Environmentalism

From Easter to Earth Day: Reflections on the Lessons of This Time of Year

By: John A. Lanier
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For Christians, Easter is about much more than just observing one day of the year. That is the same lesson for Earth Day, and this year, hopefully, people commit to more than just one day of action.

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For Christians, Easter is about much more than just observing one day of the year. That is the same lesson for Earth Day, and this year, hopefully, people commit to more than just one day of action.

Ecocentricity Blog: In Memoriam: E.O. Wilson

By: John A. Lanier
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Simply put, our fellow residents of planet Earth need a heck of a lot of space to live the way they have evolved to do so. It is to humanity’s folly if we try to convert every square inch of this world to human purposes.

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Simply put, our fellow residents of planet Earth need a heck of a lot of space to live the way they have evolved to do so. It is to humanity’s folly if we try to convert every square inch of this world to human purposes.

Pro Bono Perspectives Season 3 Finale: 3 Ways You Can Be a Force for Good in 2022

With Host Danielle Holly
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2021 was a year of transformation, defined by society’s continued reckoning with racism, the pandemic, climate change, and the Great Resignation. These issues underscored how pervasive inequity is and why centering the voices of those impacted by social challenges unlocks the most effective, sustainable solutions. In the Season 3 finale of Pro Bono Perspectives, host Danielle Holly highlights three ways you can be a force for good in the new year.

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Ecocentricity Blog: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

By: John A. Lanier
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Many of environmentalism’s conflicts are unnecessary and ultimately impediments to what we are trying to accomplish. What do we do about resolving those conflicts? I think we would be wise to turn to the example of Mister Rogers.

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Many of environmentalism’s conflicts are unnecessary and ultimately impediments to what we are trying to accomplish. What do we do about resolving those conflicts? I think we would be wise to turn to the example of Mister Rogers.

#WomensHistoryMonth: Cox Conserves Heroes Celebrates Female Environmental Volunteers

Volunteers are female trailblazers in environmentalism
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Throughout history, there have been many courageous women who stepped forward – against all odds – to champion efforts to better serve their communities. This month, the nation celebrates Women’s History and highlights the accomplishments of a variety of valiant and humanitarian women who have broken barriers for future generations. The Cox Conserves Heroes are volunteers - across the nation - who have utilized their talents and resources to protect and preserve shared outdoor spaces in their communities.

How Partnerships Can Drive Sustainable Development in Organizations

Laura Thompson, PhD, Director of Sustainability and Policy Initiatives, Sappi North America
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Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to moderate a Facebook Live panel during the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) Conference at Duke University.

An Origin Story

by John Anderson Lanier
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By the time I graduated from high school, I had taken five years of Latin. In case there was any lingering doubt in your mind about whether I’m a nerd, this should settle the matter.

I enjoyed my years of Latin, though I remember little at this point. Those classes were over a decade ago, after all. That said, a few lessons have stayed with me, in particular some lessons on the etymology, or linguistic origin, of various English words. It turns out that a lot of our language can be traced back to Latin, with some surprising origin stories for words.

Grassroots Sustainability Education for Children in Mexico

by Richard Lakin
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A large ceiba tree shades the center courtyard of the Ceiba Pentandra Park in Mérida, Mexico. The Mayans called the ceiba tree Yaaxché, and believed that it connected the underworld, the earthly realm, and the skies.

U.S. EPA Recognizes Sand Valley Landfill Renewable Energy Program as Electricity Project of the Year

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NEW ORLEANS, March 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that its Sand Valley Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) project in Collinsville, Ala. has been named Electricity Project of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) The EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program recognized the Sand Valley renewable energy project with the award at a workshop held yesterday in conjunction with the Solid Waste Association of North America's 38th Annual Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium.

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