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.

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).

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


The ‘Forest Man of India,’ as Jadav was titled by the country’s former president, has planted a whole forest with his own hands – one tree a day for over 40 years. What a wonderful gift to the future ruler, right? Their work is precious for the future generations.

Coming Together on Climate Solutions

Conservancy Talk

We caught up with Mark Tercek, President of The Nature Conservancy ; Ken Berlin, President of The Climate Reality Project ; and Robert Perkowitz, President of ecoAmerica to hear their vision behind the 2016 American Climate Leadership Summit.

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.

New Dietary Guidelines One of Many Tools for Protecting Planet

Conservancy Talk

They define a sustainable diet as “one that assures this access for both the current population and future generations.” TNC leases grazing areas of Montana’s Matador Ranch to neighboring ranchers in exchange for their participation in conservation efforts. ©

The Green Sheikh: Love Your Children and They Will Love the Planet

Green Prophet

This naturalness creates self-esteem and satisfaction and generates in each person ideas that may be useful during more depressing periods. School builds loyalty within the students, which in turn makes them loving participants of society.

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

Conservancy Talk

It’s the most prestigious scientific society in our country, established by president Abraham Lincoln to provide objective, nonpartisan scientific advice to the government. Vulnerable people all around the world and future generations too are counting on us.

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BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon.

Sierra Club Compass

The Honorable Barack Obama President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W. Re: Priority Recommendations for a Potential Settlement of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Dear President Obama: On behalf of the Sierra Club and its more than 1.5 Compass.

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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.

COP 18: Where Are All the Women? - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

Many sessions throughout the day were centered around discussion about how women are disproportionately impacted by climate change, that there isn’t enough female representation within COP negotiations from each country delegation, and that the voices of women need to be more strongly heard on multiple levels of political participation. What keeps me up at night is the eyes of 7 generations of the future looking back at me and asking what did you do? Compass.

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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 Based on the extraordinary success and high participation rates, climate change and habitat loss are obviously two issues that resonate strongly with U-Haul and its customers.

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Green (Living) Review

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 Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations.

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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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The Economics of Happiness

The Green Changemakers

The leader of a major developed country, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, has announced that he intends to begin a ‘great revolution’ in the way we measure social progress. The announcement came after a year and a half of research by a commission set up by the President to reconsider the way progress is measured.

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State of the Conservancy

Conservancy Talk

CEO and president of The Nature Conservancy, Mark Tercek, delivers the State of the Conservancy Speech Developing Our Shared Conservation Agenda I want to cover two topics in my remaining remarks. 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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Whole System Healing

The Green Changemakers

More than 20 million people participated across the U.S. More than 1 billion people participate in Earth Day activities, making it the largest secular civic event in the world. We can meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet the needs of the future.

10 Big, Really Hard Things We Can Do to Save the Planet

The Green Changemakers

President Barack Obama's recent announcement that America must lead the charge to eliminate nuclear weapons worldwide. Simply put, nuclear weapons have no place in a bright green future. Read More in the Worldchanging Archive: A New Military Mission: Clean Energy The Future of the U.S.

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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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Creating the future we want

The Green Changemakers

Creating the future we want. The title of the initial draft of the conference outcome document, “The Future We Want,” is the inspiration for the title of thisarticle (UNCSD, 2011). Some commentators are less optimistic about the future. Alan D.

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Six Signs You’ve Become Disconnected from Nature & Reflections on Civilization

The Green Changemakers

And yet, you have to live in this world and participate in society just like everyone else. That said, the real issue is that collapse is not a future event; it’s happening as we speak. As you know, the current president of the United States sealed his electoral fate by running on a platform of “hope” and “change”. No wonder a growing number of people are realising the folly of trusting our future to politics.

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The Garden Of Simplicity

The Green Changemakers

As these two warnings by the world's elder scientists indicate, powerful adversity trends (such as global climate change, the depletion of key resources such as water and cheap oil, a burgeoning population, and a growing gap between the rich and poor) are converging into a whole-systems crisis, creating the possibility of an evolutionary crash within this generation. A whole generation has tasted the fruits of an affluent society and has discovered that money does not buy happiness.

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