How to push climate action forward in the Trump era

Read the full story at Grist. I spent the past eight years communicating the policies and priorities of President Obama — on his campaigns, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Talking about climate impacts and public health was a huge part of my work, and it was all-consuming. …

These Fashion Houses Are Taking Sustainability Seriously

Read the full story in the Huffington Post. At the tail end of 2016, according to the McKinsey Global Fashion Index, fashion was worth an estimated $2.4 trillion. So it comes as no surprise the apparel industry accounts for ten percent of all global carbon emissions, the primary human cause of global warming. And it’s …

Can Extra Taxes on Vacant Land Cure City Blight?

Read the full story from Stateline. Downtown Hartford, Connecticut, has some lovely green space, Bushnell Park, at its center. But within a block or two are more than a dozen undeveloped lots, some of which are used for parking, while others sit empty. The City Council would like to levy higher property taxes on the …

​Turning food waste into tires

Read the full story from The Ohio State University. Tomorrow’s tires could come from the farm as much as the factory. Researchers at The Ohio State University have discovered that food waste can partially replace the petroleum-based filler that has been used in manufacturing tires for more than a century. In tests, rubber made with …

New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the Future

Read the full story from CalTech. Researchers at Caltech and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have—in just two years—nearly doubled the number of materials known to have potential for use in solar fuels. They did so by developing a process that promises to speed the discovery of commercially viable solar fuels that could replace …

Registration now open for 2017 Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable in Minneapolis

Registration is now open for the 2017 Triple Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. The conference will be held in Minneapolis on May 2-4, 2017. Sessions include: Pollution Prevention 101 pre-conference training (half day) Tour of Ecolab's Schuman Campus in Eagan, MN (half day) A full day of facilitated large and small group discussion centering on U.S. …