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Responses to: “The Unholy Marriage Between Crony Capitalism & Sustainability”

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There’s been a lot of interest in my recent article, “The Unholy Marriage Between Crony Capitalism and Sustainability”. On LinkedIn there were 8000+ views and on the TSSS website there were another 1000. It was interesting to see how people responded. Usually in 1 of 2 ways.

The World’s Biggest Plastic Producers Join Forces to Improve Waste Collection and Recycling

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A coalition of the world’s biggest plastic producers and users has set up a new US$1.5 billion fund to improve waste collection and recycling in developing countries.

The fund will focus its spending in Southeast Asia, where waste collection systems are lacking and leakage of plastic into waterways is the most severe.

Commercializing Flare Gas to Reduce Emissions and Develop Economies

Addressing energy and environmental challenges through commercializing flare gas for productive use
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Associated gas (AG) is produced from the reservoir during oil production. In this post, Tetra Tech’s John Sachs, director of project finance, and Artur Davtyan, manager of project finance, discuss how AG could be used to fuel power plants, used as bottled gas, serve as a feedstock, exported as liquid natural gas (LNG), or put to other productive use, with contributions by John Beardsworth and William Newton of Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

Appeal of Residential Solar Photovoltaics – Does Framing Matter?

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If residential solar photovoltaics (PV) were adopted more widely in the United States, they could significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But consumers balk at high up-front costs, even if energy savings would later offset those costs. A group of researchers led by former Erb Research Fellow Kimberly Wolske set out to study how different framing strategies affect PV’s appeal.

BNEF: Clean Energy Investment Exceeded $300 Billion Once Again in 2018

Solar commitments declined 24% in dollar terms even though there was record new photovoltaic capacity added, breaking 100GW barrier for the first time
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LONDON and NEW YORK, January 17, 2019 /3BL Media/– Global clean energy investment[1] totaled $332.1 billion in 2018, down 8% on 2017. Last year was the fifth in a row in which investment exceeded the $300 billion mark, according to authoritative figures from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF).

Procter & Gamble is Proud to be a Founding Member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste

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Plastics have changed the world. However, the rapid growth of middle-class and industrial economies has drastically increased the world's plastic consumption in recent decades – and infrastructure development has not kept pace. The result is a dramatic increase in plastic waste.

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World Environment Center Partners With Better World Leadership to Advance Nonprofit Board Service: Preparing Business Leaders to Implement Sustainability

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January 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with Better World Leadership (BWL) to prepare business leaders to implement sustainability. BWL studies provide evidence that nonprofit board service is an effective pathway for companies seeking to grow shareholder value by advancing diversity and inclusion, developing human capital for innovation, and helping to achieve global goals for sustainability.

Ecocentricity Blog: This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

By John A. Lanier
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Politics aside, as many carry on daily activities in the wake of the government shutdown, many generous folks are out there being stewards of America's treasures on behalf of all of us. It hasn’t been a pretty job, and they're not being paid a dime to do it. They're doing it to preserve America's treasures for current generations and for tommorrow's generations as well.

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Politics aside, as many carry on daily activities in the wake of the government shutdown, many generous folks are out there being stewards of America's treasures on behalf of all of us. It hasn’t been a pretty job, and they're not being paid a dime to do it. They're doing it to preserve America's treasures for current generations and for tommorrow's generations as well.

M Jackson: It’s Thin Where We’re Skating

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Have you ever noticed that scientists historically are mostly white men? Do you think that this fact has skewed some scientific findings? Well, our guest today on Sea Change Radio has certainly noticed. This week, we speak to glaciologist M Jackson, who’s drawn attention from the right wing for the feminist perspective she applies to her research. We discuss her new book, "The Secret Lives of Glaciers," dive into her research, and examine how and why science has been influenced by centuries of white male dominance.

TRAINING: FSC® Standards and Auditing Principles

Montréal, Quebec - February 11-14, 2019
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FSC®​ Auditor Training

Forest Management, Chain of Custody, and ISO 19011

February 11-14, 2019 | Montréal, Quebec

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