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2014-06-04 12:31:29

RICHMOND, BC, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Catalyst Paper (TSX:CYT) is pleased to accept - on behalf of its 1,600 employees - the honour of being named one of Corporate Knights' Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens for the eighth year running. Corporate Knights, an award-winning quarterly publication for clean capitalism, gave start to its magazine and Best 50 list in 2002 to raise awareness of sustainability issues. Catalyst was one of 144 companies considered by Corporate Knights...

2014-06-04 12:23:35

ST. PAUL, Minn., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP, CHSCO, CHSCN), North America's leading farmer-owned cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company, today announced it has acquired Illinois River Energy LLC from Sinav Limited, London, England. Terms were not disclosed. The 133-million-gallon-per-year year ethanol plant will be rebranded as CHS and 60 people will become CHS Inc. employees. CHS markets renewable fuels to energy customers across the...

2014-06-04 12:23:27

Trucost measures the business, environmental and social value of Cradle to Cradle certification by 10 early adopters. SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute today released the report "Impacts of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program" with Trucost, the world's foremost environmental data and research company. The study assesses the business, environmental and social impacts for 10 companies and certified products and...

2014-06-04 08:35:24

Sustainable Food and Agriculture Trendsetter to lead SF's Flagship Farmers Market Organization SAN FRANCISCO, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), operator of the acclaimed Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, today announced the appointment of Marcy Coburn as its new Executive Director. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140603/94027 Coburn, a native Californian raised in a farming family in the San Joaquin Valley, has...

2014-06-04 08:23:31

LOS ANGELES, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Skyline Innovations, a leading developer and financier of commercial-scale solar energy systems, has partnered with Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future (SAHF) as a solar financier and project developer for its members. SAHF is comprised of eleven social enterprise nonprofits, whose members provide high quality and affordable multifamily homes for low-income families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities This partnership...

2014-06-04 08:23:29

MONTREAL, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) has been named to Corporate Knights' Best 50 Corporate Citizens List for 2014. "Resolute employees have worked hard to put our sustainability principles at the heart of every decision we make," said Richard Garneau, President and Chief Executive Officer. "By carefully balancing environmental, social and economic priorities, Resolute is becoming a more efficient operator, a better employer,...

2014-06-04 08:23:24

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) has been selected by NV Energy to build a 19-megawatt (DC) solar photovoltaic power system at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The system is expected to be constructed next year, contingent on contract approval by Nevada's Public Utilities Commission. It will be the second major solar installation located at the military facility - SunPower completed a 14-megawatt (DC) solar power system at the base in 2007....

2014-06-03 23:13:45

Matt Whalen, the superintendent at Cheyenne Country Club in Wyoming, reduced water use on the course by over 50% as a result of following the “Sustainable Golf maintenance practices” promoted by Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas company. Whalen reports that his course now has the best quality conditions he has seen in decades. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The golf industry is facing serious problems with declining players, reduced maintenance budgets, and the worst drought in the...

2014-06-03 23:08:28

Soil Reef biochar is making an impact with its products, partners and top selling biochar brand. Berwyn, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The Biochar Company, creator of Soil Reef™ branded biochar and biochar-blended products, announces that its products have been sold in all 50 states of the U.S. as well as Canada and Mexico. “By focusing on a multi-pronged strategy of selling direct-to-consumer through our website and Amazon.com, as well as business-to-business and select private...

2014-06-03 23:04:19

World Animal Protection Serves as SB ’14 San Diego’s Humane Foods Sponsor San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Sustainable Brands®, the premier global community of brand innovators, will go cage-free in its food offerings at this year’s Sustainable Brands San Diego (SB ’14 San Diego) event, taking place June 2-5. The event will serve cage-free eggs, free-range chicken and humanely sourced yogurt to attendees, in partnership with World Animal Protection. World Animal...


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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.