Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Did you know that less than 200 years ago most American homes were lit by whale-oil lamps?  How did we, as a Nation, move from depleting our whale resource to utilizing a new fossil fuel resource?  It was not a “Save the Whales” campaign, and it did not happen as a result of

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Can I Recycle This?

When I talk about sustainability, people usually think I mean just recycling. In my opinion, recycling is the penultimate thing you should do with a material, next to putting it in the garbage can. Here are 5 reasons why I think the recycling process in the US is broken.

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Measuring Social Value in 5 Steps

Sustainability is regarded as the “Triple Bottom Line – People, Planet, and Profits.” As environmental, health & safety professionals, we have historically focused on pollution prevention as part of the “planet” pillar of sustainability; and on

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Sustainable Finance – The Bottom Line

Economics is the study of how societies use scarce resources to produce valuable commodities and distribute them among different groups. There is a finite amount of financial resources available and each group

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