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Hanging on every word. Despite their best intentions, does star-powered environmental advocacy run the risk of succumbing to the fickle and shallow tendencies in our society?

What is Wrong with Star Powered Environmental Advocacy

Environmental advocacy and star power What harm can there be from celebrities who provide material support, raise environmental awareness and encourage ecological action? We live in a culture of celebrity worship, we are bombarded with their images in advertising, film, television and online. Whether we are consumers of pop culture or not, there is no denying that celebrities hold a…

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The environmental achievements of 2013 show that we can act as good stewards of the planet

Roundup of U.S. Environmental Achievements in 2013

In 2013, concerned people, organizations and companies in the U.S. and around the world helped move environmental causes forward. From new legislation to the protection of habitats and ecosystems, here is a sampling of U.S. environmental achievements in 2013. Environmental success stories A new study showed that a solid majority of Americans accept the reality of global warming and are…

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A deeper connection to love and spirituality is needed to effectively communicate sustainabiltiy

Making Green Sexy and Spiritual

Sustainability needs a new language that is more accessible and more compelling to the average person. Business, government, and other organizations are making strides advancing sustainability but we need wider involvement and faster growth. Although we are seeing increasing levels of environmental activism, we need to expand the message to reach a larger circle of people. We must do more…

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Black Carbon Emissions: The Effect on Global Warming

New research indicates that reducing diesel engine emissions could have a big impact on global warming.

Republican deny climate change and deny assistance to those devastated by extreme weather

Republicans Contribute to Climate Change but Resist Aid for Sandy Relief

Republican resistance to environmental protections and unwavering support for fossil fuels drives climate change, yet they oppose aid to those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy. Conventional wisdom indicates that individual storms cannot be attributed to climate change. However, as explained in a Scientific American article, “that statement does not mean that we cannot say that climate change is making storms…

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IRENA Taking Applications for Initial $50 MM Renewable Energy Project funding from UAE

Bonn-based IRENA is accepting online applications for an initial $50 mm of a total $350 mm in project loans for qualified renewable energy projects in developing countries.

The trade show industry is one that should clean up its act and reduce waste and energy consumption - efficiency is the key!

5 Industries That Need Way More Eco Attention

 Guest post by Brian Toomey There are industries that see a lot of scrutiny (often with just cause) from environmental authorities and campaigners, and then there are those that are ‘under the radar’. Unfortunately, some of these are major offenders and action does need to be taken to reduce impacts in these fields. Here are five of the most problematic:…

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