Over the past 20 years, more than 80 billion bottles and cans have been returned and recycled through New York's bottle bill, and more than five million tons of plastic, glass and metal have been kept out of New York's landfills and incinerators.
Gertrude Stein famously said about her home town, Oakland, California, that "there isn't any there there." Surely she would have a different opinion if she were there today and, in fact, many green urban advocates like us wish we were
For the past four years, the Interra Project has developed an ingenious model for people to use financial networks to support their local communities and sustainability. Recently, Interra rolled out its first project -- Boston Community Change - in
What kind of question is that? Isn't the public finally convinced that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are causing global warming and coal is one of the biggest culprits? Unfortunately, the legal system has still not resolved this issue --
It's basic economics that the price of goods and services should reflect (or "internalize") all the societal costs of those goods and services. Yet the price of many products -- including electricity, gasoline and other fossil fuels -- frequently
Perhaps the most important proposal affecting sustainability currently before Congress has nothing to do with the environment -- at least not on its face. It's the "net neutrality" law that was introduced last week that will assure that the
Those of us who care about sustainability have high hopes for New York's new Governor Eliot Spitzer. During the campaign, Spitzer said that his top priorities would be "environmental stewardship, expanding energy conservation and renewable energy