Archive for the Sustainability Category

What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

November 1, 2011
What would YOU say to the 7 billionth resident of Planet Earth?

According to the United Nations, our blue planet is now home to 7 billion people, give or take a few. As of November 1st at 11:06 New York time, it is actually 7,000, 272,425. So, as news made its way around the world yesterday, there were various responses. Some used it as a call to […]

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New Ways to Support the Local Food-Shed

October 12, 2011
New Ways to Support the Local Food-Shed

Regarding fresh, local food in the city, I feel like a veteran to many models. I have been a member of multiple Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs–and experienced the vegetable anxiety/overload that can come with that. “I can’t possibly go out this weekend. My greens will go bad.” I love the farmers market, but buying […]

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RIP Wangari Maathai

September 26, 2011
RIP Wangari Maathai

The Nobel laureate and founder of the Green Belt Movement, Wangari Maathai passed away yesterday. I’m not sure that there is a good time for such an amazing figure to leave us, but the current moment seems awfully unfortunate.  As may be indicated by the recent waive of protests on austerity measures, the  XL pipeline […]

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City Atlas Has Launched!

September 22, 2011
City Atlas Has Launched!

We are thrilled to announce that the City Atlas is now launched and running. We are still in a beta testing mode, but all of our content is up there and the site will be functioning, updated, and utilized from now on! Please do come and check it out for your self but a recap […]

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Climate Reality Check: 98 vs. 2

September 15, 2011
Climate Reality Check: 98 vs. 2

Al Gore’s latest initiative to galvanize the masses on the dangers and realities of climate change kicked off today with  24 Hours of Reality; an online educational event that will bring 24 people, from 24 places, in the span of 24 hours to discuss how changing climates are already impacting them. CISC Director Bill Solecki […]

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