John A. Lanier

Ecocentricity Blog: Stranded on the Side of the Road

By: John A. Lanier
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As humanity more fully understands the urgency of the climate crisis, and as business and governments do more to proactively decarbonize society, entire sectors will be rendered obsolete.

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As humanity more fully understands the urgency of the climate crisis, and as business and governments do more to proactively decarbonize society, entire sectors will be rendered obsolete.

Ecocentricity Blog: Lists of Ten

By: John A. Lanier
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I have no idea if an anthropologist would agree, but I’m convinced that humans make lists of ten because we just so happened to evolve with ten fingers. If we’d had four fingers on each hand, I bet we would make lists of eight, and our entire system of mathematics might be based on increments of eight too. Fun fact – that would be called an octal numeral system.

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: Tabletop Forestry

By: John A. Lanier
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By playing the game of Photosynthesis, you can see the full life cycle of trees from seedlings to eventual death and understand how an entire forest can arise from planting just a few trees.

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By playing the game of Photosynthesis, you can see the full life cycle of trees from seedlings to eventual death and understand how an entire forest can arise from planting just a few trees.

Ecocentricity Blog: What Makes a Goal Good

By: John A. Lanier
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If a company doesn’t know how to accomplish a sustainability goal, then that’s a good thing! The uncertainty and stress that is induced by a stretch-goal invites creativity, innovation, and growth. 

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If a company doesn’t know how to accomplish a sustainability goal, then that’s a good thing! The uncertainty and stress that is induced by a stretch-goal invites creativity, innovation, and growth. 

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: 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.

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