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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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…
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Putting the Power to Conserve Energy in Consumers’ Hands – Through Technology

Neil McPhail, board member, Alliance to Save Energy and senior vice president, new business customer solutions group at Best Buy discusses how power…
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A Sustainable Development Effort One Hundred Years in the Making

SLDI co-founder Terry Mock was invited recently by the Rotary International’s Port Orford, Oregon chapter to give a presentation on the SLDI pioneering…

Collaborative Consumption Gains Traction

Some of us (ahem) have lived long enough to remember when collaboration was not all that radical a concept, in the business world…
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Ford Announces Plan to Sell Rooftop Solar Panels with Electric Vehicles

Auto companies with electric vehicle offerings are increasingly taking the opportunity to build links between their vehicles and renewable energy. Perhaps in response…
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Just Add Water: Building a Sustainable Community in Africa

Location, location, location. I discovered this old cliché really did ring true during my eight years in the real estate industry – people…
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Carbon Disclosure Project: Leverage Broadband Access for Growth

The Carbon Disclosure Project says broadband—and increased access to it on a global basis—is the key to stimulating new, sustainable economic growth. CDP,…
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Developing Countries Pledging Bigger Emissions Cuts

Developing countries are pledging larger greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions than developed countries, a new study for Oxfam by the Stockholm Environment Institute…
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Biomass Diversity and Supply Chain Approach Will Boost Green Jet Fuel

A new report from aviation and renewable energy interests in the Pacific Northwest has found that an emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels…
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Net-Zero in Vermont: Putney School a Model for Sustainability

In the unassuming rural community of Putney, Vermont, students and faculty at the Putney School are proud of their new field house. Not…
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Building Your Personal Business Model

I am a dreamer. I love imagining new possibilities and often find myself asking the "what-ifs?". Having spent the past 5+ years working…
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The EPA and Sustainability: The Re-Branding of an Agency

This post is part of a blogging series by marketing students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…