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Ecocentricity Blog: Pulling a Thread

Guest Blog by Chantel Lanier
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This year Chantel Lanier has been on a personal quest to learn more about the environmental impact of fashion, and what she has learned is staggering.

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This year Chantel Lanier has been on a personal quest to learn more about the environmental impact of fashion, and what she has learned is staggering.

Ecocentricity Blog: Taking it Personally

By: John A. Lanier
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In many cases, the changes were simple. When restaurant staff was actively engaged in looking for reducible food waste, they tended to find it.

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In many cases, the changes were simple. When restaurant staff was actively engaged in looking for reducible food waste, they tended to find it.

Ecocentricity Blog: Tower of Power

By: John A. Lanier
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As the automated crane arms lower the blocks to the ground, they release their gravitational potential energy in the form of kinetic energy, which is captured by the system and converted into electricity on the grid. In other words, it’s a massive battery.

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As the automated crane arms lower the blocks to the ground, they release their gravitational potential energy in the form of kinetic energy, which is captured by the system and converted into electricity on the grid. In other words, it’s a massive battery.

Ecocentricity Blog: Loop, Loop, Skip to My Loop

By: John A. Lanier
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Kudos to TerraCycle and the brands that are working to create the Loop model; a compelling example of business-led innovation that reduces environmental impact. #circulareconomy #recycling

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Kudos to TerraCycle and the brands that are working to create the Loop model; a compelling example of business-led innovation that reduces environmental impact. #circulareconomy #recycling

Ecocentricity Blog: Climate Action Ninjas

By John A. Lanier
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For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth.

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For nearly 30 years, Ceres has been working with businesses and investors to advance the shift toward a sustainable economy. That’s exactly what they did in this case, just with a heavy dosage of ninja stealth.

Ecocentricity Blog: It Is Hereby Resolved

By: John A. Lanier
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When I was reflecting on what my resolution would be this New Year, it dawned on me that saying no is also a good environmental resolution.

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When I was reflecting on what my resolution would be this New Year, it dawned on me that saying no is also a good environmental resolution.

Ecocentricity Blog: Let’s Get Alliterative

By: John A. Lanier
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Though the issue has become politicized, the changing climate is primarily a scientific concern with economic and social implications. A dedicated team of professionals are developing sound climate policy for Georgia based on these factors, without letting partisanship muddy the waters. The Georgia Climate Project is playing a leading role in that work.

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Though the issue has become politicized, the changing climate is primarily a scientific concern with economic and social implications. A dedicated team of professionals are developing sound climate policy for Georgia based on these factors, without letting partisanship muddy the waters. The Georgia Climate Project is playing a leading role in that work.

Ecocentricity Blog: Not-Loser Takes All

By: John A. Lanier
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It’s just a bad goal, in that it focuses on avoiding a bad thing. How inspired would you be if you had a coach who said, “Okay team, now I want you to give me everything you have to make sure we don’t lose!”? Forget that – I want to be a winner, not a not-loser.

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It’s just a bad goal, in that it focuses on avoiding a bad thing. How inspired would you be if you had a coach who said, “Okay team, now I want you to give me everything you have to make sure we don’t lose!”? Forget that – I want to be a winner, not a not-loser.

Ecocentricity Blog: There Is No "Away"

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John Lanier and his family have made great strides in reducing their waste stream at home. Organics go in the compost bin. Recyclables go in the blue bin, and other recyclables are regularly taken to Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. Now they've discovered the TerraCycle Zero Waste Box.

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John Lanier and his family have made great strides in reducing their waste stream at home. Organics go in the compost bin. Recyclables go in the blue bin, and other recyclables are regularly taken to Atlanta’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials. Now they've discovered the TerraCycle Zero Waste Box.

Ecocentricity Blog: Selachimorpha Tank

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While not technically engaged in venture capital, my fellow judges and I did award $100,000 to the winning team, along with smaller prize money to the other teams. It definitely scratches the itch.

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While not technically engaged in venture capital, my fellow judges and I did award $100,000 to the winning team, along with smaller prize money to the other teams. It definitely scratches the itch.

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