Category Archives for "Sustainability"

If Climate Neutrality is the Answer, What was the Question?

A renewed focus on personal and organizational responsibility for and action against climate change is leading to renewed interest in carbon offsets and carbon neutrality. One expression of this interest is through the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC). The university presidents premise their commitment on the idea, as stated by Arizona State […]

A Citizen’s View: City Needs Energy and Climate Action That Matters, Not Pretends

wind farm open landscape row of turbines

This article was originally published as an op-ed in the Lake Oswego Review on July 30, 2015. Just a few weeks ago, the Lake Oswego (Oregon) City Council spent more than $25,000 seeking to promote renewable energy by purchasing Portland General Electric’s (PGE’s) Clean Wind product. The city now intends to claim being 100 percent […]

Climate Change and Sustainability: A Widening or Narrowing Gap?

Observers and students of climate change risk, on the one hand, and sustainability advocates, on the other, have been on seemingly diverging paths for the last decade. This may seem contradictory: aren’t these issues so closely related that their paths should overlap dramatically and at least run in the same direction? In the climate arena, […]

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