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Students of Victoria College Criticize School administration on lack of action towards environmental sustainability

The sustainability commission of Victoria College student council is criticizing the college’s administration for their lack of action towards environmental sustainability. Based on the recently released priorities document, sent out by the University President, there was a complete absence of any initiative or action   geared towards sustainability which the student council was extremely disappointed by.

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Canadian Couple creates rare cattle breed that could increase efficiency as well as sustainability.

Stewart and Kathy Murray introduced the Canadian cattle breed,  known as  Hays Converter via an embryo transfer in Australia in the year 2016.  Recently, it has been noted that they have a small herd of 50 calves being reared in their home.

Hays Converter is said to need less kilos of feed than other breeds to produce the same amount of meat making it more sustainable as it creates less environmental impact. It is said to also produce fewer emissions than other breeds, so for climate warming it is a much better option.

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IFC’s ‘Banking on Women’ initiative geared towards financing Female Entrepreneurs

The International Financing Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, introduced the “Banking on Women” intervention fund targeted at female entrepreneurs.

The product is also expected to encourage banks to explore the untapped opportunities within the female customer segment in the Ghanaian market through targeted investment and advisory services as well as promoting access to finance for women entrepreneurs.

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How Energy efficiency and sustainability can be incorporated into home design

The Gazette, a daily newspaper published in the American city of Cedar Rapids in Iowa, pulls together research and interviews from Home owners, building contractors and real estate agents on ways to incorporate sustainable practices in all aspects of home design

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