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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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5 Quotes From The Head Of USAID On His First Day On The Job 10.8.2017 NPR News
"Let's get at it. We got work to do," Mark Andrew Green told his employees. Here are highlights from his remarks.
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Trump, GOP senators introduce bill to slash legal immigration levels 4.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The bill is expected to face fierce resistance from congressional Democrats and immigrant rights groups.
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Trump’s stumbles are undercutting executive power — which may be healthy for America 3.8.2017 Washington Post
The White House has accumulated vastly more power than the men who wrote the Constitution intended, and one unintended consequence of the Trump presidency may be a long-term rebalancing between the three branches of the federal government.
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Billions wasted and jobs lost as Ontario's Green Energy Strategy continues to fail 20.7.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Nora Loreto On December 2, 2010, the Ontario government promised that a new wind turbine plant in Tillsonburg would deliver 900 jobs to the southwestern Ontario region. The government release said that the plant was part of a $7-billion investment made by Samsung to invest in clean energy. Siemens would build the plant. Half a year later, and right before the 2011 election, then premier Dalton McGuinty toured the plant. In a release announcing his visit, the government said, "The Tillsonburg plant is one of four under Ontario's revised, enhanced agreement with Samsung that will provide 16,000 clean energy jobs across Ontario." Part of the Samsung deal was that Siemens would supply 140 wind turbines for $850 million. That contract was signed in 2014. Six years later, Siemens has announced that the plant is closing, and 340 workers are out of a job. More than 200 of those workers immediately received a termination notice. The remaining workers will be phased out between now and 2018. The region already ...
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What artificial intelligence means for sustainability 19.7.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It’s hard to open a newspaper these days without encountering an article on the arrival of artificial intelligence. Predictions about the potential of this new technology are everywhere. 
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Detroit at crossroads 50 years after riots devastated city 16.7.2017 AP Top News
DETROIT (AP) -- Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive heat, awakening to see a sky that glowed unnaturally....
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Detroit at crossroads 50 years after riots devastated city 16.7.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

DETROIT (AP) — Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive heat, awakening to see a sky that glowed unnaturally. Azerine Jones is a retired baker. But in 1967 she was the 12-year-old daughter of a barber who watched his […]
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A Bold Proposal To Unleash America’s Green Economy 22.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
China completed construction on the world’s largest solar farm earlier this year. Shortly afterward, both China and India officially surpassed the United States to become the world leaders in renewable energy investment. This all happened before President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. For the sake of our planet’s future, it’s reassuring to know the rest of the world is going on without us in the fight against climate change. For the sake of our planet’s future, it’s reassuring to know the rest of the world is going on without us in the fight against climate change. For our economy, however, failing to compete globally in the rapidly growing clean-energy sector represents a self-inflicted wound. This precise concern is why major American businesses, including Microsoft, Apple, Coca-Cola, Walmart, Google, Exxon, and GE, opposed the withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. They know the growth of clean energy jobs, like wind and solar, is far outpacing fossil fuel jobs. ...
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Delta Dispatches: Coastal Challenges & the Best of Bycatch 20.6.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
On today’s show Simone talks with the Executive Director of the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Dr. Robert Twilley about The Louisiana Sea Grant Programs working individually and in partnership to address major marine and coastal challenges. Pepper Bowen, Director of Culinaria stops by to talk with Simone about how through legal research and policy analysis, Culinaria Center reviews and addresses a wide range of local, national, and global food policy topics and issues and seeks solutions in support ...
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