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La Kretz is L.A.'s HP Garage

Joel Epstein | Posted 10.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Look out Mountain View and Cupertino, La Kretz Innovation Campus in the Arts District is closing hard. La Kretz is L.A.'s HP Garage. It is the plac...

How A Long-Dead Monk Could Revolutionise The Way We Measure the Natural World

Natural Capital Coalition | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Natural Capital Coalition

Mathew Parr explains how double entry bookkeeping can help us to interpret nature and natural systems This article has been submitted as part of the ...

Quiet Moves Toward a Renewable Resource Based Economy

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.20.2016 | Home
Steven Cohen

Every day we see examples of corporations, nonprofits and government agencies taking steps toward sustainably managing their operations. Food companie...

The Transportation Future Is Under Construction In Hartford

Shane M. Kite | Posted 04.25.2016 | Home
Shane M. Kite

The transportation future is underway on 6.2 acres of graded mud next to a capped landfill off I-91's exit 33 in Hartford, Conn. (photo by Jerry Holl...

How Anil Markandya Created the Idea of a 'Green Economy'

Pro Journo | Posted 01.09.2017 | Home
Pro Journo

At the heart of negotiations among developing nations was the concept of the "green economy." It's an idea that was introduced almost 30 years ago but only recently became a keystone in the climate change debate.

GDP Growth Belongs to Economic History

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 12.17.2016 | Home
St. Gallen Symposium

Using Green GDP as the new (and long overdue) default indicator will allow us to factor the value of a healthy environment for human life into the calculations political and economic decisions are based on.

The Climate Crisis Is a Once-in-a-Century Chance to Make Our World More Equitable

Naomi Klein | Posted 12.10.2016 | Home
Naomi Klein

PARIS -- Climate change is not the only crisis we face. We also face a crisis of joblessness. Of inequality. Of racial and gender injustice. So when we talk about climate solutions in this context, it has to be about designing and then fighting for integrated solutions, ones that radically bring down emissions while simultaneously building more just economies and democracies based on true equality.

A Step Ahead and a Way Forward to Green, Inclusive and Smart Growth

Yvo de Boer | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Yvo de Boer

The time when developing countries thought of sustainability as something only the North needed and could afford to worry about is well behind us. A number of trends are driving this.

Iowa City Council Candidates Inspire Vote With Climate Action, Green Economy Initiatives

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
Jeff Biggers

While the nation focuses on the presidential caucus races, the extraordinary campaigns of four Iowa City council candidates in November's upcoming election have inspired local voters to put the famed "UNESCO City of Literature" in the forefront of flourishing green economy and climate action proposals.

Watermark

Peter Neill | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Peter Neill

As we continue to consider the prospect for global water resources, we need first to make a major adjustment to how we measure the water we use, how w...

Earth Day: A Two-step Strategy Makes a Sustainable Difference

Brian Kennell | Posted 06.22.2015 | Home
Brian Kennell

Sustainability is top of mind as this week we mark Earth Day and Arbor Day, tributes aimed at raising respect for the environment. That makes this the perfect moment to note a new Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report that says, "Brands that place packaging" into commerce must take more responsibility for its life cycle impact.

Anti-Koch: The Fight for Green Energy Is a Fight for the 99 Percent

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.30.2015 | Home
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's getting harder to defend our economic and environmental interests against the corrupting influence of campaign cash. The struggle for a fairer economy is inseparable from the struggle to protect the planet -- and both will be more successful once we've removed big money from our political process.

Be Unreasonable About the New Climate Economy

Dr. Nasser H. Saidi | Posted 02.23.2015 | Home
Dr. Nasser H. Saidi

The MENA region has timidly begun on a path to making its societies climate-ready and its energy policies climate-friendly. Given its resources, it can play a central role in moving to the new climate economy. And yet despite progress, there is still a long way to go.

16 People Who Made a Big Difference in 2014

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.21.2015 | Home
Ari Nessel

Mobility for physically and mentally challenged people in Northern Uganda. Widespread humane education in Australia. Community gardens for all in Chico, California.

Zero to One: An Idea for Our Time

Max Benavidez | Posted 02.22.2015 | Home
Max Benavidez

For Thiel, the intelligently designed startup that will eventually evolve into what he calls the creative monopoly is the key to a brighter future for our world.

Green Roadmap; Not Silk Road: Kazakhstan's (renewed) Role in World Affairs

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.01.2015 | Home
André Corrêa d'Almeida

Kazakhstan can offer a much more visible contribution to international peace and prosperity. This country needs to be called upon to play a stronger and more active role in the mediation of interests between the United States (U.S.) and the European Union (E.U.), on one side, and Russia and the Middle East, on the other.

The Business of Renewable Resources

Brian Kennell | Posted 02.10.2015 | Home
Brian Kennell

If businesses adopt a circular paradigm that tracks the environmental impacts of their products throughout their entire lifecycles, we can help alleviate climate change and ensure we have enough natural resources to use in perpetuity.

Recycling Opens the Door to a Circular Economy

Brian Kennell | Posted 01.15.2015 | Home
Brian Kennell

Recycling is critically important, but it's only one part of a larger, globally emergent environmental paradigm known as the Circular Economy. As we look forward to America Recycles Day, we are reminded that we have so much more to do.

Whether It's Green Growth, Green Economy, Or Creative Economy, It's All About Modern Jobs

Yvo de Boer | Posted 11.09.2014 | Home
Yvo de Boer

To my mind, the Creative Economy naturally lends itself to incorporating a green pillar. Innovative approaches to addressing pressing societal and economic issues can create jobs, green the economy, and increase the country's international competitiveness.

Toxin Toxout Detox Tips

Bruce Lourie | Posted 09.10.2014 | Home
Bruce Lourie

Natural health supplements are a booming industry in America, and detox remedies are a large and growing part of that. But do detox treatments really work? And which ones will actually help rid ourselves of toxic chemicals?

Teavolution USA: Tea Becomes a Green Economy in U.S. (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 08.16.2014 | Home
Charles Karel Bouley

It is odd that for a country that started with descendants from Europe that we shunned tea for many years. But that is changing, and besides, tea was being served here in North America and what would become New York even before London.

Finding Ethical Alpha

G. Benjamin Bingham | Posted 07.22.2014 | Home
G. Benjamin Bingham

Katherin Collins elegantly demonstrated that there is too much uncertainty about the future to depend on data from the past, and so we best order our investments with policies, procedures and processes that are at least in harmony with nature.

What if Climate Change Were a Foreign Enemy? Part I

Sheila D. Collins | Posted 06.28.2014 | Home
Sheila D. Collins

What if climate change were a foreign enemy that had declared it would destroy civilization as we know it and we had only five to fifteen years to def...

Dozing Through 'The Great Moving Right Show'

David Coates | Posted 06.14.2014 | Home
David Coates

The greatest danger currently facing all of us in America, and particularly progressives, is one of drift. As an economy, the United States is drifting along a low-growth path that is acclimatizing all of us to levels of unemployment which only a decade ago would have been treated as an outrage. As a society, the United States is drifting towards levels of income and wealth inequality so large that, if left unchallenged, will soon become irreversible. And as a political system, the United States is drifting towards a Republican sweep of both the House and the Senate in November unless the democratic left acts now to reverse what is in truth a carefully orchestrated and heavily funded great moving right show. Those of us of a progressive predisposition are drifting towards a political defeat of historic proportions -- one underpinned by an economic and social settlement of a highly conservative kind -- and we are doing so with what would appear to be only the slightest sense of alarm.

The Self-Fulfillment of Socially Engaged Art

Blair Schulman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Home
Blair Schulman

A growing number of artists are looking to socially engaged art practices, questioning the idea that a fulfilling life and career based upon economics and collectability as their sole rubric demands re-examination.