Here is a collection of this weeks some of the best blogs found on the internet about sustainability, green living, green issues, and current global issues.
City Fruit harvested almost 14 tons of unused fruit from Seattle’s urban fruit trees last year : TreeHugger
Starting about mid-summer, and running all the way through autumn, many suburban and city neighborhoods are full of fruit trees just loaded with fruit, which, if you’re like me and really enjoy free fresh local food, is a beautiful sight.
As previewed last weekend, I spent most of last week at a workshop on Climate Sensitivity hosted by the Max Planck Institute at Schloss Ringberg. It was undoubtedly one of the better workshops I’ve attended – it was focussed, deep and with much new information to digest (some feel for the discussion can be seen from the #ringberg15 tweets). I’ll give a brief overview of my impressions below.
UN warns the world could face a catastrophic global water crisis by 2030 – Science – Articles – Archives – Green Blog
A new UN report warns that unless urgent action is taken to dramatically improve the management of our water, the world could suffer a 40 percent shortfall in water supply by 2030. In just 15 years the world could suffer a catastrophic global water crisis, the United Nations (UN) warn in its annual World Water Development Report.
We have a fascination with ancient buildings. The Great Pyramids, the Colosseum, the Parthenon — these places draw visitors from all over the world. It’s a commonly held belief that no such places exist in the United States. Remnants of pre-Columbian civilization survive in America, but these are few and far between, and the most notable examples, from the Incan and Mayan empires, are outside the U.S. But examples of ancient….
When you work in the corporate world you end up using a lot of jargon. Jargon encourages a type of tribalism and recent studies have shown that employees are far less likely to be engaged with a company’s mission when jargon is rife.