One Water Approach: Transforming Water Management in the 21st Century

Water shortages are occurring across the globe, even in communities close to Lake Michigan that experience frequent flooding.  Freshwater represents a fraction of the water on Earth and only 0.3% is surface available. As population increases, so does the demand for freshwater. With a lack of surface water alternatives, many locations opt to supply their […]

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Reaping intelligence from innovative soil sensor technology benefits carbon, water, and nutrient management for sustainable agriculture.

As the saying goes, “What gets measured gets done.”  Innovation in soil sensor technology affords opportunities for water efficiency, carbon sequestration, and nutrient cycling in agricultural soils, with rewards to those who contribute.  It is time to sharpen and integrate soil sensing and modeling tools and remove barriers to use for decision-making by agriculture practitioners […]

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Cities are critical in addressing our most pressing environmental challenges

I recently returned from Abu Dhabi where I attended a United Nations gathering on cities and the environment. I met with dozens of experts from around the world to debate ideas and draft a report on the environmental challenges that cities experience but also create, and to outline a sustainable and inclusive vision for tomorrow’s […]

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Protecting our natural resources on World Soil Day

On World Soil Day, we recognize the importance of protecting our soils for the health and wellbeing of society. Greenleaf works to protect soil health through our Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters Initiative to advance integrated, whole systems approaches to the optimization of agricultural land management. We are grateful to work with leading organizations and […]

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CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability

Greenleaf was honored to work with the Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) at the University of Illinois team as part of the organizing committee on the CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability on August 7th and 8th. Participants at the event included municipalities (from rural to large urban), […]

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