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2016 — The Real Work Begins

Welcome to 2016, the year with the best chance so far of concerted progress towards sustainable improvement in the U.S. and the world! What will it mean for you, your company and your world?  Let’s take a look back at what happened in 2015 and see how that positions us for the new year. There […]

Why the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Is Good for Your Business

“On August 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan – a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change. Shaped by years of unprecedented outreach and public engagement, the final Clean Power Plan is fair, flexible and designed to strengthen the […]

Say What? Florida Bans “Climate Change.” (But they’re not the only ones.)

“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip K. Dick The Governor of Florida has decided that ignoring climate change will make it go away. According to the Miami Herald, “DEP officials have been ordered not to use the term ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ in any official […]

Don’t Wait for Trickle-Down Sustainability: How Local Efforts Move the Needle

To misquote Tip O’Neill, all sustainability is local. On October 15, 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its Fifth Assessment Report on the state of the global climate.  The full text is readable here.  This was by far the most comprehensive and scientifically detailed of all its work done to date. In it, […]

The Planet’s Carbon Odometer Turned Over 400. What Now?

Last week, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released the data that we’ve hit carbon dioxide levels of 400 parts per million (PPM) in our atmosphere.  This, in turn, sparked a media flurry of hand-wringing over how we’re failing to combat climate change, and we continue to be on a collision course with “the […]

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