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.


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…

Kidzania: Preparing Kids for a Better World

The world-renowned kids' theme park, Kidzania, plans to launch its first U.S. destination in 2015. The idea has definitely caught on with the…

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…

California Spearheads a Transportation Reformation to Curb Emissions

Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a…
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How Industry and NGOs Collaborate to Shake Up Education

Why businesses must help revolutionize education to restore a sustainable labor pool.

Understanding AC Refrigerant Standards

The race is on to find new, greener refrigerants and refrigerant standards that combine low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion…

How World Health Partners Raises the Bar on Rural Indian Health

Government in India supports all kinds of health care systems -- public, private, informal, and those run by NGOs and social businesses --…
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Kansas State Bill Would “Ban” Sustainable Development

A Kansas state bill would prevent public funds from being used for sustainable development.

The Double-Edged Sword of Climate Change

CO2 emissions are causing some ocean creatures to flourish and stagnating the growth of others, causing an imbalance in the ecosystem.

Due Diligence to Defeat Global Problems

Our history of aiding the poor and afflicted is mired in failure. Yet an emerging movement re-imagines the paradigm for how we ought…
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How Solar-Powered Rickshaws Might Save Bengal Tigers

Solar power could be bringing brighter prospects to the people of the Sundarbans, and to its wildlife, too.

Kiva Announces $400 Million Microfinance Milestone

Kiva's efforts to alleviate poverty and enhance economic opportunity around the world has come a long way in a short time. Leveraging "collective…

Does CSR Make a Difference to a Company’s Image?

How do companies make sure they are doing the right thing when it comes to corporate social responsibility, or CSR? New research from…
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Why Global Food Solutions Need Women

"We need women playing a role at all levels, from product development to government policy – alongside their role as consumers, making choices…
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Bhutan: The World’s First Wholly Organic Nation?

The South Asian nation of Bhutan has been working toward a completely sustainable model for its agriculture for some years. In February it…