Don’t be seduced by “No Fundamentalism”

Don’t be seduced by “No Fundamentalism”

No! Ban this! No compromise! All too many people think these nagging scolds are what Sustainability is all about, even though there are many positive messages out there.1)One example is Carbonnation: “An optimistic, solutions-based, non-preachy, big tent film…” But it is not principally Sustainability’s image problem that concerns me, rather it is the prevalence in … Read more…

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯ =Me on GMOs and Achieving Sustainability

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ =Me on GMOs and Achieving Sustainability

It is with great trepidation that I dip my toe into discussing GMOs but I hope that I can contribute just a bit more sanity against the great weight of vitriol out there. Unfortunately the extreme polarization on GMOs has made it hard to find balanced perspectives and it is frustrating that so many who … Read more…

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No the Breakthrough Institute, Sustainability is Not Already Achieved

No the Breakthrough Institute, Sustainability is Not Already Achieved

The summer issue of the Breakthrough Journal features an article by Jessie Ausubel which argues that “beginning in the 1970s, Americans began to consume less and tread more lightly on the planet.” The goal of this journal is to “challenge conventional progressive and environmental wisdom,” but as is often the case to be able to … Read more…

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Can We Eat Meat and Achieve Sustainability?

Can We Eat Meat and Achieve Sustainability?

There is no surer way to liven up a dinner party than to declare that eating meat destroys the planet.1)Ideally you would wait to drop this bomb until the main course, presumably featuring one animal or another, was just being brought out. Food is both something fundamentally practical (we must consume it constantly) and deeply … Read more…

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SustainabLINKS April 30, 2015

There is a lot of really interesting news that accumulates over two weeks but don’t despair, I promise these are worth your time :).

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Water: why it’s no good for introducing Sustainability

When I tell people that I am working in Sustainability well over half the time they immediately bring up water (the probability increases if they know of my ties to Arizona). Yet I have come to believe that water is perhaps the worst topic with which to have an introductory discussion about Achieving Sustainability. The … Read more…

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SustainabLINKS April 14, 2015

This blog took a multi-month hiatus (admittedly a bad sign for such a new enterprise) as I moved between countries and had a baby (good enough excuses I think). But now I’m back and I won’t be stopped. Too much of interest has happened to list here but here are some of the more recent highlights:

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SustainabLINKS September 8, 2014

Food news: Christie Wilcox covers in more depth what I wrote about briefly, how concerned should we be about pesticide residue on food? “To date, there is no scientific evidence that eating an organic diet leads to better health.” Two interesting graphics-how the world wastes food and a fun set of glimpses of what a … Read more…

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SustainabLINKS August 26, 2014

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SustainabLINKS August 11, 2014

Seems to be a lot of discussion about food system sustainability recently:

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