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December 2, 2010

Maybe Smart Growth Isn’t

If you haven’t seen Professor Albert Bartlett’s lecture “Arithmetic, Population and Energy: Sustainability 101,” then you should. Seriously, here’s the link, go watch it. It’ll take a while, but you can come back. OK, got the picture? So, this is really what we are up against, ourselves. …

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Fear Trumps Hope?

  Many consider Americans to be polling as angry, but anger isn’t the emotion driving the national public agenda right now. It’s fear. Anger is just the fiercer face of fear and right now, Americans are afraid of nearly everything. Who could blame them? A …

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March 19, 2010

“Green” Will Never Scale

The pundits all say it. The skeptics believe it, they all say that America can never be a “green” nation. We will never lead the world in sustainability. America will fall behind because she doesn’t care about the environment she only cares about rabid consumerism, …

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February 27, 2010

We’re not Connected

by Yahya E. B. Henry As the world braces for a tsunami, I’m working to understand this idea of “not being connected” as proposed by a CNN guest. CNN often has so-called ‘subject matter experts (SME)’ to support a given news segment. This morning they …

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February 8, 2010

Sustainability and the Millennial Generation

by James Bedell I spent this past Saturday hanging out with my brother-in-law Mike and my niece, Olivia. Watching her this weekend made me think of sustainability. Holding my three-month old niece gives me a tangible feel for the future. At one point I was …

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January 3, 2010

Reset Button: Views from a Cautious Optimist

by Yahya E. B. Henry “There are always two parties; the establishment and the movement.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Once upon a time in a land far away… The last decade is not that far removed to start a fable but one thing is for certain, …

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December 7, 2009

Top Creative Hopenhagen Ad Campaigns

This Monday, December 7th – the world will have it’s eyes focused on the events happening in Copenhagen, Denmark. The hugely anticipated ‘Hopenhagen‘ meeting (otherwise known as the 15th United Nations Climate Change Conference) will bring together global leaders focused on making a unified effort …

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November 17, 2009

No Urban America Without Rural America

I live a double life. Most recently that life has been spent amid a cacophony of rumbling trains on the elevated subway line outside my window, the din of car horns from the drive-through fast food restaurant below my building, shrieks from emergency vehicles, bangs …

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October 10, 2009

Inspiration and Community in Web 2.0

by James Bedell As I typed the title of this post, even I cringed. Anyone who thinks they’re a social media “guru” or “expert” or whatever, is wrong. Why? Because Web 2.0 style social media is too new to have any experts. How can you …

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September 25, 2009

Why We Will Save The World

by James Bedell I woke up this morning and went about my normal routine but today was different. I could feel it building inside me. A sense of hope springing forward as I began to think about the generational challenges we are faced with and …

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