Tom is the founder, editor, and publisher of GlobalWarmingisReal.com and the TDS Environmental Media Network. He has been a contributor for Triple Pundit since 2007. Tom has also written for Slate, Earth911, the Pepsico Foundation, Cleantechnia, Planetsave, and many other sustainability-focused publications. He is a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists

Green Champions Counter the Pessimists of the World

In the blog series Conversation with Green Champions, Rolland president Philip Rundle chats with colleagues and customers, all leaders committed to sustainability within their respective organizations. There will always be some unable to let go of their cynicism. Rundle’s conversations help clarify the counter-narrative.

SPECIAL SERIES: COMMIT! Forum

Earth Overshoot Day: Living Large in a Crowded World

Today is Earth Overshoot Day. As of today, the year is done for planet Earth, she has given all the natural capital she can for this year. It may seem counter-intuitive at first. Obviously, we aren’t done with 2017 yet. How can we take more than the Earth makes, for decades on end?

SPECIAL SERIES: Responsible Forestry

Supply Chain Transparency: Making the Consumer Connection for Forest Responsibility

Humans have always had an intimate, complicated relationship with forests. We clear away trees to make room for development and agriculture, harvest them for paper, pulp, and palm oil and seek refuge in their remaining intact solitude. Human wellbeing depends on trees. Efforts are now under way to connect the consumer-brand-supplier triad so that they will remain a renewable resource.

SPECIAL SERIES: Your Corporate Guide to Responsible Waste Management

Tactics of Diversion: Measuring and Reporting Zero Waste Targets

Waste implies squandered resources, be they time, money or materials. Managing money and time are core competencies of any successful business. But somehow, trash and garbage have gotten a free pass.

Fortunately, that is changing. As companies embrace one form or other of “zero waste” commitments, the business-case for efficient and sustainable resource flow management is catching on.

Putting Circular Economy Principles Into Practice

The risks inherent in a globalized linear economy are manifest. Resource and economic shocks reverberate across the globe. This increased vulnerability comes at a price.

Is Energy Independence a Cover for Coal?

Of all the actions and orders in Trump’s 80+ days in office, none may have more far-reaching or long-lasting impact than the proposed “Energy Independence” executive order. TriplePundit obtained an early draft of the order. Tom Schueneman reports.

Bees, Almonds and Ice Cream: Häagen-Dazs Makes the Connection

If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator populations could have broad-sweeping effects for global agriculture. Ice cream purveyor Häagen-Dazs wants to do its part to save the bees — and one of its key ingredients, the California almond.