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The Sustainability Debate

What follows is a somewhat lengthy, but extremely interesting, debate panel on sustainability. Representatives from major American corporations get together to discuss sustainability and the role their companies are playing in it. Recently, sustainability debates have popped up in many places; from reputable newspapers

Posted in climate change, community, corporate sustainability, food, greenwash, pollution, sustainable development, sustainable technologies, water

Global Sustainability: “We need to work hard to make it less bad”

Professor Jeremy B William started off our Sustainable Development and Competitive Advantage course by stating “Now [after years of abusing our planet], we need to work hard to make it less bad, there is no longer an option of making things comfortable”. While this sounds rather

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man versus mother (nature)

Where would you rather get your water from? Are water treatment plants really a better alternative to what we had? Man made water Mother Nature made water What’s your choice http://goo.gl/CNFDGC

Posted in climate change, climate sceptics, corporate sustainability, ecological degradation, ecological footprint, economic development, energy, food, greenwash, industrial ecology, pollution, sustainable development, sustainable living, sustainable technologies, water

Is China Colonizing Africa?

Today Reuters published an update on China-Africa strategic partnership as President Hu addressed the opening ceremony of Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. President Hu called China the “good brother” of Africa and offered

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Earth Debt

‘Antique Sunlight’, a term lifted directly from my recent viewing of the 11th hour resonated with me more than any other concept in Leonardo Di Caprio’s ecological wake up plea. We, as a race, are cashing in on previous generations

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Ethanol Fuels – Conceptually correct, practically flawed…

Ethanol, for those that are unaware, is pure alcohol that can be derived through a number of processes and a number of primary sources. The one that I will be focusing on today is the most common source used in

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Posted in energy, food

Green Practices: Home and Business

Over this past week, we have learned many approaches and frameworks for how to implement green, sustainable practices and policies from a corporate and State level.  However, I thought it would be worthwhile to highlight some simple green practices and tidbits

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