Tag: Sustainability

3 Ways Celebrities Could Reduce Environmental Impact More Than Removing Meat

Tis the season for awards shows and Hollywood red carpet glam. Fans will gather around their screens to watch celebrities in the latest fashion glam up for the broadcast and make acceptance speeches that will be talked about in media outlets across the board. The Golden Globes kicks off the season of award shows, and […]

Livestock’s Long Shadow and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In 2006, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) released a report titled Livestock’s Long Shadow: Environmental Issues and Options. The report aimed to assess the total environmental impact of global livestock and determined this sector of agriculture is among the world’s top contributors to negative environmental impacts, including Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. Following […]

Sustainable Ranching with World Wildlife Fund | Agriculture Proud Podcast 007

Happy Earth Day this week! I hope you celebrate by sharing more about the work our farmers and ranchers are doing to conserve our environment and be more sustainable in maintaining our open spaces. On Episode 7 of the Agriculture Proud Podcast I feature a conservation group you may have heard about, but may not […]

Agriculture Celebrates Trees on Earth Day 2016

On Friday, April 22, communities around the globe with be celebrating Earth Day 2016. Founded in 1970, this occasion raises awareness of environmental causes, such as conservation, stewardship and sustainability – three principles agriculture communities participate in on a regular basis. This year’s Earth Day theme is “Trees For The Earth” and encourages people to plant trees […]

4 frustrating agriculture messages we need to fix

Lately I have been involved in (and observing) some frustrating conversations. We have so many systems at play in the world of agriculture right now, and people are fighting tooth and nail to gain an edge on the competition. Even if that means throwing our neighbor under the bus. It is incredibly difficult to be a […]

Does removing beef from the diet improve health and environmental sustainability?

Last week, you may have seen the news creeping across your social media feeds that Virgin mogul and billionaire, Sir Richard Branson, announced he had given up consuming beef in the name of a healthier lifestyle and planet. I say kudos to him! We should all be striving to do more to reduce our environmental impact, try […]

My Chat with Chipotle on Food With Integrity | Part 1

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG) is a food company who takes issue with, as they view it, the systemic problems in modern agriculture. They’re not in it to berate the farmer or rancher, but rather to call attention to the national groups, organizations, and corporations who they believe control modern food production and do not represent […]

The Thirsty Road Ahead: Be Thankful For Water

A Facebook friend recently forwarded this article from The Economist. THIS year Texas had the hottest summer ever recorded in any state. In September wildfires swept through the town of Bastrop, outside Austin, destroying more than 1,000 homes. Thousands of cattle have been sold. The town of Big Spring, up the road from the oil […]

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