The First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Brings Healthy, Fresh, Affordable Food to Residents and the Community

Could fresh, healthy, affordable food be the future of urban neighborhood development? In Detroit, Michigan, “the first sustainable urban agrihood” in the U.S. centers around an edible garden, with easily accessible, affordable produce offered to neighborhood residents and the community. … Continue reading

H-E-B donates $1M to help construct Confluence Park

The San Antonio River Foundation (SARF) received a generous $1 million gift from H-E-B to help construct Confluence Park. The donation will be received over the course of five years. "This generous gift from H-E-B caps a momentous year and … Continue reading

Agency wants to make SA no-kill honey bee city

The American Honey Bee Protection Agency has a goal to make San Antonio a no-kill honey bee city.In a response to its plea, District 2 Councilman Alan Warrick reached out to the agency for its services.More News Headlines Bees may … Continue reading

Working with nature rather than against it – Biomimicry Video – SustainableSA.com

Click here to learn more about biomimicry? Biomimicry's 12 surprising lessons from nature's engineers Janine Benyus Source: Biomimicry Video – SustainableSA.com … Continue reading

Straight outta Lubbock: Scientist and TV station aim at ‘myths’ with new videos

When the Canadian atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe moved to Lubbock 11 years ago to take a faculty position at Texas Tech University, she was well known and regarded in the field of climate-change research, but not too far beyond it. … Continue reading

Janine Benyus: What Can Today’s Designers Learn From Nature?

Science writer Janine Benyus believes innovators should look to nature when solving a design problem. She says the natural world is full of ideas for making things waterproof, solar-powered and more. Source: Janine Benyus: What Can Today's Designers Learn From … Continue reading

The Seas Will Save Us: How an Army of Ocean Farmers are Starting an Economic Revolution — invironment — Medium

I’m a fisherman who dropped out of high school in 1986 at the age of 14. Over my lifetime, I’ve spent many nights in jail. I’m an epileptic. I’m asthmatic. I don’t even know how to swim. This is my … Continue reading

From Oregon to Johannesburg, micro-hydropower offers a solution for drought hit cities | Guardian Sustainable Business | The Guardian

How quickly will SAWS and CPS use micro-hydropower to be more profitable and increase their value to San Antonio residents? To see how closely water and energy are linked, you only have to look at the west coast of the … Continue reading

▶ The Death Of Bees Explained – Parasites, Poison and Humans – YouTube

In 2015 the bees are still dying in masses. Which at first seems not very important until you realize that one third of all food humans consume would disappear with them. Millions could starve. The foes bees face are truly … Continue reading

France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels | CSGlobe

A new law recently passed in France mandates that all new buildings that are built in commercial zones in France must be partially covered in either plants or solar panels.Green roofs, as they are called, have an isolating effect which … Continue reading

France to force big supermarkets to give unsold food to charities | World news | The Guardian

French supermarkets will be banned from throwing away or destroying unsold food and must instead donate it to charities or for animal feed, under a law set to crack down on food waste.The French national assembly voted unanimously to pass … Continue reading

Meet The Startup That Wants To Make Vertical Farming Mainstream | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Newark, New Jersey is about to get a giant vertical farm that produces millions of pounds of greens for local customers. A vacant steel factory in Newark is turning into the world's largest-producing vertical farm. After it begins running later … Continue reading

What if companies and their buildings actually enhanced ecosystems? | GreenBiz

What if building codes actually required new projects to enhance a certain number of ecosystem services — such as sequestering carbon, building topsoil, enhancing pollination, increasing biodiversity or purifying water and air? Is it possible that a city could be … Continue reading

Habitats for humanity: Why our cities need to be ecosystems, too | Grist

The whole better-greener-more-awesome-cities movement has a problem: We haven’t found a good name for it. Sustainable cities! The term brings to mind such mundanity as energy audits and transit routes. Resilient cities! The notion requires us to consider, first, what … Continue reading

Incredible new system can generate electricity from living plants | Minds

According to an article on Inhabitat.com, Dutch start-up called Plant-e has developed a way to use living plants as a continuous source of clean energy – all that’s needed is a light source, carbon dioxide, water, and, of course, a field or … Continue reading

One Man Holds A Patent That Could Change The World

This may be some of the most important information we ever share here. What you are about to read holds tremendous potential to radically change the entire world in many positive ways. In 2006 a patent was granted to a … Continue reading

Portland Just Installed Water Pipes That Generate Electricity! | True Activist

Lucid Energyportlands-new-pipes, a Portland-based energy company, has come up with a brilliant idea to harness electricity from the water that flows through a city’s pipes. Small turbines are installed into the pipes which send the energy collected from the flowing … Continue reading

The business case for improving human lives: David Kiu | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Helping deliver on sustainable social development outcomes that drive human progress should be the topmost priority for businesses, says David Kiu, vice president of sustainable business and communications, Unilever. In the pursuit of profit, companies often lose sight of environmental or … Continue reading

Agriculture + Ecology: No Matter What You Call It, the Science of “Agroecology” Adds Up – The Equation

As a child of America’s Dairyland and conservationist Aldo Leopold’s home (yes, that would be Wisconsin), I always loved how agriculture and ecology dominated the scenery. Driving through the state, though, I usually only spotted those two vistas out opposite … Continue reading

▶ Distributed Urban Agriculture | Mitch Hagney | TEDxSanAntonio – YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. While the majority of the population now lives in urban areas, the vast majority of our food still comes from far distant rural farms using … Continue reading