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Carrots grown in home gardens typically look like this — but grocery chains seem to think consumers won’t buy them. Here’s where marketing education can make a difference and help eliminate food waste. (Shutterstock)

How marketing classes can rescue ‘ugly produce’ from becoming food waste

New research suggests educators can play a crucial role in changing attitudes and actions about food waste and equip future marketing professionals with the tools to tackle sustainability challenges.
Aerial photo of a post-nickel mining area in North Konawe, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Part of the area has been reclaimed. Jojon/Spt/ANTARAFOTO

8 ways to ensure Indonesia’s nickel sector is sustainable

Controversies haunt Indonesia’s ambition for nickel processing. It’s time Indonesia move away from supplying electric vehicle battery material narrative and focus on sustainability.
The planet contains myriad types of soil and ground cover, each with unique properties and sustainability requirements. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

A sustainable future begins at ground level

Not all types of ground are the same and understanding how varied ground types react to environmental stresses is key to achieving true sustainability.
Regenerative agricultural strategies can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from food production, restore local ecosystems and enhance community well-being. (Shutterstock)

How nature-based knowledge can restore local ecosystems and improve community well-being

In the face of growing social and environmental challenges, organizations in the food and agriculture sector are increasingly turning to nature for inspiration.
People walk on the snowless streets of Place Jacques Cartier in Old Montréal on Jan. 3, 2024. February 2024 was the warmest February in human history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

The world is not moving fast enough on climate change — social sciences can help explain why

Climate change is often seen as solely a technical problem. This is a misguided belief. Understanding how to build a better world begins, and ends, with understanding the societies which inhabit it.
A man pulls his kids behind an electric bicycle near the pier in Huntington Beach, Calif. Paul Bersebach/Orange County Register via Getty Images

E-bike incentives are a costly way to cut carbon emissions, but they also promote health, equity and cleaner air

Many incentive programs promote e-bike use, but they aren’t necessarily targeting the right people for the right reasons.

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