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Ecocentricity Blog: Failing Upward

By: John A. Lanier
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Previously, we had to separate out meat products and “compostable” single-use products and throw them away. Now, we can toss those right in our bin. As a result, we have further reduced our household waste to landfill, while simultaneously creating more compost than before.

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Previously, we had to separate out meat products and “compostable” single-use products and throw them away. Now, we can toss those right in our bin. As a result, we have further reduced our household waste to landfill, while simultaneously creating more compost than before.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Boy, His Elephant and Blockchain

By: John A. Lanier
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Blockchain could help usher in this era of easy energy exchange, which will move the energy system one step closer to being distributed. The more distributed our energy system, the less reliant we will be on fossil-fuel energy generation.

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Blockchain could help usher in this era of easy energy exchange, which will move the energy system one step closer to being distributed. The more distributed our energy system, the less reliant we will be on fossil-fuel energy generation.

Ecocentricity Blog: More Ray Andersons

By: John A. Lanier
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Ray Anderson believed in the “Power of One” and so do the staff and trustees at his namesake foundation. One community, one organization, and even one person can have far-reaching influence beyond that which might seem possible.

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Ray Anderson believed in the “Power of One” and so do the staff and trustees at his namesake foundation. One community, one organization, and even one person can have far-reaching influence beyond that which might seem possible.

Ecocentricity Blog: Pennies on the Dollar

By: John A. Lanier
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Fuel costs for electric vehicles kick the pants off of internal combustion engine vehicles (same goes for maintenance costs, by the way).

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Fuel costs for electric vehicles kick the pants off of internal combustion engine vehicles (same goes for maintenance costs, by the way).

Ecocentricity Blog: Rational Hope

By: John A. Lanier
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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe understands how important it is to walk the line between knowing the science of climate change and articulating a positive vision for the future, and she does that well. As she said in her TED Talk, “What we need to fix this thing is rational hope.”

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Dr. Katharine Hayhoe understands how important it is to walk the line between knowing the science of climate change and articulating a positive vision for the future, and she does that well. As she said in her TED Talk, “What we need to fix this thing is rational hope.”

Ecocentricity Blog: The Triple Bottom Line Approach

By: John A. Lanier
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"True triple bottom line thinking is not about doing well and doing good, but rather about doing well by doing good. Strong triple bottom line companies seek to operate in a way that creates value in all three realms simultaneously. It’s about more of all, not some of each, and it requires a business to be honest about the harms it inflicts and authentic in seeking to eliminate those harms."

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"True triple bottom line thinking is not about doing well and doing good, but rather about doing well by doing good. Strong triple bottom line companies seek to operate in a way that creates value in all three realms simultaneously. It’s about more of all, not some of each, and it requires a business to be honest about the harms it inflicts and authentic in seeking to eliminate those harms."

Ecocentricity Blog: Revisiting Maria

By: John A. Lanier
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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

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Though the storm blew over a year and a half ago, Maria has not left the island. I’m not sure she ever will.

Ecocentricity Blog: Trope-a-Dope

By: John A. Lanier
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Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.

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Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.

Ecocentricity Blog: Eat It, Just Eat It

By: John A. Lanier
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What we eat matters. It impacts our health, our environment, and the economic opportunities for farmers around the globe.

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What we eat matters. It impacts our health, our environment, and the economic opportunities for farmers around the globe.

Ecocentricity Blog: I Did a Thing

By: John A. Lanier
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The thing I did was write a book. Well, the second half of a book to be more precise. My grandfather wrote the first half, which he and Interface released as Mid-Course Correction in 1998.

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The thing I did was write a book. Well, the second half of a book to be more precise. My grandfather wrote the first half, which he and Interface released as Mid-Course Correction in 1998.

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