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Supporting the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.

Supporting the economic and environmental sustainability of agriculture, natural resources, and rural communities.

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NSAC – Farming Opportunities The future health and vitality of agriculture, the food system, and rural communities depends on the successful entry of all who want to pursue a sustainable farming livelihood. Over the next two decades an estimated 400 million acres of U.S. agricultural land will be passed on to heirs or sold as farmers 65 and older retire (currently one-third of all farmland owners are retirement age). While there is a growing number of young people, new immigrants, and second-career professionals who want to enter into farming, they face a myriad of challenges such as the rising cost of farmland, a critical shortage of training, and lack of financing. Fortunately, the 2008 Farm Bill makes a greater investment in beginning farmers and ranchers than ever before, making it more likely that aspiring farmers will have the tools and financial resources they need to get a start on the land.

Sustainability is the investment opportunity of the year: Kurt Vogt, HSBC We sat down with Kurt Vogt, Managing Director of Sustainable Financing at HSBC, to learn about the landscape of sustainable finance, and where the opportunities lie. HSBC hosted the second annual Sustainable Finance Briefing during Climate Week NYC on September 19, which focused on the latest developments in global climate finance and saw the launch of the Bonds & Climate Change: State of the Market 2016 report by the Climate Bonds Initiative. What are the barriers to investment in the low carbon economy and how can the market be reformed to scale-up climate finance? There are a couple of big opportunities I see to develop climate finance. Firstly, green investment opportunities, such as investments in energy efficiency, are often small scale and can be very fragmented. A mechanism to aggregate green projects would make it easier to do more business efficiently.

Landis Valley Museum - Pennsylvania German Heritage - Lancaster County Tourism, PA Heirloom Seed Project & Farm Program Landis Valley Museum is home to the Heirloom Seed Project. Established in the mid 1980s, the Heirloom Seed Project's focus is on seed preservation, seeds from heirloom varieties of vegetable herbs and ornamentals that have historical significance for Pennsylvania Germans from 1750 to 1940. Welcome - Steve Schein Dr. Steve Schein is a corporate sustainability strategist and family business advisor at L4S Consulting. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and former CEO with more than 35 years of leadership, business development, consulting, and senior management experience in a wide range of industries. His primary areas of consulting are leadership development and integration sustainability with strategy and culture. Steve is passionate about helping leaders and teams tap into their deeper motivations and strengths to cultivate sustainable organizations over the long-term.

Processing Clay the Easy Way (As featured in the January 2008 issue of Practically Seeking) Today we usually think of clay as being used for pottery but in truth the uses are almost endless. Project on Climate Change Communication April 09 2014 | Research Reports New Commentary Urges Climate Scientists to “Set the Record Straight” We just published a commentary in Earth’s Future, a new online, open-access journal published by the American Geophysical Union. The commentary is entitled: “Climate Scientists Need to Set the Record Straight: There is a scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is happening.” CLEAR POLYCARB SHEET - Plastic Rods How To Measure | Close it Measure Twice, Cut Once Once we cut a stock size piece, we can't ever sell it as full size piece again. All cuts are nominal. So, PLEASE MEASURE CAREFULLY, and DOUBLE CHECK YOUR MEASUREMENTS BEFORE YOU ORDER. The old adage is espcially true here: measure twice, cut once.

The Earth Institute - Columbia University Exploring Science in the Field from Pole to Pole Company Donates 330,000 Bed Nets to Help Fight Malaria in Africa Lords of the Past Fankhauser's Cheese Page Here is an abbreviated (roughly) alphabetized table of recipes on this site. Note that some are homesteading recipes beyond cheese: Links? Assess the U.S. Climate Scientific assessments are essential tools for linking science and decision making. They survey and synthesize science, within and between disciplines and across sectors and regions. They highlight key knowledge that can improve policy choices and identify significant gaps that can limit effective decision making. Assessments also track progress by identifying changes in the condition of the Earth, changes in human response, and advances in science over time. Assessments have been integral components of USGCRP since our inception. We have a legal mandate to conduct a National Climate Assessment (NCA) every four years, the third and most recent of which was released in May 2014.

Moscow Neutron Monitor This Web-page was supported by RFBR grant 03-07-90389. See also Russian Science Foundation RSCF. Meteo VKO DME RealTime DB for high resolution: (nmdb ), nmdb Viewer: Kiel or Moscow Mirror or Paris and DOC nmdb WEBcam SpaceWeather Wren Country Sticks, shepherds crooks, Walking Sticks, thumb sticks, animal head sticks, walking sticks Intended move. As you will see from our home page we are moving premises. This is not just a straight foreword move. Iranian Architect Nader Khalili Built Earth Buildings Fit for Space Earth bag construction is one of the most affordable and sustainable ways to build a home that is harmonious with the earth. Nader Khalili was a big proponent of this “super adobe” style structure. If Hassan Fathy is the father of sustainable architecture, then Nader Khalili must be his close cousin.

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