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Increasing Labor Productivity: A Mixed Blessing?

Increasing labor productivity is generally hailed as a positive outcome of technological innovation.  The production of more goods and services with fewer hours…
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Online Freedom Rings: SOPA Stopped

Those of us who were gearing up for all-out rants and protests against misguided and unworkable proposals to stifle online freedom can breathe…
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No More Hiding: EPA’s Carbon Emissions Database Goes Live

As promised by the EPA, the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions are now mapped for all to see, and it’s not a pretty sight.…
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The Rise of the Biobased Economy and How Your Company Should Respond in 2012

By Jacquie Ottman & Mark Eisen Our economy is slowly but surely heeding the signal that carbon is the new watchword. During the…

The Culture Shift of 2011, and What It Means for Business (Part 2 of 2)

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course on a blogging series about “sustainable marketing.” This post is…

Was Occupy Wall Street a Tipping Point? What Does it Mean for Your Business in 2012?

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Managerial Marketing course on a blogging series about “sustainable marketing.” This post is…

US-Chinese Trade War on Solar Panels Killed Solyndra

As the bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra scrambled to find bidders for the company's assets, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s investigates the true…

Sustainability – Overused and Undervalued

Effective sustainability conversations need to be heard everywhere. Select students, communities, grassroots movements, businesses, and government agencies by themselves will not be able…

In Defense of Bicycle and Pedestrian Project Funding

3p is proud to partner with the Presidio Graduate School’s Macroeconomics course on a blogging series about “the economics of sustainability.” This post…

Report Sees Need for Major Private Clean Energy Investments in 2012

With stimulus initiatives in the form of soft loans, cash incentives, tax credits  and grants expiring, the U.S. energy sector must find new…
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Credit Unions Ask, ‘Now What?’ Answer: Invest in Cooperatives

Credit union membership continues to surge after the successful 'Move Your Money' campaign. The opportunity now exists to better articulate the connection between…
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How to Build a Better Bailout: Consider Main Street

It seems to me that the big “government bailout” of banks and selected industries was significantly one sided. There could have been a…
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OWS — Dawn of a New Progressive Movement?

Police can break up the various “Occupy” encampments across the country but can they halt the movement? Probably not. As disorganized, disparate and…
The untapped potential for rooftop solar in Brooklyn, NY.

Jump Starting the Solar Economy Means Bringing Solar to Every Home, One Neighborhood at a Time

Through Community Solar programs—which overcome the high upfront costs of going solar and the complexities of solar subsidy programs—we can jumpstart the solar…
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Sustainable Inroads for National Transportation Policy

In political circles, making space for pedestrians, cyclists and nature falls under the purview of “transportation enhancement” activities. Last year, enhancement investments totaled…