Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News

December 22, 2017

Join Island Press and the Security and Sustainability Forum in a sixty minute discussion about how journalists conduct their research and investigations, confirm facts, ferret out false information and maintain a sound basis for their reporting. Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News from Security & Sustainability Forum on Vimeo. The discussion was moderated by […]

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Public-Private Partnerships Must Survive this Attack on the Public Sector

December 18, 2017

We are not even a year into the Trump Administration, but its reflexive and unthinking attack on the government it supposed to be running is well underway. Inconvenient but life-saving regulations are being eliminated, environmental rules are relaxed or unenforced, key positions are left vacant and now we have a tax law that includes a […]

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The Fourth National Climate Assessment and Outcomes from the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn – COP 23

November 11, 2017

November is a big month for climate science. Please join the National Council for Science and the Environment and Second Nature for a rich discussion about the recent release of the Fourth National Climate Assessment and the outcomes from the international climate meetings in Bonn – UNFCCC COP 23. NCSE Executive Director Michelle Wyman will […]

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Climate, Education and Democracy – A Conversation with David Orr and Erik Assadourian: Climate, Education and Democracy

October 5, 2017

Please join Island Press and the Security and Sustainability Forum in a 45 minute online conversation with David Orr, Oberlin College and Erik Assadourian, World Watch Institute, about climate, education and democracy. This is a follow up to a recent webinar featuring WWI’s latest publication in its State of the World annual series, “EarthEd – Rethinking Education on a Changing Planet”. […]

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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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