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2014-07-16 08:23:57

BURNABY, British Columbia, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European Union's target of 80% reduction in plastic bag consumption by 2019 coupled with growing consumer awareness to create significant growth opportunities for biodegradable plastics market According to a recently published report by TechSci Research a global research based management consulting firm "Europe Biodegradable Plastics Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019 [http://www.techsciresearch.com/2885...

2014-07-16 08:22:46

The ReFresh Project of New Orleans Wins the 2014 Garnier Green Garden NEW YORK, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After transforming over 1,500 pounds of recycled personal care waste into a one-of-a-kind Garnier Green Garden in Harlem and overhauling a garden at a special needs school in the Bronx, Garnier and TerraCycle took their eco efforts on the road with the "Where Should Our Garden Grow?" campaign to award one recipient with a new community garden. After a public voting period,...

2014-07-16 08:22:40

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Fifty million tons of food wasted every year in the United States alone; -- American grocery shoppers report being more concerned about food waste in the U.S. than air pollution, water shortages, climate change and genetically modified foods; and -- Yet, American grocery shoppers are least concerned about food waste in their own household. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

2014-07-16 08:22:34

Electronic Recycling Association donates 50 computers to United Way Toronto CALGARY, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - Bojan Paduh, Founder and President of the Electronic Recycling Association (ERA), announced today that ERA has donated 50 computers to United Way Toronto. "We are thrilled to help United Way," said Paduh. "Our overall goal is to support organizations like United Way by providing access to technology," he added. "This enables United Way to provide individuals who likely...

2014-07-15 23:07:32

New Company Launches on Kickstarter, Offering Beautifully Designed, Maintenance Free Bicycles for Under $400 New York, NY (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Priority Bicycles, a New York based bicycle company dedicated to making cycling easier and more enjoyable through smart design, announces the launch of its first collection featuring men’s and women’s bicycle models. Available via crowd sourcing website Kickstarter.com (http://www.prioritybicycles.com/kickstarter), the collection features high...

2014-07-15 16:21:59

Biofuels Research: "More than 100 million acres along Mississippi and Missouri Rivers unsuitable for traditional crops but ideal for biomass" ST. LOUIS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Holdings Foundation donated $2 million to the University of Missouri last year to establish an endowment for sustainability energy research. Today, university researchers have already achieved promising results, specifically in the field of biofuels....

2014-07-15 12:30:57

American Forest & Paper Association releases biennial sustainability report WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) today released its 2014 Sustainability Report, which exhibits the U.S. pulp, paper, packaging and wood products industry's significant contributions to sustainability across the value chain, including measurable progress toward achieving its Better Practices, Better Planet 2020 sustainability goals. To view the...

2014-07-15 12:26:32

Divergence between emerging and mature economies as consumers search for tangible, personal benefits in sustainable products and services LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Only a third of consumers regularly consider sustainability in their purchasing decisions, according to a global study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Havas Media RE:PURPOSE, which reveals the reasons for the disconnect between business and consumer expectations of sustainable products and services. The report, "From...

2014-07-15 08:23:01

PIPESTONE, Minn., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Juhl Renewable Energy Systems, Inc. a subsidiary of Juhl Energy, Inc. (OTCQB: JUHL, the "Company") and an experienced provider of solar, wind and battery storage systems for homeowners, small business, municipal governments, schools and farming operations, is pleased to announce that its been named as lead contractor for all rooftop installations through Solar Chicago, a new program serving Chicago, Illinois and several neighboring...

2014-07-15 08:22:48

Annual Clean Edge Report Finds California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Colorado, & New York Lead Among States; San Francisco, San Jose, San Diego, Portland, & Sacramento Lead Among Metros PORTLAND, Ore., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Edge, a leading clean-tech research firm, today released its 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index. The Index, which tracks the clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. - from EV and renewables adoption to patent and...


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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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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