LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

The greenest president?* Cast your vote here!

Environmental Economics

Max Aufhammer ( The Future is at Stake ): The past eight years of the Obama presidency have brought monumental change for the better in the environmental and energy arena. President Obama will go into the history books as the first African American president. I would argue that he will be remembered by many future generations as the Greenest president this country has ever had.

Q&A with Jonathan Lash: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. Prior to becoming president of Hampshire College , Lash was president of World Resources Institute (WRI).

Correct Your Course on Natural Gas, Mr. President

Sierra Club Compass

Today President Obama took several important steps down the trail towards addressing climate disruption. But when it comes to natural gas, the president is taking the wrong path. The president was exactly right when he said no single step can reverse the impacts of climate change.

Hope for Youth: President Obama Tackles Climate Head-On

Sierra Club Compass

Today, President Barack Obama announced his administration's next steps for building a legacy of action to fight the climate crisis. Student and youth climate leaders have been waiting for the president to take decisive action like this.

Obama's Best Chance to Lead on Climate: Reject Keystone XL.

Sierra Club Compass

In the first press conference of his second term, President Obama addressed a question about climate change with the following : "I am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. President, the tar sands are your climate legacy.

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Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

« Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment | Main. | Our Distributed Future: M2M, Energy, and Water Access » Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On. But will the president back up his words with action?

Yale to Launch Energy Sciences Institute on West Campus

Celsias

President Richard C. “I am deeply grateful to Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor for their commitment to strengthen this extraordinarily important area of research at Yale,” Levin said. Levin announced today that Thomas F. Steyer ’79 and his wife, Kathryn A.

Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up

Green Home Blog

Led by leftist President Rafael Correa, this green revolution was intended to find a way forward that would allow development without destroying the ecology. Will the Real Humans Please Stand Up.

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People's Climate March draws more than 400,000

Sierra Club Compass

Among those marching were United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, former vice president Al Gore, and New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who just announced that the city was committing to and 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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The Green Sheikh’s Eco-Hero: Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan

Green Prophet

Not all country leaders are alike but I admire those who spread wisdom throughout their country in order to enhance every single aspect of their people’s lifestyle, such as our former President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan.

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Coming Together on Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Local leaders from many backgrounds have joined the ranks of committed climate advocates. After all, building thriving communities for ourselves and future generations is hardly a special interest.

International Support For Obama’s Climate Promises

Sierra Club Compass

These Nordic nations are the first ones to back President Obama’s plan to stop pouring money into dangerous coal projects overseas , except in rare circumstances. These are crucial commitments, since one country or institution alone cannot fight climate disruption.

Jordan Jumps Forward on Energy Development

Green Prophet

Over two dozen anti-nuclear activists protested near Prime Minister Awn Khasawneh’s Amman offices last Saturday, in vocal reaction to a government policy statement reaffirming Jordan’s commitment to nuclear development. Generation processes for solar and wind energy require little or no water.

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University of Georgia Sierra Club Activists Win Prestigious Environmental Scholarship

Sierra Club Compass

It recognizes students who exhibit future leadership potential, academic achievement, and a record of public service. Along with a small group of other students, he designed the original strategy to pressure UGA’s President and administrators to retire the campus’ aging coal-fired boiler.

People's Climate March draws more than 400,000

Sierra Club Compass

Among those marching were United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon, former vice president Al Gore, and New York mayor Bill de Blasio, who just announced that the city was committing to and 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

COP 21 is reminding us that everyone’s prosperity relies on nature

Conservancy Talk

Tens of thousands of people are in Paris during these first two weeks in December, bound by their common purpose to provide future generations with a better chance of a better life. But it is worth remembering that we also represent future generations.

Taking the Tar Sands Challenge

Sierra Club Compass

Last week the president challenged America to lead the world on climate solutions. But as the president also said in his climate speech, we will not get there overnight. companies , including Walgreen's, Whole Foods, and Columbia Sportswear, have committed to taking action that reflects strong opposition to tar sands. These are companies that are committed to reducing their climate pollution. Asking American Companies to Reject the World's Dirtiest Fuel.

EDUCATION MINISTERS’ AXE CLIMATE CHANGE FROM CURRICULUM AND FAIL ‘GREENEST GOVERNMENT EVER’ TEST

Green (Living) Review

Future generations will need the knowledge and the skills to build innovative, resilience-based solutions to survive future shocks, extreme weather events, and resource depletion. There are a number of ways of knowing if governments are committed to tackling climate change. It will fall upon the upcoming generation of young people to be as well equipped as they can be to meet and mitigate the challenge, and to secure their future.

It’s Accountability Time for Seattle Port Commissioners

Sightline Daily

” And his commitment to environmental protection sounds sincere in his bio on the Port website. Seattle can point the way toward a new future, where robust job creation walks hand in hand with a profound respect for the environment.

Our Secret is Out

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Trustees are the committed community leaders from our state, regional and country programs who open doors and build relationships with the diverse private and public institutions with which we work.

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Champions of National Security, Champions of Change

Sierra Club Compass

She and Denis McDonough, White House Chief of Staff, who delivered the opening remarks, both called to mind the President's commitments to act on climate -- through his Georgetown University speech from this summer and last week's executive order to create a climate task force.

Start the Year Off Right: Take Action on Climate Change Now

Conservancy Talk

1) Political Commitment Nothing is more critical to lowering greenhouse gas emissions than smart, pragmatic, and effective government policy. Google, Apple, and JP Morgan are committed to running on all-renewable energy soon.

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Duke of Cambridge Pledges to Work for Conservation

Conservancy Talk

As he notes, “The threats to our natural heritage are extensive, but I believe that this collaboration of the best minds in conservation will provide the impetus for a renewed commitment and action to protect endangered species and habitats for future generations.”.

‘Cousteau Finds Ideal Sunscreen: Protecting Both Humans and Ocean’

Green (Living) Review

Chosen as the Official SunCare of Jean-Michel Cousteau's Ocean Futures Society, Reef Safe will donate a portion of every bottle sold to support Ocean Futures’ worldwide efforts of preserving the ocean for future generations.

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Jallikattu was a single issue campaigned doomed for failure

Eccorazzi

The ordinance became act after the President’s approval. The fact is that there is no quick fix and that our commitment has to be a long term one. I am reminded of generation ships that set out on space journeys knowing that the people who begin this journey will not be here in the end.

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Jallikattu was a single issue campaign doomed for failure

Eccorazzi

The ordinance became act after the President’s approval. The fact is that there is no quick fix and that our commitment has to be a long term one. I am reminded of generation ships that set out on space journeys knowing that the people who begin this journey will not be here in the end.

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Massachusetts Promotes Electric Vehicles in Three-City Tour

Sierra Club Compass

where Mayor Joseph Curtatone celebrated his city's recent commitment to install public EV charging stations and bring 16 EVs to his municipal fleet. "Somerville Our commitment , along with seven other governors, to getting [3.3

100 Ideas for Creating a More Peaceful World

The Green Changemakers

Commit daily acts of kindness. Read Chief Seattle's Letter to the President. Commit yourself to nonviolence. Be aware of the rights of future generations. Sign the Cousteau Society Bill of Rights for Future Generations. Help educate the next generation to be compassionate and responsible. Creating world peace takes many forms, but surely it begins with individuals.

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Taking the Tar Sands Challenge: Asking American Companies to Reject the World's Dirtiest Fuel

Sierra Club Compass

Last week the president challenged America to lead the world on climate solutions. But as the president also said in his climate speech, we will not get there overnight. companies , including Walgreens, Whole Foods, and Columbia Sportswear, have committed to taking action that reflects strong opposition to tar sands. These are companies that are committed to reducing their climate pollution.

Massachusetts Promotes Electric Vehicles in Three-City Tour

Sierra Club Compass

where Mayor Joseph Curtatone celebrated his city's recent commitment to install public EV charging stations and bring 16 EVs to his municipal fleet. "Somerville Our commitment , along with seven other governors, to getting [3.3

Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the.

Sierra Club Compass

Georgia Activists Greet Obama, Keep the Pressure On » Put Your Money Where Your Future Is: College Students Lead the Way on Fossil Fuel Divestment. And already three colleges have made commitments to divest. Compass. « Trans-Pacific Partnership: Wrong Trade Deal for the U.S.

Yes we can. Yes we did. Yes we can.

Elephant Journal

President Obama just gave his farewell address—a speech that wasn’t about himself at all (not something we can say for the incoming President-elect). 80,000 votes, not enough to fill some football stadiums, and we wouldn’t have to wonder if America had any future.”

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SEA GULL LIGHTING HONORED WITH 2009 ENERGY STAR(R) SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE AWARD

Green (Living) Review

Leading Lighting Manufacturer Earns Fifth Honor for its Ongoing Commitment to the Development of Energy Efficient Products RIVERSIDE, N.J., Selected annually from more than 12,000 organizations participating in the ENERGY STAR program, Sustained Excellence Award winners are recognized annually for their continued commitment to produce innovative, energy-efficient products that reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. "We

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Q&A with Henry Paulson: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. We want generations after us to be able to discover, get to know and love the astonishing diversity of nature, too.

The Swedish government completes its climate wrecking track record with a pro-nuclear vote

Green Blog

In Copenhagen and during the Cop15 meetings the Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt refused to push for strong climate targets and disagreed with Connie Hedegaard, EU Commissioner for the Climate and COP 15 President, and her calls for 30% emission reduction targets in EU.

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U-Haul Customers Give $1 Million to Charity Donations to The Conservation Fund

Green (Living) Review

In April of 2007, U-Haul began partnering with The Conservation Fund to facilitate customers’ donations at checkout in order to offset carbon emissions generated from in-town and out-of-town moves. Taylor, president of U-Haul International, Inc. “U-Haul Today, that background is central to the U-Haul Sustainability Program: “Serving the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”

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Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

On November 21, 2017, President and CEO Mark Tercek gave the keynote speech at Lake Erie College’s annual Founders Day event in Painesville, Ohio. Can we have a future where people get the food, energy, and economic growth they need without sacrificing nature?

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State of the Conservancy

Conservancy Talk

At that time we worked carefully with our Trustee Council; we created a Trustee Task Force; and we committed ourselves to a disciplined financial plan by which we would always live within our means. And we’re living up to that commitment. We care about future generations.

The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

The Alien Next Door

The Alien Next Door Musings of Nina Munteanu, SF writer and Ecologist Thursday, March 19, 2009 The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future? We are all writing our future. I congratulate his wish for a better future and his ability to think out of the box.

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Urban Solutions from Curitiba, Brazil

The Green Changemakers

When a city accepts as a mandate its quality of life; when it respects the people who live in it; when it respects the environment; when it prepares for future generations, the people share the responsibility for that mandate, and this shared cause is the only way to achieve that collective dream.'

The 2011 Edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education

The Green Changemakers

He speaks of how we use stories to create our future as “ancestors in training” and this is the way that epiphanies which lead to real change will be incorporated into the community base.

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Climate Action: What Will it Take to Avert Disastrous Climate Change?

The Green Changemakers

Neither your mayor, nor your senator, nor certainly, your president has declared a climate emergency. We’re no longer talking about future generations; it’s about us.

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