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Getting Rid of New CAFE or Fuel Economy Standards—Another Auto Industry Bailout?

BMWs i3 electric vehicle (boasts an EPA-estimated mileage equivalent of 124 miles per gallon) was seen motoring in Rome.
If new CAFE auto fuel economy standards are rolled back, who would benefit and who would lose out? The latter group seems like it might be larger.
 

Horizon Scan: A Great Resource for Science Fictional Thinkers

I recently wrote about the importance of envisioning the future and using “science fictional thinking”  to advance our sustainability thinking – and now I’m very happy to be able to share a terrific source for practitioners who’d like some thought-provoking and up-to-the-minute ideas in that realm.

The Invoice of the Future


What is needed is this kind of traceability – a paper trail - for the environmental and social cost of the goods we purchase as well.  Where is the environmental invoice that travels with goods as they move up the chain?
 

Top 3 Themes from 2016 Sustainability Webinars-What's New in 2017!

Marissa is the owner of Climate Social LLC, an experienced provider of strategic marketing services including social media and new media, to the sustainability sector.
EarthShift Global’s mid-month brown bag webinars were well-received in 2016: Dozens of participants logged in to listen to ESG’s team of experts and guest panelists provide fresh insights through sustainable business case studies and takeaways.
These webinars are offered to the public to inspire a new way of thinking that can lead to shared prosperity, and environmental and social sustainability.
 

Why “Science Fictional Thinking” Is Essential to Our Sustainability Journey

Isaac Asimov and sustainability journey
A story on NPR this week offered some interesting perspectives on one of the fundamental elements of the discipline of sustainability – our ability to envision the future. The story revolves around a 1978 Isaac Asimov essay, in which he advocates for a "science fictional" way of thinking...

 

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