Tag Archives: Sustainability

Governments Can Push A Win-Win For Climate

Governments Can Push A Win-Win For Climate
The “win-win” character of climate action seems finally to be sinking in. At the UN summit, hundreds of political and business leaders from around the world outlined commitments that constitute practical steps toward enhancing their countries’ economic prospects, improving their citizens’ quality of life, and benefiting firms’ bottom lines. Of course, today’s carbon-intensive businesses may see far more risk than opportunity in climate ... Read more

Build the Green Economy

Build the Green Economy
By Robert Pollin Boston Review  Here is the fundamental challenge we confront with climate change. As of 2010, total annual greenhouse gas emissions were at 45 billion metric tons of mostly carbon dioxide (CO2), along with smaller amounts of methane, nitrous oxide, and other gases. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that to stabilize the global average temperature at its current level of around 60.3°Fahrenheit, ... Read more

Food, energy, finance: A solutions movement takes root in northern California

Food, energy, finance: A solutions movement takes root in northern California
Petaluma, Calif.—There’s a new currency here called Bay Bucks that’s helping businesses trade in services and get off the dollar. There’s a new agriculture-tech startup called CropMobster helping redistribute excess produce and cut down on food waste. And a new electricity provider, Sonoma Clean Power, just flipped on the switch May 1 to supply tens of thousands of Sonoma County residents and businesses with renewable energy. Call it the ... Read more