Archives for People and the Planet
Recent news reports suggest that the Antarctic ice sheets are disintegrating faster than previously thought, with potentially disastrous consequences. Is it time for businesses to step up and fund climate change research in this region?
Kings Canyon National Park is one of the great joys of living in the San Joaquin Valley.
The Sierra Foothill Conservancy schedules hikes that make one feel lucky to live in the San Joaquin Valley. We recently hiked through the McKenzie Reserve, and savored its spectacular landscape.
The School Based Health Alliance, in partnership with the Aetna Foundation, harnesses big data to help local school districts and healthcare providers deliver services to at-risk adolescents across the U.S.
Unilever has made billions off of selling sachets in developing countries - but those little packages of products like shampoo and detergent have made a huge mess. Now the CPG giant says it will test a pilot recycling project in Indonesia to tackle the problem.
Often overlooked, the Owens Valley offers some of the most adventuresome outdoors activities and breathtaking scenery in California. Base yourself in Bishop when you go!
Gap, Inc. plans to purchase all of its cotton for Gap-branded clothing from sustainable sources by 2021. The company says Better Cotton Initiative-certified fibers, organic cotton, recycled materials and cotton grown in the U.S. will comprise this supply chain strategy.
The athletic apparel giant Adidas plans to release yet another line of sneakers made from salvaged ocean plastic - and says it will manufacture 1 million pairs of upcycled shoes in the coming year.
DanoneWave, a new entity that has resulted from Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave foods, says that it is now the largest public benefit corporation in the U.S.
Time stops in Boron, a small town of about 2,000 people in CA-58, between Tehachapi and Kramer Junction in the Mojave Desert. It's the borax capital of America - or even the world.
The super blooms across California have been spectacular this spring. The Whitewater Preserve outside of Palm Springs is just one many examples of the landscape coming alive with color.
The Ford Foundation will invest as much as $1 billion out of its $12 billion endowment to accelerate mission-related investing over the next decade.