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Extreme Event Attribution: What We Can Say About The Link Between Hurricane Ian and Climate Change

By: John A. Lanier
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In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact, some people might want to jump to the conclusion that climate change caused the storm. As the scientific community has taught us, that’s the wrong conclusion to make. Instead, we can say that climate change is making hurricanes like Ian worse, especially when it comes to the challenges of extreme rainfall and flooding.

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In the wake of Hurricane Ian’s devastating impact, some people might want to jump to the conclusion that climate change caused the storm. As the scientific community has taught us, that’s the wrong conclusion to make. Instead, we can say that climate change is making hurricanes like Ian worse, especially when it comes to the challenges of extreme rainfall and flooding.

Is Patagonia the Rabbit or the Duck: Why It's Okay to Answer “Both”

By: John A. Lanier
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John Lanier takes a deep-dive into exactly how Yvon Chouinard gave away his ownership of Patagonia earlier this month. As John notes, the details matter, and they show that Chouinard was both acting philanthropically and in a way that minimized his tax liability.

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John Lanier takes a deep-dive into exactly how Yvon Chouinard gave away his ownership of Patagonia earlier this month. As John notes, the details matter, and they show that Chouinard was both acting philanthropically and in a way that minimized his tax liability.

Shifting the Burden of Proof: Why It's Now On the Fossil Fuel Industry to Defend Itself

By: John A. Lanier
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After many decades of research and advocacy, the climate movement has carried its burden of proof in showing how detrimental the fossil fuel industry has been. It’s now time for the fossil fuel industry to justify its role in our future economy, and I don’t think it looks good for them.

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After many decades of research and advocacy, the climate movement has carried its burden of proof in showing how detrimental the fossil fuel industry has been. It’s now time for the fossil fuel industry to justify its role in our future economy, and I don’t think it looks good for them.

Sailing the Salish Sea, and Why We Should Think Carefully About the Salmon We Buy

By: John A. Lanier
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My wife and I had an amazing experience off the coast of Vancouver, and it was an experience that taught me a lot about an endangered species and how the salmon we buy contributes to the problem.

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My wife and I had an amazing experience off the coast of Vancouver, and it was an experience that taught me a lot about an endangered species and how the salmon we buy contributes to the problem.

Ecocentricity Blog: Reflecting on Ten Years of our Philanthropic Voyage

By: John A. Lanier
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A sailing parable is the perfect way to capture our foundation’s philanthropic philosophy. We’ve worked hard to put it into effect in our first ten years, and we are proud of our efforts. Still, there is much work to be done.

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A sailing parable is the perfect way to capture our foundation’s philanthropic philosophy. We’ve worked hard to put it into effect in our first ten years, and we are proud of our efforts. Still, there is much work to be done.

Paltry Plastic Recycling Rates, and Why We Can't Ask Consumers To Solve the Problem

By: John A. Lanier
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Across the world, but in the United States in particular, very little of the plastic we use is ever recycled. That’s been the case for years, and the recent trend is getting even worse. Fortunately, we are seeing more places take legislative action to address the problem, which is a good thing, since regulation is the best tool we currently have to make a difference on plastic pollution.

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Across the world, but in the United States in particular, very little of the plastic we use is ever recycled. That’s been the case for years, and the recent trend is getting even worse. Fortunately, we are seeing more places take legislative action to address the problem, which is a good thing, since regulation is the best tool we currently have to make a difference on plastic pollution.

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: An Invitation To Be Curious, Learn and Adapt

By: Lex Amore
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"To think of the sheer volume of how many people now integrate some kind of nature-inspired and interconnected design thinking process is awe-inspiring. While not everyone came to the [biomimicry] practice from reading Janine’s book, for the Biomimicry Institute it served as the catalyst for its inception."

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"To think of the sheer volume of how many people now integrate some kind of nature-inspired and interconnected design thinking process is awe-inspiring. While not everyone came to the [biomimicry] practice from reading Janine’s book, for the Biomimicry Institute it served as the catalyst for its inception."

Keeping an Eye on the Bolt: Why I Think It’s the Electric Vehicle To Watch in the Coming Years

By: John A. Lanier
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Chevrolet announced a rather surprising price reduction in the next model of their most popular electric vehicle. I think the price reduction is very calculated, and it’s intended to earn General Motors as much market share as possible in the affordable electric car market.

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Chevrolet announced a rather surprising price reduction in the next model of their most popular electric vehicle. I think the price reduction is very calculated, and it’s intended to earn General Motors as much market share as possible in the affordable electric car market.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2022

Quarterly Newsletter of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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Updates from the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business

Alumna Profile: For Unwana Etuk, Sustainability is a (Literal) Journey

Ecocentricity Blog - A Quarter Century of Impact: How Biomimicry Has Reframed Humanity's Relationship With Nature

By: John A. Lanier
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Janine Benyus’s most influential book turns 25 years old this week. I share some reflections on its importance, and I encourage you to join in celebrating it!

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Janine Benyus’s most influential book turns 25 years old this week. I share some reflections on its importance, and I encourage you to join in celebrating it!

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