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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Bill's Letter Calls For Fair Play In Agriculture

Source: Gates Foundation
"Innovation is the key to improving the world," Bill opens in the annual letter from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, pointing to the extraordinary progress made globally in innovation. And yet, he goes on, over 1 billion people live in extreme poverty.  That's 15% of the population. They are short of food yet most of them live and work on farms. Perhaps the word 'farm' here means more of a smallholding, as Bill says this land doesn't produce enough food for these families to live on.  

At Sustainability Consult, we are fascinated by food, the food industry and organic/alternative food movements so it's great to see someone so influential attacking this issue.  

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

New resources for local renewable energy

The recent challenging economic situation has contributed to increased awareness of our over-dependence on burning fossil fuels. The EU target is to generate 20% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. Communities in Europe and beyond are already investing in renewable energy and taking responsibility for their own energy needs. Such projects are a source of inspiration for those of us who want to get directly involved in mitigating climate change effects.

Friday, 20 January 2012

We’ve Joined 1% For the Planet

More than 1,400 companies around the world are donating 1% of their annual sales to environmental non-profits, contributing so far over €55 million euro ($70 million). And now Sustainability Consult is also part of the 1% for the Planet business alliance whose aim is to contribute in a responsible way to a better environment.