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Open-source sustainability

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/26/07 @ 11:29am

The Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit (B·A·W·B) at the Case Weatherhead School of Management is looking for writers for its Interactive Working Paper Series. They’re offering free editing and online peer-review for papers that “explore the mechanisms of how businesses can successfully create sustainable value, both for the company and for wider society. ...more

Here comes the sun

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/12/07 @ 4:04pm

When visionary green architect William McDonough spoke at the Cleveland Clinic earlier this month, he was asked what he thought about nuclear power. He replied that we should focus massive investments to tap nuclear power—the fusion reactor 93 million miles away which has operated safely and reliably for millions of years and which can supply all the world's needs for...more

Awarding biodiversity

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/12/07 @ 1:30pm

Biodiversity Alliance, a partnership for global conservation, and Dominion are now accepting applications for the 2007 Northeast Ohio Environmental Awards, a new program recognizing excellence in advancing regional environmental quality. The program recognizes outstanding achievements of organizations, businesses and individuals in a wide variety of environmental initiatives throughout the region. The awards also honor environmental excellence, leadership and accomplishment in...more

Educating for the 21st century

Marc Lefkowitz  |  06/04/07 @ 10:35am

How we educate the next generation ultimately will determine the survival of many species including our own. Are we instilling lessons that ensure they will be prepared to handle the challenges of the coming century? We may need to reload some lessons, otherwise we’ll continue to train students to be more effective exploiters of the planet, as David Orr has...more

Cleveland Clinic pursues green building

Marc Lefkowitz  |  05/31/07 @ 9:13pm

Imagine a renewably powered city, its parking lots and highways festooned with ribbons of solar collectors. Imagine a canopy of soil and plants over the entire built environment of that city. Now you’re in tune with the mind of Bill McDonough, a founding father of green architecture, LEED, and designer of sustainable products for Nike, Herman Miller and Ford. McDonough spun...more

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