India Announces Green Focus to Industrial Corridor, Renewable Roadblocks Remain

Last month, Farooq Abdullah, India’s Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy, announced that the planned Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) would be “totally green”. The corridor is aimed at strengthening the region’s infrastructure to attract foreign and real estate investment and jump-start local commerce. Minister Abdullah’s commitment to making the project environmentally sustainable … Continue Reading ››

Walmart’s Sustainable Agriculture Strategy: A Model for the Private Sector and Sustainable Agriculture?

By Sheldon Yoder

Walmart hopes to base its sustainable agriculture strategy on its biggest strength: purchasing power. “What we do well is issue a purchase order,” said Beth Keck, the company’s director of sustainability during a roundtable event Friday at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. “It’s our number one competency.”

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Saving Our Soil to Feed the World: An Interview with Jake Blehm

By Emily Gilbert

Name: Jake Blehm

Affiliation: Assistant Executive Director, Ecology Action

Bio: Jake Blehm first became interested in sustainable and organic agriculture more than 25 years ago.  This interest led him to start his own bio-control and consulting business, helping farmers transition from conventional agricultural practices to organic. As a result, Blehm’s clients achieved a … Continue Reading ››

Citywatch: Occupy Movement Identifies Food Movement Common Inspiration and Options

By Wayne Roberts

Citywatch: Whether it’s action or traction in the food world, cities are stepping up to the plate. The world is fast going urban, as are challenges of social, economic and environmental well-being. Citywatch is crucial to Worldwatch. Wayne Roberts, retired manager of the world-renowned Toronto Food Policy Council, has his eye out for the … Continue Reading ››

As Global Population Surpasses 7 Billion, Two Clear Strategies for a Sustainable Future

As the global population surpasses 7 billion people sometime around the end of October, addressing the challenges associated with a still-growing world population will require a two-pronged response. The combined measures of empowering women to make their own decisions about childbearing and significantly reducing global consumption of energy and natural resources would move humanity toward … Continue Reading ››