Today, 780 million individuals still live without access to clean and safe water sources. Two and a half billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. One billion people defecate in the open. Is that too much information?
Recently members of NativeEnergy’s leadership team were in Berkeley, CA to convene a gathering of thought leaders from various organizations around a broad range of sustainability topics. The event was a working session attended by food and beverage companies, retailers, consumer goods manufacturers and others. The goal wasn’t to tout the successes of various sustainability programs. Rather, the group came together to discuss their aspirations around sustainability, gaps in existing initiatives, and barriers that are preventing businesses from achieving their goals. As we dove into the discussion, it was clear that while each segment has its own unique set of concerns, some issues are universal.
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Today a staff member at a major sustainability not-for-profit organization asked me what was happening in the voluntary carbon offset market. One answer may be found in the recent report entitled State of the Voluntary Carbon Offset Market 2013.
Six years after a catastrophic tornado leveled Greensburg, Kansas, the town now stands as a leader in sustainable redevelopment. Called “the greenest town in America,” Greensburg meets 100% of its energy needs from a portion of the 12.5MW Greensburg Wind Farm.
Today—World Water Day—marks about one year since we formally started our water filter projects. In March 2012, I traveled to Africa to begin implementing our Kenya Clean Water Project with our in-country partners.