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Mushrooms, whales and hurricanes: how bio-inspiration boosts energy efficiency

4.25.16
Source: The Guardian, 4/24/16

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As bio-inspired engineering comes into its own, The Guardian takes a look at the innovative technologies using nature as a blueprint.


How Sustainable Practices at Three U.S. Universities are Reducing Waste

4.25.16
Source: Waste360, 4/25/16

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Many U.S. colleges have pledged to work toward carbon neutral campuses and are making changes in how they build new buildings, where and how they generate power and what they are sending to landfills. Take a look at what three universities are doing to reduce waste and build sustainable practices in and around campus.


How Corporate America Can Support the Paris Climate Deal

4.25.16
Source: Fortune, 4/22/16

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Industry, as well as investors, must move beyond a shareholder model focused on managing for a short-term share price to a stakeholder model with sustainability embedded in corporate strategy. Only then will we adequately manage risk and create value for the company and for society--and tackle challenges like climate change. Firms that place sustainability at the core of their business strategy will drive positive climate performance, create wealth while creating competitive advantage, reduce risk and create stable ecosystems that drive both ecological and corporate value.


The Psychology of Climate Change Inaction

4.19.16
Source: Pacific Standard, 4/18/16

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For decades, climate scientists have wondered why their near-consensus on the existence and danger of global warming hasn't translated into government action, much less a public that accepts climate change as reality. Now, a diverse team of scientists has an answer: Basically, human psychology is ill-suited to comprehend and deal with what's going on with the environment.


Why sustainability reporting is a key tool for savvy managers

4.5.16
Source: GreenBiz, 4/5/16

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Responding to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) can be a lengthy process. Addressing the breadth of economic, social and environmental issues covered requires the participation of subject matter experts from across your organization.

For some companies, the investment of time and resources may have their leadership team asking, "Is it worth it?"


The Humanities Must Rise to the Global Environmental Challenge

3.30.16
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education, 3/30/16

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Scientists need humanists to persuade a skeptical public that the well-being of our planet is at stake.


Managing the unmeasurable in apparel supply chains

3.30.16
Source: GreenBiz, 3/30/16

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Tracing consumer goods back to the source isn't easy, but the garment industry sustainability ills are a prime example of why it needs to be easier.


For the birds: keeping coffee green

3.8.16
Source: Great Lakes Echo, 3/7/16

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Eighty percent of Americans drink coffee, and global consumption is projected to rise by 25 percent in the next five years. Some is sustainably-grown, some isn't -- and impacts can add up. In this installment of 89.1 WEMU's "The Green Room," Barbara Lucas explores how the price of coffee can affect far more than your wallet.


When Will Flint's Water Be Safe To Drink?

3.2.16
Source: FiveThirtyEight, 2/23/16

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Residents might have a hard time believing that it can ever be trusted.


Learning the Alphabet: How schools around the country are turning dead Microsoft PCs into speedy Chromebooks

2.18.16
Source: The Verge, 2/17/16

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Schools on a tight budget are giving new life to old devices with Neverware's Cloud Ready version of Chromium, the open-source version of Google's Chrome operating system.


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