A Sustainability Hero’s meditation on airplanes

photo courtesy of Natural Couriosities
photo courtesy of Natural Couriosities

Ben Blonder, the author of Natural Curiosities is a sustainability hero. He really is – one of fourteen Next Generation of Environmental Conservationists Champions of Change named by U.S. President Obama.

And he “walks the walk”. Good science researchers work hard! I feel hopeful about the future of the planet Continue reading A Sustainability Hero’s meditation on airplanes

Corporations = World’s Fifth Largest Economy Commit to Climate Pledge

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graphic courtesy of Forbes 500

The U.S. government just announced the American businesses that have committed to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge as of October 19. The 81 companies represent more than $3 trillion in annual revenue. If they were a nation, they would have the world’s 5th largest GDP, behind only the U.S., China, Japan, and Germany according to World Bank data. Half of the largest businesses in the U.S. have joined the movement. Continue reading Corporations = World’s Fifth Largest Economy Commit to Climate Pledge

Champions Champion Sustainability – Shark Fin Sales Fall 50%

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The Green Sports Alliance “leverages the cultural and market influence of sports to promote healthy, sustainable communities.” Professional sports have a huge environmental impact so it’s hard to ague with that goal. But, Continue reading Champions Champion Sustainability – Shark Fin Sales Fall 50%

Scotland reaches solar goal 5 years early – PV record broken in U.S.

photo courtesy of ecocongregationscotland.org
photo courtesy of ecocongregationscotland.org

The installation pace of renewable energy generated by photovoltaic (PV) solar power has rapidly accelerated and that’s not surprising. Not only is solar electricity good for the environment, its installation costs are dropping rapidly. Now solar’s total generation costs in some parts of the world are almost as low as traditional dirty electricity sources, even without accounting for solar’s lower-pollution economic benefits. Additionally, solar electricity is not subject to fuel cost increases and can provide the benefits of distributed generation. Continue reading Scotland reaches solar goal 5 years early – PV record broken in U.S.