Sustainability News & Insights

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September 16, 2013

Bursting the dams: Where can we rethink water conservation?

Water is scarce in Chennai, India, where Madhan Sundaram, product manager for Fiveworx, Shelton Group's new affiliated digital startup,...

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September 11, 2013

From mushrooms to plant plastics, it’s time to start thinking outside of the (cardboard) box

When I started working in an office last year, I suddenly developed a taste for mushrooms. It was purely psychological – I was lamenting...

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September 5, 2013

GMO Answers: A website walk-through with tips from Spock, Kirk and Aristotle

Biotech companies have teamed together to launch a website answering consumer questions about GMOs. While the timing is good, the strategy...

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August 6, 2013

Which should come first – the carrot or the stick? Bottle bills give some insights.

The first of two articles examining the effectiveness of rewarding vs. taking away. The long-discussed, recently proposed Massachusetts...

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July 23, 2013

Finding the sweet spot in food waste compost programs

Food waste composting presents some challenges no matter the scale. From Knoxville to New York City, to organizations of any size, here are...

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July 9, 2013

What other cities can learn from water conservation in Las Vegas

Successes like the Water Smart turf rebate program in Southern Nevada create opportunities for cities and regions to tell their...