A case for reconstructing the world of sustainable building standards

March 25, 2017 by  
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Certifications must go beyond incremental improvements meant to minimize climate change. Instead, architects and engineers should aspire to create blueprints that are socially, economically and environmentally “regenerative.”

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How to view sustainability’s historic moment

March 18, 2017 by  
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Effectively addressing the barriers to creating the world so many wish to see is a tall order. In that effort, we shouldn’t expect complete change overnight.Change is often incremental. Awareness is often incremental. It comes in waves, as people get inspired by an idea, and they become the role models that inspire other people. Increasing waves of action correspond to increasing waves of awareness, as those that resonate with an idea reflect the idea back out to compete in the battle of ideas and earn increasing amounts of mental bandwidth.

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CEOs spill their sustainability secrets

March 11, 2017 by  
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Execs from Dow, Pacific Seafood and more share success strategies like nixing food and packaging waste — and the trials that come with it.

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It’s time to measure business success beyond profit

March 4, 2017 by  
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A new measure for the success of business enterprises and those who lead and manage them.

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Mining the consequences of the rare earths industry

February 25, 2017 by  
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The little-known metals powering our electric cars, smartphones and nuclear weapons underlie a power battle between the nations and corporations that extract them.

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3 circular principles for healthy agriculture

February 11, 2017 by  
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Agriculture contributes to a quarter of the climate crisis. Here is how to replenish the soil, nature’s regenerative capital.

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From scholarship to climate action at PSU

February 4, 2017 by  
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Portland State University’s learning journey from a veteran education center to a national champion of sustainable scholarship.

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Cultivating a regenerative food system

January 28, 2017 by  
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Four agricultural strategies that could help save Europe’s agriculture and generate 320 billion Euro.

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Living in a time of ‘great winds’ of change

January 14, 2017 by  
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Businesses clinging to the tried-and-true status quo will undermine their ability to adapt and evolve in a time of volatile change.

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Uncommon threads: fashion’s deadly fabric

January 7, 2017 by  
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Viscose rayon is known to many as a “green” material, but the secret of its manufacturing process is far more insidious.

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