How Banning Plastic Bags Could Help New York Mitigate Climate Change

by |May 7th, 2019

New Yorkers use a lot of plastic bags. The city of 8 million goes through 23 billion plastic bags annually. It’s a stat that would’ve seemed unbelievable to me before I moved here until I walked out of a C-Town grocery store with $30 of groceries in six plastic bags.

Sharing Could Be the Easiest Climate Solution We’re Not Thinking About

by |April 22nd, 2019

More and more people are pursuing a resource-efficient lifestyle that minimizes waste. What we choose to wear, where we travel and even what we eat are closely related with the greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming.

Impact Investing for Real Impact?

by |September 7th, 2018

The idea of impact investing was born in part at the intersection of climate change and sustainable development. It is an innovative approach that leverages financial tools to achieve sustainability and doesn’t focus solely on the potential financial returns on any investment.

Two to Twelve Hour Days

by |August 21st, 2018

Movement and structure. I didn’t realize how important these two words were until they recently began to shift.

Increasing Women’s Representation in Cannabis Will Help the Industry – and It May Save Lives

by |August 14th, 2017

How do you regulate workers’ rights in an illegal office? How do you enforce bodily autonomy, safety, and well-being when you’re not sure where a company operates or how many people they employ? How do you report crime in the workplace when there’s no HR department, and every police department within 100 miles is turning a blind eye?

The Climate-Smart Village in Northern Vietnam is a Triple Win Solution

by |October 18th, 2016

Vietnam is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change in the entire world. From sea level rise to saltwater intrusion to flooding to drought, the impacts are numerous and will likely be severe.

America’s First Offshore Wind Farm is Under Construction. Where Will its Second Be?

by |October 13th, 2016

The northeastern U.S. is a major electricity consumer with ambitious goals to transition to renewable energy. Solar and wind power are growing in the region, but perhaps its strongest renewable resource is a few steps behind.

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The Private Sector and Climate Action: What are Science-based Targets and Why are They so Important?

by |September 23rd, 2016

The Paris Agreement, signed in December 2015, was widely perceived as a milestone in the fight against global warming. Nearly 160 countries agreed to limit the increase in temperature to 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to stay within 1.5°C. This agreement was without a doubt a big step forward. However, how do we get there?

Environmental Information Disclosure: Addressing Supply Chain Climate Risk

by |September 14th, 2016

Climate change is inevitable — whether it be through the intensification of El Nino or the increasing occurrence of weather disasters. Its impacts are widespread, sporadic and uncertain with implications on international, regional and national economies. For businesses, particularly those that source, use or rely on natural resources and environmental conditions, the complexity of quantifying the magnitude of these impacts and the ways in which it manifests is a growing concern.

Building the Road For a Sustainable Future

by |August 26th, 2015

I live in a city. In a typical day, I wake up in the morning and I take a shower, I eat some toast, I drink some coffee, I grab my phone and head out. A normal city life, I guess. What could possibly be uncommon about it?