Earth Policy Institute: Can the World Feed China?

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Trendspotting, Earth Systems Science

Can the World Feed China?  Lester R. Brown www.earth-policy.org/plan_b_updates/2014/update121 Earth Policy Release Plan B Update February 25, 2014 Overnight, china had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ago, after I wrote an article entitled “Who Will Feed …

CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions

Media Contact: Bill Luecht  |  202.653.0322  |  [email protected] CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities November 15, 2013 Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (cdfi Fund) announced awards totaling approximately $17 million to 85 FDIC-insured depository institutions for …

PositiveMoney: The Gap Between the Rich and the Rest of Us

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance

  The gap between the very richest and the rest of us has increased continuously over the last thirty years. Did you know that top 10% of population earns on average 6 times more than the bottom 90%? Many factors contribute to this growing gap, but one of the most significant is least understood: the …

Science Daily: Top Environment News – October 10th

Jay Owen Earth Systems Science

Urgent new time frame for climate change revealed by massive analysis Longer life for humans linked to further loss of endangered species Water and lava, but curiously, no explosion Historic trends predict future global reforestation unlikely Secret of cattle ticks’ resistance to pesticide Urgent new time frame for climate change …

BIOMIMICRY, Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

Ethical Markets - R Books and Reviews, Nature/Biomimicry

  Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Review by Alan F Kay  Biomimicry by Janine Benyus deals with the clear and fascinating, yet little understood and vast, reality of the processes of life and living beings. The book summarizes these ideas this way: Virtually all living creatures: plants, animals, microbes, etc., …

Community-Wealth.org – The Democracy Collaborative, along with theResponsible Endowments Coalition, hosted awebinar on July 19 to announce our jointly published report Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment.

Jay Owen Community Development Solutions, Sustainability Research Group

  Dear Colleague, Welcome to our August www.Community-Wealth.orgnewsletter. This month’s features include:  The Democracy Collaborative, along with theResponsible Endowments Coalition, hosted awebinar on July 19 to announce our jointly published report Raising Student Voices: Student Action for University Community Investment. The Chronicle for Higher Education released a blog review of the report, highlighting how everyone …

Reaching the Underserved Multi-Tenant Market Through Energy Efficiency Financing

Jay Owen Resource Efficiency

NEWS RELEASE    For Immediate Release Media Contact: Patrick Kiker  [email protected]  202.507.4043   Reaching the Underserved Multi-Tenant Market Through Energy Efficiency Financing    Over the past several years, financing for energy efficiency investments has been widely viewed as a promising solution to reducing upfront cost barriers to investment in energy …

Fort McMurray Evicts Oil Sands Companies that Helped it Grow

Jay Owen Trendspotting

Fort McMurray Evicts Oil Sands Companies that Helped it Grow  The Canadian town of Fort McMurray, population 76,000, is the heart of Alberta’s oil sands largesse–but the town is bursting at its seams with nowhere to expand because the land surrounding it is owned by oil companies. The government’s answer to this …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Broad-scale genome tinkering with help of an RNA guide: Biotechnology tool borrowed from pathogenic bacteria

Jay Owen Nature/Biomimicry

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Broad-scale genome tinkering with help of an RNA guide: Biotechnology tool borrowed from pathogenic bacteria Mechanism behind squids’ and octopuses’ ability to change color revealed Microbial who-done-it for biofuels Computer can infer rules of the forest Secret of plant geometry revealed: How plants set the angles …