by Christophe A. G. Tulou | How many people does it take to screw in a high-efficiency LED light bulb? How many to plant and maintain a vegetated green roof? Install solar panels on a rooftop? Weatherize a house? Install a rain garden?
Since all these activities are happening now in the District of Columbia, wouldn’t it [...]
by Robert D. Hormats | Leaders from around the globe will gather this upcoming June in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or Rio+20. The conference provides a venue for governments and stakeholders to consider cross-cutting global environment, development, and economic needs. Indeed, there is much to be discussed. The population [...]
by Paul T. Anastas, Ph.D | Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has said time and again that science is the backbone of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency depends upon its scientists and engineers, together with an extensive network of their research colleagues — supported through agency partnerships, grants, awards, and fellowships — to provide [...]
by Mark Muro | For all the debate, speculation, and controversy that have surrounded the hoped-for growth of the so-called “clean” economy and “green jobs” one thing has been in pretty short supply: facts.
For all the talk of its alluring promise, the clean or green economy remains an enigma in large part due to the continued absence [...]
by Howard Ways, AICP | Much of the recent national discourse around the green economy centers on the success or failure of individual companies like Solydra. While there are several factors that contribute to the profitability of a business, local economies are an intricate, complex web of market sector forces and public sector policies. With less national [...]
by Rebecca Stack | With the RiverSmart brand the District has received great praise and recognition from residents and officials. It is first and foremost the helpful, giving face, of local government. The programs educate, empower, and financially assist, property owners to become better environmental stewards. What we don’t often herald, is the entry level introduction [...]
by Polina Bakhteiarov | These days, almost anywhere you go, the green economy is a hot topic. But at many American universities, few courses focus on the “triple bottom line” of sustainability to comprehensively examine the interrelationships between the environment, economy, and community equity. Furthermore, there is a lack of practical training on sustainability issues, [...]