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The Higher ED Blog: Even the smallest communities can get on the green bandwagon

For a long time, economic development and the environment were at odds: the rise of one meant the decline of the other. In more recent More...

The Higher ED Blog: Why economic developers need to help farmers protect water supplies

Water: a compound so essential to humans that we can barely live a week without it. If water is so essential to life, then it More...

The Arcadis sustainability index results: will your city survive?

With more and more negative news pouring through our news outlets every day, it becomes more difficult to find any hope for humanity. As if More...

Responding to smart growth criticism

Smart growth policies tend to encourage many jurisdictions to have a more compact, mixed, and multi-modal development.  These policies result in new developments being located More...

It’s still the economy, not the environment

A recent Gallup poll has found that the economy is still a higher priority for Americans than the environment. The poll found that 48 percent More...

Review “Gift Ecology”

Gift Ecology: Reimagining a Sustainable World is a little book packed with big ideas. It’s the latest effort from Peter Denton, a Winnipeg-based academic and blogger, whose More...

Values and the Sharing Economy

We are all painfully familiar with the plethora of statistics that illustrate how unsustainable modern lifestyles have become and how humanity is already consuming natural More...

Governments urged to prepare for the worst

Governments should learn from companies and appoint dedicated “risk ministers”, according to the authors of a World Economic Forum (WEF) report. Contiune to Link

Making Time for the Planet

I don’t have enough time. Every day begins and ends with that feeling, from which there is never the escape afforded by completing what you More...

Is Anybody Home?

When Hurricane Sandy came to Capitol Hill, there was nobody home. After the hurricane subsided, however, the metaphor of the moment I took the picture More...

Bicycling outfits that are organic, recycled and fair trade: what more could you want?

These could be the most desirable green and environmental cycling clothes ever. Veleco claims to be the world’s first fair-trade and eco-friendly cyclewear company. Their bikewear is More...

The rise of ‘urban ecology’

Urbanization brings with it all sorts of effects on human behavior, but sometimes lost in the mix are the corresponding effects on plant and animal More...