Google solar investment

How Companies Are Helping Everyone to Profit From Solar

One of the most effective ways to get people on board with climate solutions is to emphasize the co-benefits – the ways solutions can improve life for multiple sectors of society. Google and SolarCity have just announced a partnership where all involved – the consumers, the companies themselves, and the planet – stand to gain. […]

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Want to Inspire Climate Action? Talk About Solutions, Not Science

Would a better understanding of climate science help convince people that climate change is real? According to a new Yale study, maybe not. The study found (not surprisingly) that subjects were split along partisan lines about their belief in human-caused climate change. However, this divide stayed the same even when the respondents’ climate literacy increased. […]

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Keystone XL

Why the Keystone XL Veto Is Such a Huge Victory for Climate Advocates

Yesterday, President Obama took the historic step of vetoing legislation that would have approved the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. This is important news for many reasons: it reinforces the President’s commitment to clean energy and his support of climate science. It shows his ability to resist a powerful lobby, and stand up for the health […]

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The Future of Sustainability: Shaping the Leaders of Tomorrow

Creating a more sustainable world takes leadership – and part of being a leader is a willingness to share your knowledge and successes, and seek out other leaders so you can gain from their experience.   Higher education leaders have a unique opportunity to shape the future, by providing their students – tomorrow’s doctors, architects, […]

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Green Brands

The Best Way to Reach Eco-conscious Consumers

As the number of people who care about climate change grows, so does the market for sustainable products. Where once this was a niche category for high-income urbanites, now there are goods and services available at all price points, and major brands are coming into the market. With more and more “green” items on the […]

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Energy Freedom

The Unlikely Merging of Sustainability and Auto Racing

When elections roll around, NASCAR fans are often touted as a symbol of mainstream America. So it’s heartening to discover that this demographic is actually quite eco-friendly – according to a NASCAR poll, 80 percent of fans believe in climate change and 2 out of 3 support personal climate action.   As NASCAR driver Leilani […]

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Carbon Fast

This Lent, Why Not a Carbon Fast?

This Wednesday marked the beginning of the season of Lent in the Christian tradition. As you may know, Lent, which lasts for 40 days until Easter Sunday on April 5th, is a time of reflection and discipline when many Christians give up something and/or take on new challenges in their personal and spiritual lives, such […]

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Partisan Divide

How to Create a Non-Partisan Climate Message

When trying to inspire people to fight climate change, it seems like the obvious message would be, “Help protect our planet.” But in fact, that message can backfire – many people balk at being labeled as “environmentalist” or “green.” But that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t support clean energy or care about pollution.   So […]

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Kaiser Permanente Buys Clean Energy to Heal the Climate

More and more Americans are experiencing the physical impacts of climate change – and the health sector is rising to the challenge. They’re working not only towards healthier patients, but healthier hospitals too. Kaiser Permanente, one of America’s leading health care providers, just announced its plan to buy enough renewable energy to cover half their […]

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Collaboration

The Keys to Better Climate Collaboration

Climate change is a multifaceted challenge, and solving it will take a multifaceted approach. Organizations across all sectors are seeing the value of collaborating on solutions, whether it’s companies helping their suppliers produce more sustainable products, or communities and governments partnering to help make renewable energy more affordable. But as the article below points out, […]

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