Ecologists by Necesity

More interesting perspectives from Cuba: Economic problems, the embargo, and the collaps of the USSR may have triggered Cuba’s new green outlook by allowing “ecological thinking to come to the fore against developmentalist and narrowly economic thinking.” But, in the agricultural sector, seeds of ecological consiousness were planted as early as the 1980s which formed the real backbone of Cuba’s ability to adjust to a new green philosphy.

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He was instrumental in the creation of TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years as well as an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.