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European voters rejected austerity in favor of growth. What will that mean for sustainable development in the US?

European Elections and Sustainable Development in America

In Europe, voters have chosen growth over austerity and this has implications for the U.S. economy and sustainable development. The Greek and French electorate’s rejection of austerity will have a dramatic effect on European spending, including investments in sustainability. These changes can also be expected to reverberate across the Atlantic. In France, Francois Hollande’s presidential victory has derailed Nicholas Sarkozy’s austerity…

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The shifting attitudes and behaviors of US consumers to environmentalism

The Evolution of US Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors

A new report titled “Twenty Year Evolution of Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors” from GfK and SC Johnson is an updated version of the groundbreaking 1990 study, “The Environment: Public Attitudes and Individual Behavior,” executed by the Roper Organization (now a part of GfK).  The SC Johnson research was the precursor to Green Gauge®, the world’s longest-running survey research program probing the appetite…

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sharing the facts with climate change deniers

US Climate Denial versus European and Asian Sustainable Growth

While much of the rest of the world seems to see the dangers of climate change, many Americans appear to be woefully oblivious. Embracing a green, low-carbon economy is a sustainable way of dealing with the problems of resource depletion, economic uncertainty and climate change. Europeans understand the severity of the threat posed by climate change far better than Americans. An…

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