Howard Buffett is promoting a brown revolution to improve soil productivity and help feed the world’s billions

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

Carpe Diem Howard Buffett is promoting a brown revolution to improve soil productivity and help feed the world’s billions By Ellie Winninghoff When it comes to feeding the world’s hungry people, the game-changer is no-till conservation agriculture. “Soil is any farmer’s most valuable working capital,” says Warren Buffett’s son Howard …

Green Futures: The Rise of Indoor Cropping

Jay Owen Greentech

The Rise of Indoor Cropping   By Tess Riley  It’s commonly accepted that record food prices were one of the key triggers for the Arab Spring. This year in Zimbabwe, critical levels of crop failure put over two million people at risk of chronic malnutrition. Even a prosperous state like Singapore, …

www.nagafoundation.org

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, Greentech

Please take a look at www.nagafoundation.org. These guys (from Holland) can green desert like environments in just 2 years by just digging ditches in the landscape.. Physics and biology (aka: nature) do the rest instant and for free. In just 2 years time. Preventing migration and delivering food security never was …

GIFT: An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development

Jay Owen Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

Global Institute For Tomorrow – Programme Updates – Summer 2013 Programme Updates – Summer 2013 An Action Agenda for Sustainable Development issued by the UN last month outlines 10 priorities covering the four main dimensions of sustainable development: economic growth and the end of poverty, social inclusion,environmental sustainability, and good governance. Water resources for drinking, sanitation, energy …

Book Review: The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money

Jay Owen Books and Reviews

The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance: Hacking the Future of Money By Brett Scott, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013   Popular anger against the financial system has never been higher, yet the practical workings of the system remain opaque to many people. The Heretic’s Guide to Global Finance aims to bridge the gap between …

KATERVA AWARDS Innovation for sustainable development

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News, Global Citizen

” Ethical Markets congratulates Bioneedle  and Safe World Women  on winning these global  KATERVA AWARDS” ,  Editor. Hi Felix and All :  I’m honored to  be a part of the judging process for KATERVA AWARDS ! Warm wishes , Hazel Henderson KATERVA AWARDS Innovation for sustainable development If the Nobel …

UN CONVENES MEETING ON ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Jay Owen Green Prosperity

UN CONVENES MEETING ON ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT New York, May 13 2013  6:00PM Senior United Nations officials, policymakers, civil society representatives and other stakeholders gathered today at UN Headquarters in New York for a special Economic and Social Council forum on mobilizing science, technology and …

Good News Agency: A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour

Jay Owen Global Citizen

Good News Agency A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour   Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution Big ecosystem changes viewed through the lens of tiny carnivorous plants Asian monsoon is getting predictable: Strong correlation between summer monsoon and preceding climate pattern Wildfires can burn hot without ruining soil Source of organic matter affects Bay water …