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2014-10-24 23:00:53

There is a clear trend in consumers around the world towards organic living. Liquid Investments provide insight into why organic food is no longer considered a niche market, and the reason behind its move towards the mainstream. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Diogo Mendes, country analyst for Liquid Investments based in Fortaleza, Brazil, considers “increased health awareness, higher incomes and rising recognition of the environmental benefits from organic farming to be the major reasons for...

2014-10-24 20:21:01

Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd. Honoured With 2014 Small Business of the Year Award by the Calgary Chamber of Commerce CALGARY, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The team at Integrated Sustainability Consultants Ltd. (Integrated Sustainability) is pleased to announce that the Calgary Chamber of Commerce has awarded Integrated Sustainability the ATB Small Business of the Year Award for 2014. In a city known as the small business capital of Canada, the award is presented to the Calgary small...

2014-10-24 16:23:55

TORONTO, Oct. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Sustainable non-profit and charitable organizations employ three fundamental best practices, a new survey has revealed. The recently released survey, Understanding Sustainability in the Canadian Nonprofit Sector asked Canadian non-profit and charitable organizations about the degree to which they perceived themselves to be sustainable. "Our goal was to develop an understanding of how these organizations define sustainability and, based upon their own criteria,...

2014-10-24 12:23:32

DUBLIN, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5fhmn8/fuel_cell) has announced the addition of the "Fuel Cell Technology Market by Type, by Application and Geography - Global Trends and Forecasts To 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5fhmn8/fuel_cell ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This market research report categorizes the fuel...

2014-10-23 23:12:30

GenSight's new discipline of strategic choice now extends to helping leading organizations optimize the allocation of limited resource to generate the greatest good for the environment, shareholders and communities. Naples, FL & Hampton UK (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 GenSight, a leading provider of Portfolio, Resource and Project Management solutions, today announced they have been added to the registry of the United Nations Global Compact. The UN Global Compact is a strategic...

2014-10-23 20:23:03

LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Biodegradable Polymers in Thousand Pounds by the following End-Use Segments: Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Others. The US market is further analyzed by the following Product Segments: Co-polyester, PLA, Starch, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are...

2014-10-23 16:23:11

Republic Services landfill hosts 9.6-megawatt power plant MT. GILEAD, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Biomass Energy today celebrated the completion of its 9.6-megawatt landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140924/148236 DTE Biomass Energy last month started operating the facility at the landfill, which is owned and operated by Republic Services of North Carolina. Landfill gas at the site...

2014-10-23 12:23:36

OAK BROOK, IL, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Primary Energy Recycling Corporation (TSX: PRI), a clean energy company that generates revenue from capturing and recycling recoverable heat and byproduct fuels from industrial processes, today announced that it will release its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2014, after market close on Thursday, November 13, 2014. A telephone conference call hosted by management to discuss the financial results will be...

2014-10-23 12:23:10

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), announces that Mark A. Thimons will succeed Gregory Crawford as Vice President of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI). Mr. Crawford announced his upcoming retirement earlier this year. Mr. Thimons joined SMDI in November, 2010 as director of construction sustainability and has over 25 years of experience in steel construction...

2014-10-23 12:22:48

DUBLIN, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Biogas Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Biogas is prepared from by-products of biodiesel and ethanol and also from the anaerobic digestion of energy crops and organic residues. The process of rotting creates methane that can be burnt directly as a gas or can be converted into electricity or stored in canisters for transportation....


Latest Sustainability Reference Libraries

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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