New York City Plan Works Toward Mandatory Food Composting

Jun 17, 2013 No Comments by

The New York Times is reporting on a new initiative in New York City to encourage wide-scale compositing. Led by the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the plan may eventually lead to mandatory composting throughout the city, following the surprising success of a limited voluntary pilot. The Bloomberg administration plans to contract with a composting [...]

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Poverty Alleviation and Conservation Together, Says WWF President

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments by

In a blog post for WWF-Australia, WWF International President Yolanda Kakabadse makes a case for treating poverty alleviation and conservation as two sides of the same coin.  In this article, she bemoans Rio+20′s failure to produce substantive governmental action, and suggests that the reason why the Millennium Development Goals and Rio+20 are two separate entities is the result of [...]

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‘Nature Walks’ Bring UMass Students and Boston Community to Campus Ecosystems

Oct 02, 2012 No Comments by

UMass Boston’s Center for Governance and Sustainability, with the support of the McCormack School of Policy and Global Studies, has launched a new ‘Nature Walks’ initiative. The program invites students, faculty, staff, and other members of the academic community to learn about the ecosystems and habitats existing within the University’s campus. The walks intend to [...]

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New UN Website for Sustainable Development and Follow up to Rio+20

Sep 28, 2012 No Comments by

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) recently presented the UN new web-based knowledge platform for sustainable development (Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform SDKP).  The site describes different sustainable development activities within the UN system, and it provides resources and links to nearly 6,000 related documents. Many of the links are connected to the 2012 [...]

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International Court for the Environment Discussion

Jul 16, 2012 No Comments by

The International Court for the Environment Coalition (a UK-based NGO with 501(c)(3) status in the United States) will be holding a meeting to discuss the creation of an international environmental tribunal. The main speakers at the event will be Stephen Hockman QC, former President of the United Kingdom Bar Council and founder of the Coalition, which [...]

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Global Partnership on Marine Litter Launched

Jun 18, 2012 No Comments by

A Global Partnership on Marine Litter, which will be led by the United Nations Environment Programmme (UNEP), was announced on June 18th at a launch event during the Rio+20 conference in Rio de Janeiro. The new global partnership will act as a co-ordinating forum, bringing together diverse organizations working in the same field and encouraging [...]

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