John A. Lanier

Ecocentricity Blog: Talk Walking

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We recently set out to calculate our organizational carbon footprint for 2017 so that we could purchase carbon offsets and claim to be carbon-neutral in our operations. That probably sounds complicated…and yes, it is.

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We recently set out to calculate our organizational carbon footprint for 2017 so that we could purchase carbon offsets and claim to be carbon-neutral in our operations. That probably sounds complicated…and yes, it is.

Ecocentricity Blog: Itty Bitty Living Space

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Chances are that by now you’ve heard of tiny homes. Back in 2014 though, that was my first introduction to them. Now, it’s apparently become a movement, and I get why.

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Chances are that by now you’ve heard of tiny homes. Back in 2014 though, that was my first introduction to them. Now, it’s apparently become a movement, and I get why.

Ecocentricity Blog: This One Is a Step Back

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It is important for environmentalists to acknowledge each step back at the same time they celebrate every two steps forward. Credibility is lost if sustainability’s successes are trumpeted while ignoring its failures.

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It is important for environmentalists to acknowledge each step back at the same time they celebrate every two steps forward. Credibility is lost if sustainability’s successes are trumpeted while ignoring its failures.

Ecocentricity Blog: Do I Smell Smoke?

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Maybe someday leasing will be the norm for durable goods. I hope so. It would be a big boost for environmentally friendly business practices, and I really don’t think people will mind the shift.

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Maybe someday leasing will be the norm for durable goods. I hope so. It would be a big boost for environmentally friendly business practices, and I really don’t think people will mind the shift.

Ecocentricity Blog: Who's Responsible for This?

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Most commonly, these regulations require businesses to share in the responsibility of properly disposing of their products at end-of-life. In other words, they can’t sell something and then say, “not my problem now!”

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Most commonly, these regulations require businesses to share in the responsibility of properly disposing of their products at end-of-life. In other words, they can’t sell something and then say, “not my problem now!”

Ecocentricity Blog: Come on Down!

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I want to ask the exact same question of all of us, whether a gameshow contestant or just a normal person – why do so many people want a car?

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I want to ask the exact same question of all of us, whether a gameshow contestant or just a normal person – why do so many people want a car?

John A. Lanier Is Named Chairman of the Southface Board of Directors

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John A. Lanier, Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, has been named Chairman of the Board for Southface

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John A. Lanier, Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, has been named Chairman of the Board for Southface

Ecocentricity Blog: After the Storm

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Maria is estimated to have cost $90 billion in damages, which means its impact will be felt for a long time yet to come. Puerto Ricans won’t forget Maria for decades, if ever.

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Maria is estimated to have cost $90 billion in damages, which means its impact will be felt for a long time yet to come. Puerto Ricans won’t forget Maria for decades, if ever.

Ecocentricity Blog: We Should Start a Book Club!

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Whether it’s from a sense of being nostalgic or old-fashioned, I’m not ready to see the end of page-turners. I still choose physical books over digital ones, and I bet I’m not alone.

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Whether it’s from a sense of being nostalgic or old-fashioned, I’m not ready to see the end of page-turners. I still choose physical books over digital ones, and I bet I’m not alone.

Ecocentricity Blog: Leavers and Takers

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Ishmael’s compelling opening – TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.

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Ishmael’s compelling opening – TEACHER seeks pupil. Must have an earnest desire to save the world. Apply in person.

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