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15
Nov

The Sustainability Consortium Welcomes HSBC Bank as First Member from Financial Services Industry

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13
Nov

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) Announces New Collaboration with the Walmart Foundation to Tackle Complexity in Farm-Level Data

TSC and the Walmart Foundation seek to create solutions to help farmers with easier information flow to manufacturers and retailers,  » Read more about: The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) Announces New Collaboration with the Walmart Foundation to Tackle Complexity in Farm-Level Data  »
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30
Oct

Modern Slavery in Contemporary Food Production

News from Wageningen UR
October 27,
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23
Jul

Impressive Carbon Capture Verified

For decades, Reforest The Tropics has been measuring the productivity of its forest plantations. In June 2017, for the first time, RTT contracted with an accredited third party, EARTH University, to verify its carbon claims under the protocols established by the International Organization of Standards. The results are fantastic news for…

25
May

Westerly, RI Middle School Forest Update

This is the 2.5 acre, 5 ½-year old forest established by Reforest The Tropics for the CO2-emissions account of the Westerly, RI Middle School.  In a 25-year contract between RTT and the farmer, this forest is legally dedicated to sequestering and storing CO2 for this school’s account.  So far, it has…

23
Jan

Reforestation Models

Based on my research back in 1964, the U.S. and Costa Rican governments approved our applied research program in 1995. Today, we have 185 hectares of R&D forests on 13 farms in Costa Rica built on the following new concepts of pasture reforestation to mitigate climate change. 1)  Most governments pay…

31
Jul

It’s Not Too Late…

The scientific world was shaken recently with a report published in Nature, lead-authored by Joeri Rogelj of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, which suggested that that we have already crossed an important global sustainability threshold. The report argues that, “the window for limiting warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius…

19
Apr

Environmental Education Program from the Forest

RTT recently launched an exciting new module to its educational program. In photos taken in both Costa Rica and Rhode Island, Greg Powell, the RTT Director, is giving a presentation about RTT forests to students at the Westerly Middle School. Greg, and RTT Forestry Engineer, Victor Martinez were able to make…

6
Apr

Carbon Markets and Climate Change

This past February marked the 10th consecutive month in which the average global temperature set a record for warmth. Scientists are warning that the current rate of warming is unprecedented in the known history of our planet. As our globe continues to warm, it is becoming increasingly clear to even the…

25
Jan

Excess CO2: The Elephant in the Room

When speaking with various stakeholders, we at Reforest The Tropics, often find ourselves talking about the “quality” of different carbon offsets. We maintain that all sustainability efforts are important and worthwhile, however the carbon offsets generated from tropical reforestation projects carry a special significance. Only carbon credits that are created from…