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Ecocentricity Blog: What's Down Is Up

By: John A. Lanier
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Researchers have developed a recycling technology that allows them to turn polyurethane foams and films into a dense plastic with potential applications like shopping cart wheels or car bumpers.

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Researchers have developed a recycling technology that allows them to turn polyurethane foams and films into a dense plastic with potential applications like shopping cart wheels or car bumpers.

Ecocentricity Blog: Built for Flight: Retooling Our Economy to Soar

By: John A. Lanier - Reprinted from GreenBiz.com
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Coronavirus is not the only economic shock that has been or will be experienced (cough, the climate crisis, cough). It is possible for our economy to evolve and become more resilient in the face of such shocks.

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Coronavirus is not the only economic shock that has been or will be experienced (cough, the climate crisis, cough). It is possible for our economy to evolve and become more resilient in the face of such shocks.

Ecocentricity Blog: Animal Algebra

By: John A. Lanier
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This is the third year that the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has calculated its carbon footprint and purchased corresponding offsets to be carbon neutral. They're proud of it, and would encourage any readers out there to consider doing the same.

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This is the third year that the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has calculated its carbon footprint and purchased corresponding offsets to be carbon neutral. They're proud of it, and would encourage any readers out there to consider doing the same.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Humble Species

By: John A. Lanier
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Maybe, just maybe, we need to slow down and be humbler as a species to solve our environmental problems. What if we could do so on our terms, and not the terms of a virus?

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Maybe, just maybe, we need to slow down and be humbler as a species to solve our environmental problems. What if we could do so on our terms, and not the terms of a virus?

Ecocentricity Blog: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By: John A. Lanier
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Whether we are talking about pandemic justice or environmental justice, the situation is largely the same. The poor among us are suffering.

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Whether we are talking about pandemic justice or environmental justice, the situation is largely the same. The poor among us are suffering.

Ecocentricity Blog: My Calling

By: John A. Lanier
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Though Ray Anderson is John Lanier's greatest inspiration as an environmentalist, it is John's faith that fundamentally motivates him to care for the earth.

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Though Ray Anderson is John Lanier's greatest inspiration as an environmentalist, it is John's faith that fundamentally motivates him to care for the earth.

Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19 and the Climate Crisis, Part 1

By: John A. Lanier
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The COVID-19 virus was not caused by climate change. But this virus probably isn’t the last one that will spill over into the human population. It’s entirely possible that the next one will have that direct link to climate.

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The COVID-19 virus was not caused by climate change. But this virus probably isn’t the last one that will spill over into the human population. It’s entirely possible that the next one will have that direct link to climate.

Ecocentricity Blog: Price Wars

By: John A. Lanier
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This is a great time for the country to shift its economic priorities. Rather than try to lead the world in producing oil, what if the U.S. instead focused on leading the world in renewable energy?

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This is a great time for the country to shift its economic priorities. Rather than try to lead the world in producing oil, what if the U.S. instead focused on leading the world in renewable energy?

Ecocentricity Blog: COVID-19

By: John A. Lanier
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John Lanier has decided to write his weekly Ecocentricity blog about the COVID-19 virus, and the reason is simple - He's an environmentalist because of his love for humanity, and the actions that we all take now in response to this virus can save human lives.

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John Lanier has decided to write his weekly Ecocentricity blog about the COVID-19 virus, and the reason is simple - He's an environmentalist because of his love for humanity, and the actions that we all take now in response to this virus can save human lives.

Ecocentricity Blog: Hot Off the Digital Presses

By: John A. Lanier
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As the world changes and climate action becomes more urgent, we will need the latest data on what we can all do to solve this enormous challenge.

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As the world changes and climate action becomes more urgent, we will need the latest data on what we can all do to solve this enormous challenge.

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