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Policy Points: Policies for a Sustainable Workforce

A sustainable economy will depend on a sustainable workforce, one that is educated, adequately compensated and valued humanely. Here are three important policies…
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Policy Points: The Argument for Increasing the Minimum Wage

There are numerous arguments in favor of a sane, moral minimum wage that’s adusted annually for the cost of living.
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Congress’ Shutdown Follies Took the Fun Out of Dysfunction

The Atlantic may have put its finger on the mood of the American people during and after the shutdown: betrayal.
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Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame

The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future recently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing…
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Policy Points: Renewable Chemicals Industry Reaches Economic Tipping Point

Wherever the first commercial renewable chemical facilities are built, feedstock supply and other infrastructure will soon follow, along with thousands of jobs. If…
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Policy Points: 3 Progressive Initiatives That Are Good For Businesses

By Richard Eidlin Voluntary corporate sustainability initiatives and social enterprises are essential, but are not game changers by themselves. In addition, we need…
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Politics of Climate Change: A Well-Oiled Machine

The politics of climate change are a lot like the politics of gun control, at least in the sense that President Obama meant…
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Policy Points: 3 Policies You Should Support to Make the Economy More Sustainable

We need laws and regulations that guide our economy toward sound, long-term decision-making, with full recognition of social and environmental externalities. As business…
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New York City Tackles the Perils of Climate Change

New York City May Michael Bloomberg cited the perils of climate change and the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy in his call for…
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Why the Carbon Bubble Will Burst

The economic consequences of a warming world will be severe, but there's still time to lessen them despite a carbon bubble, says Forum…
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John Birch Society Goes After Agenda 21

Agenda 21 has had a lot of critics over the years, but none so passionate as the John Birch Society, which sees the…
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Policy Points: Make Cosmetics Safe and Support Industry Innovation

The current law guiding the manufacture of cosmetics dates back to the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act of 1938. This legislation granted oversight…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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Los Angeles Celebrates Launch of Largest Municipal Solar Program in U.S.

As Angelenos look forward to sunny beach days ahead, they also should celebrate the city’s FIT program. It is a bright example for…
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The Global Carbon Market is Taking Shape

How the US and Australia are gearing up for carbon trading.