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Companies U-Haul and supermarket supplier C&S Wholesale Grocers are partnering with The Conservation Fund to promote conservation with an environmental and economic focus. They will offset their wood consumption by boosting the protection of forest-based supply chains, creating investments in land easements that will restore and protect native habitats.

Triple Pundit

Leon Kaye

June 15, 2017

Success, New Hampshire, United States

Generating sustainable and eco-friendly power alternatives continues to be a challenge in the United States. Under a 2014 contract, ReEnergy Holdings has taken woody biomass and converted it into energy for the Fort Drum military complex. The U.S. Energy Department has claimed that the initiative has been successful for “energy security through renewable energy solutions.”

United Press International

Daniel J. Graeber

May 9, 2017

Fort Drum, New York, United States

Not every route to prosperity involves trashing the planet.

Grist

Nathanael Johnson

December 15, 2016

San Jose, Costa Rica

A new timber mill in Costilla County could majorly improve the forest health of the greater region by thinning undergrowth to reduce risk of wildfires, curbing the spread of invasive insects, and decreasing the demand for water in the face of drought. The mill could also create jobs and further economic development for the area.

The Pueblo Chieftain

Matt Hildner

May 29, 2016

Blanca, Colorado, United States

Rahr Malting, a brewery in Shakopee, MN, has found a creative way to sustainably address their energy needs. The company partners with the Mdewakanton Sioux Community to use waste barley hulls from the malting factory to generate electricity for their facilities, selling excess power to the public grid while the waste heat sprouts the malt to make beer.

Waste Handling Equipment News (WHEN)

Gregg Hennigan

March 4, 2016

Shakopee, Minnesota, United States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture assists farms which follow the sustainable farming style, Silvopasture, but few farmers take advantage of the program. ForeverView Farms in Vermont is advising policy groups about ways they can boost this type of farming.

NationSwell

Chris Peak

October 19, 2015

Lovingston, Virginia, United States

The effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and hotter global temperatures, are already having drastic impact on many communities, especially the rural, agricultural regions of countries such as Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Mozambique. Earthrise explores how people in these communities are learning new skills, implementing new techniques, and are striving in every way possible to adapt to these environmental changes while creating hope for sustainable growth in the future.

Al Jazeera

Russell Beard, Ndoni Khanyile

May 13, 2015

Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

In Colombia, traditional cattle pastures have caused soil degradation, deforestation, and desertification. To reconcile this, several thousand acres of land in Latin America have been transformed into a silvo-pastoral system of grazing and raising cattle with agro-forestry. The Colombia-based Center for Research in Sustainable Systems of Agriculture seeks to reduce pasture land by 26 million acres while increasing cattle numbers by 2019.

Future Food

Lisa Palmer

November 18, 2014

Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

In Africa, many people rely on wood from trees to cook food over stoves. The tremendous usage of wood contributes to deforestation and environmental decline. Using bamboo instead of wood is a more profitable and greener solution.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

March 13, 2012

Asosa, Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia

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