A Home For Businesses That Believe Ethics and Profits Aren’t Mutually Exclusive – February 19, 2015
The American Sustainable Business Council works to amplify the influence of sustainable businesses on policy issues like clean energy, food, and agriculture
We may have reached the point of peak craft beer. Cities are ranked based on their breweries, connoisseurs opt for beer tastings over wine flights, and beers are brewed with everything from matté, to mustard seeds, to pomegranate. In the midst of this beer hysteria, some craft breweries are taking things a step further, aiming to make beer that is not just small-batch and delicious, but that is also sustainable.
Photo by Quinn Dombrowski, on Flickr… more
by: Zoe Loftus-Farren
Advocates Win Key Victories to Stop Wildlife-Killing Contests in the US – December 16, 2014
Statewide ban in California and victories in Idaho and Oregon spur hope for nationwide predator management reform
Wildlife-killing contests in the United States go by many different names, including wildlife derbies, predator-hunting contests, coyote calling contests, and coyote drives. But whatever the name, and wherever they are held, these contests come down to the same basic principle: Hunting animals for entertainment, with prizes for the top killers.
photo byShawn McCready, on Flickr
Recently, the prize-for-killing mentality has come under increasing scrutiny, and in early December, wildlife activists won a key victory when the California Fish and Game Commission announced that “prizes… more
by: Zoe Loftus-Farren
Protesters Continue to Block Gates to Methane Storage Facility in Upstate NY – December 9, 2014
With 92 arrests to date, We Are Seneca Lake campaign is gaining momentum
For six weeks, We Are Seneca Lake campaigners have braved freezing weather in western New York to block expansion of a methane storage project adjacent to Seneca Lake, the largest of the Finger Lakes. Campaigners believe the storage project threatens to contaminate Seneca Lake, which provides drinking water to 100,000 people in upstate New York. With 92 arrests for trespassing while blocking the gates to the storage facility, the campaign seems to be picking up steam.
Photo by We Are Seneca Lake