A study in Nature has shown that it could be possible to meet the nutritional needs of the predicted 9.6 billion people who will live on Earth in 2050, even without further deforestation. The study modelled 500 different food production scenarios using regional forecasts supplied by the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. It aimed […]
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Dietary changes in High Income Countries could significantly contribute to more sustainable global water usage, land use and greenhouse gas emissions, as well as being healthier, according to a scientific review in PLOS ONE. The review looked at 63 studies of diets which had both improved human health and reduced the impact of food production on […]
The Tiny Homes Foundation (THF) has received development approval for a pilot project in Gosford, NSW. The project, which is possibly the first of it’s kind in Australia, hopes to combat homelessness with a ‘homes first’ approach, using tiny houses as an affordable, replicable solution. Embed from Getty Images The pilot project of four […]
A remarkable interaction between humans and birds in Mozambique is a win-win for both species, reports Karl Gruber in an article summarising the recently published research of Dr Claire Spottiswoode on the ABC News Science website. The study draws on earlier research by the Kenyan ecologist Hussein Isack in the 1980s. Isack showed that […]
Using traditional life cycle assessments (LCAs) to measure the environmental impact of products and services is not an accurate enough measure and has become outmoded, according to Roland Geyer and Trevor Zink in a recent SSIR article describing a new measurement concept that they are calling ‘net green’. Many current measurements, such as […]
Genuinely involving local people in impact investment can open up new investment pipelines and make for better outcomes for investors and communities, says Kelly Ryan from the US-based Incourage Community Foundation, in a recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Incourage is a “place-based philanthropy, community developer, and impact investor” which has been working in a […]
Starfish acknowledges the first peoples and traditional owners of the land that we live and work on in Australia and all around the world. We pay our respects to their ancestors and Elders ~ past, present and future. Starfish is committed to honouring and respecting first peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas, and their rich contributions to our communities and society-at-large.