Welcome to blog highlights. Here we have compiled highlights from five awesome environmental websites. These blogs focus on environmental and global issues, sustainability, green living, green business and economy. Enjoy our collection of this week. 

blogThe Vegan Trademark – Sustainability: University of Greenwich

As part of Ethical Food Fortnight Jazmine Linklater takes you through what the many ethical/environmental marks on the food you buy mean. Today she is looking at the Vegan Trademark.

In 1944, The Vegan Society created a Vegan Trademark as a trusted standard that is now used internationally. Products that bears the Vegan Trademark logo are animal cruelty free and contain no animal ingredients. The Vegan Society have a very stringent vetting process before registering the products with this logo. (Read More)

Sustainable Schools That Practice What They Preachsustainable school

College and university campuses are like small municipalities: from buildings and buses, to eateries and large endowments, to living wages and health benefits for employees, to diversity and inclusive excellence commitments, a school can have a large environmental and societal footprint. Today’s students aren’t just looking for academic programs in sustainability; they want to study at institutions that walk the sustainability talk. In fact, at many campuses, students can get involved in making their campuses more sustainable, from growing food eaten in dining halls to conserving energy and pushing administrations to divest their endowments from fossil fuels. (Read  More)

blog 4Conservation Practices Reduce Runoff and Erosion in Lake Erie Basin

Each year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) invests billions of dollars to help farmers, ranchers, and foresters conserve natural resources and wildlife habitat on and around their land. With thousands of producers across the country planning to implement conservation practices, understanding if and how conservation efforts are working is critical.

According to the Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP), the multi-agency effort led by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and charged with assessing federal conservation investments, conservation activities are paying off in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). On Monday, March 28, USDA released a new CEAP report detailing the successes of conservation efforts thus far in WLEB: Effects of Conservation Practice Adoption on Cultivated Cropland Acres in Western Lake Erie Basin, 2003-06 and 2012. (Read More)

blog 5Handle with care – why should business pay attention to water?

Is water our planet’s most precious resource? It’s hotly debated, but for business it’s moved up the agenda to become a big risk. The World Economic Forum’s Global Risk Report 2016, ranks water crisis as the top long term risk.

So as today marks the UN’s annual World Water Day, and this years’ theme is ‘better water, better jobs’ there’s no better time to reconnect with the water issues your business faces now and over the coming decades.

Access to water is fundamental to business. Having too much or too little water, or water that’s too dirty or expensive, can expose business to risk and have consequences for their direct operations or supply chain. Whether it’s flooding, drought, supply continuity, infrastructure or quality issues, or the post-use treatment, temperature or pollution of water that’s released back into the water basin, it can be difficult for business to address water stewardship on its own. Our report, Collaboration: preserving water through partnering that works, looks at how business can identify water risks, take action to manage them, and collaborate with the right partners to build up resilience to water issues. (Read More)

blog 3Environmental Sustainability at BMC

“Bryn Mawr College affirms the importance of prioritizing sustainability efforts, reducing our carbon footprint, and above all educating generations of students so they may make positive change in an interdependent world.” -BMC Climate Action Plan

As interest in the environment and preserving our beautiful planet continues to grow, Bryn Mawr College has committed to environmental sustainability. We approach sustainability with the innovative thinking Bryn Mawr is known for. We recognize that sustainability is an issue of social justice, and as such is vital to our mission as a socially responsible institution. (Read More)

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