Fairfood Friday #47
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Fairfood Friday #47

13 April 2012, 9:00

Every Friday we round up the most interesting, inspiring or funny stories we came across while conducting research for our news stories. This week: Why Trees Matter – They offer much more than shade. They cool and clean the earth and reduce stress.

Have you read something we should know about? Please let us know in the comments.

Why Trees Matter
We have underestimated the importance of trees. They are not merely pleasant sources of shade but a potentially major answer to some of our most pressing environmental problems.

Changing Yourself, Changing the World
How can sustainability professionals avoid burnout as they seek to transform companies?

Betting on Technology to Help Consumers Turn Green
U.S. consumers tell researchers they want to buy environmentally friendly products, but so far they haven’t been doing that on a large scale. Now a host of companies and nonprofits are trying to use new technology — from smartphones to social networking — to make it easier for buyers to make the green choice.

Discussion Round-Up: How Can Business Enable Energy Access For All?
The role of business in providing solutions to global energy access challenges. Here are some of the best bits

Growing Food Demand Strains Energy, Water Supplies
The northern region of Gujarat State in western India is semi-arid and prone to droughts, receiving almost all of its rain during the monsoon season between June and September. But for the past three decades, many crop and dairy farms have remained green—even during the dry season.

Lush Walls Rise to Fight a Blanket of Pollution
We must cultivate our garden,” Voltaire famously wrote at the end of “Candide,” but even he could not have imagined this.

Eastern El Dorado?
At long last eastern Africa is beginning to realise its energy potential.

Dirkje Koene is a Copywriter for Fairfood International.

Image: Garry – (CC License)

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