Green

EIN and the Petersen Automotive Museum to Once Again Roll Out the Green Carpet for the 2024 DriveH2 Pre-Oscar Gala Event

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Non-profit environmental group Energy Independence Now ( EIN ) and a gathering of eco-conscious celebrities, athletes, influencers and content creators will gather at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Thursday, March 7th as the green carpet is rolled out for the Hollywood community and supporters committed to research, green innovation, policy advocacy and public outreach to promote diverse, equitable zero emissions solutions.

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  • Non-profit environmental group Energy Independence Now ( EIN ) and a gathering of eco-conscious celebrities, athletes, influencers and content creators will gather at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Thursday, March 7th as the green carpet is rolled out for the Hollywood community and supporters committed to research, green innovation, policy advocacy and public outreach to promote diverse, equitable zero emissions solutions.
  • Sponsored by Toyota, the Green Pre-Oscar Gala event will benefit the DriveH2 zero emissions movement and is designed to bring an unforgettable night of entertainment, classic Hollywood cars, a performance by DJ Zen Freeman, car racing simulators for guests to experience, eye-popping activations, unique signature and sustainable cocktails, a full bar, planet-friendly hors d’oeuvres & food stations, a fresh-made donut station, and a glimpse into a more sustainable future.
  • Along with performing DJ Zen Freeman, celebrities, athletes and influencers will hit the green carpet for photos and interviews.
  • The theme this year is a blend of classic Hollywood and futuristic solutions to protect our planet.

AlgoSec Achieves Outperformer Status in GigaOm’s Cloud Network Security Radar Report

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global cybersecurity leader AlgoSec has been named a Market Outperformer in GigaOm’s first cloud network security Radar Report, recognizing its position at the forefront of Cloud security innovation.

Key Points: 
  • RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global cybersecurity leader AlgoSec has been named a Market Outperformer in GigaOm’s first cloud network security Radar Report, recognizing its position at the forefront of Cloud security innovation.
  • The GigaOm Radar report highlights key cloud network security vendors to equip IT decision-makers with the information they need to select the best fit for their business.
  • In the report, Andrew Green, IT writer and practitioner, acknowledged several of AlgoSec’s distinguishing capabilities including Automation and Security Policy Management: "AlgoSec automates application connectivity and security policy across the hybrid network estate including public cloud, private cloud, containers, and on-premises networks."
  • Comprehensive Solution Suite: "AlgoSec delivers cloud network security solutions via its Firewall Analyzer, FireFlow, and AlgoSec Cloud products.

GreenPower Appoints Monarch Truck Center as Dealer in the California Bay Area

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (NASDAQ: GP) (TSXV: GPV) ("GreenPower"), a leading manufacturer and distributor of purpose-built, all-electric, zero-emission medium and heavy-duty vehicles serving the cargo and delivery market, shuttle and transit space and school bus sector, today announced the appointment of Monarch Truck Center, a premier medium-duty truck dealer in the California Bay Area, as its commercial dealer serving the St. Clara, San Jose and Union City, California markets.

Key Points: 
  • "GreenPower is excited to welcome Monarch Truck Center to our network of commercial EV truck dealers.
  • "We are proud to offer our customers the best vehicles available in the marketplace," said Nicole Guetersloh, President of Monarch.
  • Monarch is currently an authorized dealer for Isuzu, Hino and REE (EV) trucks, and is the undisputed Bay Area leader in new and used medium-duty truck sales and leasing.
  • Guetersloh noted that Monarch has now been listed as an approved California HVIP dealership for GreenPower all-electric, purpose-built commercial vehicles.

Goodfood teams up with The Bicycle Thief to bring east coast culinary experience to Canadians nationwide

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goodfood Market Corp. (“Goodfood” or “the Company”) (TSX: FOOD) has partnered with iconic east coast restaurant, The Bicycle Thief, to bring Canadians exclusive meal-kits for a limited time only.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Goodfood Market Corp. (“Goodfood” or “the Company”) (TSX: FOOD) has partnered with iconic east coast restaurant, The Bicycle Thief, to bring Canadians exclusive meal-kits for a limited time only.
  • As the #1 Canadian Meal Kit Brand, Goodfood delivers farm-fresh ingredients and chef-curated meal-kits directly to consumers’ doorsteps, encouraging them to discover new recipes and cuisines.
  • The new partnership with the iconic east coast restaurant, The Bicycle Thief, further demonstrates the brand's commitment of delivering high-quality meals to consumers, providing them with an elevated dining experience.
  • Now, with easy-to-follow recipe cards and pre-portioned ingredients, Goodfood is giving Canadians the confidence to cook like an east-coast chef and elevate their at-home dining experience.

‘Fortress’ conservation policies threaten the food security of rural populations

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Conservation, especially when modelled on notions of “pristine nature” — environments untouched by human influence — can create obstacles by limiting access to important food sources.

Key Points: 
  • Conservation, especially when modelled on notions of “pristine nature” — environments untouched by human influence — can create obstacles by limiting access to important food sources.
  • We must shift from strict fortress conservation to more integrated, sustainable use of rural landscapes if we are to achieve both biodiversity conservation and dietary outcomes.

Settling down

  • In turn, traditional diets were mostly comprised of wild foods, both plants and animals, that were harvested from the surrounding environment.
  • This shift is the greatest driver of forest and other habitat loss globally, resulting in the substantial simplification of our diets.
  • In other words, diversity in diets is linked with better nutrition and improved overall health.
  • Up to 1.5 billion people globally depend on wild foods for nutrition and dietary diversity, particularly in the tropics.
  • Building policies that protect people’s rights to access these landscapes is of paramount importance to ensure such dietary diversity in many rural settings.

Local stewards

  • It is increasingly recognized that those who benefit from access — mostly Indigenous Peoples and local communities — are the best stewards of that land.
  • However, land annexation in the name of conservation, and loss of access to the natural resources they contain, continues unabated.
  • The major issue is that the notion of “pristine nature” does not exist in most landscapes, both tropical and temperate.

The way forward

  • The recent Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action at the COP28 climate summit goes some way to recognize the importance of “smallholders, family farmers, fisherfolk and other producers and food workers.” However, there is no mention of the role of wild foods in rural nutrition, nor the role that forests and trees play in supporting agriculture through ecosystem service provision.
  • Read more:
    Flipping Indigenous regional development in Newfoundland upside-down: lessons from Australia

    This must change to allow sustainable use initiatives to play a critical role in complementing and supporting diverse and nutritious diets for the rural poor — without compromising biodiversity goals or climate change mitigation strategies.


Terry Sunderland does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

GreenPower Secures $5 Million Revolving Loan with EDC to Fund All-Electric Vehicle Production for Customer Orders

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The Facility expands EDC's support to GreenPower beyond its existing letter of credit guarantee.

Key Points: 
  • The Facility expands EDC's support to GreenPower beyond its existing letter of credit guarantee.
  • The Facility provides additional liquidity to GreenPower to fund all-electric vehicle production for approved customer orders, allowing for multiple advances over a two-year period with repayments when vehicles are delivered.
  • "GreenPower is excited to be expanding our relationship with EDC and secure a credit Facility that will accelerate our production of all-electric vehicles with existing orders.
  • "The mix of funding from EDC is a great fit with our production requirements and fulfilling our order book without shareholder dilution."

Ajinomoto Co. Launches Silicon Valley CVC HQ to Grow U.S. Investments, Adds New Portfolios

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

The CVC arm has been actively deploying capital with new fund-on-fund and direct investments. Its growing portfolio now includes Translink Capital -- a U.S.-based early-stage venture capital firm investing in semiconductors, mobility, AI, healthcare, robotics, and sustainability. The CVC arm has also made its first semiconductor investment in Elephantech -- a manufacturing technology company advancing metal inkjet printed circuit boards as a more sustainable production process.

Key Points: 
  • The aim is to back innovators in the company's four growth areas, "Healthcare," "Food & Wellness," "ICT," and "Green."
  • It also refers to the Ajinomoto Group's unique scientific approach to connect these findings and services to help resolve social issues and contribute to well-being.
  • Ajinomoto Co.'s New CVC arm in Silicon Valley: https://cdn.kyodonewsprwire.jp/prwfile/release/M107658/202402066250/_prw...
    With its new team in Silicon Valley, the CVC arm will strengthen its funding and partnership support to startups while driving growth across the Ajinomoto Group's food, healthcare, and electronic material business verticals.
  • In semiconductors, Ajinomoto Co. is a pioneer of film-based circuit insulation technology that has become a benchmark component in today's computers.

GreenPower Announces Revenue of $34.2 million Year-To-Date for Fiscal 2024, a 40% Increase from Previous Year

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

GreenPower reported record revenues of $34.2 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2023, an increase of 40% over the revenue of $24.4 million for the comparable period in the previous fiscal year.

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  • GreenPower reported record revenues of $34.2 million for the nine months ended December 31, 2023, an increase of 40% over the revenue of $24.4 million for the comparable period in the previous fiscal year.
  • These Nano BEASTs are part of the 41 all-electric GreenPower school buses ordered by the state of West Virginia," said Fraser Atkinson, GreenPower Chairman and CEO.
  • Increased cash by $3.4 million to $4.0 million from $0.6 million at the beginning of the fiscal year.
  • Deferred revenue of $10.7 million at the end of the quarter including the current portion of $8.2 million.

Deckers Brands Names Robin Green as President of HOKA

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Monday, February 12, 2024

GOLETA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories, today announced that it has named Robin Green as its next President of HOKA, effective immediately.

Key Points: 
  • GOLETA, Calif., Feb. 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Deckers Brands (NYSE: DECK), a global leader in designing, marketing, and distributing innovative footwear, apparel, and accessories, today announced that it has named Robin Green as its next President of HOKA, effective immediately.
  • Green will serve on the Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to Dave Powers, Chief Executive Officer and President of Deckers Brands.
  • "HOKA is in its strongest position to date, and I am confident in our ability to continue its positive momentum with Robin at the helm.
  • Green said, "I am thrilled to join Deckers and lead the dedicated HOKA team to further unlock the potential of this outstanding brand.