Israel, a country perhaps best known for its religious heritage and rich history, has quietly been taking steps toward a sustainable future. The country is not large, with an expected population of just 11 million residents by 2030 (from 8 million nowadays), but it faces some extreme challenges in terms of sustainability.
“People are realizing that we can’t rely on the industrial food system much longer. The awakening that’s happening is our greatest opportunity,” says New Mexican farmer and activist Miguel Santistevan. This awakening has sparked the revival of local, sustainable food systems.
[social_buttons] The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has developed a career-long role that entails finding issues to worry about and writing about them. That can be a good thing because [ … ]
www.earthpolicy.org/index.php?/press_room/C68/pb4_ch7_datarelease In Chapter 7 of the recently released Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization, Lester Brown lays out the Plan B goals for eradicating poverty and stabilizing population. Behind [ … ]
Does focusing too hard on the number 350 as the safe level of CO2 concentration in the atmosphere help or hurt the climate action cause?
http://www.earthpolicy.org/index.php?/plan_b_updates/2009/update83 By Lester R. Brown Emissions Drop 9 Percent in Last Two Years For years now, many members of Congress have insisted that cutting carbon emissions was difficult, if not [ … ]
What were you thinking about on September 16, 2008? Green business ideas probably weren’t at the top of the list… September 15 was the day that Lehman Brothers went belly [ … ]
Do you remember RecycleBank, the Philadelphia-based company that rewarded customers for recycling? I thought that was a great idea, and I’ve got a similar response to Earth Aid‘s new rewards [ … ]
Millions of Americans are declaring financial sustainability, even if they don’t exactly call it that. After all, we can’t borrow our way out of debt. We’re paying down or paying [ … ]
I’m coming to the conclusion pretty fast that just about every hotel will eventually be walking the talk when it comes to going green – though some are walking slowly [ … ]
XGames 3D: The Movie is ESPN’s first action-sports 3D movie. Soundtrack is by The Crystal Method. ESPN went carbon neutral this year at their summer ESPYs and XGames held at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Get the full story from Greening Hollywood.
According to Richard Florida in his latest book, Who’s Your City?, the average American moves every seven years. “More than 40 million people relocate each year; 15 million make significant [ … ]
[social_buttons] Editor’s Note: This guest post is originally published at Green For All. People often ask me what the environment has to do with poverty, and why communities of color [ … ]