Häagen-Dazs to pilot sustainable vanilla sourcing program

Read the full story at GreenBiz. The brand known for its rich ice cream is hoping to spread some riches back to vanilla’s source: the farmers in Madagascar who supply Häagen-Dazs and its parent company, Minneapolis-based General Mills. A two-year pilot training program set to launch this spring among villages in the country’s northeastern Sava …

How to get real green from your green certifications

The latest P2 Pathways column is available on GreenBiz at http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/02/21/how-get-real-green-certifications. Josephine Fleming discusses how companies can make green certification of their products work for them and avoid greenwashing. Read the P2 Pathways archive at http://www.greenbiz.com/business/engage/enterprise-blogs/p2-pathways.

Why we need more Ray Andersons

Read the full story at GreenBiz. Editor's note: This article is the third part of a three-part series “Do we need the "S-word?" Read the previous parts here: Part One, Part Two. An entirely separate article by Joel Makower, "Why Aren't There More Ray Andersons," is another great question, and received many fine comments, but …

National Conversation on the Future of Our Communities Compendium

Download the document. In summer 2012, the Smart Growth Network sponsored a call for papers on the development issues facing our communities in the next 15 years and the steps we will take to solve them. We received 95 papers in response. As we hoped, we heard from established thought leaders in the field and …

Webinar on Tribal Renewable Energy Potential, February 27, 2013

Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/553891080 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy, the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Tribal Energy Program, and the Western Area Power Administration will present the next 2013 Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, “Renewable Energy Potential on Tribal Lands,” on Wednesday, February 27, from 1:00 p.m. to …