Tag: sustainable development

The Green Buzz: Monday, December 16

Written by | December 16th, 2013

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We all know that energy demands are only increasing globally.  In today’s Green Buzz, learn about innovators that are helping to meet those demands in a sustainable way.

  1. In Hong Kong, they’re figuring out how to recycle your used shower water to create electricity.  (The New York Times)
  2. Meet New York City’s current leading environmental heroes.  (CBS New York)
  3. Nominees for the 2014 Green Car Technology Award were announced today at the Washington Auto Show.  (Reuters)
  4. Students compete for Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award with proposed solutions for the U.S.’s rising energy needs.  (USA Today)
  5. Falling demand for coal in China could make coal mining uneconomical.  (The Guardian)

Scientist Gretchen Daily Awarded Volvo Environment Prize

Written by | September 11th, 2012

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A member of the Conservancy’s Science Council and a founder of the Natural Capital Project, Gretchen Daily is a leader in conservation science for the 21st century.

What Will Rio+20 Mean?

Written by | June 25th, 2012

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What will be the legacy of Rio+20? We won’t know the answer for years but in the mean time, we highlight three hopeful signs in the outcome of Rio.

Going Holistic: Health and Conservation Converge in Tanzania

Written by | June 21st, 2012

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The Conservancy’s David Banks and Pathfinder International’s Caroline Crosbie discuss how incorporating women’s, children’s and community health — along with gender equity — is critical to attaining a more sustainable human relationship with our planet.

Road to Rio: What to Expect From Rio+20

Written by | June 15th, 2012

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Not sure what Rio+20 is all about and what might happen there? We talk to Glenn Prickett, our Chief External Affairs Officer, to get an inside look at the conference and what The Conservancy hopes to achieve there.

Indonesian President Calls for a Green Economy

Written by | June 14th, 2012

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World leaders increasingly recognize that investing in nature is fundamentally necessary for a healthy, equitable and prosperous world.

Conservation’s Silence Regarding Human Rights and Freedom

Written by | February 28th, 2011

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Why does conservation ignore human rights advocacy? Conservancy scientist Rob McDonald says that silence only hurts conservation.

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, November 24

Written by | November 24th, 2010

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Today: five servings of green news. Tomorrow: five servings of pumpkin pie (amirite?). Have a great Thanksgiving!*

  1. Al Gore isn’t making any friends in the ethanol industry– he says his earlier support for corn-based ethanol subsidies was “a mistake.” (Green)
  2. The electric Nissan LEAF gets some pretty serious “gas” (charge) mileage. (EcoGeek)
  3. Did the Copenhagen climate talks accomplish anything? A new report says yes, maybe a little bit. (Christian Science Monitor)
  4. The Tea Party’s latest target: sustainable development. (Mother Jones, via Grist)
  5. Reusing vs. hoarding: why it’s sometimes good to actually get rid of stuff. (Treehugger)

*Programming note: We’re taking a break from CGM on Thursday and Friday to celebrate the holiday, and you should, too. See you on Monday!

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, August 11

Written by | August 11th, 2009

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Killer algae sounds pretty bad, but we won’t leave you with depressing news today… instead, take heart in knowing that volunteers gave 4,000 baby loggerhead turtles a helping hand in Australia. From A to Z (or 1 to 5), we’ve got the top Cool Green News links of the morning. Ah, wouldn’t you like to […]

Cool Green Morning: Tuesday, June 16

Written by | June 16th, 2009

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We’ve gone from hope and promise to doom and gloom, all in one short day. Yes folks, this morning’s Cool Green News updates will make you contemplate just how bad the future could be. Read ‘em and weep… then polish up your half-empty glass and send us your message of hope (cause we all need it). A new climate change […]

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