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Healthcare Legislation and its Implications for the Environment

President Obama was elected on a platform that promised health care and renewable energy. Despite the Republicans’ best efforts to misinform, derail and delay, the President was able to deliver on the first of these two promises. On Sunday March 21, by a vote of 219 to 212, the House approved the Patient Protection and […]Read More

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Green Oxymorons – Coming to Grips with Being Green

America is rife with confusion and contradictions about climate change. Contrary to what some may be thinking, a green oxymoron is not a colorful appellation for climate change deniers. An oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines normally contradictory terms. A green oxymoron is a figure of speech that combines normally contradictory terms in […]Read More

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Recovery Act Stimulus Report: Jobs for a Sustainable Future 

President Obama’s stimulus has been given mixed reviews due in large part to the current US jobless rate. With unemployment hovering just below 10 percent, these are the worst unemployment numbers in more than a quarter-century. In the past two years, 7.7 million jobs have been lost in the United States and two million jobs have disappeared since Congress passed the stimulus plan. Despite the public’s […]Read More

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The President’s Strategy and Climate Change Legislation

The President remains committed to advancing his stalled legislative agenda. Addressing the Democratic National Committee in Washington last Saturday, Obama insisted he is not going to let go of his aspirations for America. “I’m not going to walk away from the American people,” he said. “I’m not going to walk away on any challenge.” However, […]Read More

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The State of the Green Union: Impediments to a Market

Almost one year ago, on February 24 2009, President Obama asked Congress for legislation that places a market-based cap on carbon pollution. Henry Waxman and Edward Markey responded with The American Clean Energy and Security Act. Waxman and Markey outlined a cap-and-trade system involving significant US carbon emissions reductions. Early last fall Senators Barbara Boxer and John […]Read More

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Strategic Environmental Philanthropy

Businesses are often perceived as environmentally destructive forces, but they can also be powerful models of change. An organization that addresses societal needs can at the same time advance business interests. Strategic philanthropy emerged in the 1980s as a management practice to support social responsibility in organizations in the United States. Strategic philanthropy is defined by Dr. Linda Ferrell as “the […]Read More

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Eco-Business Innovations 2009 Year End Review

Despite sinking into the deepest recession since the Great Depression, the levels of green innovation rose to historic heights in 2009. This has been a trying year marked by economic decline and the near collapse of global finance. On the environmental front, progress was hampered by an uncooperative US Senate, the ruse of climate-gate and a less than stellar result […]Read More