After 12 years of profiting from the energy and agriculture markets, I resigned my position as a hedge fund portfolio manager last year. Now, as the founder of Sustainable America, I devote a material portion of my time and net worth to helping make our nation’s food and fuel systems more resilient. Here’s why
It has been an exciting year. 2013 was the first full year of operation for Sustainable America. The generous support and clear vision of Nick Tiller, our founder and chairman, provided us with a simple mandate: to improve the sustainability of America’s food and transportation fuel systems, and we’re proud of our progress so far. We’ve just released our 2013 Year-End Report that details the year’s efforts and accomplishments and shares our plans for 2014.
Want to know more about Sustainable America’s mission and work? Watch Executive Director Jeremy Kranowitz explain how the rising demand for oil and food is dangerously intertwined and what we plan to do about it.
With the release of the IEA’s latest report, it is important to keep in mind the whole energy picture for America’s future. It’s clear that energy resilience will require more than just an increase in oil production…
PharmPods let you grow greens in a shipping container – almost anywhere. With a proprietary technology and a brilliant business plan, PharmPod founder Scott Dittman hopes to see greens grown all over in his innovative hydroponic growing containers. It’s the type of innovation we need in the quest to develop more local food sources and reduce food miles.
At Sustainable America we found this article from Ned Davis Research important to share. As the authors John LaForge and Warren Pies illuminate, there is a perfect storm brewing in Saudi Arabia which could likely drive oil prices higher than we may have imagined in the near future.
What is a weed? According to Wikipedia, a weed is “A herbaceous plant not valued for use or beauty, growing wild and rank, and regarded as cumbering the ground or hindering the growth of superior vegetation…” A fitting description for the invasive superweeds currently inundating America’s agricultural heartlands.
In a clever series of public service announcements by The Human Impacts Institute, NYC Climate Coalition and NYC Oil Addicts Anonymous, oil addiction is satirized in the context of a twelve step program like Alcoholics Anonymous. This video addresses food … Continue reading