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How the World Wildlife Fund Is Helping Apple Go Even Greener

Tech giant Apple already gets high marks for sustainability – Greenpeace’s 2015 Click Clean Report, released this week, named it the greenest tech company in the world. But Apple isn’t stopping there. As ClimateProgress reports, the company recently announced a new goal of getting 100 percent of the paper for its packaging from sustainably managed […]

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Solving the Sustainability Equation: Try Adding People

Some people think technology will be the panacea for our global sustainability challenges. Others think technology — and the consumption patterns that often come with it — are just making the problem worse. In reality, neither view is right, writes Columbia University’s Steven Cohen in this recent Huffington Post article.   Technology alone is no […]

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Reframing Behavior Change to Redouble Impact: The Latest in Behavioral Science

Behavioral science is becoming a buzzword these days, as marketers and policymakers wake up to the power of this interdisciplinary field to spur sustainable lifestyles. In this Sustainable Brands post, social scientist Ruth Doyle reveals the latest trend in the field: a “practice-oriented” approach. This new approach, which originates in the design research community, uses […]

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Google’s Green Energy Wish List

Google has recently released a study exploring how people could simultaneously meet society’s goals of economic growth, security, and de-carbonization. The results targeted clean energy innovations that are: 1. fast wins (i.e. can be completed under 5 years); 2. big pay offs; and 3. enhanced when paired with policy.   Posted 6.28.2011 on New York […]

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Using behavioral science to make smarter energy policy

Using behavioral science to make smarter energy policy

David Roberts emphasizes changing the public's energy behaviors is as important as finding technology solutions. Despite the significance of behavioral change, the amount of money being invested in creating behavioral change is nothing compared to the investment in energy technology. Roberts cites a paper, Behavior and Energy Policy, which suggests that behavioral science programs can […]

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