Monthly Archives: April 2019

Earth Month Ends

Earth Month Ends

The Earth Day Network represents over a billion people around the world focused on bringing about a better future. Through a number of key campaigns, Earth Days educates and activates toward specific ends. Windmill Capital Management’s posts for Earth Month 2019 have attempted to draw attention to the importance of protecting species around the globe, but there is much more that we can do.

Reforestation – Reforestation is an important activity for a number of reasons. Not only do forests provide habitat for innumerable species of animals and other plants, they also improve our climate. Trees remove carbon dioxide from the environment and generate oxygen. In addition, trees capture vast amounts of carbon.

Green Cities – Reforestation is not only a rural matter – many cities are undergoing urban renewal through reforestation. In cities, trees provide shade, reduce ambient temperatures and clean the air. Additional initiatives to make our cities more sustainable include greater efficiency and investments in renewable technology.

Plastic Pollution – Many people do not realize that plastics are petroleum products. Thus, reducing our use of plastics reduces the amount of oil & gas we must extract. In addition, plastics to not biodegrade. Unless they are properly recycled, plastics remain in the environment indefinitely. There, plastics find themselves in animal digestive tracts, often resulting in death.

Climate Change – We are already experiencing the effects of climate change as a result of global warming. Weather is becoming more extreme and heat waves are more common. We know that human activities, including burning fossil fuels and changes to our environment, are causing global warming. The key to stopping and reversing global warming lies in changing our behavior to increase our sustainable activities.

Windmill Capital Management is dedicated to doing our part to promote reforestation, reduce plastic pollution and impede global warming. Our investments promote renewable energy sources. We are especially excited about new technologies that can recycle plastics to generate power and fuel. And we have dedicated a portion of our revenue to reforestation in partnership with One Tree Planted. We look forward to continuing our work.

Earth Month and Sea Turtles

Earth Month and Sea Turtles

Sea turtles are some of the oldest species on earth, having existed for more than 100 million years. They are found in tropical and sub-tropical seas around the world. Marine reptiles, they breathe air and lay their eggs on sandy beaches. In fact, sea turtle mothers return to the same beach on which they were… Continue Reading

Overcoming Hurdles for Continued Growth in ESG Investing

Overcoming Hurdles for Continued Growth in ESG Investing

Sustainable investing has gained significant momentum as a critical investor consideration. Growth of ESG has corresponded to an increase in investor ESG awareness, greater corporate reporting of non-financial ESG measures, and demonstrated outperformance from ESG strategies. According to a recent report from BNY Melon, the continued growth of ESG is dependent on investors, corporations and… Continue Reading

Earth Month Look at Sharks

Earth Month Look at Sharks

As Earth Month continues, we turn our attention for this post to sharks. Archeological evidence indicates that sharks have been around for more than 400 million years. There are more than 500 species of sharks, which vary in size from six inches to 39 feet long. Sharks are known as apex predators, which means they… Continue Reading

Renewables Growth Impeded by Outdated Electricity Market Rules

Renewables Growth Impeded by Outdated Electricity Market Rules

Declining costs and growing consumer demand are driving expansion in U.S. renewable energy, particularly wind and solar. This growth is being limited, however, by outdated wholesale and distribution market rules, according to a recent report from the Wind Solar Alliance. “Customer-Focused and Clean: Power Markets for the Future” makes a number of keen observations about… Continue Reading

Earth Month Look at Coral Reefs

Earth Month Look at Coral Reefs

Today as we celebrate Earth Month we’re taking a bit of a different turn to look at coral reefs. Coral reefs are located in more than 100 countries and cover close to 110,000 square miles of the earth’s surface. In spite of their relative abundance, coral reefs aren’t typically top of mind in the fight… Continue Reading

Alternative and Renewable Energy for the Cannabis Industry

Alternative and Renewable Energy for the Cannabis Industry

Windmill Capital Management does not have a direct stake in the legal cannabis industry.  We do, however, see that cannabis and renewable energy have quite a bit in common.  Notably, both industries are relatively new to institutional investors and are subject to broad misinformation.  We also believe that both cannabis and alternative energy are important… Continue Reading

Earth Month: All About Bees

Earth Month: All About Bees

From the very large (see our post on elephants published last week) to the very small: today’s Earth Month post is about bees. Bees are extraordinary creatures. Wild bee species populate every climate in the world, from forests to deserts to the arctic. Honeybees are a common site in our fields and gardens. But these… Continue Reading

Celebrating Elephants for Earth Month

Celebrating Elephants for Earth Month

We’re kicking off Earth Month with a post about my son’s favorite animal, elephants. Elephants, the world’s largest land animal, possess very large brains and are capable of complex thought. They have complex social networks and are one of the few animals on earth capable of self-awareness. Elephants are suffering significant population declines in both… Continue Reading

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