TBT: The second Earth Day post at this blog (10 years ago today)

Environmental Economics

The House Resources Committee celebrates Earth Day: On Earth Day website, House Republican Committee seeks to 'dispel environmental myths', by John Byrne, Raw Story : On a little-noticed inside page of the House Resources Committee website, the Republican majority staff have prepared a folio celebrating Earth Day. Mark Thoma (who is now relatively famous for his Economist's View blog).

Syngenta Celebrates Earth Day by Ladling on the Pesticides | PR.

PR Watch

Syngenta Celebrates Earth Day by Ladling on the Pesticides. Herbicide manufacturer Syngenta had an interesting way of celebrating Earth Day this year, touting the joys of pesticides. 1 day 19 hours ago. 2 days 10 hours ago. 2 days 14 hours ago.

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oneShirt Challenge Partners With Earth Day Network’s “MobilizeU” Initiative

Green (Living) Review

We are also very happy to partner with MobilizeU and Earth Day Network and to support their commitment to make the world a better place.

A Billion Acts of Green® Gears Up For Earth Day

Green (Living) Review

The Earth Day Network is hosting "A Billion Acts of Green®" in 2012. April 2012 : The Earth Day Network is hosting "A Billion Acts of Green®" in 2012. " The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970.

GIANT FOOD helps customers feel “green” on Earth Day

Green (Living) Review

This is “green” as in environment and not “green” as in envy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) As part of its year-round commitment to sustainability, Giant Food will celebrate Earth Day in its shopping aisles. With the ultimate goal of changing customers' reliance on plastic and paper bags, which take resources to produce and often end up in landfills, Giant has put into place a multifaceted campaign to encourage customers to switch to reusable bags through economic incentives.

See kids, economics is fun!

Environmental Economics

Happy Earth Day, one day late: Duke Energy aims to more than double the wind, solar and biomass energy in its portfolio by 2020, according to its 2012 sustainability report.

Earth Day Toilet - New Envirolet FlushSmart 800 Composting Toilet Looks Great in the Bathroom

Green (Living) Review

Just in time for Earth Day, Sancor introduces the all-new Envirolet FlushSmart 800 Series composting toilet system. Envirolet is sponsoring and will be on display at the Mother Earth News Fairs this year.


Green (Living) Review

Leading Marketplace for Individual Philanthropy Matches Donations to Carbon Reducing Development Projects WASHINGTON, April 2009 : As we seek to combat global warming, the developing world faces a double burden: climate change threatens poor communities with both environmental and economic devastation in the form of floods, droughts, and ruined harvests.

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Playing Politics with Earth Day

Living In a Toxic World

Earth Day has passed for another year. I think few politicians passed on the photo ops and press coverage of being involved on Earth Day. The downside is that it sounds like those projects don't make economic sense and were previously rejected for that reason. Until we start enacting policies to change everything we do day in and day out the piecemeal approach may just be greenwashing for political gain.

‘Limits to Growth’ vindicated: World headed towards economic, environmental collapse

Green (Living) Review

economic growth green living Limits to Growth Australian researchers have shown that a book written ? and written off ? four decades ago accurately predicted where the world would be in terms of resource allocation and the environment. And that does not bode well for the future of humanity.

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Green (Living) Review

Free Download Shows One Way to Start Rebuilding Local Food Systems PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 2009 : To help channel the energy surrounding Earth Day into constructive activity, SPIN-Farming® is offering a free download that helps show people how they can take food production into their own hands. According to Wally Satzewich, the developer of SPIN-Farming, Earth Day brings people together to think things through again, make certain re-appropriations and create a new ideal.

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Christie’s Green Auction: Ted Danson, Doutzen Kroes, Almudena Fernández, Willie Garson and More Bid for Earth Day

Eco Chic

Christie’s Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth lit up NYC on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day with a megawattage push to raise funds for four leading American environmental agencies. Lot 13: Damien Hirst, All you need is Jealousy, 2010.

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Green (Living) Review

CAMBRIDGE, MA, April 2009 : The first annual, entirely student-organized MIT Sustainability Summit, titled “Discovering New Dimensions for Growth,” will be held on Friday, April 24 in MIT's Walker Memorial building, as the conclusion of MIT’s Earth Week celebration. Our current economic, political, and academic institutions, though highly interwoven, mainly work in isolation from each other. Other MIT Earth Week events are open to the public.

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Help us get to #289,552

Environmental Economics

John and my latest page turner: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia is currently #289,553 on Amazon's bestseller list.  environmental movement, Earth Day, the establishment of the Environmental Protection Agency, the passage of the landmark 1970 amendments to the Clean Air Act and perhaps most significantly, the passage of the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA). 

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World’s first sustainable wine tour–in Oregon

Green Traveler Guides

Grand Cru Wine Tours has done a comprehensive self-assessment, drafted sustainability policies, collected baseline measurements of environmental, social and economic impacts, and submitted evidence that they’re using numerous best eco-practices. | Green Wine News |.

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Environmental regulations have always been an easy target

Environmental Economics

There is theory to suggest that constraints on economic activity (e.g., regulations) will reduce economic activity. 1995) in the Journal of Economic Literature: More than two decades ago, the first Earth Day in 1970 marked the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Journal of Economic Literature 33(1) (1995): 132-163. [ [link] ]. But, in a very large and dynamic macroeconomy, the negative impacts are likely to be small. From Jaffe et al.

Rainforest Alliance salutes Mexico’s Mayakoba

Green Traveler Guides

We have been working with the Rainforest Alliance since 2010 to comply with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria ’s internationally recognized recommendations for socially, environmentally and economically sustainable tourism, and we encourage other tourism properties in Mexico to do the same.&#. | Green Travel News |.

Five Years After BP Spill, Gulf of Mexico is Rekindling Responsibility for the Gulf’s Future

Conservancy Talk

Last week marked both the fifth anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the 45th Earth Day. Earth Day began in 1970 out of Americans’ frustrations with the degraded and declining state of the U.S.

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10 Solutions for Natural Resource Depletion


develop, we’re using more natural resources, materials the earth provides that enable economic gain. While the day when the earth is completely dry and desolate is probably still far off, we’re already seeing some of the effects of resource overuse.

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REVOLUTION: Facts & Figures from the Documentary

Environmental News Network

Need something to do tomorrow in order to celebrate Earth Day? Economic Analysis of Indonesian Coral Reefs. NOAA, partners: Earth’s oceans and ecosystems still abosorbing about half the greenhouse gases emitted by people.”

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The concept of “Living Well” - a Bolivian viewpoint

The Green Changemakers

It brings selfishness, individualism, even regionalism, thirst for profit, the search for pleasure and luxury thinking only about profiting, never having regard to brotherhood among the human beings who live on planet Earth. But capitalism does not care about life, and the two development models, the capitalist and the socialist, need rapid economic growth, causing a dissipation of energy and an insatiable use of fossil fuels to boost growth.

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Green ‘Khutbah’ Muslim Sermon Campaign Launches Today

Green Prophet

Today marks the first annual ‘Green Khutbah Day’ which also coincides with Earth Day 2013.

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Green (Living) Review

April 2, 2009 : Just in time for Earth Day, Applica Consumer Products, Inc., The amount of empty plastic bottles clogging our landfills is astronomical (over 22 billion annually(1)), and Americans seek eco-friendly and economical alternatives to complement their busy lifestyles. Culminating the weekend’s Earth Day initiative will be the signature concert and celebration at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

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Training manuals and education resources on sustainability

The Green Changemakers

Ecological Footprint of Transportation- Poster/Research Project This student from Meg Gorman's Economics class at San Francisco Waldorf School researched the Ecological Footprint of transportation throughout history. Lesson Plans Redefining Progress, in partnership with Earth Day Network, has developed single-day environmental education lesson plans for K-12 educators. Tags: Sustainable-development Ebook Research Economics Happiness Education

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Building a Just and Sustainable World (YES magazine)

The Green Changemakers

The Page That Counts Number of Earth-sized planets needed if global resource consumption matched that of the US: 3. Redefining Progress In partnership with Earth Day Network, Redefining Progress offers environmental education lesson plans for K-12 educators. Tags: Future Sustainable-development Economics Education January/February 2008 “The average U.S. person now consumes twice as much as they did 50 years ago. Ask your grandma.”

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RAFAA Designs Next Generation Solar Tower for Bright Source Competition

Green Prophet

This square tower uses lightweight steel (which could technically be recycled and is therefore more economical and more sustainable than concrete) and has a twist in the middle. BrightSource Energy’s Earth Day Debut.

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How a Southern Californian Community Organized to Push for Rooftop Solar Jobs

Sierra Club Compass

At a time of economic uncertainty in our nation, where too many Americans are unemployed and desperately seeking work, jobs that can provide a sustainable income can now increasingly be found in the renewable energy industry.

Dr. Bruce Lipton: We are Moving into a New Phase of Civilization

The Green Changemakers

In the face of economic upheaval, religious violence, racial bloodshed, climate change and now, a viral pandemic, civilization is in a state of upheaval. Reptiles, from lizards to dinosaurs, move and behave as powerful, Earth-bound digital ‘machines.’

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On Heels of Inaugural Address, Sierra Club Announces Coal.

Sierra Club Compass

The day after that inspiring call to action by our President, the Sierra Club is announcing a milestone in the steady progress we’ve been making for two years to tackle climate disruption by moving America beyond coal. Eye on Earth. Compass.

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Oaxaca, Mexico: microfinance for tourists

Green Traveler Guides

Or, a half hour’s drive further, to Díaz Ordaz , another Zapotec village where there is almost no tourism and far fewer economic opportunities. At the end of day, you and your tour group decide which women will receive them. | Fundación En Via |.

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5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

This Earth Day, world leaders are coming together in New York City to sign the historic Paris Agreement. A recent study found a growing recognition that climate action and economic growth can go hand-in-hand.

Youth Perspective: Youth Action Guide on the SDGs

The Green Changemakers

Source: [link] A guide for youth as the ECOSOC Youth Forum concludes at UN HQ — As the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum just finished convening at the United Nations in New York, we reflect once again on the recently launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their relevance to youth. Students can get involved with World Water Day on 22 nd March or join the Sanitation for All campaign , collecting data and implementing action on sanitation: Get involved.

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

Sierra Club Compass

One of the nation's first divestment campaigns was launched at UNC-Chapel Hill, (UNC was also one of the first campuses to commit to retiring their coal plant) and students won a big victory just a few days ago. Eye on Earth. Compass.

Dubai’s Greener Future Begins Now At the Dubai Global Energy Forum

Green Prophet

Just ahead of Earth Day 2011 , it’s the beginning of the end for Dubai’s waste era. Organized by the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, the three day event that ends on April 19th, 2011, signals a very real shift in Dubai’s attitude towards energy.

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Kick Those Butts – But Not to the Curb

Green (Living) Review

On Eve of Earth Day, New Studies Confirm Cigarettes’ Toxic Impact on the Environment WASHINGTON, D.C., In observance of Earth Day, Legacy urges smokers to quit smoking, and if they can’t, to properly dispose of cigarette butts and filters. An economic study based on a litter audit in San Francisco, California, found the clean-up cost to be more than $5.6 April 2011: Each year more than 360 billion cigarettes are smoked in the United States.

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What's the Economy for, Anyway? (film chapters)

The Green Changemakers

Read David Batker’s Bio and Meet the Staff of Earth Economics Audio Recording of Robert F. Act Five - Happiness Gallup’s “Well-Being Report Card” Where’s the happiest place on Earth?

The Green Gurus

The Green Changemakers

The book covers a broad range of environmental issues as they apply to business, including the economic viability of choosing green routes. The Green Gurus The collected wisdom of some of the world?s s most influential environmental movers and shakers is brought together in this one book.

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Emma Marris on Wolves, New Conservation & Kids Playing in National Parks

Nature Conservancy - Science

Publishers are much more cautious now in this economic climate, so it’s harder to just sell a book on a wild idea — they really want to see a lot of reporting done and the story already captured before they say yes. Humans have become one of the primary drivers on the Earth.

Whole System Healing

The Green Changemakers

It also means considering all aspects of a system, such as mind, body, and spirit in individuals or social justice, environmental health, and economic prosperity in communities. Kinship with all creatures of the earth, sky, and water was a real and active principle.

The return of the population bombers

Green Blog

Check the environmentalism section of any large bookstore: you’ll find dozens of books arguing that overpopulation is destroying the earth. A growing number of sincere activists are once again buying into the idea that overpopulation is destroying the earth, and that what’s needed is a radical reduction in birth rates. President Lyndon Johnson expressed it in 1965, “less than $5 invested in population control is worth $100 invested in economic growth.”.

The environmental record of Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry

Green Blog

It shouldn’t be “ political suicide &# to believe in basic climate science these days. Jeff Goodell over at the Rolling Stone magazine writes: “The other day, Texas Governor Rick Perry took dramatic action to save his state from the ravages of a changing climate.

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Green Shoots in Budget Need Hard Backing

Green (Living) Review

But they will only remain good intentions, unless further detailed policy frameworks can be established which could make both these technologies economically viable, particularly in these difficult economic times’. US President Obama used ‘Earth Day’ to express his support for ‘clean energy technologies’ including offshore wind and wave power.

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There's More To Lebanese Tourism Than Bars And Beaches

Green Prophet

In the meantime, she believes that her facility, which draws scores more tourists to the region than before, has helped to improve the economic standing and emotional well-being of the women who work there.

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