Episode 42: How the UC is leading the world on climate; World Water Week condensed
Welcome to this week's GreenBiz 350 podcast, where we bring you the news you need to know about sustainable business.
GreenBiz week in review
Tune in at 2:40 minutes into the episode for a weekly roundup of the news you need to know about.
Coca-Cola and its bottlers achieve "replenishment" of all water they use
The world’s largest beverage company now claims that it can run its operations with zero water footprint. The Coca-Cola Company has announced during World Water Week that it has just hit its target to return the equivalent amount of the water it uses back to nature.
GreenBiz Senior Writer Barbara Grady describes the company's road to achieving this, its method of "replenishing" and the extent of the impact this will have.
Water pipes, infrastructure could buckle under climate change
Civil Engineer Rajan Jha and Environmental Consultant Sudhir Pathak describe four distinct risks climate change poses to U.S. water systems and the need for massive investment in order to mitigate these risks.
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune it around 9:50 and 24:50 to hear this week's features.
Agriculture meets carbon credits
This week GreenBiz Editor in Chief Joel Makower moderated a panel at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco titled "The University of California's Role in Confronting Climate Change and Leading the World on a Sustainable Environmental Path."
Hear Teenie Matlock, professor of cognitive science, University of California, Merced on the language of climate change; Christine Gulbranson, senior vice president for research, innovation, and entrepeneurship of the University of California on what new things the UC is doing to catalyze sustainable innovation; and Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kammen from University of California, Berkeley on how California's recent climate justice legistlation is proving to be a vanguard for the rest of the country.
You can find the full recording of the event on iTunes.
Greenpeace takes aim at not-so-sustainable seafood
GreenBiz Senior Writer Lauren Hepler dives deep into the infamously murky waters of sustainable fishing with a new Greenpeace report.
David Pinsky, a senior Greenpeace ocean campaigner, explains the kinds of labor issues the commonly occur on commercial fishing boats and what action consumers can take.
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Tech meets sustainability at VERGE
VERGE 16, our big annual event covering the convergence of technology and sustainability, is just a month away. This year, we're also adding a new summit series covering the circular economy, next-gen buildings, sustainable transportation and the utility of the future.
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