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 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.…
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USA’s First LEED Gold Airport Terminal Unveiled at SFO

Although the aircraft parked at its gates may leave a sizable carbon footprint, San Francisco airport’s newly refurbished terminal two (T2) aims to…
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Power to the People: Mobile Banking in Developing Countries

Our research suggests that high entrepreneurship rates in developing economies are a significant point of leverage for building a middle class in the…
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Sustainable Development v. Historic Preservation

As the “green movement” in America progresses, many devotees of architecture and preservation are envisioning tall glass buildings made of copper, stone, or…

Is Green Investment Finally on the Brink of Breaking Out?

Will the U.S. Catch Up with the Rest of the World? Hugh Wheelan of Responsible Investor conducted a great interview of Kevin Parker,…
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The Future of Pedal Power in Remote Places

Dr. Nathan Phillips, an associate professor of geography and environment at Boston University, first worked with a bicycle-powered electricity generator while conducting research…
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EPA Examines Consumption and the Environment

Will understanding the psychology, patterns, and economics behind over-consumption help us navigate the road ahead? The West Coast EPA is hosting a year long…
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Who Sustains the Standards for Sustainability Standards?

As sustainability becomes a widespread corporate mantra there are a number of choices available for companies seeking international responsibility codes and standards to…
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Doesn’t Speak for All Businesses

By Janet Pomeroy One of the major themes in President Obama’s State of the Union speech was the need to maintain our economic…
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Restoring our Ecosystems – The American Chestnut

Biodiversity – By Dr. Reese Halter A century ago the most dominant tree in the U.S. – the American chestnut towered the land…

The Universal Principles of Sustainable Development

By Terry Mock and Tony Wernke, SLDI Co-founders Follow Terry and Tony on Twitter: Terry @SustainLandDev; Tony @Sustainable4U This article is Part 3…
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Is The Small House The Next Big Thing?

by Susan Brautovich, LEED AP While you can argue that a house doesn’t have to be small to be green, it certainly doesn’t…
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Social Entrepreneur Brings Electricity to Indian Villages, Proves Bigger isn’t Necessarily Better

By Hajera Blagg Big-name entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett donate billions of dollars a year to charitable causes. While their contributions…
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The Home Depot Foundation Selects Two Cities for Sustainability Program

In 2002, The Home Depot created The Home Depot Foundation which supports non-profit organizations that are “dedicated to creating and preserving healthy and…
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Like Life Itself, Sustainable Development is Fractal

Like life itself, sustainable development is built on a self-similar (but not identical) pattern that replicates itself on increasing and decreasing scales, based…