Eco-nomics

Tools & Resources

Food Shift's Alameda Kitchen

The Alameda Kitchen will transform fruits and vegetables that would otherwise be wasted into nutritious, affordable food products and meals for low-income populations. Food Shift works collaboratively with communities, businesses and governments to develop sustainable...

Sustainable Apparel Materials

Sustainable Apparel Materials An overview of what we know and what could be done about the impact of four major apparel materials: Cotton, Polyester, Leather, & Rubber1 Randolph Kirchain, Elsa Olivetti, T Reed Miller and Suzanne Greene Materials Systems Laboratory...

California Ranchers Enticed Into Carbon Farming

...get tradable greenhouse gas emission reduction credits, bringing them another revenue stream for sustainable land management practices that also improves the soil and its ability to hold water. Ranchers can sell them on California's Greenhouse Gas Reduction...

California is providing incentives for ranchers

Recently we wrote that carbon emissions can be significantly reduced through the widespread application of compost, and now California is providing incentives for ranchers to do it. They can get tradable greenhouse gas emission reduction credits, bringing them another...

Compost Cows And Carbon Markets

Compost, Cows and Carbon Markets The impact on ranching’s ecological footprint could be significant if supporters of the Marin Carbon Project can find a way to integrate the process into new business models. ARTICLE May 8, 2014 John Wick and the Marin Carbon Project...

The Grass Really is Greener

On a windswept ranch above the tiny West Marin town of Nicasio, a man in a worn Carhartt jacket holds up a blade of grass with a triumphant smile. This is rancher and philanthropist John Wick, and he’s explaining how he hopes to help save the world using an unexpected...

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