News Roundup

Leaves and Twigs: An Unscientific Round-Up of the Best Sustainability Stories on the Web

Curious about what’s happening in the world of conservation and sustainability? We’ve got you covered.

  • Do you live in one of America’s greenest cities? [Grist]
  • Meet the next generation of conservationists, inspired by the Rainforest Alliance’s conservation curricula. [The Florida Times-Union]
  • Where will loggers strike next? A new map could help to predict deforestation vulnerability across the Amazon. [The Guardian]
  • Thanks to the sustainable harvest and sale of ornamental palms and ramón nuts, women in Guatemala are earning their financial independence. [Frog Blog]
  • New data shows that “global carbon dioxide emissions [have risen] 3.2 percent to a new record high.” [Mongabay]
  • We think Rainforest Alliance president Tensie Whelan is pretty incredible, too. [Raintees]
  • Suffering from allergies? Research points to rising CO2 levels as the cause of pollen increase. [Conservation Magazine]
  • There’s an app for that! Discover “5 Ways Cell Phones are Helping Environmentalism.” [Treehugger]
  • Survey says… 83 percent of respondents view spending on sustainability as an investment rather than a cost. [GreenBiz]
  • Martha Stewart talks about her time at the Rainforest Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Gala. [The Martha Blog]
  • Will Mars Chocolate meet its sourcing goal of 100 percent certified sustainable cocoa by 2020? [Market Watch]
  • Our senior vice president talks about the road to Rio+20. [United Nations Environment Programme]

Did we miss something? Share other great stories, photos and videos in the comments!

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