sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Our national and state roads, dams, bridges, and airports are in such disrepair that they've even garnered the attention of this year's presidential…
Elizabeth Mukwimba is a 62-year-old Tanzanian woman who now has solar lighting and electricity in her home thanks to the M-Power off-grid system. But tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to emphasize community outreach as well.

Extreme Innovation Meets Behavioral Economics

For humanitarian aid groups, tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to teach communities how items like…
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Climate Action: Steps Toward a Great Transition

As people around the world celebrate Earth Day and world leaders gather in New York to sign the Paris Agreement, 3p's Tom Schueneman…
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Florida College Town Embraces Green Building

Gainesville is home of the Gators and the University of Florida. In recent years, residents have witnessed a paradigm shift in the number…
The future of sustainable development. How do we change the economic incentives for a more just and equitable society?

Transparency, the Panama Papers and the Future of Sustainable Development

Of course it's no surprise that the world's most wealthy and powerful people use whatever means at their disposal to protect their wealth.…

Healthcare Initiative is Changing the Way Hospitals Do Business

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative is a national call for health systems to improve patient care and cut costs by changing the way they…
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Stormwater Solutions: Investing in Nature and Communities

Washington, D.C. joined cities like Seattle, Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, to implement a stormwater fee that charges landowners based on a…
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$90M Grant for Sustainable Food Will Link Nonprofits and Private Sector

A major $90 million sustainable food supply initiative will set up collaborative efforts to transform the production of top commodities such as beef,…
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Is Australia Really Winning the Solar Energy Race?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19 percent of Australian households now have either rooftop solar panels or solar-powered hot water systems…
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Senior Housing Moves Toward Sustainability

As the U.S. economy continues to shift toward embracing sustainability, senior and assisted-living options are also changing in response to socioeconomic issues. New…
Silverio Mungia Carrillo, 28, migrant worker from San Miguel Tenextatiloyan, Puebla, harvests a Fair TradeCertified cucumber.

The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow…
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Sustainable Growth Succeeds in a Rural California City

Sustainable growth policies are attracting a stream of new companies to Gonzales, California.
Shanghai is just one Chinese city slated for sustainable revitalization.

China Adopts New Urbanization Guidelines

China's new urbanization guidelines are a major environmental and planning step forward in the country and could become one of the world's biggest…
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The 2016 International Home and Housewares Show — A Sustainable Assessment

March, this year, is a big month for expos, and the first one we attended this month was the International Home and Housewares…
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U.S. Pays First $500 Million to Green Climate Fund

This week the Obama administration paid the first installment of its $3 billion commitment to help developing nations tackle climate change risks.