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A New Vision for Sustainable Agriculture for Rio+20 Summit

Bruce Campbell Ph.D. | Posted 08.19.2012 | World
Bruce Campbell Ph.D.

A renewed global commitment to sustainability at Rio+20 will miss the mark if it does not explicitly address the needs and opportunities in agriculture.

Rio+20: 'I Want to Light a Fire, and Remind You of the Urgency of Our Task'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 08.18.2012 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

What the world needs now is a dramatic paradigm shift fronted by brave leadership that is willing to guide us through these turbulent times.

Young Activist On Being A Change-Maker And A Change-Earner

Lisa Curtis | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa Curtis

For most of my life, I've specialized in working really hard without getting paid. This specialty seems inherent to many young people who seek to crea...

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Mark Tercek | Posted 08.15.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

Indonesia has significant challenges ahead to realize its president's ambitious goals. But it is significant is that Indonesia's leadership understands that economic growth can -- and must -- go hand-in-hand with conserving nature.

Study Foresees Job Gains With Greener Policies

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.31.2012 | Green

GENEVA (AP) — Some 15 million to 60 million jobs could be created worldwide over the next two decades if nations took better care of the planet, acc...

California Is Leading: Will the Nation Follow?

Claire Tomkins | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Claire Tomkins

America needs to lead. We use the most energy. We use the most resources. And we generate more trash than anyone else on the planet. It's not that we don't know how to do it. We do already. Here in California.

It's About Greening All Jobs, Not Green Jobs

Carl Pope | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Carl Pope

Americans are all in the environmental crisis together, they are all in the economic crisis together, and the two crises have a common solution -- making every job a green job.

5/5/12 and 6/5/12: Climate Change and the Financialization of Nature

Wenonah Hauter | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Wenonah Hauter

There is an urgent need for communities around the world to send a message to their elected officials participating in Rio+20: We want a truly green economy, not a greenwashed economy.

Setting Unrealistic Expectations to Commemorate Earth Day

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Joan Michelson

This progress is too slow and not audacious enough. We need Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAG). What has to happen to flip the current energy paradigm, where oil is 3.6 percent of our energy consumption?

From Environmentalism to Regeneration: What We Need to Do Differently This Earth Day

Jeffrey Hollender | Posted 06.22.2012 | Impact
Jeffrey Hollender

There is little about this current state of affairs that we will want to sustain. Sustainability, a state we never came close to achieving, is no longer enough. Regeneration is what is required. What is it?

Grimm Pickings: The Real Economic Fairy Tales

Sharan Burrow | Posted 06.19.2012 | Green
Sharan Burrow

The idea that we can build a strong economy while improving our environment is seen as pure fantasy. Of course, the real fiction lies in thinking you can ignore environmental impacts and carry on with slash and burn economics forever.

Green Job Growth Slower Than Predicted

Reuters | Posted 06.13.2012 | Green

* Experts say White House oversold job-creation aspect * Job-training efforts far short of goal * White House says clean...

Green Jobs and Educating the Sustainability Managers of the 21st Century

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

In some ways, the specific definition of a green job is less important than the fact that it is now measured and considered important enough to track.

New Labor Report Reveals Green Jobs Numbers

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 05.22.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 3.1 million Americans are employed in green jobs, a sector that now accounts for about 2.4 percent of the nation's total ...

Green Plowshares in the Pacific Northwest

William S. Becker | Posted 05.19.2012 | Green
William S. Becker

Three governors and the Premier of British Columbia announced an action plan to make the Pacific Northwest's homes more energy efficient, its vehicles less dependent on oil, and its communities less vulnerable to the threat of global climate change.

ARPA-E on the Practical Side of (Energy) Innovation

Joan Michelson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Small Business
Joan Michelson

Here are six tips distilled for aspiring entrepreneurs from Steve Blank and others at the summit.

A Visit to My Kitchen: Alisa Gravitz

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Maria Rodale

Gravitz has pioneered effective techniques for addressing issues of sustainable consumption and production, helping American families and businesses "go green."

Making the Business Case for Conservation

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.04.2012 | Green
Mark Tercek

What is the business case for conservation? Just a few years ago, I don't think many people in either the business or conservation communities would have thought to even pose that question. But times are changing.

Where Is the Greed in Climate Change Markets?

Peter Gardett | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green
Peter Gardett

Greed is a strong word, but if the climate change community is serious about finding a market solution to the crisis they are so good at describing, it is also an effective one.

Stories to Watch in 2012: U.S., China, Food, Renewable Energy, Rio+20

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

What are the top environmental and development issues that will shape 2012? While we can't predict the future, here's a rundown of the key issues to keep an eye on.

Three Ideas That Are Good for Both Economy and Environment

Manish Bapna | Posted 03.12.2012 | Green
Manish Bapna

Not only can preparing for climate change offer opportunities for economic growth, it would be unwise to pursue one without the other.

Michigan Can Be a Leader in Dealing With Climate Change

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit
Olga Bonfiglio

Peter Sinclair spoke recently at the Kalamazoo Nature Center about the effects of greenhouse gases on the natural cycles of the earth and what we can do about it.

The Cost of Climate Change Is Jobs

David Foster | Posted 02.02.2012 | Green
David Foster

Whether in South Africa or in the United States, the cost of climate change is deep and far reaching. It's costing us money. It's costing us economic growth. And it's costing us jobs.

Could a Small Town in Arizona Become the Solar Capital of the World?

Virginia Simmons | Posted 01.16.2012 | Green
Virginia Simmons

When Rick Buss left his position as city manager of Maricopa, Arizona, to become the town manager of a 2,000-person, economically struggling town called Gila Bend in 2008, some people who know him personally and professionally wondered why.

Changing the Conversation: From Nature's Wonder to Nature's Value

Mark Tercek | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

As South by Southwest has proven in the areas of technology and music, the best new thinking and creative ideas often emerge when we cross boundaries to seek out new relationships and ideas.