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Cities and Climate Change: An Introduction

Decision-makers who guide urban development need the most reliable and current information possible upon which to act. Unfortunately a good deal of information – some contradictory, not all trustworthy – is in circulation regarding climate change and its potential effects upon cities. It is not always clear what represents the …

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University and college campuses are working toward Zero Waste

© PLAN (via Facebook) by Katherine Martinko The Post-Landfill Action Network, launched at the University of New Hampshire, challenges campuses across the continent to start tackling waste seriously. “Our willingness to part with something before it is completely worn out is a phenomenon noticeable in no other society in history… It …

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If you care about climate change, please read this (free!) book

© Jeremy Leggett by Sami Grover Back in February, I wrote a post about why the fossil fuel industry looks worried. My intention was not to argue that the carbon war was already won, but rather to convey the sense of momentum that was building around ambitious, far-reaching decarbonization as the …

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Meet Some of the Greenest Schools on Earth [PHOTOS]

Students at the International School of Choueifat in Lebanon display their certificates of participation in Green Apple. by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) We hope you enjoy the photos here featuring images from several of the schools nominated for the 2015 Greenest School on Earth award. In April we announced …

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Why the World Needs a Global Fund for Education

By Chandrika Bahadur and Guido Schmidt-Traub, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), Paris and New Dehli A high-quality education is the human right of every child. This right is enshrined in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and forms the center of the Education for All Initiative launched in 2000, …

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The Amazing Effect of Having a School District Sustainability Director

by U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Ever wonder what a school district sustainability director does? Within the last five years, the network of school district sustainability staff convened by the Center for Green Schools has grown four fold, and we’ve launched four successful Green Schools Fellowships. In the process, we’ve gleaned a lot of information …

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The Drain Gain: Art and An End to Forgettable Stormwater Management

The Dirt ASLA As our climate becomes more unpredictable, finding better ways to manage stormwater is crucial to mitigating flood damage. However, traditional stormwater management strategies can be unforgettable at best and unsightly at worst. In the new book, Artful Rainwater Design: Creative Ways to Manage Stormwater, authors and Pennsylvania …

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Environment and sustainability roles popular with career changers

Over 40% of environment and sustainability professionals started their career in a different sector, according to a survey by IEMA. The data comes from IEMA’s practitioner poll, which found that those who started their career in non-environment or sustainability roles are happy with the change, with 87% reporting that they …

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Yale Is Testing A New Carbon Charge–On Itself

by ADELE PETERS Every department will be charged or credited based on whether they can control their emissions. Like most major universities, Yale already has a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. But the school thinks it can do better—emissions actually slightly increased in 2014—and now it’s testing out a new …

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4 Unsung Environmental Benefits of Online Education

3p Contributor By Dennis Hung Online learning is an excellent educational option that offers convenience, reduced costs and a personalized experience. It is estimated that almost half of all students will take an online course at least one time during their lifetime. Over 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies use …