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  • Seeing the forest and the trees, all 3 trillion of them

    Seeing the forest and the trees, all 3 trillion of them

    A new Yale-led study estimates that there are more than 3 trillion trees on Earth, about seven and a half times more than some previous estimates. But the total number of trees has plummeted by roughly 46% since the start of human civilization, the ...

    Kevin Dennehy

  • Top 10 Habits of Successful Business Owners – Habit #4 – Knowing the Market

    Top 10 Habits of Successful Business Owners – Habit #4 – Knowing the Market

    Successful business owners are exceptional problem solvers, especially when it comes to solving their customers’ problems. Over the years, I have seen many early stage and emerging companies fail as they “push” their offer into ...

    Eamonn Percy

  • In the age of disruptive innovation, adaptability is what matters most

    In the age of disruptive innovation, adaptability is what matters most

    We live in a period of staggering technological change. While society is being transformed by disruptive innovation during this transition, it will be your own individual adaptability that will determine if you are a winner or a loser. Every 24 ...

    Eamonn Percy

  • Dirty, ugly mining has lessons for Hi Tech!

    Dirty, ugly mining has lessons for Hi Tech!

    The mining industry has become relatively good at figuring out how to organize itself to create local benefits and value as a by-product of its core business operations. In general mining goes beyond simply meeting regulatory requirements on ...

    Wayne Dunn

  • Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission – Searching for new solutions to today’s challenges

    Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission – Searching for new solutions to today’s challenges

    “Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler,” Einstein famously said. While the principle behind ecofiscal policies—to put a price on harmful activities and encourage economically valuable ones—is ...

    Chris Ragan

  • Can Your Brand Cope With Cultural Chaos?

    Can Your Brand Cope With Cultural Chaos?

    Culture for people is a bit like water for fish. Most of us don’t know we have one, although we plainly see cultural biases in those outside our group–biases that stop them from seeing the world as it really is. Our culture is key to ...

    Marc Stoiber

  • Wastes as fertilizer – Is this a way to lower food costs?

    Wastes as fertilizer – Is this a way to lower food costs?

    Researchers in the UK think they may have found a way to produce fertilizers that should cut farmers’ costs and at the same time boost some types of renewable energy. Their scheme, which involves using waste material from anaerobic digesters ...

    Alex Kirby

  • Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

    Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

    Food & Water Security: Protecting our Most Precious Resources will be a major issue discussed at GLOBE 2014, taking place in Vancouver Canada march 26-28. This article by Lester R. Brown, reprinted here with the kind permission of the ...

    Lester R. Brown

  • China at Crossroads: Balancing The Economy and Environment

    China at Crossroads: Balancing The Economy and Environment

    After three decades of unbridled economic growth and mounting ecological problems, China and its new leadership face a key challenge: cleaning up the dirty air, polluted water, and tainted food supplies that are fueling widespread discontent among ...

    R. Edward Grumbine

  • How green is your city? And how do you know?

    How green is your city? And how do you know?

    Suppose a real-estate developer in Manhattan is constructing a new office building, and the architect decides to use granite as a primary material. There is a good chance the granite will come from a quarry in Minais Gerais, in southeastern Brazil. ...

    Peter Dizikes

  • North American forest biomass helps EU hit 2020 energy targets

    North American forest biomass helps EU hit 2020 energy targets

    BC Bioenergy Network ("BCBN"), a provincially-funded leader in the growing bioenergy sector in British Columbia and the Wood Pellet Association of Canada ("WPAC"), have released a report that documents Canada`s contribution to the EU`s renewable ...

  • Social media and sustainability: seven key lessons

    Social media and sustainability: seven key lessons

    At a panel on social media and Corporate Social Responsibility held at the recent GLOBE conference in Vancouver, BC, social media was confirmed as an essential tool to leverage discussions on sustainability into broader audiences. Here are seven ...

    Stephan Burckhardt

  • From one virgin, countless entrepreneurs are born

    From one virgin, countless entrepreneurs are born

    Richard Branson is an entrepreneur who understands how business can shape a more sustainable world. Consider this quote from his book Screw Business As Usual: "Never has there been a more exciting time for all of us to explore this great next ...

    Marc Stoiber

  • Economy and the environment! What is Canada Worth?

    Economy and the environment! What is Canada Worth?

    Canada`s natural wealth, defined as the dollar value of selected natural resource stocks and land, stood at roughly $3 trillion in 2009, up from just under $1 trillion in 1990 according to a new report by Statistics Canada. This translates into ...

  • Where is the green brand vision?

    Where is the green brand vision?

    Big brands have the power to shift culture and influence behavior. But will big brands step up and show consumers the way to a better future? Or will they be left in the dust by grassroots brands? As the Chinese curse goes, we live in interesting ...

  • Cooking under the sun

    Cooking under the sun

    A $6 cardboard box that uses solar power to cook food, sterilise water and could help 3 billion poor people cut greenhouse gases, has won a $75,000 prize for ideas to fight global warming.The `Kyoto Box`, named after the United Nations’ Kyoto ...

    Frank Came

  • How green was my Vertical Farm?

    How green was my Vertical Farm?

    By 2050, 80% of the earth’s population will live in cities and 3 billion more people will need to be fed. The simple fact is we are running out of available land to grow enough food to feed them. If we can’t grow our cities outward to find more ...

    GLOBE-Net Staff