Vaughn discusses agriculture's impact on conserving monarch butterfly populations.
I grew up working on my grandparent’s dairy farm in Ohio. My father grew up on that farm and tells stories of his father paying him to pull milkweed out of their fields. It was a weed that threatened their crops. When I first started talking to him four years ago about the importance of reestablishing habitat, including milkweed, on agricultural lands, he thought I was crazy. Now he’s rethinking his position.
Details Key Climate Action Milestones, Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals and Position on Biodiversity
ST. LOUIS, February 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together. Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to help mitigate and adapt to climate change through collaborative efforts, the advancement of its biodiversity position and alignment of its work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Hidden deep in the permanently frozen mountainscape of the world’s northernmost inhabited place, lies the ultimate agricultural failsafe for cities and populations around the globe: a remote vault with the capacity to store billions of seeds.
For 16 years, Domtar has collaborated with the Rainforest Alliance to preserve the integrity of North American forests and promote biodiversity conservation through responsible paper production and fiber sourcing.
The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in donations to a community shelter located across the street.