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Obama and the National Climate Assessment: Hot Enough for Ya?

President Obama’s forceful pledge to “respond to the threat of climate change” during his second inaugural address Monday was both specific and somewhat…
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Belgium Hosts Europe’s Best Recycling and Prevention Program

By Cecilia Allen and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives The Flemish region of Belgium boasts the highest waste diversion rate in Europe.…
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Which Acronym is Your School Bond Money Purchasing?

Schools and the communities surrounding them are often cheerleaders for “green” building certifications, but few people know what these programs include, or why…
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Zero Waste, From Dream to Reality in the Philippines

The city of Alaminos is pioneering zero waste in the Philippines. Under a new law, the public and all levels of government share…
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Door-to-Door Collection Reduces Waste in Hernani, Spain

Facing a nearly full landfill in 2002, Spain’s Gipuzkoa Province proposed building two new incinerators. Citizen opposition was immediate and widespread. In response,…
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Transforming Landfills into Sustainable Businesses One Wiggler at a Time

María Rodriguez, founder of Byoearth is teaching women the value of the red wiggler worm and the use of vermicomposting to support sustainable…
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On the Environmental Frontlines: Waste Pickers

Over the last 20 years, waste pickers—workers in the informal economy who recover recyclable materials from trash—in Pune, India have transformed both their…
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The Good of Flexible Purpose Corporations

In January 2012, California began to recognize B Corps and Flexible Purpose Corps. While B Corps have been covered, Flex-Cs have not been…
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San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020

San Francisco has established itself as a global leader in waste management by diverting 77 percent of its waste away from landfills and…
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Plastic Bottles Turn to Roofing Materials in Disaster Zones

A research team at the New York Institute of Technology has come up with an innovative way to cut recovery costs from natural…
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Beyond Recycling: On the Road to Zero Waste

This week, Other Worlds launches the blog series “Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste,” featuring new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy. Each…
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Slashing a Conference’s Footprint: Going Greener at the 2012 Net Impact Conference

Think about the last big event you attended – low impact is probably not the first phrase that pops into your head. Event…
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Five Themes from SXSWEco 2012

Five themes emerged from the second annual SXSW Eco conference.

Space Exploration Has Put More Focus on Earth

In the wake of Neil Armstrong's death, space exploration is not only a way to learn about the universe but also more about…
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General Motors Installs 8.15 MW Solar Array in Germany

GM's newest success is the installment of an 8.15 MW solar array on the rooftop of one of its Adam Opel AG plants…