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Ecocentricity Blog: Net Positive: Leaving the World Better Than You Found It

Guest Blog by Jeff Gowdy
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The business world has seen environmental action start with compliance, then to “beyond compliance,” stretch goals, measuring sustainability, measuring net zero, and now to “net positive.”

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The business world has seen environmental action start with compliance, then to “beyond compliance,” stretch goals, measuring sustainability, measuring net zero, and now to “net positive.”

Ecocentricity Blog: In The Now

By: John A. Lanier
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Gravity isn’t something that preserves the status quo - it’s constantly trying to create change, to make things go faster. I feel like a similar force, even if not quantifiable, is acting upon human societies right now.

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Gravity isn’t something that preserves the status quo - it’s constantly trying to create change, to make things go faster. I feel like a similar force, even if not quantifiable, is acting upon human societies right now.

Ecocentricity Blog: Life Creates Conditions Conducive to Life

By: John A. Lanier
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No matter how much we might foul her, nature will continue her laborious work to clean herself, to renew herself, and to become more resilient. And most amazingly of all, she doesn’t hold a grudge against our rebellious little species.

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No matter how much we might foul her, nature will continue her laborious work to clean herself, to renew herself, and to become more resilient. And most amazingly of all, she doesn’t hold a grudge against our rebellious little species.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Drink With Leonardo

By: John A. Lanier
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The promises of graphene aluminum-ion batteries are quite alluring – more energy density, reduced risk of combustion, made of a cheap and abundant material, longer lifespan, and eye-popping recharge rates (perhaps as much as 60 times faster to recharge than lithium-ion).

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The promises of graphene aluminum-ion batteries are quite alluring – more energy density, reduced risk of combustion, made of a cheap and abundant material, longer lifespan, and eye-popping recharge rates (perhaps as much as 60 times faster to recharge than lithium-ion).

Ecocentricity Blog: Learning to Live With It

By: John A. Lanier
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Our planet is already warming and feeling climate effects in many ways. Unfortunately, some of the harms are locked in and cannot be avoided.

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Our planet is already warming and feeling climate effects in many ways. Unfortunately, some of the harms are locked in and cannot be avoided.

Ten Nature-Inspired Companies Advancing Sustainable Solutions

Biomimicry Institute announces the 10 startup companies participating in this year’s $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize® program.
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The Biomimicry Institute has announced the top 10 nature-inspired startups to compete for the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize, a transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions.

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The Biomimicry Institute has announced the top 10 nature-inspired startups to compete for the 2021 Ray of Hope Prize, a transformational program designed to help startups cross a critical threshold in scaling their sustainable solutions.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Beer From The Future

By: John A. Lanier
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The folks at New Belgium are brewers that care about the issue of the current generation, and they are using their one particular skill to ask others to do more.

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The folks at New Belgium are brewers that care about the issue of the current generation, and they are using their one particular skill to ask others to do more.

Ecocentricity Blog: Making Magic

By: John A. Lanier
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Much like the oxygen and erosion control that trees offer to other organisms in their habitats, The Ray is helping to give life to other ideas. This was on display just this past week in the form of an exciting announcement from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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Much like the oxygen and erosion control that trees offer to other organisms in their habitats, The Ray is helping to give life to other ideas. This was on display just this past week in the form of an exciting announcement from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Ecocentricity Blog: An Electric Analogy

By: John A. Lanier
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If we want to champion more renewable electricity, I think we should understand the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour, if only so that we have more credibility on the topic.

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If we want to champion more renewable electricity, I think we should understand the difference between a kilowatt and a kilowatt-hour, if only so that we have more credibility on the topic.

Ecocentricity Blog: Calling All Generalists

By: John A. Lanier
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I’ve come to realize just how multidisciplinary sustainability is, and to actually solve our environmental challenges, we need to become generalists.

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I’ve come to realize just how multidisciplinary sustainability is, and to actually solve our environmental challenges, we need to become generalists.

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