Green News For The Weekend Volume 327

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Time again for your green news…

Growing food in schools looks set to become part of the curriculum starting from September 2014, furthering the positive impacts of those very successful initiatives already working to promote gardening and ‘grow your own’ schemes in schools nationwide.

An entire industry wants a free pass to pollute by evading the protections of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). What industry could that be, you ask? Fracking, of course.

The Energy Department has announced more than $45 million for thirty-eight new projects that accelerate the research and development of vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency, lower transportation costs and protect the environment in communities nationwide. Of course, they could just ask Elon Musk how he does it, and save themselves a ton of money.

Do you use castile soap at your house? Nature Moms does, and outlines the 10 ways she uses it for everything from shampooing to cleaning toilets.

The huge wildfire scorching one of America’s most beloved national parks, Yosemite, has rained ash on San Francisco’s water supply and jolted the nation. Experts say this is just a foretaste of major fires to come, in the United States and much of the world. Climate change is ushering in a new era of massive fires, floods, droughts, and other assorted calamities. Get ready.

As sustainability becomes more deeply embedded in global business, an increasing number of diverse professionals are wondering how to break in. Opportunities abound, but how to get hold of them? We need more professional committed to the environment, as long as they avoid becoming a greenwasher like so many of them fall in to at their corporate job.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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