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New Economics Foundation. Benefit corporation. In the United States, a benefit corporation or B-corporation is a type of for-profit corporate entity, legislated in 28 U.S. states, that includes positive impact on society and the environment in addition to profit as its legally defined goals.

Benefit corporation

B corps differ from traditional corporations in purpose, accountability, and transparency, but not in taxation. The purpose of a benefit corporation includes creating general public benefit, which is defined as a material positive impact on society and the environment. H&M on Conscious Materials. Seeing a sustainable future - Alex Steffen. Birmingham City University - Sign In. Is Fashion a Credible Platform for Protest? LONDON, United Kingdom — Last week in Paris, Chanel appropriated the visual signifiers of feminist protest for its seasonal runway show.

Is Fashion a Credible Platform for Protest?

In a finale led by Karl Lagerfeld, a bevy of supermodels took to a catwalk christened “Boulevard Chanel” holding signs with slogans such as “History is Her Story,” “Make Fashion Not War,” and “Tweed Is Better Than Tweet.” Lord Nicholas Stern: The state of the climate — and what we might do about it. 100 People: A World Portrait. Picture this complex world simply - the world as 100 people. 7 billion of us share this planet.

100 People: A World Portrait

Who are we? What do we look like? What can we learn from others? MissionThe 100 People Foundation helps students to better understand the complex issues facing our planet and the resources we share. By framing the global population as 100 people, our media makes education more engaging and effective, and improves students' abilities to remember and relate to what they learn. Vision We are traveling the globe to meet and create portraits of the 100 people representing all 7 billion of us sharing the planet. Educational Impact Teachers from schools on every continent have used our media to enrich their lesson plans and engage students in learning about the world population — starting with their neighborhood. IF THE WORLD WERE 100 PEOPLE UPDATED.

Truth to Materials. What is RAW for the Oceans? Captain Paul Watson: RAW for the Oceans Ambassador. People's Climate March: thousands demand action around the world - as it happened. Floods, forest fires, expanding deserts: the future has arrived. Climate change is no longer viewed by mainstream scientists as a future threat to our planet and our species.

Floods, forest fires, expanding deserts: the future has arrived

It is a palpable phenomenon that already affects the world, they insist. And a brief look round the globe certainly provides no lack of evidence to support this gloomy assertion. In Bangladesh, increasingly severe floods – triggered, in part, by increasing temperatures and rising sea levels – are wiping out crops and destroying homes on a regular basis. Cotton production linked to images of the dried up Aral Sea basin. What do the catwalks of Paris have to do with 25,000 miles of exposed sea bed thousands of miles to the east?

Cotton production linked to images of the dried up Aral Sea basin

While all eyes have been fixed on designer collections and members of the front row, the true cost of the fashion industry has been revealed in a shock announcement by NASA that the Aral Sea in Central Asia has now completely dried up. The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest lake, home to 24 species of fish and surrounded by fishing communities, lush forests and wetlands.

Satellite images show Aral Sea basin 'completely dried' A large section of the Aral Sea has completely dried up for the first time in modern history, according to Nasa.

Satellite images show Aral Sea basin 'completely dried'

Pollution May Be Promoting Lethal Tumors In Turtles. Pollution from urban areas and farms in Hawaii may be contributing to a tumor-forming disease in endangered sea turtles, a new study has found.

Pollution May Be Promoting Lethal Tumors In Turtles

According to the researchers, nitrogen in runoff gets stored in the turtles’ food and consequently gives sleepy herpesviruses the fuel they need to cause the often fatal tumors that have afflicted sea turtle populations for decades. The work has been published in PeerJ. Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is an often fatal tumor-forming disease that affects sea turtles across the globe. Previous work identified DNA from a group of viruses called alpha-herpesviruses in these tumors, but not in adjacent healthy tissues. This suggested a viral origin of this disease, but later studies found that these viruses were actually present in every sea turtle tested, even healthy turtles. It has recently emerged that the amino acid arginine might play a significant role in the life cycle of herpesviruses. World's wildlife population halved in just 40 years - life - 30 September 2014. Enjoy them while you can.

World's wildlife population halved in just 40 years - life - 30 September 2014

Only half the world's animals are left compared with 40 years ago, mainly because of habitat destruction either by locals for farming or by the multinational mineral and timber trades. The biennial Living Planet Report, released this week by conservation charity WWF, tracked the fate of 10,000 vertebrate species around the world between 1970 and 2010. It found that the total population of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles has declined by 52 per cent in only two generations of humans. Latin America saw the steepest decline, with animal populations falling by 83 per cent. Animals living in fresh water also fared badly, plummeting by 76 per cent. Eco-fashion, green design, sustainable style. Flood Wall Street: Photos from the Front Lines. Monday, after the historic 400,000 People's Climate March (PCM) the day previous, over 4,000 students, professors, scientists, activists, journalists, and others marched on Wall Street to demand an end to capitalism.

Flood Wall Street: Photos from the Front Lines

With the hashtag "FloodWallStreet" the photos and stories from this march have trended Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites all week. The protestors and their demands were simple: end the capitalistic system that is not only vastly accelerating global climate change, but disproportionately affecting members communities on the front lines of extreme energy extraction. Before the Flood, speakers included impacted front line residents like youth activist Ta’Kaiya Blaney who explained that recently in her community oil sludge trailing ponds spilled into two of the world’s biggest salmon runs. Respect for workers worldwide. Ifixit. Detox: How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion.

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