Environmental and sustainability writer, journalist. Founder of the PlanetWatch Group. Member, Society of Environmental Journalists. Content marketing writer for higher education.
Data Science for Sustainability: The Smart Grid and Energy Storage
Renewable energy sources will power the future of a viable new energy economy. The urgency to address climate change and sustainable human development and the need for cleaner energy sources become more evident with each passing year. It is the challenge and opportunity of our time.
What is Econometrics?
What is econometrics? The clue is in the word itself: “econo” refers to its relation to economics; “metrics” suggests the science of empirical measurement. Thus, econometrics applies statistical methods that describe real-world phenomena and creates testable economic models.
College Students and Mental Health: Breaking the Taboo | Student Support
Supporting college students and mental health is an important move to break the silence taboo and increase success for traditional students.
Until There Are No More Left
The swim bladders of the Totoaba, a rare species of large fish found in rapidly dwindling numbers in the Sea of Cortez, sell for upwards of $100,000. An illicit market built on human imagining — a raw delusion of the medicinal properties of the Totoaba’s bladder.
University Branding: How to Tell a Story Prospective Students Want to Hear
University branding strategy considers all aspects of the student journey - from discovery, enrollment, and study, to graduation and beyond.
Ways to Offset Your Carbon Footprint - Means and Matters
You can't reduce your carbon footprint without measuring it. Knowing your carbon footprint can help you make better purchasing decisions. When you can't reduce, you can offset. This article for Bank of the West introduces a new checking account that keeps consumers informed and offers ways to offset what can't be reduced.
Pollinator Habitats Are Declining Worldwide, But Business Can Help
This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.
Bees are necessary to pollinate plants, including crops we use for food, but bee populations are in decline worldwide. For well over a decade, colony collapse disorder (CCD) has shaken the agricultural sector and challenged scientists. How business can step up and
Ingersoll Rand: How a Legacy Company Stretches the Limits of Sustainability
Image: Former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz (right) presents Ingersoll Rand CEO Michael W. Lamach with the World Environment Center's Gold Medal Award. Old-school sustainability reimagined for today
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Expansion Scores Platinum LEED Certification
The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is an excellent example not only of a resource-efficient building but also how LEED can foster biophilic design in the built environment.
What Design Can Do and the Climate Action Challenge: The Product of Ideas
hen Amsterdam-based research and technology initiative What Design Can Do laid down its challenge in May 2017, they minced no words: “Climate change is real and it's happening." But that doesn't mean we can't find a way to mitigate its impact. Here's what smart, visionary changemakers are doing to help in the fight against climate change.
Business as a Tool for Compassion: LifeStraw Brings Safe Water to One Million Children in Kenya
LifeStraw "Follow the Liters" program is one example of the "humanitarian entrepreneurship" business model driving the mission of Global Health company Vestergaard. More than 1 million schoolchildren in Kenya now have access to safe drinking water. And it's not just a "one-off".
Eliminating Food Waste: Dupont’s Tyvek a Critical Link in the Chain
I had a bowl of strawberries for breakfast this morning, which sounds unremarkable, even in the middle of February. Thanks to growers in Florida, Mexico, and South America, I can sit at my breakfast table in the middle of a California winter, munching away on strawberries.
But for every strawberry delighting my palate, another is lost, wasted somewhere on the long road from farm to table. Of the 1.3 billion tons of food that is wasted every year, fruits, vegetables, and tubers have the highes...
Agriculture in the Anthropocene: the Challenge is the Solution
“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.”
-Winston Churchill, The River War
The world’s farmers not only must feed a growing population, but also cope with a rapidly changing climate.
Given the urgency of the climate crisis, agriculture is a big problem. Is it? Or is there another way to frame our outlook?
The Sea is Confused
A Harbormaster’s Reflection on a Life Watching the Sea
"The sea is confused." One of the observations from Monterey's long-serving harbormaster Steve Scheiblauer on his time serving Monterey Bay Fisheries.
Mutually Secured Destruction and the Circular Economy
The corporate waste stream can be complicated. Recalled products, expired pharmaceuticals and electronics containing personal data are just some of the waste items that can give companies pause: They can’t be reused or resold, but landfilling them wastes resources. That’s where secure destruction comes in — and it can even create clean energy.