WHY CITIZENS (NOT SHOPPERS) HOLD THE KEY TO A BETTER WORLD

I want to re-circulate this video from The Story of Stuff Project and encourage you all to take the quiz to see what role can you play in changing the world’s economy.   “Over the past several decades, many environmental and social change efforts have come to reflect the centrality of shopping in our culture, suggesting…

Terrorism and the De-Gentrification of Istanbul

A devastating string of attacks and woeful city planning have driven away locals and tourists alike, prompting a swift process of decline.   Istanbul’s central Beyoğlu district experienced sweeping gentrification throughout the 2000s, as its popularity increased among locals and a boom in tourism brought more and more visitors. But a devastating string of terror…

LAWSUITS ARE CHALLENGING ALMOST ALL TRUMP’S ENVIRONMENTAL OFFENSIVES

By blocking these common sense standards, the administration is reversing progress in cleaning the air we breathe and fighting climate change On Thursday, President Trump made international headlines by announcing his intent to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement—a landmark decision that was met with outrage and dismay from climate activists and environmentalists. But while…

Wind Project in Wyoming Envisions Coal Miners as Trainees

  Goldwind Americas, an arm of a leading wind-turbine manufacturer based in China, has been expanding its business in the United States. It has been careful to seek out local, American workers for permanent jobs on the wind farms it supplies. Now it is trying to extend that policy to an unlikely place: Wyoming, which…

What Does Trump’s Budget Mean for the Environment?

His proposal would gut federal enforcement and effectively halt many Superfund cleanups. Didn’t we just go through this? In early March, President Trump proposed a budget that would have scaled back the federal government’s stewardship of the environment beyond recognition. The budget traded historically unprecedented cuts to the EPA for $50-billion boosts to defense spending,…

9.8 million people employed by renewable energy, according to new report

“In the last four years the number of jobs in the solar and wind sectors combined has more than doubled” Nearly 10 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector last year, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Wednesday. IRENA’s report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017,states that global renewable…

The Logging Company That Wants to Take Down Greenpeace

A Canadian company is suing Greenpeace for $220 million—and it might have a case Written by David Ferry and published in Outside the 16th of May 2017 For the past year, Greenpeace has been quietly embroiled in a lawsuit the environmental group says is designed to sue it “out of existence.” The suit, a $220-million behemoth that’s received…

TIPS FOR TALKING ABOUT CARBON PRICING

Written by PUT A PRICE ON IT and published in Years of Living Dangerously  As actress and activist Nikki Reed learned during the second season of YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, there’s a growing number of people who are working to solve climate change by pushing for a price on carbon. Carbon pricing is an economic…

Has This Silicon Valley Startup Finally Nailed The Indoor Farming Model?

Indoor farming is a trendy startup space, but many of those ventures have recently failed. Plenty thinks its technology, model, and timing mean it’s the place that will finally turn greens into green. Written by ADELE PETERS and published by FastCompany the 18th of May 2017 “I like to call this the cathedral.” So says Matt Barnard,…

Indigenous Communities Lead Massive Peoples Climate March in D.C.

Estimated 200,000 converge on nation’s capital to demand climate justice Article written by JONATHAN HAHN and published on SIERRA the 29th of April 2017 THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH, WASHINGTON, D.C. | PHOTO BY JONATHAN HAHN Before upwards of 200,000 singing, chanting people filled the streets of Washington, D.C., to protest the Trump administration’s awful record on climate change,…