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Ecocentricity Blog: Modern Day Alchemy

By: John A. Lanier
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Basically, they claim to have found the Holy Grail of the circular economy. They’ve developed a process to take generic waste that would otherwise be put in a landfill and turn it instead into a useful thermoplastic.

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Basically, they claim to have found the Holy Grail of the circular economy. They’ve developed a process to take generic waste that would otherwise be put in a landfill and turn it instead into a useful thermoplastic.

Ecocentricity Blog: What's the APR on Climate Change?

By: John A. Lanier
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By burning fossil fuels these last couple hundred years, we’ve been borrowing against our carbon budget and our climate future. Trillions of tons of carbon have been spent into the atmosphere, and we now need to pay them back by returning them to the earth.

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By burning fossil fuels these last couple hundred years, we’ve been borrowing against our carbon budget and our climate future. Trillions of tons of carbon have been spent into the atmosphere, and we now need to pay them back by returning them to the earth.

Ecocentricity Blog: The World's Most Polluted Island

By: John A. Lanier
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John Lanier's friend Brett Howell helped lead an expedition to clean up what is considered, by one metric, to be the most polluted island in the world. It’s called Henderson Island, and the story is well worth reading. John shares it in this week's Ecocentricity blog.

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John Lanier's friend Brett Howell helped lead an expedition to clean up what is considered, by one metric, to be the most polluted island in the world. It’s called Henderson Island, and the story is well worth reading. John shares it in this week's Ecocentricity blog.

Join the Live Watch Party for “The Promise of Biomimicry” Premiering January 23

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Tune in on January 23 to get a firsthand perspective of how the Biomimicry Institute is pioneering an open-access platform for nature-inspired design.

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Tune in on January 23 to get a firsthand perspective of how the Biomimicry Institute is pioneering an open-access platform for nature-inspired design.

Wendell Hadden Receives Ray C. Anderson Sustainability Award at Interface Sales Meeting

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Interface's Wendell Hadden Receives the Ray C. Anderson Sustainability Award

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Interface's Wendell Hadden Receives the Ray C. Anderson Sustainability Award

Ecocentricity Blog: More Than a Drop in the Bucket

By: John A. Lanier
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As this bucket fills, it shows humanity “using up” its carbon budget. Most striking is how fast the rate of change has accelerated in the last few decades.

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As this bucket fills, it shows humanity “using up” its carbon budget. Most striking is how fast the rate of change has accelerated in the last few decades.

What If You Could Rescue Landscapes That Have Been Deforested...With a Tree?

Reprinted from Greg Hudson's article in The Hill
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The Inga is a tough tree that helps restore nitrogen in soil and has a fruit that tastes like ice cream. What’s not to love?

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The Inga is a tough tree that helps restore nitrogen in soil and has a fruit that tastes like ice cream. What’s not to love?

Ecocentricity Blog: Who Are They?

By: John A. Lanier
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Hannon Armstrong’s simple and direct investment thesis: “We will earn better risk-adjusted returns by investing on the right side of the climate change line.”

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Hannon Armstrong’s simple and direct investment thesis: “We will earn better risk-adjusted returns by investing on the right side of the climate change line.”

First U.S. Solar Road Gets a Technical Upgrade - More Energy Production Expected

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The Ray, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), and international infrastructure innovator Colas have unveiled an upgraded version of the Wattway solar road at the Visitor Information Center located at Exit 1 on Interstate 85 in Southwest Georgia.

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The Ray, the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), and international infrastructure innovator Colas have unveiled an upgraded version of the Wattway solar road at the Visitor Information Center located at Exit 1 on Interstate 85 in Southwest Georgia.

Ecocentricity Blog: Tip of the Market Cap

By: John A. Lanier
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It’s a big deal that BlackRock became a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in October this year. In doing so, BlackRock signaled to the broader investment community, and to the entire corporate world, that it believes in creating the #circulareconomy.

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It’s a big deal that BlackRock became a Global Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in October this year. In doing so, BlackRock signaled to the broader investment community, and to the entire corporate world, that it believes in creating the #circulareconomy.

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