Tag: Sustainability

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 18, 2009

Views on Thoughtful Sustainability

by Christopher Hill As I thought about my good friend Eeyore, and my prior post (and borderline obsession with children’s characters (a totally different issue)), I realized that many can (and sometimes do) take my attitudes and penchant for baby steps as skepticism toward the …

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December 16, 2009

Crisis, Sustainability, Values and “American Exceptionalism”

by Timothy Hughes The current economic crisis offers a chance for a paradigm shift. We should not waste this opportunity by returning to the status quo that existed before the downturn or even pining for that unsustainable state. Instead, we should embrace rethinking our economy, …

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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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November 16, 2009

The Design of Place

by Christi Elflein Why do you prefer to shop and eat at certain places more than others?  Why do people in one neighborhood seem to all know each other while people in another neighborhood keep to themselves?  Why will you walk down main street, but …

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November 11, 2009

Risks for a Sustainable Future (or How Eeyore Would See Green Construction)

by Christopher Hill I am sitting here looking out at a wet, dark and windy day here in Richmond, VA.  In many ways I can relate to the clouds.  As an attorney I almost always feel like I am raining on the “sustainable building” parade.  …

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October 6, 2009

Sustainability: What does it really mean?

If you were to ask three different people the definition of sustainability, you’ll receive three different answers; this is ours.  Business structures are moving away from models based solely on economic returns and are now considering the environmental and social returns as well. The tides …

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September 24, 2009

The Brand Aribra: Backstage

by Yahya E. B. Henry The Company Aries + Libra = Aribra (uh ree bra) Aribra represents a convergence on public health, climate change, sustainability and real estate. We believe these issues should be apart of a collective conversation versus  separate ones. The Logo

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September 18, 2009

The transition is complete and we’re off!

by Yahya E. B. Henry Welcome to the new Aribra.com It’s official. The transition is complete and we’re off! Thank you so much for the continued support and encouragement as the project was and continues to be underway. I founded The Aribra Group, LLC as …

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