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Millennials value ethics, landfill as a fuel supply, third world countries commit to renewables

Millennials value ethics, landfill as a fuel supply, third world countries commit to renewables

Ethical Purchases Drive Sales – Independent Retailer

Value is a complex thing. It blends factors such as price, convenience and quality to create the "value" an individual appreciates. Increasingly, Millennials are adding the ethics to that mix, and it's becoming more important than ever.

Source: Ethical Purchases Drive Sales – Independent Retailer

Sustainability takes centre stage at the London Textile Fair – Drapers

While the fashion industry debates the importance of sustainability in their products, it falls to the textile industry to deliver on their promises. It's a topic that dominated the industry's premier event in London.

Source: Sustainability takes centre stage at the London Textile Fair – Drapers

The Nonprofit Sector’s Role in Promoting Sustainable Design – Nonprofit Quarterly

Could the "third sector" do more to reduce our impact on the environment? Sheela Nimishakavi offers some insights into how non-profits could stimulate and encourage more sustainable approaches to design.

Source: The Nonprofit Sector’s Role in Promoting Sustainable Design – Nonprofit Quarterly

Beware of talking in an ‘echo chamber’ about sustainable investment – Fin24

Investing in firms that have good environmental credentials is growing. Unfortunately early adopters who are committed to the cause are creating a dangerous echo chamber for new "impact investors". Nicky Newton-King, CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, explains.

Source: Beware of talking in an ‘echo chamber’ about sustainable investment – Fin24

Growing business without increasing energy use – Sunday Observer

Increasing the size of your business doesn't mean you have to increase your energy use. The adoption of more efficient pumps alone has helped this business to grow and hold off of growing its impact.

Source: Growing business without increasing energy use – Sunday Observer

Tunisia launches on renewable energies – African Daily Voice

The country might not be the most stable, but it has committed to launching its own renewables programme. Hopefully it will be able to deliver.

Source: Tunisia launches on renewable energies – African Daily Voice

DeSantis (quietly) acknowledges threat sea-level rise poses to Florida. – Miami Herald

Serious flooding has been affecting parts of Florida as a consequence of climate change. Finally the state is getting serious about the issue. But is it too little too late?

Source: DeSantis (quietly) acknowledges threat sea-level rise poses to Florida. – Miami Herald

Chiquita Recycling Banana Peels at Disney Marathon – Sustainability Races

Small things matter. Running races at Walt Disney World are aiming to reduce their impact by collecting and recycling all kinds of waste. Including discarded banana peels.

Source: Chiquita Recycling Banana Peels at Disney Marathon – Sustainability Races

Can Bangladesh meet its 10% renewable energy target by 2020? – Dhaka Tribune

If one of the poorest countries in the world can set a renewable target and work hard to get there, what excuse is there for the rest of us?

Source: Can Bangladesh meet its 10% renewable energy target by 2020? – Dhaka Tribune

‘Breeding and grass are the pieces of the jigsaw for sustainable dairy farming’ – Agriland.ie

Ireland's farmers are looking for ways to improve their contribution to tackling climate change. Denis O’Donovan, a farmer in County Cork, offers a few insights into how he's tackling issues at his farm. Top of the list: make sure grass is growing in paddocks (and yes, it does make a difference).

Source: ‘Breeding and grass are the pieces of the jigsaw for sustainable dairy farming’ – Agriland.ie

FuelCell Energy enters option agreement for landfill gas project – Biomassmagazine.com

Landfill sites could produce power for the future. This project in Orange County, USA, is intended to turn the gas generated by a discarded landfill site into a source of renewable energy. Could other projects follow?

Source: FuelCell Energy enters option agreement for landfill gas project – Biomassmagazine.com

Renewable Energy To Remodel World Dominance Patterns – CleanTechnica

Oil created a power base in the Middle East. Could renewables shift power elsewhere? Jacek Fior offers insights and thoughts from the IRENA conference.

Source: Renewable Energy To Remodel World Dominance Patterns – CleanTechnica

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