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.
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.
How about you? Are you bullish on our nation's green economy? Are you working in a green industry today? If not, are you working somewhere where new green jobs could be created if certain long-standing processes were questioned and new solutions created?
The term "Impact Investing" has taken on many meanings in the past few years. I want to end the confusion and underscore that impact investing must by definition deliver impactful and compelling financial returns.
An article in the Los Angeles Times suggests clean energy is putting people and communities in harms way. It's not. As with any profession there are accidents. But the safety of wind power is staggering compared to traditional energy sources.
Skateboarding gear wears out quickly and needs frequent replacement. When there are upwards of 13 million active skaters in America, that's a hell of a lot of gear to be manufactured only to subsequently end up in a landfill.
It is during these unexpected disasters that we can truly find our souls and the commonalities of our humanity. Those cannot be taken away no matter how much Mother Earth shakes and how hard the tsunami waves strike.
This week, Florida Governor Rick Scott rejected $2.4 billion in federal funds to build a modern passenger rail line between Orlando and Tampa that would have created jobs and supercharged Florida's tourism industry.