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Ecocentricity Blog: Running Away With It

By: John A. Lanier
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If the major economies of the world are in a race for the most robust and sustained economic growth, then China may have just broken from the pack.

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If the major economies of the world are in a race for the most robust and sustained economic growth, then China may have just broken from the pack.

Ecocentricity Blog: Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

By: John A. Lanier
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The foundational question is simple – what climate solutions have the greatest potential to reverse global warming in Georgia?

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The foundational question is simple – what climate solutions have the greatest potential to reverse global warming in Georgia?

Ecocentricity Blog: The Prisoner's Dilemma

By: John A. Lanier
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Many of the environmental problems seen globally come from profitable companies that operate in either an extractive or polluting manner, seeking to enrich themselves while harming communities and ecosystems. Companies need to think about more than just their own short-term economic interests.

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Many of the environmental problems seen globally come from profitable companies that operate in either an extractive or polluting manner, seeking to enrich themselves while harming communities and ecosystems. Companies need to think about more than just their own short-term economic interests.

Ecocentricity Blog: Cringe Watching

By: John A. Lanier
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The folks at Tree Media produced this 20-minute film that both explains biomimicry and features many of the teams who have participated in the Biomimicry Launchpad and competed for the Ray of Hope Prize.

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The folks at Tree Media produced this 20-minute film that both explains biomimicry and features many of the teams who have participated in the Biomimicry Launchpad and competed for the Ray of Hope Prize.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2020

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." In these crazy times, his foundation still has many positive stories to share.

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Ray Anderson always said "Brighten the corner where you are." In these crazy times, his foundation still has many positive stories to share.

Ecocentricity Blog: An Aluminum Smelter Far, Far Away

By: John A. Lanier
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Some producers of aluminum have developed an alternative form of electrolysis that produces only oxygen as a direct byproduct. It’s good news, and recently Apple decided to purchase this low carbon aluminum for use in their laptops.

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Some producers of aluminum have developed an alternative form of electrolysis that produces only oxygen as a direct byproduct. It’s good news, and recently Apple decided to purchase this low carbon aluminum for use in their laptops.

Ecocentricity Blog: Walking and Chewing Gum

By: John A. Lanier
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I’m a huge advocate for utility-scale solar. That doesn’t mean, however, that I think we’re doing it perfectly right now.

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I’m a huge advocate for utility-scale solar. That doesn’t mean, however, that I think we’re doing it perfectly right now.

Ecocentricity Blog: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

By: John A. Lanier
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Many of environmentalism’s conflicts are unnecessary and ultimately impediments to what we are trying to accomplish. What do we do about resolving those conflicts? I think we would be wise to turn to the example of Mister Rogers.

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Many of environmentalism’s conflicts are unnecessary and ultimately impediments to what we are trying to accomplish. What do we do about resolving those conflicts? I think we would be wise to turn to the example of Mister Rogers.

Ecocentricity Blog: An Appealing Solution

By: John A. Lanier
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Apeel Sciences' story is a great example of biomimicry. They looked at how all plants on land have a surface layer that protects from drying and rotting, and they studied the molecular structure of those “peels” in fruits and vegetables. Then they developed a coating that mimics and amplifies their effectiveness.

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Apeel Sciences' story is a great example of biomimicry. They looked at how all plants on land have a surface layer that protects from drying and rotting, and they studied the molecular structure of those “peels” in fruits and vegetables. Then they developed a coating that mimics and amplifies their effectiveness.

Ecocentricity Blog: Pulling a (Uni)Lever

By: John A. Lanier
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Imagine if every customer could quickly and easily see the carbon footprint of what they were buying. I bet a lot of people would choose the lower carbon option!

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Imagine if every customer could quickly and easily see the carbon footprint of what they were buying. I bet a lot of people would choose the lower carbon option!

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