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.

blog 1Where to Find the Holy Grail of Customer Engagement – Blog | SustainAbility

The potential for consumers to affect sustainability outcomes is on the rise. Thanks to the ever-increasing amount of information on the affects of products in a supply chain, the power of the consumer seems to be growing.

However, whether they actually use that information to make better decisions with their wallets is the million-dollar question that continues to vex the sustainability community.

blog 2Could You Be Saving More Water? | Eartheasy Blog

California’s ongoing drought is teaching us all what climate disruption might look like in the very near future, perhaps in our own counties and towns. A recent US Government Accountability Office study reported that water managers in 40 of 50 states were expecting water shortages in the next decade. As more of us wake up to the reality that we cannot continue to squander this precious resource, we’ve started looking for additional ways to trim our water “footprints.”

blog3The small businesses opting for salary transparency | Business | The Guardian

We humans are pretty open to sharing personal information: articles we just read, photos of our dinners, products we love or hate. Yet when it comes to our salaries, most people are too squeamish to divulge the number – even to a family member.

Taking a cue from recruiting platforms such as Glassdoor and Payscale, which publish salaries based on employees’ reviews, some small businesses are finding that making everyone’s paycheck public can eliminate other problems that arise with secrecy.

oil-wells-23984728394234.jpg.662x0_q70_crop-scaleSome oil & gas drilling wastewater is being used to grow almonds and pistachios in California : TreeHugger

The drought that has been afflicting California for a few years has been the worst in over a thousand years, according to scientists, killing over 12 million trees and pushing authorities to impose mandatory water usage cuts. Sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures, but can we go too far?


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