Month: June 2013

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Video Friday: Ernesto Sirolli on Truly Sustainable Development

Ernesto Sirolli is the founder of the Sirolli Institute, a non-profit organization that advocates for a “civic economy” model of development. Through mentoring and nurturing local talent instead of a “top down” approach to economic aid and sustainable development, impoverished communities can rebuild their local economies, inspire local entrepreneurship and protect the environment. In this 18-minute […]Read More

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Reaction to President Obama’s Historic Georgetown University Speech

Despite what some detractors may say, the speech delivered by President Obama at Georgetown University will reverberate across America and around the world.  June 25th, 2013 will be remembered as the day America committed itself to act domestically and lead globally on climate change. It is not overstating the case to say the President’s speech […]Read More

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Landfill Folly & What Industries are Doing to Correct It

By Andrew Anderson The amount of trash that the United States produces is staggering. There are more than 3,000 operating landfills and more than 10,000 abandoned landfills in the U.S., according to Zero Waste America. Industry leaders are focusing on improving manufacturing standards and processes that lessen the burden and create more sustainable products for today […]Read More

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President Turns Up the Heat On US Carbon Pollution, Revealing

President Obama once again raised the bitterly, politically divise issues of US fossil fuel use, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change to the forefront of the national political agenda today, revealing new aspects of his administration’s national climate change action plan during a speech given at Georgetown University. The president characterized US efforts “to lead […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: Obama to Address Climate Strategy; World Bank

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama will outline a grand national climate change plan on Tuesday June 25th.  I hope this effort does not turn out like healthcare did, we need a real solution, not a watered down compromise that panders to […]Read More