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Community Net Metering Proposal Brings Solar Within Reach

An innovative solution on the horizon in New York, called community net metering, may allow low-to-moderate income residents to benefit from the cost…
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Pitfalls in Measuring Corporate Sustainability

While many tools exist to give companies a way to report on their corporate sustainability practices, many firms struggle to use them properly.

The Tyranny of Distance: Reconciling Extended Producer Responsibility with Global Transportation

Whether driven by the business case, ethics or legislation, product take-back promotes the practice of recycling, lifecycle assessment and design for durable reuse…

Is It Time to Stop Hating the Car? Maybe Not

We hated the car when they were getting 10 miles to the gallon. As cars became more efficient, we began to forgive them.…

Squandering Our Inheritance

Generations before us prided themselves on innovative progress, self-sufficiency and providing for the future. We squander this legacy. More than iPhones, flat screens…

How the United States Seal Promotes Sustainability

The Great Seal of our nation skillfully encapsulates the principles and ethics worth living by. Created as an official signature to enable the…

Why is Waste-to-Energy So Confusing for Americans?

Our cluelessness as to what happens after the waste bag is placed on the curb is nowhere more evident than in the fuzzy…

Could 3-D Printing Bring the World Closer to the Circular Economy?

3-D printing could offer a dual solution to the world's waste problem, allowing transformation of plastic waste into new plastic products.

Denis Hayes and the Cascadia Sustainability Movement

It is normally assumed that the larger the audience the more impact you can have. For the past 20 years Denis Hayes has…
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What Does It Mean to Live From Scratch?

Giovanni Ciarlo and Kathleen Sartor are creating communities that are totally integrated with nature from scratch can last for generations.
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Portland State University Program Teaches Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Impact Entrepreneurs program at Portland State University's School of Business Administration is applying the unique effectiveness and rigor of business practices to…

MPOWERD Lantern Brings Affordable Solar to Sub-Saharan Africa

MPOWERD is a startup with a solar lantern that is turning heads in firms across Africa and capturing the interest of international distributors.

Persistent Energy Ghana Brings Solar to Those Who Need Light

While the first three installations are in the Eastern region of the Ghana, PEG plans to expand into the island communities in the…
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Urban Transport in India: Moving People Not Cars

By Juzer Rangoonwala In 2010, outdoor air pollution caused 620,000 premature deaths in Indian cities.¬†Urban population in India is estimated to double in…
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How Aquaponics Makes Commercial Urban Agriculture Possible

Population growth and climate control place dual constraints on arable land. Aquaponics can alleviate the pressure.