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Project Drawdown is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. We gathered a qualified and diverse group of researchers from around the world to identify, research, and model the 100 most substantive, existing solutions to address climate change. What was uncovered is a path forward that can roll back global warming within thirty years.
book  carbon  climate  environment  future  sustainability  technology  ideas  solution  permaculture 
yesterday by ivar
Young People Really, Really Want a Green New Deal
Great to see some hopeful new ideas about climate change coming from Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Edward Markey, Democrat Representatives, the former the youngest in the house.
"..proposal would achieve net-zero greenhouse-gas emissions by creating millions of green jobs and investing in a new, clean-energy infrastructure. But how receptive will Americans be to such a radical reshaping of the economy?
* Our polling shows that the Green New Deal actually polls very well, even when people consider the potential costs."
* The focus on equity should help the passage of the proposal "“...promote justice and equity by preventing current and repairing historic oppression to frontline and vulnerable communities.”
climatechange  economics  US  policy  sustainability  green-deal  equity 
4 days ago by spencertree
Hammarby Sjostad.pdf - 60 page description of project covering most aspects
"Hammarby Sjostad is a district in Stockholm, Sweden adjacent to the downtown, which is a brownfield site that is being developed as a sustainable neighborhood. Previously an industrial waterfront, planning for the redevelopment of the site began in 1996. The 2004 Olympic bid was incorporated into the site’s redevelopment, however after Sweden did not receive the bid, the city shifted its development focus to building a sustainable community that is twice as efficient as a typical one.
*2012 is the projected completion of build-out, in which the 200 hectare district will house approximately 20,000 people in 9000 housing units. Hammarby will also provide 200,000 square meters of commercial space providing jobs for 10,000 people (CABE 2007). The district also provides for a wide range of educational, cultural and recreational programs (Dastur 2005)."
p33507  cities  sustainability  Hammarby  transport  Sweden  urban-design  city-movement 
4 days ago by spencertree
Tyson Made Its Fortune Packing Meat. Now It Wants to Sell You Frittatas.
Feb. 13, 2019 | WSJ | By Jacob Bunge

Tyson’s strategy is to transform the 84-year-old meatpacking giant into a modern food company selling branded consumer goods on par with Kraft Heinz Co. or Coca-Cola Co.
.....Tyson wants to be big in more-profitable prepared and packaged foods to distance itself from the traditional meat business’s boom-and-bust cycles. America’s biggest supplier of meat wants to also be known for selling packaged foods........How’s the transformation going? Amid an historic meat glut, the company’s shares are worth $4.9 billion less than they were a year ago—and are still valued like those of a meatpacker pumping out shrink-wrapped packs of pork chops and chicken breasts....Investors say the initiatives aren’t yet enough to counteract the steep challenges facing the poultry and livestock slaughtering and processing operations that have been the company’s core since....1935.....Record red meat and poultry production nationwide is pushing down prices and eroding Tyson’s meat-processing profit margins. Tariffs and trade barriers to U.S. meat have further dented prices and built up backlogs, while transport and labor costs have climbed. .......The packaged-foods business is itself struggling with consumers gravitating toward nimbler upstart brands and demanding natural ingredients and healthier recipes........Tyson's acquisition of Hillside triggered changes, including the onboarding of executives attuned to consumer trends. Tyson added managers from Fortune 100 companies, including Boeing Co. and HP Inc., who replaced some meat-processing officials who led Tyson for decades. The newcomers brought experience managing brands, understanding consumers, developing new products and building new technology tools, areas Tyson deemed central to its future......A chief sustainability officer, a newly created position, began working to shift Tyson’s image among environmental groups, .....Shifting consumer tastes have created hurdles for other packaged-food giants, such as Campbell Soup Co. and Kellogg Co. .... the meat business remains Tyson’s biggest challenge. In 2018 a flood of cheap beef, fueled by enlarged cattle herds, spurred a summer of “burger wars,” meat industry officials said. .......investment in brands and packaged foods hasn’t insulated Tyson’s business from these commodity-market swings. ........The company is also trying to improve its ability for forecast meat demand..........developing artificial intelligence to help Tyson better predict the future.........Scott Spradley, who left HP in 2017 to become Tyson’s CTO, said company data scientists are crunching numbers on major U.S. metropolitan areas. By analyzing historic meat consumption alongside demographic shifts, the number of residents moving in and out, and the frequency of birthdays and baseball games, Mr. Spradley said Tyson is building computer models that will help plan production and sales for its meat business. The effort aims to find patterns in data that Tyson’s human economists and current projections might not see. ......Deep data dives helped steer Tyson toward what executives say will be one of its biggest new product launches: plant-based replacements for traditional meat,
Big_Food  brands  Coca-Cola  CPG  cured_and_smoked  data_scientists  Kraft_Heinz  meat  new_products  plant-based  prepared_meals  reinvention  shifting_tastes  stockpiles  strategy  sustainability  tariffs  Tyson  predictive_modeling 
5 days ago by jerryking
As a remote worker I approve of this - How to Create Belonging for Remote Workers

sustainability  futureofwork  from twitter
5 days ago by TomRaftery
#ServingGreen: There are many things we can do to to make sure that the apps we build, the data we share, and the sites we visit are good for people and planet.
energy  sustainability  green  web  future 
6 days ago by e2b
Building for sustainability with WordPress - Susty WP
The web has a dirty secret – it uses a lot of electricity. The Internet's carbon footprint has possibly already surpassed that of global air travel. Susty WP is a collection of resources and best practices, as well as being a practical example itself, for how WordPress developers can make the web more sustainable.
wordpress  compression  sustainability  opensource  energy  environment 
6 days ago by e2b

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