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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Bug Bites: Insects Might Be the Protein of Tomorrow

A strong case can be made for grubbing on bugs, but in the United States and Europe there’s a prevalent cultural bias against…

Sustainable America Part 2: It Took a “Bearheart” Land Developer to Revitalize a Vital Wetland

By: Richard Thornton – Community Planner, Architect and Native American Historian Five hundred years ago, the young Spanish colonial town of Pensacola was…
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Mexican Farmers Win Economic Opportunities and Create Healthier Supply Chains

PepsiCo, has committed to purchasing sunflower oil sourced from farmers in Mexico. The arrangement will also lead to its snack food products becoming…
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Why Second-Hand Shopping Isn’t Truly Guilt-Free

As a long term, lifetime thrift store shopper, I have always taken great satisfaction in my ability to build wardrobes without paying retail…
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Rooting Your Portfolio in Positive-Impact Real Estate

Can an investment help the pocketbook and the planet at the same time? Definitely, says R. Paul Herman, author of The HIP Investor: Making…
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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…

Sierra Club’s Nukespeak Revives the Nuclear Debate

It was nearly 30 years ago, in the wake of the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, when the classic Nukespeak from Sierra Club…

Sustainable America Part 1: Ancient Architecture and Town Planning

All across America, archaeologists and anthropologists, along with geneticists, linguists, geologists, and some of America’s native peoples, are assembling new data, reassessing older…
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Mountain Riders Alliance: Skiers Founding a Movement through Social Media

How the power of social media has been leveraged to found a movement that is seeking to revolutionize the ski industry. The buzz…
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Sun Shines on Private Solar Financing in New Orleans

Adam Capital Clean Energy Finance, a private investment firm, has agreed to lend $1 million to finance rooftop solar panels for 85 low-income…
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Population Growth Must Be Addressed to Achieve Sustainable Development

The 7 billionth baby was born on 31st October in Lucknow, India  and by the time you read this, the world will have gone past the…
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The Childhood Smoking Epidemic in Indonesia

In the 80’s I would always see an ad of a cowboy smoking a cigarette with the sunset behind him.  I learned that…
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Augusta, Georgia: A Green Masters Jacket for the City?

By Martin Melaver Here’s a quiet story in the making. Two historic, predominantly African American neighborhoods in Augusta, Georgia (Laney Walker & Bethlehem)…
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Somalian Famine Highlights the Need for Urgent Sustainable Development

In 1984, when the world was assaulted with terrible pictures of famine coming out of Ethiopia, several original charity singles like We are…

What Should A Sustainable Political Party Advocate?

By Inder Comar In the US we’re still more than a year away from the next federal election, but campaign news is already…