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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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Top Australian sustainability award winners announced 9.11.2017 Planet Ark News
It is award season here in Australia, and two awards have cast a spotlight on sustainability and the businesses, communities and individuals who are leading the way forward in this age of environmental awareness. The awards show the immense diversity of sustainability initiatives taking place in the country.
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Turn greener products into a profitable business strategy 27.10.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new handbook, considered in this review, explores the evolution of successful green marketing at big companies like GE and Johnson & Johnson.
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Episode 97: Carbon pricing goes mainstream; Global Goals accelerate 20.10.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In this week's episode, companies find value in the circular economy, partnering for global green growth and a visit with an inspiring educator.
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Exit Interview: Arthur Weissman, Green Seal 2.10.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The eco-labeling organization's CEO is leaving after 24 years. Here's what he learned about what it takes to nudge buyers toward greener products.
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NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton answers your questions on babble 27.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
babblers Niki Ashton At rabble.ca we're excited to bring you a series of Q&As with NDP leadership candidates, hosted by our discussion forum, babble. Here's how it works: our babble moderator, Meg Borthwick, solicits questions from our readers. The best of those questions are sent to the candidates' teams. On the day of the Q&A we open a thread to host the event, where questions are posted one at a time, and the candidate posts their answer to each of them. On September 26, we hosted our first Q&A with leadership candidate Niki Ashton. Here we bring you her full babble interview, featuring the top questions submitted by you, our readers. Watch for upcoming opportunities to contribute to Q&As with NDP leadership candidates on babble . cco: Do you feel that the NDP and the left in general have been trapped by the "jobs" discourse in campaigning? No politician wants to campaign against jobs, but many of these jobs (like coal and asbestos mining) are awful, dangerous to the people who work at them, and ...
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Under construction: USGBC CEO shares an evolving blueprint 26.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
Almost a year into his new role, Mahesh Ramanujam discusses building a new generation of climate leaders alongside greener communities and cities.
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How the restoration economy can help us withstand the next hurricane 25.9.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The vicious spate of recent hurricanes shows how vulnerable low-lying islands and cities are becoming. Yet these tools can help to develop green infrastructure to navigate this new reality.
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It's not easy being a (green) thought leader 7.9.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here's what it looks like to embrace a 'messy approach to innovation.'
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In Chicago and Iowa, Contrasting Tales of Building a Clean Energy Economy 21.8.2017 Truthout - All Articles
As former industrial communities seek to rebuild their economies around clean energy, two cities in the Midwest provide examples with starkly different outcomes. Chicago's Southeast Side and Newton, Iowa both used to house thriving industries, keeping residents with a solid toe in the middle class through well-paid and steady factory work. In Chicago it was steel, while Newton boomed under the all-encompassing attentions of the Maytag family and their washing machine factories. Thirty years later, those core industries have left both areas and a handful of different businesses have taken their place. In Newton, the Maytag sites have been reborn to manufacture wind turbine bodies and blades. But in Chicago, the jutting land formerly housing US Steel remains empty. While urban Chicago and rural Iowa are different in obvious ways, experts say there are still common factors that influence how a green economic development transition takes place. Greg Carlock, a climate researcher with the World Resources ...
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Green Web Hosting: How does it work and what are the benefits? 16.8.2017 Earth Times
Green web hosting is a simple, inexpensive step businesses can take to reduce the environmental impact of their websites. This is how it works...
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Germany's Transition From Coal to Renewable Energy Offers Lessons for the Rest of the World 14.8.2017 Truthout.com
Seventy-seven-year-old Heinz Spahn -- whose blue eyes are both twinkling and stern -- vividly recalls his younger days. The Zollverein coal mine, where he worked in the area of Essen, Germany, was so clogged with coal dust, he remembers, that people would stir up a black cloud whenever they moved. "It was no pony farm," he says -- using the sardonic German phrase to describe the harsh conditions: The roar of machines was at a constant 110 decibels, and the men were nicknamed waschbar, or "raccoons," for the black smudges that permanently adorned their faces.  Today, the scene at  Zollverein  is very different. Inside the coal washery where Spahn once worked -- the largest building in the Zollverein mining complex -- the air is clean, and its up to 8,000 miners have been replaced by one-and-a-half million tourists annually. The whole complex is now a UNESCO world heritage site: Spahn, who worked here as a fusion welder until the mine shut down on December 23, 1986, is employed as a guide to teach tourists ...
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Episode 88: Salesforce opts into SuperGreen; RE100 surfs change 11.8.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
In this week's episode: Climate change's $535 trillion debt; connecting health and human capital; does "An Inconvenient Sequel" live up to the hype?
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5 key areas to jumpstart climate-smart investment 10.8.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Energy storage is just one hot spot of innovation that IFC recommends watching.
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Distributed wind power keeps spinning, growing 9.8.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Both businesses and homeowners are increasingly using distributed wind power thanks to innovative business models and other trends, according to a new report released today.
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Interserve shows how to build green BHAGs 4.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
The outsourcing and construction services giant spins new resource use and carbon emissions targets without using industry initiatives as a pattern.
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Can business leaders be culture healers? 2.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
Vien Truong, director of Green For All, is bringing equity, social justice and climate justice together to help build a prosperous and fair society. This means healing the deepening divide between the "haves" and "have-nots" in the U.S. — and business leaders are in a position of responsibility to move the needle on these issues. The effective voice of businesses was evident when they joined forces to sign the "We're still in" pledge after the U.S. withdrew from the Paris Agreement on climate. 
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Insuring nature, ensuring resilience 1.8.2017 GreenBiz.com
Market-based strategies only go so far. These new types of products can protect and restore ecosystems in peril.
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Inside the rise and fall of NRG’s green strategy 17.7.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The company's former CEO is of two minds: Great for shareholders, but not so much for the planet — or the climate movement.
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Meet the oddball entrepreneurs who invented green businesses 8.7.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Coming from different backgrounds, motivations and challenges, the world is a more hopeful place thanks to these founders of the sustainability movement.
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