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Why ‘Run-of-the-River' is no Solution

by: Heather on 01/05/2009

William Rees, co-author of Our Ecological Footprint and professor at the UBC School of Community and Regional Planning, has written a column on the zero-growth solution for Save Our Rivers. There are any number of solid justifications for a no-growth approach - not the least of which is that, from an energy perspective, serious conservation …

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Obama Promises to Address Climate Change

by: Heather on 12/10/2008

President-elect Barack Obama promised yesterday to adopt an aggressive approach to global warming - good news for both the environment and the economy. Obama, Vice President-elect Joe Biden and former Vice President Al Gore met to discuss plans for addressing climate change through a massive recovery program which will help stimulate the U.S. …

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The New American Dollar

by: Heather on 10/09/2008

What's happening to the economy is definitely no laughing matter, but this bit of light relief is making the email rounds.

It seems the US government is preparing to issue a new dollar bill:


I haven't been able to track down the artist, but the original post seems to be here.

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Triple Bottom Line: The DNA of a Green Business

by: Heather on 09/17/2008

This article on the triple bottom line just arrived from John Ivanko, co-author of Ecopreneuring and Rural Renaisance (originally published on Ecoprenuerist and used by permission).

People, planet and profits (at least some). That's what the triple bottom line means for green businesses and a truly sustainable society.

The triple bottom line is not …

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David Letterman on Global Warming

by: Heather on 09/16/2008

During an interview with Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and bestselling author of the recently released Hot, Flat and Crowded, David Letterman let loose with a brilliant rant on global warming which is getting a lot of play in the blogosphere.

Check out the clip below, and fast-forward to 1:40 or so to see where things really "heat …

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