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SolarCity Provides a Way for SMBs To Afford Solar Energy

SolarCity recently introduced a new solar energy service that enables small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to pay less for solar than they pay…

Shopping for Furniture? Check the Labels

It is now possible to buy new furniture made without toxic flame retardants, but some furniture on the market may still contain these…

Clif Bar Founders Invest in Farm-to-Food Truck

While Clif Bar continues to thrive under CEO Kevin Cleary, co-founders Kit and Gary were ready for a new challenge: food and wine.…

How Sports Are Influencing Sustainable Practices

We sat down with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Portland Timbers and San Diego Padres to talk sustainability, the position sports teams are in to…

Boehner’s Drought Plan: Blame Environmentalists and Obama

House Speaker John Boehner – leader of the least productive Congress in American history, one which has done little, if anything, to assist…

San Diego: A Model of Water Conservation

As a result of a four-year drought, all regions in California are implementing water conservation measures. San Diego stands out as a model…

How the U.S. Stacks Up In Terms of Ecological Footprint and Resource Availability

Have you ever wondered how the U.S. and its states are doing in terms of resource availability and ecological footprints? You don’t have…

What America Can Learn From the California Water Crisis

As it fights against perhaps one of the worst dry spells in 1,000 years, California teaches the rest of the country many vital…

The Case for Saving Water (And Not Just in Drought-Stricken California)

Saving water shouldn't just be something that we do when the soil is dry; it is something we need to make a part…

Irvine, California: Planning (Indoor) Agriculture for the 21st Century

Freelance blogger Jim Pantaleo has fond memories of youth in agricultural Irvine, California, a place which would soon morph into a bedroom community…

3p Weekend: 6 Most Innovative Public Spaces of 2015

Every year, the Urban Land Institute recognizes outstanding examples of successful public spaces that have "socially enriched and revitalized the economy of their…

California Can Learn Bucketloads From Australia About Droughts

By Marcus Barber A recent article on TriplePundit suggested that Californians are keen to lower their water usage but don’t know how to…

California Achieves Economic Growth Without Growing Emissions

California is proving to the rest of America that economic success does not require increased pollution. The state recently reached an economic development…

Israel to California: Here’s How to Overcome Drought

What can a tiny nation smaller than Lake Michigan teach a state like California? According to Mother Nature, plenty. Israel, which has had…

California’s Unexpected Water Conservation Leaders: Commercial Property Owners

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently issued a 25 percent water-use reduction mandate. One group that's not concerned: corporate property owners. Many corporations and…