All too often companies' efforts to improve their social and environmental sustainability have suffered the same fate as other programs. They produce initial gains that soon dissipate. But this does not have to happen.
To be authentically sustainable means to be vegan. No matter how animals are grown, growing plants to feed humans is easier on the earth than growing plants to feed animals and then turning those animals into food.
From New York to St. Louis to Los Angeles, Occupy Wall Street (OWS) will be buzzing with spring activities throughout the United States. One of its many pending actions is to join forces with the environmental movement to launch Earth Month on March 24.
I'm sitting in a 1920s-era building in Detroit, a former Model T showroom, that two years ago was an unsightly warehouse. The transformation of our building to an energy-efficient community space has been a fascinating one.
Water quality in the New York Harbor, the Long Island Sound and the Hudson and East Rivers has improved dramatically in recent decades thanks to the success of national, state and local-level policies and regulations.
Biking represents a simple activity and lifestyle change that could affect so many of the big, societal issues we face today, as well as some that are not given the priority they should, such as community-building and connection with nature.
We are now part of a fast changing global economy that will require constant adjustments if we are to take full advantage of the talents of our people. It is not acceptable to passively acquiesce to what is starting to look like permanently high levels of unemployment.
Today humanity is a vast system of seven billion, with enormous technological powers and unprecedented demands. Its divorce from nature is approaching a tipping point: in its present form the human system is critically unsustainable.