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The future depends on leaders taking the journey of business sustainability

Get Inspired to Start your Business Sustainability Journey in 2014

Featured guest post by James Lewis -  Stay ahead of the curve in the new year by being environmentally conscious, building a greener business, and producing lasting benefits for your business and employees. The motivation to act is integral to getting started and comes in a variety of forms, broadly: environmental, cultural and business. To provide inspiration, we have listed three…

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The world without us. What might it be like to witness our own extinction?

Extinction Event – The World Without Us

An essay by Cara Lopez Lee -  A friend shared this video the other day, which I found both astonishingly beautiful and terrifying. It’s the largest glacier calving event ever filmed, in which a mass of ice the size of Manhattan breaks away from Greenland to collapse into the ocean. Perhaps the scariest thing was that this happened back in 2008,…

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A well managed forest is essential for a healthy planet and sustainable future

Forest Management, Cultivation Key for Sustainability and a Healthy Planet

By Stephen Roshy Well maintained forests play a vital role in controlling and mitigating the effects of global warming. Forests not only help slow down climate change, but also provide a sustainable means of living for many living beings. Forests have a multitude of benefits that are often overlooked by many; it is more than just a wood commodity or…

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sustainability starts in our own back yard and spreads across the globe!

Impacting Our Environment with Sustainable Landscaping

By Olive Mcgee “If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.” — Lyndon B. Johnson These wise words had little impact on…

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Reducing the environmental footprint for your small business starts with simple things like switching to LED lightbulbs

Reduce Your Small Business’s Environmental Footprint

No business is too small to contribute to making a difference in the state of our environment by lowering its resource consumption. A series of little changes add up to big change, both at the micro and macro level. If enough small businesses take steps to curb their water and energy usage, not only will it have a practical impact…

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Geothermal energy has room for growth for US energy production. Overall, growth remains strong for renewable sources of energy production and electricity generation

Geothermal Energy can be a Potential Source of Green Energy to Mitigate Global Warming

By Stephen Roshy Geothermal energy is one of the most exciting and cheap source of green energy. It comes from the heat generated below the surface of the earth. Geothermal energy has great potential as a source to slow down and control the increasing global warming. It is a completely natural source and is environmental friendly. Many countries including the…

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A vision for a new Earth and how to live sustainably

My Vision for the New Earth: Life in a Low Carbon Economy

By Roberta Ward Smiley Editor’s note: Roberta Ward Smiley is a colleague and the founder of La Reserva Forest Foundation in Costa Rica. You can read about the work of the Foundation on Roberta’s Forest Blog.  Climate Change Course Second Peer Assessment Essay Low Carbon Economy My gratitude to Coursera for this climate change course because it has enabled me to develop…

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