The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change

November 28, 2016

The Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change is an international, multidisciplinary research collaboration between academic institutions and practitioners across the world. Announced at COP 22, the Lancet Countdown will track progress on health and climate change.  It follows on from the work of the 2015 Lancet Commission, which concluded that the response to climate change […]

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Why Companies Should Care About Biodiversity

November 19, 2016

Corporations engage in sustainable practices for reasons beyond creating a positive public image. Sustainability practices can also improve profitability and help them comply with emerging regulations. Many companies look outside their own doors for help in making smart choices and maximizing the impact of those choices. Join SSF and Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability […]

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Restoring the Carbon Balance

November 7, 2016

Arizona State University Hosteda Three Webinar Series on “Restoring the Carbon Budget”  The capacity of the Earth’s atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is  limited. The situation is growing more urgent. Even after the December 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, the pace to transform economies away from dumping fossil carbon into the […]

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Integrating Environment and Health

October 29, 2016

Join the National Council on Science and the Environment and SSF in a 60 minute webinar  as we opened up on some of the issues that will be addressed in NCSE’s January 2017 Annual Conference in Washington D.C. Several of the global leaders from the plenary sessions will bring their perspective to the webinar and preview conference topics including the brilliant Tim […]

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Water is for Fighting Over and other myths about water in the west

September 26, 2016

When We Think of Water in the West, We Think of Conflict and Crisis. But communities have often shown more resilience. In recent years, newspaper headlines have screamed, “Scarce water and the death of California farms,” “The Dust Bowl returns,” “A ‘megadrought’ will grip the U.S. in the coming decades.” Yet similar stories have been appearing for […]

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Healthy Cities in the Era of Climate Change

August 15, 2016

“Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century,” according to the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change. But here’s the good news.  The same Commission concluded that “Tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century.” Indeed, many of the actions we must take to mitigate climate […]

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Webinar: Biting the Hands That Feed Us – September 27

August 10, 2016

Food waste, hunger, inhumane livestock conditions, disappearing fish stocks-these are exactly the kind of issues we expect food regulations to combat. Yet, today in the United States, laws exist at all levels of government that actually make these problems worse. SSF and  Island Press  had a webinar featuring Baylen Linnekin, author of Biting the Hands that Feed Us, […]

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The Transition to Renewable Energy – Not Business as Usual!

July 11, 2016

  The next few decades will see a profound energy transformation throughout the world. By the end of the century (and perhaps sooner), we will shift from fossil fuel dependence to rely primarily on renewable sources – solar, wind, biomass, and geothermal power. Driven by the need to avert catastrophic climate change and by the depletion of […]

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Webinar: Status of the Circular Economy

June 1, 2016

The Circular Economy is more than minimizing waste generation.  It is a “cradle to rarely reaching the grave” approach to the economy and human activity. Watch the First Webinar in the Circular Economy Series on “Food Waste”. CE concepts rest on comprehensive approaches to closing loops, thus transforming our linear extract-make-use-dispose economy and reducing human-kind’s […]

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WEBINAR: Integrated Land Use: What do individuals and societies need from landscapes

May 20, 2016

Balancing Food Production and Ecosystem Services The ongoing extensification of agriculture is leading to historically unprecedented tradeoffs between food production and other ecosystem services such as biodiversity, non-timber forest products, landscapes aesthetics, culture, and many others. These tradeoffs are global, and sustainability scientists examine the telecoupled effects of globalization on traditional land management and societies. […]

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