Leaves and Twigs: An Unscientific Round-Up of the Best Sustainability Stories on the WebJune 1, 2012
Curious about what’s happening in the world of conservation and sustainability? We’ve got you covered.
- Do you live in one of America’s greenest cities? [Grist]
- Meet the next generation of conservationists, inspired by the Rainforest Alliance’s conservation curricula. [The Florida Times-Union]
- Where will loggers strike next? A new map could help to predict deforestation vulnerability across the Amazon. [The Guardian]
- Thanks to the sustainable harvest and sale of ornamental palms and ramón nuts, women in Guatemala are earning their financial independence. [Frog Blog]
- New data shows that “global carbon dioxide emissions [have risen] 3.2 percent to a new record high.” [Mongabay]
- We think Rainforest Alliance president Tensie Whelan is pretty incredible, too. [Raintees]
- Suffering from allergies? Research points to rising CO2 levels as the cause of pollen increase. [Conservation Magazine]
- There’s an app for that! Discover “5 Ways Cell Phones are Helping Environmentalism.” [Treehugger]
- Survey says… 83 percent of respondents view spending on sustainability as an investment rather than a cost. [GreenBiz]
- Martha Stewart talks about her time at the Rainforest Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Gala. [The Martha Blog]
- Will Mars Chocolate meet its sourcing goal of 100 percent certified sustainable cocoa by 2020? [Market Watch]
- Our senior vice president talks about the road to Rio+20. [United Nations Environment Programme]
Did we miss something? Share other great stories, photos and videos in the comments!