John A. Lanier

Ecocentricity Blog: Don't Forget the Elephant

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Why does biodiversity matter? The answer is because the African elephant isn’t unique. Countless species on Earth form an integral and necessary part of their ecosystems.

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Why does biodiversity matter? The answer is because the African elephant isn’t unique. Countless species on Earth form an integral and necessary part of their ecosystems.

Ecocentricity Blog: What Does a Penguin Say?

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At the time, no one individual was to blame, and humans were not intentionally trying to wipe these birds off the face of the planet. The people of the day simply weren’t aware of how their collective actions were impacting the great auks.

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At the time, no one individual was to blame, and humans were not intentionally trying to wipe these birds off the face of the planet. The people of the day simply weren’t aware of how their collective actions were impacting the great auks.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Anthropocene Can Wait

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Solar cells imported into the United States will now face a tariff. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it could have been worse.

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Solar cells imported into the United States will now face a tariff. That’s the bad news. The good news is that it could have been worse.

Ecocentricity Blog: So What Epoch Is It Again?

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How about today? Is it still true that the natural world exists independently from human influence? Or, on the other hand, maybe human constructs have become so pervasive that our impacts are seen in every corner of the globe.

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How about today? Is it still true that the natural world exists independently from human influence? Or, on the other hand, maybe human constructs have become so pervasive that our impacts are seen in every corner of the globe.

John Lanier to Keynote at Green Coast Council's Sustainability Summit

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January 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation will be the keynote speaker on Friday, January 26 for the Green Coast Council's Sustainability Summit in Mobile, Alabama.

Sessions at the Summit will cover topics such as sustainable business practices, eco-tourism, energy conservation, green infrastructure, aquaculture and local government tools for sustainable development. 

Click here for the conference agenda.

Ecocentricity Blog: A Climate Year in Review

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It’s not game over for humanity and climate change; it’s game on.

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It’s not game over for humanity and climate change; it’s game on.

Ecocentricity Blog: Into the Garbage Shoot, Fly Boy

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Earlier this year, China decided to ban foreign imports of different types of solid wastes, effective January 1, 2018. As a result, Chinese recycling companies won’t be buying American recyclables, which will crater the global demand for those materials.

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Earlier this year, China decided to ban foreign imports of different types of solid wastes, effective January 1, 2018. As a result, Chinese recycling companies won’t be buying American recyclables, which will crater the global demand for those materials.

Ecocentricity Blog: Pride vs. Guilt

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Perhaps you’ve started shopping at your local farmers market weekly. Maybe you’ve replaced your incandescent lightbulbs with LEDs. You might have started paying a bit extra for the organic strawberries instead of the regular ones. How should you feel?

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Perhaps you’ve started shopping at your local farmers market weekly. Maybe you’ve replaced your incandescent lightbulbs with LEDs. You might have started paying a bit extra for the organic strawberries instead of the regular ones. How should you feel?

Ecocentricity Blog: Thank You for Coming

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Let’s see. How do I write this blog post without it sounding like every other “thank you for coming” that has ever been given? It’s like a wedding toast – original content is pretty much impossible to come by.

Instead, let’s just steer into the clichés, because they’re all true.

Ecocentricity Blog: David and Goliath

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Think about the energy that you use each day. Utility-generated electricity, gasoline-fueled mobility, and heat from natural gas are probably the largest sources, and each is powered by fossil fuels. If you wanted to “cut the cord” on these energy needs, how could you possibly do it?

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Think about the energy that you use each day. Utility-generated electricity, gasoline-fueled mobility, and heat from natural gas are probably the largest sources, and each is powered by fossil fuels. If you wanted to “cut the cord” on these energy needs, how could you possibly do it?

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