Conserving Resources

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Conserving Resources. Such a huge number of people is bound to put a strain on the environment since, at the end of the day, all of our resources – from the water we drink to the food we eat to the gas we put in our cars – has to be taken from the natural systems around us. 5 Easy Ways to Conserve Resources Every Day. The Earth gets more and more crowded every day. In 2011, the world’s population reached 7 billion, and there’s no sign we’ll be letting up any time soon.

7 Resources for Natural History Nerds

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And while these are my favorites, there are many more resources out there. I’m always on the lookout for new resources. Technically, this is five resources in one place. This post feels a little bit like a confession.

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Eight Ways Leaving it all Behind Taught me Resourcefulness.

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Enlightened Society Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Travel Adventure community Farmers Markets food health leaving it all money resources running away savingI literally sold or gave away everything and drove across the country. I was terrified.

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"Considering John Krutilla and the Environmental Turn in Natural Resource Economics"

Environmental Economics

Spencer Banzhaf: John Krutilla, a pioneer in environmental economics, helped to shape the field as an expert at Resources for the Future (RFF) in the mid-twentieth century. The conservation camp, represented by its champion Gifford Pinchot (1865–1946), advocated conservation of natural resources to be used for human purposes, using a progressive model of rational government planning.

What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think?

Environmental Economics

 Just a reminder to read John and my article: What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think ? Blatant self-promotion alert.  in the Review of Environmental Economics and Policy.  Right now we're #4 on the Most Read list, but we're not happy until we're #1.   And why wouldn't we be with profound insights like this: political ideology may play a role in how AERE members view the issues

The first review of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia

Environmental Economics

The entries in this book highlight areas where market-based economic models are inadequate and need to be supplemented to protect our natural resources. Entries that address valuation models require additional resources for readers who want a working background in these methods. From Booklist : Arguably, our adherence to the free-market model of economics has been among the major factors that have contributed to environmental deterioration.

Wood: Nature's most versatile resource and material

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Wood is probably Nature's most fantastically versatile resource and material which is sadly being overlooked all too often in pour modern world of all things metal and plastic today.

Resources Are for Closers

10,000 Birds

I don’t know why it took me six months to encounter this brilliant and hilarious Attenborough by way of Mamet screed on migration by comedian Erin Judge on Open Salon. But now that I’ve read and loved it, you must too. Seriously, do it ! Asides

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5 Green Go-To Resources to Become More Eco-Aware

The Green Samaritan

Here’s quick hit list of a few go-to resources to access when needing to learn a little bit more: Earth 911 : When a recycling emergency arises in your home, check out Earth911 to find out where y ou can dispose or recycle those items not accepted by your local municipality.

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The Unlimited Resources We Aren’t Tapping Into.

Elephant Journal

I’m always afraid that my best work is behind me. This is the fear that holds me back more than any other, the subconscious belief that keeps me tethered to a life of scarcity. There is a part of me that always fears there isn’t enough. I’m not enough. My work isn’t enough. There isn’t enough […]. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) innovation motivation new beginning possibility

U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Institute Misleads on Climate Action Costs: 3 Things to Know | World Resources Institute

Environmental Economics

Here is the World Resources Institute on three things that are wrong with the NERA study: A wide body of research shows that well-designed policies achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions at reasonable costs. It seems that many economists don't think the Paris climate agreement would cost that much but the President, 22 Senators and much of the Republican Party think that it will.

Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia (coming soon)

Environmental Economics

Look what we just got in the inbox! It's not the actual encyclopedia, just the cover art.    But, for those of you who are planners, you can order it in advance on Amazon for $71.20. 

A Resource I’ve Taken for Granted (& How to actually Save It).

Elephant Journal

With so many websites and other sources of information offered, it is easy to find ways to do my part. Although it may not seem like much, the little things I can do will make a difference: Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green Z ADMIN Green Featured Today

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Don’t Panic, Do Act: A Climate Resource With Real Solutions

Conservancy Talk

There has been much discussion in the press (and fierce debate online) about climate change gloom and doom in response to “ The Uninhabitable Earth ” by David Wallace-Wells. The New York Magazine piece describes a planet that becomes the enemy of the human race by the end of the 21st century.

A North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission Economic Committee (CRC-EC)

Environmental Economics

I vote yes: In addition to a new nomination process, the CRC unanimously adopted a draft charge for the science panel. The panel is responsible for providing scientific reports and conducting scientific studies for the CRC.

The very first issue of Water Resources and Economics

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: We are very pleased to present you with the first issue of our new journal, Water Resources & Economics. Dr. Roy Brouwer sees an important role for the journal in providing scientific information about the economic costs and benefits of water use and management: 'Economics is one of the most prominent emerging disciplines associated to water resources research. The journal Water Resources and Economics is scienti?cally

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Eleven Strategies that Help me Surrender.

Elephant Journal

Now, I get it: Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality Yoga being with it calm connecting external resources inner peace internal resources meditation nervous system reptilian brain slowing down somatic system surrenderI've always wondered what people meant when they said "just be with."

What do Environmental and Resource Economists Think? Results from a Survey of AERE Members

Environmental Economics

Abstract:  In this paper we present results from an opinion survey of Association of Environmental and Resource Economists members concerning issues ranging from basic market failure propositions to current policy questions to environmental behavior. Timothy C.

Resources for Investigating ALEC/NRA Gun Bills | PR Watch

PR Watch

Resources for Investigating ALEC/NRA Gun Bills. The Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) has compiled this list of resources to help reporters and other citizens expose ALEC and its agenda, as well as the long and close relationship between ALEC and the NRA. Skip to Main Content Area.

Recycling waste as a resource

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) When it comes to recycling where waste is seen as a resource, especially as regards to collection from commercial premises, contamination must be avoided.

Rainwater harvesting turns weather into resource

Green (Living) Review

Rainwater harvesting systems allow property owners and tenants to use rainwater as a resource instead of having to remove it through roof drains, eaves troughs or parking lot catch basins.

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Walker's Dept. of Natural Resources Fails to Prosecute Polluters.

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of Natural Resources Fails to Prosecute Polluters. Attempts to make Wisconsins Department of Natural Resources (DNR) more business-friendly by Governor Scott Walker s administration, has landed the agency in a scandal over the handling of the discipline of a suspected polluter. Pete Peterson’s “Fix the Debt” Astroturf Supergroup Detailed in New Online Resource at (60). Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds.

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Unintended resource consequences of political division

Environmental Economics

Walls and fences can disrupt migratory patterns, access to food resources, breeding diversity, and proper population control. Often we forget the impact our political gestures have on wildlife. There have been many examples throughout history. One such example is the rabbit populations that lived predator free within the Berlin Wall. By living between the two sides of the Berlin wall, the rabbit population was protected from outside predators and populations grew exponentially.

Another example of natural resource firms response to endangered species listings

Environmental Economics

With a range stretching over more than 165 million resource-rich acres across 11 states, the grouse is at the center of one of the country’s most important struggles: to balance the demand for energy against the needs of nature. And theses ensue: Now, federal officials are weighing putting [the sage grouse] on the endangered species list — setting off a mad scramble among the unlikeliest of allies to save the bird and avoid disrupting the nation’s enormous growth in energy production.

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Seeing the Earth as a Source, not a Resource.

Elephant Journal

Join us and stand, Mother Earth’s stewards, protectors, guardians of her grandure. Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Non New-Agey Spirituality Arvol Lakota Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ Native American Paula Horn prayer Unci Maka

The Foundational Trinity: Grounding, Orienting and Resourcing.

Elephant Journal

The 3rd excerpt from Awakened heart, Embodied Mind: A Modern Yoga Philosophy Infused with Somatic Psychology and Neuroscience. Because the body is our home, being at home in the body is essential —being “comfortable in your own skin.”.

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Green Living Resources

Living Green & Saving Energy

green living how to go green Green Living ResourcesI receive suggestions from readers from time to time. Many are quite good, sometimes for blog posts and infographics, other times for sites with information. I thought it would be best to simply share those that seem useful for a broad audience. Here are a couple from recent reader email. The first covers tips on driving […].

Innovative Israeli Burials Save Land Resources

Green Prophet

Use of land resources for cemeteries is indeed diminishing everywhere, and in Israel, a tiny country that could comfortably fit into the dimensions of New Jersey, the problem is becoming acute.

Forest’s Ecosystem Management

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Resources for Teaching Growth Mindset

The Green Changemakers

PERTS’ Mindset Kit) Growth Mindset From YouCubed : Find resources to address beliefs about mathematics, including a free downloadable poster that you can post in the classroom: " Positive Norms to Encourage in Math Class." The Educator with a Growth Mindset from Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D

10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth

Green Home Blog

Eating animals depletes valuable resources, therefore costs more money to produce and purchase as well as may require expensive medical bills due to its many unhealthy results. 10 Reasons Vegetarianism Can Help Save the Earth.

Is Straw Germany's Next Big Energy Resource?


Straw from agriculture could play an important role in the future energy mix for Germany. Up until now it has been underutilised as a biomass residue and waste material. These were the conclusions of a study conducted by the TLL (Thueringian regional institute for agriculture), the DBFZ (German biomass research center) and the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research (UFZ).

Waste as resource

Green (Living) Review

The energy usage of recycling, while not as high as when using exclusively virgin raw materials, is still extremely high and reuse, repurposing and upcycling is a much better use of waste as a resource than is recycling.

Humanity Exhausts Yearly Earth Resources as Overshoot Day Passes


It comes once a year – the day Read More The post Humanity Exhausts Yearly Earth Resources as Overshoot Day Passes appeared first on Ecorazzi.

Tell Congress To Fully Fund The Land And Water Conservation Fund

10,000 Birds

Created by Congress in 1965, the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) was a bipartisan commitment to safeguard natural areas, water resources and our cultural heritage, and to provide recreation opportunities to all Americans. It was a simple idea: use revenues from the depletion of one natural resource – offshore oil and gas – to support the conservation of another precious resource – our land and water.

A New Reliable Resource for Veterans and their Families

Green (Living) Review

The National Headache Foundation (NHF), a volunteer non-profit organization, and the War Veterans Health Resource Initiative are hard at work on this case. The War Veterans Health Resource Initiative provides military personnel with comprehensive information on dealing with migraines and their associated symptoms. Details can be found at , where other free resources are readily available as well.


Green (Living) Review

For water allocation and abstraction management, this will be in the context of increasing demand and decreasing summer resources due to population growth and climate change. Dr Weatherhead’s presentation, The Role of Big Society in Agricultural Water Resource Management and Climate Change Adaptation, will demonstrate how agricultural water allocation has been run successfully in many countries through religious structures, village committees or farmer groups.

California Air Resources Board Paving The Way For Fully Electric Vehicles

Eco Auto Ninja

California air pollution has kept law makers and particularly Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resource Board , very busy. The proposal from the California Air Resources Board will include cars, SUV’s and pickups. Government / Industry California Air Resources Board hybrid electric vehicles Hydrogen Fuel CellsAs we all know, air pollution has been a growing problem, but it seems they have finally found a solution to move in the right direction.

How Urbanization Affects the Environment

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Go Green Green Energy/Transportation Natural Resources Nature Policy Sustainability Greenhouse Gas Emissions Health Urbanization Water From: Gotcha Wildlife.

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Every Drop Counts

Environmental News Network

Consumerism Go Green Natural Resources Sustainability Water Conservation Tips From: Nature’s Water Ltd. How To."

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