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Getting Around: Innovative Collegiate Shared-Use Mobility Programs

Posted July 23, 2014 by Deron Lovaas in Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil

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This blog was penned by a colleague in our Urban Solutions Group: Dylan Anslow, a MAP Fellow and Stanford University student. ZipCar’s signature bright green stickers have become ubiquitous on America’s college campuses. On my campus, the day you check your PO Box and find your...continued

Illinois' Water Plan: How to Prepare for a Warmer, More Flood-Prone Climate

Posted July 23, 2014 by Peter Lehner in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Days before the 4th of July weekend, the Chicago Park District closed every one of the city’s lakefront beaches, due to concerns about water pollution. Heavy rains had overwhelmed the city’s combined sewer system, pushing billions of gallons of polluted...continued

Building Climate-Resilient Communities with State Revolving Funds

Posted July 23, 2014 by Ben Chou in Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, U.S. Law and Policy

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Water and wastewater infrastructure systems play a vital role in our daily lives. Without these critical systems, life as we know it would not be possible. Yet much of this infrastructure is outdated, under-maintained, and in desperate need of repair....continued

Small Business Owners Want Clean Water Protections

Posted July 23, 2014 by Karen Hobbs in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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80 percent of small business owners favor restoring federal clean water protections to streams and wetlands, according to a new poll.  These are some of the very waterbodies that the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers propose...continued

International Scorecard Highlights Room for Improvement in Energy Efficiency

Posted July 22, 2014 by Merrian Borgeson in Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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A recent scan of energy efficiency in 16 nations showed that all fall short of their potential. But the collective wisdom among these countries offers a path forward. Following close upon their World Cup win in Brazil, Germany also comes...continued

Pro Hockey Releases Sustainability Report

Posted July 21, 2014 by Allen Hershkowitz in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Today, the National Hockey League released the first Sustainability Report ever issued by a professional sports league. Based on years of data collected from NHL arenas, the NHL’s Sustainability Report represents what is arguably the single most important environmental statement...continued

EPA Takes the Next Critical Step Toward Protecting Wild Salmon and Stopping the Massive Pebble Mine

Posted July 18, 2014 by Joel Reynolds in Curbing Pollution, Environmental Justice, Green Enterprise, Health and the Environment, Living Sustainably, Moving Beyond Oil, Nuclear Weapons, Waste and Energy, Reviving the World's Oceans, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment, U.S. Law and Policy

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency formally proposed limitations that would block the massive, ill-conceived Pebble Mine project -- the controversial proposal to mine gold and copper at the headwaters of the pristine Bristol Bay wild salmon fishery in Alaska that faces...continued

Obama: People Get Ready

Posted July 18, 2014 by Theo Spencer in Curbing Pollution, Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming

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Much ink has been devoted to President Obama’s laudable plan to cut carbon pollution from our biggest source: power plants. The US, and the world, have a seriously limited window to cut that pollution if we’re going to stave off...continued

National Geographic Adding Recycled Content to Flagship Magazine

Posted July 17, 2014 by Darby Hoover in Curbing Pollution, Green Enterprise, Living Sustainably, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming, The Media and the Environment

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The magazine famous for showcasing the natural wonders of the world for generations is now helping to preserve them in its own pages. Today, NRDC and Green America announced that the National Geographic Society has begun incorporating recycled fiber into...continued

Obama Administration Recognizes the Climate-Resiliency Benefits of Green Infrastructure

Posted July 16, 2014 by Ben Chou in Living Sustainably, Solving Global Warming, U.S. Law and Policy

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As we‘ve seen play out repeatedly in communities across the U.S., the impacts of climate change are already here. Multiple wildfires are currently burning in Western states, California’s drought is only intensifying, and extreme storms have caused flooding and heavy...continued

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