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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.

T5’s Food Trash Turns to Healthy Soils

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“Deciding to join the composting initiative in T5 was a no-brainer. We pride ourselves on offering great products to the community through our concepts. Being able to help positively impact the environment in the process is a win-win in our eyes.”

—Anthony Martino, General Manager, Jamba Juice and Dunkin Donuts

    In 2016, our JFK T5 composting program put 100,000 pounds of food waste back to work. This saved roughly 38 tonnes* of CO2e emissions (because greenhouse gases are released during the landfill process).

    A Guide to Sustainable Farmland Investing

    Healing People and the Planet
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    by David Miller, co-founder and CEO, Iroquois Valley Farms 

    SOIL – Slow Opportunities for Investing Locally

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    by Woody Tasch, founder, Slow Money 

    I often refer to Slow Money as “the CSA of investing.” As with community-supported agriculture, our efforts revolve around informal, direct relationships and shared risk. Slow Money funding is flowing in a variety of ways in dozens of communities across the United States (and a few in Canada and France) — peer-to-peer lending, investment clubs, angel networks and pitch fests at public events large and small.

    How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

    A Call to Action
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    by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

    Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

    lt All Starts with Healthy Soil

    By Larry Clemens
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    Tim Smith is among a growing number of innovative farmers who are managing their croplands with practices that promote conservation of land and waters while increasing crop yields.

    Getting Our Hands Dirty: What's Next in Sustainable Agriculture

    Why Investing in Sustainable Agriculture is Vital to our Health and our Wealth
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    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

    Bringing the Elk Back to Elk Country

    How innovation in sustainability is helping to improve soil in parts of the Eastern US
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    The successful re-establishment of a viable elk herd in the eastern United States is an example of what can be accomplished with innovative thinking.

    Utilizing manufacturing byproducts, our Johnsonburg mill in Elk County, Pennsylvania, is playing a part in rehabilitating land scarred by decades of coal mining and making that land attractive to wildlife again.

    Earth Day and Corn Farming: 45 Years of Progress

    By Robert T. Fraley, Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto
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    Imagine, as the world grows more hot and crowded, nothaving to using more land for farms but returning some of it instead to forest and grassland. Imagine the reductions in soil erosion and water consumption, the decline of greenhouse gas emissions, and a host of other benefits for our planet.

    It’s possible. Corn farmers have shown how.

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