Progress in sustainability on the local, national, and international stage may often be so difficult to achieve, but this week saw both governmental and corporate leaders harnessing new initiatives that could have a long term impact on our world.
@UNFCC took a page from the inspiring eighties hit single "We Are The World" by producing this inspiring video filled with hope and inspiration in advance of the upcoming U.N. Sustainable Development Summit taking place later this month.
@WhiteHouse and @POTUS brought renewed attention to climate change by leaving the abnormally warm grounds of the White House to take a first-hand look at the devastating effects that global warming is having in the northernmost areas of our country.
It was @kate_sheppard and @CeresNews passing along news about California's potentially ground-breaking climate bill that, if passed, will likely have the most immediate impact on climate change and become a model for the rest of the country.
And speaking of progressive, @NextGenClimate shared a piece by @skarnowski about @GeneralMills seeking to reduce their environmental impact by 28% across its entire operational chain, increased sustainable agricultural practices, increased organic efforts, and a $100 million dollar investment in energy efficiency and clean energy within its own facilities.
Finally, @SustainMtown brought news of efforts underway by Jaull Loram to bring us @TheRoselleNJ in Roselle, New Jersey. When opened, The Roselle will be a destination spot that will include a farmers’ market, a restaurant, a production kitchen, and education center. A place for "old and young to spend more time together, share experiences, and create or re-create community and connectedness." At the end of the day, it may be the efforts of folks like Juall Loram and his efforts to bring "community and connectedness" that have the biggest impact of all.