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Sustainability in Detroit, Part 2: Making Way for Bees

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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 2 of 5.
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What does sustainability look like in Detroit, a city that is going through changes that some consider a renaissance? The Erb Institute talked with five people who are working to make Detroit more sustainable—in wildly divergent ways, from bees, to dirt, to real estate development, to stormwater. This is Part 2 of 5.

Land Restoration Efforts Create Wildlife Habitats in Johnsonburg

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Driven by a passion for wildlife and a desire to leave a different kind of legacy, the Johnsonburg Mill found a perfect use for the nutrient-rich byproducts of the paper manufacturing process. Our land restoration efforts are bringing new life to the natural spaces in our Pennsylvania community.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

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Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Pauline Goh, CBRE’s Chairman – South East Asia, on the importance of green space and the wonderful culture of placemaking in Singapore, particularly evident at Gardens by the Bay. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Tetra Tech Receives Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Recognizing our innovative use of GIS technology in support of the Hurricane Irma emergency response
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Esri, a global market leader in GIS software, recognized Tetra Tech with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the 2019 Esri User Conference held on July 10th in San Diego, California. Tetra Tech received this honor for its vision, leadership, and innovative use of Esri’s GIS technology in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) response to the Hurricane Irma disaster. Jack Dangermond, president and founder of Esri, personally selected recipients and presided over the ceremony.

Companies Must “Zoom Out” for a Sustainable Planet

What’s more radical? Calmly following a path towards an almost certain human crisis or trying something new, on the fringe, something disruptive, that has a chance of changing our course for a better future.
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As I said in my previous article, “Climate Change: Incrementalism is no Longer a Viable Option”, the pace of climate change is accelerating and small steps won’t be enough.

Jessica McCarty on Arctic Wildfires

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You may have seen some headlines recently declaring that “The Arctic is on Fire!” Are these just sensationalist reports? Or do these fires represent an unprecedented and alarming danger? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio is Dr. Jessica McCarty, a satellite data expert and a professor at Miami of Ohio. She describes how weather data are collected, explains how this summer’s arctic fires in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia stack up historically, and tells us what they mean for the planet moving forward.

Georgia’s Leaders Learn About Environmental Challenges in Southwest Georgia

Reprinted from Albany Herald
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Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is an experiential program dedicated to building and sustaining a network of environmentally educated leaders in the state.

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Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is an experiential program dedicated to building and sustaining a network of environmentally educated leaders in the state.

We Don’t Live on 1.75 Earths—but We Act Like We Do

By Jean-Pascal Tricoire and Mathis Wackernagel
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We live on 1.75 Earths, yet we just have one. 

More precisely, humanity’s current demand on Earth is 1.75 times what our planet’s ecosystems regenerate each year. We are depleting our natural capital at a frantic pace. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Plan G

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This 20-minute video covers four different climate stories in the state of Georgia. Even if you aren’t in Georgia, give it a watch – this is a great example of excellent climate communication.

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This 20-minute video covers four different climate stories in the state of Georgia. Even if you aren’t in Georgia, give it a watch – this is a great example of excellent climate communication.

Dr. Jenna Jambeck Wants People to Get in Touch With Their Trash

As World Oceans Day approaches, a leading environmental engineer talks about recycling plastic, corporate responsibility and where she sees glimmers of clean-up hope.
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When she’s not teaching at the University of Georgia or speaking at conferences and symposia around the world, Dr. Jenna Jambeck is likely to be found wearing green rubber boots and black gloves while digging through some trash. She might be at a landfill near Athens, Georgia, on a beach near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, or along the banks of the Ganges in India.

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