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Arnold Schwarzenegger called Thursday for an end to "doom and gloom" environmentalism as he hosted the first conference of his new green movement fostering action by local governments and individuals.   "If we want to inspire the world, it is time for us to forget about the old way of talking...
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By Greg Lavery, Lavery and Pennell The term "sustainability" has a confusing number of definitions. Leading companies have realized that sustainability is really all about capturing non-traditional areas of value – financial, social and environmental – which all add to the success of a company. In ...
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  Go Green in the City 2013 Challenge Calling all business and engineering students! It’s time to team up for the annual Go Green in the City challenge.  Sponsored by Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, Go Green in the City is an international case challenge f...
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As President Barack Obama prepares to take the oath of office for the second time, he has promised that climate change will be a priority in his second term. The chances that significant climate action will actually happen, however, remain slim, policy experts say. "I always have hope, but it is so...
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If you want to be kinder to the planet and save some money at the same time, here are 20 ways to go green in 2013.  Buy fresh, local food this summer at your local farmer's markets. The Merrimack Farmers Market has a great selection of locally produced food. You could also grow you...
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  1.Solar Engineer:

Whatever the future holds for the energy sector (and to say that it's a matter of dispute is an understatement), we should all remember one thing: nearly all the energy we use is ultimately solar in origin. The oil we extract is really a liquid battery of energy photosynth...
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    Boston College’s Center for Corporate Citizenshiprecently released its annual report on the state of corporate citizenship. For corporate social responsibility (CSR) practitioners and advocates, the survey’s findings are most encouraging for making what can...
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It’s nearly 2013 and I am grateful. After three years of traveling with a backpack through 14 countries in Africa and the Middle East, I am finally back home with my family in the United States.  The time I spent abroad stretched my mind and broadened my heart, transformed long h...
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As is the case with most sports, college football–not to mention bowl games–and sustainability do not intuitively go in the same sentence. The long-term sustainability of many of these games themselves come into question considering how many of them there are; 6-6 teams have an opport...
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  We are living in a uniquely urban time in Earth’s history. In 1800, and for a thousand years before, just 2% of the world’s people lived in urban areas. Within the past five years, we have reached the point where more people are living in cities than in rural areas. By 2050, arou...
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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fifty-two community organizations in 21 countries around the world were awarded a total of $8.6 million in grants from The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, during the third quarter of 2012. The grants, which fund initiatives ben...
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  Can a community like the South Bronx, which  suffers from  high unemployment, underinvestment and so-called environmental injustice, fit into the green economy? In 2010 a union-backed training initiative took on the question, enrolling unemployed  residents, including many w...
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Problem: Changing the US and other countries in the world to create a green-based economy, while phasing out fossil fuels. Solution: It will take more than government programs and incentives. Companies and other organizations need to embrace the change and can prosper in doing so. This week's Solu...
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Climate change is helped along by suburban driving culture. We need to embrace cities -- and walking  Excerpted from "Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time"In 2001, Scott Bernstein, at the Center for Neighborhood Technology in inner-city Chicago, produced a set of map...
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  In case you’ve been living under a rock, today is election day in the U. S of A – and we’re super excited for the possibilities that this hotly contested presidential election brings. If you are anything like most Americans, you’ve probably been following this election in the news, online,...
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Would you like to see a billion dollars of revenue restored to the state of California while 70,000 clean energy jobs are created? Vote YES on Proposition 39! Prop 39, the Clean Energy Jobs Act, will close a tax loophole that currently gives an unfair advantage to businesses located outside Califor...
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  Washington, D.C.—More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and countries such as India and China are in need of hundreds of additional cities to accommodate growing populations. People in many cities suffer from inadequate transportation, sub-standard buildings, lack o...
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  Washington, DC 14 September 2012 – The world’s most successful environmental treaty turns 25 this week on September 16th.  The treaty is the Montreal Protocol and its success has avoided one of the most severe global environmental threats the world has ever faced—the destruction of th...
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By Jim Buchta, Star Tribune Nakeia and Ramell Dismond are like most working-class families: After the rent is paid, they have no money left in the budget for their kids' activities or vacations. That will change in a couple of months when they purchase a new twin home on the west edge of River Fal...
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By Gary Thomas, azocleantech.com "Promoting Sustainable Urban Development through Urban Agriculture and Tourism" is the theme of the 2012 World Cities Scientific Development Forum (WCSDF). The World Cities Scientific Development Alliance (WCSDA) organizes WCSDFs every year along with its partners....
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