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Scenes from the green room: Playwrights on why they thrive in TV 17.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
More than 24 playwrights who also work in TV hang out with The Times in a series of photo shoots and talk about the art of writing, and how balancing a life between stage and screen is a near-impossible challenge that they will never give up on.
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To solve global challenges, entrepreneurs can deliver 13.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

By the end of the year, more than 201 million people will be unemployed globally—around 3.4 million more than in 2016. The unemployed, often pushed to the margins of society, face barriers to long-term success, which can contribute to hunger and poverty. In turn, those conditions can fuel nationalism,...

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Emerging sustainability leaders envision breakthroughs 24.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Business sustainability can be a tight-knit circle, but these young professionals made connections at VERGE toward a more inclusive future.
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Packers, Microsoft join in tech venture near Lambeau Field 19.10.2017 AP Washington
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers and Microsoft are launching a tech incubator near Lambeau Field in a $10 million partnership aimed at igniting innovation in an area not typically targeted by major, global companies....
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First Nations-led renewable energy generation in B.C. offers promising path forward 18.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Eryn Fitzgerald Judith (Kekinusuqs) Sayers These are exciting times in British Columbia for those interested in building sustainable, just and climate-friendly energy systems. The recent change in government could mean a shift away from a corporate agenda driven by the needs of a massively energy-intensive fracking and LNG industry towards one that prioritizes action on climate change, First Nations' self-determination and community-scale economic development. Indeed, First Nations-led renewable energy generation offers a promising path forward for each of these. The momentum that First Nations have already built in this area, combined with developments in renewable energy technology, means they are well-positioned to be leaders in B.C.'s transition to a sustainable energy system. We recently completed a province-wide  survey  of First Nations' involvement in the renewable energy sector, which turned up some provocative results. The survey was sent to all 203 First Nations in the province, and received a ...
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Water is Essential to Achieving Ethiopia’s Development Goals 16.10.2017 WRI Stories
Water is Essential to Achieving Ethiopia’s Development Goals Comments|Add Comment|PrintHamar cattle, Demeka, Ethiopia. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr This summer, Ethiopia was once again named the fastest growing global economy. Over the past two decades, this country—home to over 100 million people – has experienced rapid and impressive economic growth. This has driven real change: just 17 years ago, 56 percent of Ethiopians lived on an equivalent of less than $1.25 a day, but by 2011, that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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6 things to keep in mind when applying the SDGs 4.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Advice for making the Global Globals tangible for businesses.
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The Daily 202: Putting Tom Price’s charter flights in perspective 29.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Is this a distraction from what should be the bigger scandals?
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NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton answers your questions on babble 27.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
babblers Niki Ashton At rabble.ca we're excited to bring you a series of Q&As with NDP leadership candidates, hosted by our discussion forum, babble. Here's how it works: our babble moderator, Meg Borthwick, solicits questions from our readers. The best of those questions are sent to the candidates' teams. On the day of the Q&A we open a thread to host the event, where questions are posted one at a time, and the candidate posts their answer to each of them. On September 26, we hosted our first Q&A with leadership candidate Niki Ashton. Here we bring you her full babble interview, featuring the top questions submitted by you, our readers. Watch for upcoming opportunities to contribute to Q&As with NDP leadership candidates on babble . cco: Do you feel that the NDP and the left in general have been trapped by the "jobs" discourse in campaigning? No politician wants to campaign against jobs, but many of these jobs (like coal and asbestos mining) are awful, dangerous to the people who work at them, and ...
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The sustainability movement confronts its 'lean in' moment 25.9.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's time to think more about diversity and social inclusions, from the inside out.
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ROE (Return on Environment) is the new ROI: how sustainability drives business success 20.9.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tom Murray Comparing the themes of Climate Week 2016 versus 2017 provides a telling picture of the state of climate affairs. “America Means Business: US Leadership in a post-Paris World” was last year’s focus, while this year is all about three words: “Innovation. Jobs. Prosperity.” It has been a remarkable year for climate action – in the absence of federal oversight and leadership, we’ve seen a major shift towards city, state and business leaders becoming the standard-bearers for the environment and the economy. With the release of Fortune’s Change the World list , it is obvious that the bar for corporate leadership has been raised even further. Companies that previously stayed mute on environmental and social issues now speak out; not as an anomaly but as a defining factor of their business. The expectations of today’s stakeholders – investors, employees, consumers, communities – demand a higher, more visionary level of sustainability leadership. Corporate leaders who put their money, and actions, ...
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After Irma, There's A Historic Chance To Achieve The Sustainable Development Goals In The Caribbean 20.9.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
We must use this moment of utter devastation as an opportunity to turn toward deliberate strategies of transformation.
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RELEASE: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships 20.9.2017 WRI Stories
RELEASE: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)– led by governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international organizations – will be launched at the United Nations headquarters. NEW YORK CITY (September 20, 2017) — Today, at the UN headquarters, leaders from government, business and civil society will launch... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Why moms (and the rest of us) must fight for EPA's future 19.9.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Americans have been compelled to face an indisputable fact: Climate change is real and it has set upon us. To continue oversimplifying it as strictly a matter of "global warming" is to deny the breadth and scope of its detrimental physical and economic impacts on the most vulnerable among us.
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Sustainability professionals should 'surf' this career roadmap 18.9.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
This four-letter word can regenerate the planet and ensure meaningful jobs for young people.
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Breaking the ceiling for a new generation of young entrepreneurs 8.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
Supporting access to capital, market and talent is the path to providing a sustainable job market for the global influx of young workers.
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In pursuit of a second Super Bowl for Aaron Rodgers, Packers change up the plan 5.9.2017 Washington Post
In pursuit of a second Super Bowl for Aaron Rodgers, Packers change up the plan
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These six NFL teams are going green with their coaches 4.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Reuse and recycle?

Not in the NFL this season, where teams have gotten away from hiring retreads as head coaches.

Of the league’s six new head coaches, five are doing the job for the first time, and the sixth, Jacksonville’s Doug Marrone, has a slim NFL resume with two seasons as coach in Buffalo.

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In Chicago and Iowa, Contrasting Tales of Building a Clean Energy Economy 21.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As former industrial communities seek to rebuild their economies around clean energy, two cities in the Midwest provide examples with starkly different outcomes. Chicago's Southeast Side and Newton, Iowa both used to house thriving industries, keeping residents with a solid toe in the middle class through well-paid and steady factory work. In Chicago it was steel, while Newton boomed under the all-encompassing attentions of the Maytag family and their washing machine factories. Thirty years later, those core industries have left both areas and a handful of different businesses have taken their place. In Newton, the Maytag sites have been reborn to manufacture wind turbine bodies and blades. But in Chicago, the jutting land formerly housing US Steel remains empty. While urban Chicago and rural Iowa are different in obvious ways, experts say there are still common factors that influence how a green economic development transition takes place. Greg Carlock, a climate researcher with the World Resources ...
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West Virginia’s One Progressive Party 10.8.2017 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Vicki) Protesters hold signs in front of the Monongalia County Courthouse in Morgantown, West Virginia, on May 18, 2011, as then-Mountain Party gubernatorial candidate Bob Henry Baber speaks. “I’m the daughter of a coal miner. My father died of black lung. It’s a horrible way to suffocate to death,” Charlotte Pritt says. She got her start in Democratic politics as a hard-charging state senator in the early 1990s, fighting nursing home closures and arguing against Governor Gaston Caperton’s gas tax. “I’m opposed to the taxes on the poor. That’s the only thing these yo-yos can come up with.” But in 2012, Pritt jumped ship and joined the Mountain Party, a motley environmentalist outfit that has affiliated with the national Green Party. The Mountain Party is a tiny outfit: It has just 1,922 registered voters and three elected officials, all in nonpartisan offices. Still, the party has punched above its weight, frequently garnering respectable vote totals as it laps up left-wing voters dissatisfied ...
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