Sustainable Practices

 
 

Rouses Supermarket in downtown New Orleans harvests much of its own fresh food from its rooftop Tower Garden® farm,

The Whale family farms in Alma, Ontario and has been doing so for seven generations. Dedicated community members, their philosophy is not just to take care of the land, but to improve it. The farm is a living example of what happens when the triple bottom line is considered -- environmental responsibility, social equity and financial viability. The family won the 2014 Dairy Farm Sustainability Award for their efforts to protect and improve the environment for their family...and Canada.

JLL launches it's first Urban Farm at the rooftop of the Bank of America Tower. Thank you to social enterprises Time To Grow and Sowers Exchange for all their help - JLL Property Hong Kong.

Author Chris Benjamin introduces Eco-Innovators, his new book on sustainable living in Atlantic Canada. Chris profiles some of the region's most innovative and forward-thinking leaders in sustainability. These entrepreneurs and educators, activists and agitators, farmers and fishers have all made measurable contributions both in their respective fields of interest and in motivating others to make change. 

The Walt Disney Company is focused on supporting sustainable practices. This video shows a number of initiatives currently enacted at the Disneyland Parks.

View the Disney Environmental Report, located on pages 50 - 70.

Shopping centers have been the scourge of environmentalist with their high energy usage and promotion of urban sprawl. But recent trends in the United States has led to a decline in the stability of shopping centers and malls. Research has shown that more and more commercial centers will become abandoned in the future as population trends and increased popularity of online shopping continues to erode the profits of physical commercial centers.  It is clear that the number of malls will continue to decrease, while the number of abandoned sites will continue to increase. The International took a close look at the problem:

A great concept in urban gardening has been Community Orchards. Easier to maintain than a vegetable garden, orchards provide a number of services. Economically they provide locally grown produce for members of the community. They act as a focal point for community interactions and educational programs. The Philadelphia Orchard Project has planted over 1000 berry bushes and 500 fruit trees. The project has focused the communities environmental initiatives providing a project the brings concerned citizens together. The orchards provide a number of environmental benefits. These include increased biodiversity, habitats, erosion control, and nutrient cycling. The project has created a video to help promote the project.

The ecoATM is an automated self-serve eCycling kiosk that uses patented machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate and buy-back used electronics directly from consumers for cash or store credit. ecoATM kiosks provide a convenient trade-in solution that electronically and visually inspects any consumer electronic device, pays consumers immediately in cash and/or store credit, and automatically administers trade-in / trade-up promotions for retailers and manufacturers.

Location

San Diego, CA
10515 Vista Sorrento Parkway
United States
 
 
 
 
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