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Justin Woolford

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Storyteller, writer, photographer — inspired by nature, environment, people. Based in Bristol, UK.

justin@thechangeco.org

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PAN UK, Solidaridad, WWF

Sustainable Cotton Ranking 2017 [EDITING]

Used in hundreds of everyday items, from clothes and bed linen to mattresses, towels and even bank notes, cotton is ever present in our lives. It is a key raw material for the textile industry and represents about 30% of all fibre used in the sector. Globally, around 30 million hectares are planted with cotton, accounting for more than 2% of total arable land3, and producing approximately 25 million metric tonnes (MT) of cotton annually. Grown in around 80 countries, more than 100 million households around the world are directly engaged in cotton cultivation, relying on it for their income. Full report and summary here: http://www.sustainablecottonranking.org/

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MAVA Foundation

Hero Stories – MAVA Foundation

At the heart of all our work are 'heroes' - passionate people dedicated to delivering effective and lasting conservation. With the conservation community, these inspirational partners are our greatest asset. Without them, we could not achieve our mission. Read some of our heroes' stories here – find out more about their incredible work, what makes them unique partners, what challenges they face, and their hopes for the future.

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LinkedIn

Pride & Partnership - in life as in sport, teamwork and commitment never fail

During the race at Penrith Lakes, as our crew worked together for the 5 minutes and 47.91 seconds it took us to cover the 2000m course and cross the line utterly spent, I knew – and felt in my bones – that we were giving all that we possibly could. At the finish, there was nothing left in the tank. Securing silver was absolutely the best result we could have achieved. For me, there have never been any ‘what ifs’.

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Medium

History, partnership and calculated risk in times of change for the FSC

History, partnership and calculated risk in times of change for the FSC Ideas shape the course of history. And as we approach the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSC) 25th anniversary, we should remind ourselves of the ideas and ambitions that have made forest and market history. A failure to tackle social exclusion, rampant deforestation and illegal logging in tropical forests in the 1980s, paired with a weak outcome on forests at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit gave birth to something extraordinary .

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Medium

Chainsaws & Tree Huggers in the Land of Fairy Tales

“If you want a confession, I found God and His creation, pure nature, in the old growth forest. And at that moment I decided I had to do everything possible to protect it so my children could see it for real, not just in books and museums.” Radu Vlad, Forest & Regional Project Co-ordinator for WWF’s Danube-Carpathian Programme, cuts an imposing figure, unmistakably a man of the Transylvanian forests he’s been campaigning to protect for over a decade. Those in the ancient county of Maramureș in t

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MAVA Foundation

InnovatIng ConservatIon FInance in West Africa and the Mediterranean [EDITING]

With a particular focus on partner financial autonomy, the report targets practitioners in two of MAVA’s priority regions – coastal West Africa and the Mediterranean – and aims to: profile the wide range of financing mechanisms available for biodiversity conservation; and provide insight into how these mechanisms could support, sustain and amplify biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.

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New Innovations

Seeing The Wood For The Trees

Strong, light, flexible, attractive and renewable, wood is perhaps the ultimate raw material. Integral to our lives for millennia, its future uses are bound only by the limits of our collective imagination. Tomorrow morning we might clean our teeth with recyclable wood fibre brushes in front of nano-crystal mirrors made from wood-based composites. Then, at breakfast, read the news electronically on the wood-based semi-conducting polymeric screen built into kitchen tables. And later at work, use fibre-based displays that change according to our schedules and moods.