Gore, Gates funds lead $80M round for protein startup born in Yellowstone hot springs

March 24, 2020 by  
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Nature’s Fynd, formerly Sustainable Bioproducts, started as a NASA research project. It begins production this month at a facility in Chicago’s old stockyard district.

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Earth911 Podcast: Sustainability at Home — Food, Detergents, and Reuse Projects

March 9, 2020 by  
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The Earth911 team is talking about the sustainable household decisions … The post Earth911 Podcast: Sustainability at Home — Food, Detergents, and Reuse Projects appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Sophisticated backyard cottage built with 90% reclaimed wood

March 5, 2020 by  
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When Anna and Donovan Watt purchased a beautiful home just outside of Seattle, they tasked Seattle-based Targa Homes to create a backyard cottage to add a rental unit to the property. The result is a 700-square-foot, two-bedroom rental that is energy-efficient and constructed using 90% reclaimed wood . Located in Shoreline, Washington, the sustainable cottage was created by Sean Conta, lead designer for Targa Homes. Working in collaboration with Anna and Donovan, the concept revolved around creating an energy-efficient unit that the couple could rent out for extra income. But the resulting backyard cottage turned out to be so incredible that the couple decided to live in it themselves while renting out the bigger home. Related: The adorable Acorn tiny cabin is made of wood salvaged from an old mansion To cut down costs and environmental impact, Conta counted on using as many reclaimed materials as possible. The designer was able to clad the backyard cottage in 90% reclaimed, 100-year-old fir wood. Additionally, the home was elevated off the ground by a few feet in order to reduce its impact on the landscape. Forgoing the usual concrete slab foundation meant that construction was completed in less time and with very little damage to the land. “There was no excavation or digging, so no disruption of the hydrology of the soil,” Conta explained. The interior design complements the cozy aesthetic of the honey-toned exterior. White walls give the space a modern, fresh feel, while a reclaimed wood accent wall and sustainable cork flooring add a certain warmth to the living space. The entryway leads into the main living room that, although compact, has enough space for a fairly large sofa and chair. An open kitchen is installed with all of the modern amenities and even has a bar-top island for additional dining space. Multiple windows, installed at or above eye level, bring in plenty of natural light while maintaining a level of privacy. To maintain a comfortable interior temperature and reduce electricity costs, the home boasts an airtight envelope thanks to a state-of-the-art energy recovery ventilator and high-quality insulation . Just in case the sun breaks through the typically cloudy weather of the region, there is a 200-square-foot deck that lets the couple entertain guests. + Targa Homes Via Houzz Photography by Cora Brown Rock via Targa Homes

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Slow Travel Is More Sustainable Travel

March 3, 2020 by  
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What will it cost to save the earth’s oceans?

February 25, 2020 by  
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Achieving Sustainable Development Goal No. 14 could require spending $175 billion per year.

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Could Dubai’s $350 million sustainable supercity work in New York?

February 25, 2020 by  
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Dreaming of what’s possible in the Big Apple.

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Meat giant Tyson cultivates ‘sustainable protein’ coalition

January 30, 2020 by  
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Tyson Foods, the world’s second-largest meat processor, is convening a new Coalition for Sustainable Protein in a bid to collaborate with the rest of the protein industry so as to sustainably increase global protein supply.Announcing the move at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Tyson said the coalition would “unite stakeholders across the food and agriculture sector to identify and implement new and creative solutions to sustainably feed the world’s growing population.”

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Will the Davos 2020 manifesto succeed where its predecessor failed?

January 30, 2020 by  
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The new manifesto, at its core, might jut be new wine in old bottles.

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New UN Global Compact initiative aims to spur private sector progress towards the SDGs

January 29, 2020 by  
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A new management tool for embedding considerations related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals into day-to-day business processes.

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How CEOs, experts and philosophers see the world’s biggest risks differently

January 29, 2020 by  
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The differences highlight how the groups tend to think — in economic and ethical terms.

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