Webinar: Making a Big Impact in Sustainability Science with Big Data

August 17, 2017

Issues in sustainability science are increasingly being addressed using “big data” and data analytics.  Data rich modeling techniques can assist in improving systems thinking to integrate business operations, people, ecosystems and climate. The result can be improved decision making, greener supply chains and optimization of business operations — all leading to increased corporate profits and important […]

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Webinar- Beyond Doom and Gloom: Essentials to Move the Needle for Green Energy

August 3, 2017

While individual and organizational commitments to sustainability are growing, there is not enough civic engagement for green energy policy. Fossil fuel companies and some utilities are damaging the environment and our shared future through advocating for bad energy policies. In this webinar, we share non-partisan materials that any person or organization can easily use to […]

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Drawdown – 60 Minutes with Paul Hawken

August 3, 2017

Project Drawdown is facilitating a broad coalition of researchers, scientists, graduate students, PhDs, post-docs, policy makers, business leaders and activists to assemble and present the best available information on climate solutions in order to describe their beneficial financial, social and environmental impact over the next thirty years. The book, Drawdown, reports on this research to map, measure, model, and […]

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Webinar: Earth Ed – Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet

July 24, 2017

We present another Closing the Environmental Literacy Gap webinar in collaboration with the World Watch Institute and Island Press. This webinar features contributors to WWI’s latest State of the World publication, “EarthEd – Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet“.   EarthEd addresses applying a systems approach to environmental learning at all levels of development, from preschool to professional. Its guidance can inform teachers, policy makers, […]

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The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure Building Resilience in a Changing World

June 30, 2017

Systems thinking and a sustainability framework can serve to effectively guide investment in natural, built, cyber, and social infrastructure.  The trifecta of science, business and education working together, presents an opportunity for infrastructure to be built, rebuilt, maintained or upgraded to meet standards of sustainability. Innovation in all fields of natural sciences, engineering, computing, social […]

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Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries – What is happening with marine life?

June 22, 2017

Until now, there has been only one source of data on global fishery catches: information reported to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations by member countries. An extensive, ten-year study conducted by The Sea Around Us Project of the University of British Columbia shows that this catch data is fundamentally misleading. Many […]

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Webinar: Cities on the Leading Edge of Resilience

June 14, 2017

The private sector and all levels of government are embracing resilience as a holistic, proactive framework to reduce risk, improve services, adapt to changing conditions, and empower citizens. Recent high profile programs, such as the $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition initiated by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Rockefeller Foundation’s […]

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We’ll Always Have Paris: Trump’s Impact on the Climate Agreement

June 5, 2017

Steven Cohen, Contributor Executive Director, Columbia University’s Earth Institute  — Last week I anticipated President Trump’s shortsighted decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and predicted that his actions might provide environmentalists with a common enemy to rally against. That seems to be happening. Former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg is organizing American corporations, states, cities and […]

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Going Green Without Going Into the Red : Solar Hot Water Systems

June 2, 2017
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SSF is starting a new webinar series to feature green energy and environmentally friendly technologies with big potential benefits. The purpose of Going Green Without Going Into the Red is to learn about green technology applications and provide developers an opportunity to feature their innovations. The format for Going Green Without Going Into the Red will be […]

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Teaching Systems Thinking to Fill the Climate Literacy Gap

May 12, 2017

What will it take to produce a workforce that understands the relationships between environmental, social, and business factors so we can better address the risks of climate change in the coming years? A number of interrelating systems comprise each factor so incorporating systems thinking into the public and private educational systems should result in graduates […]

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