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EPA Administrator Pruitt’s Misguided Conclusions About Climate Change

Last week, Scott Pruitt provided us with additional insight into his views about climate change.

by |February 12, 2018

The Politics of Technical Complexity

In addition to understanding basic science, we need to think about the use of the technologies that we develop.

by |February 5, 2018
plastic waste in the ocean

We Can Sustainably Manage the Environment—But We Need to Work at It

The story of plastic pollution in our coral reefs makes it clear how important it is to sustainably manage our environment.

by |January 29, 2018
taxi congestion

Congestion Pricing and a Sustainable NYC

Solving the transit problem is key to New York City’s health and well-being, and a new congestion pricing proposal is serious starting point.

by |January 22, 2018

The Hard Work of Making Sustainability Management Real

To have meaningful change on sustainability, corporations, nonprofits and governments must bring it into the regular fabric of organizational life.

by |January 16, 2018

We Need to Reinvent Regulation, Not Destroy It

We should be thinking about regulation as a way of ensuring our economic activity can proceed with the least possible amount of unanticipated negative impacts. We need to police ourselves and make sure that the rules of correct behavior are clear, fair, well understood and creatively applied.

by |January 10, 2018

The Value of Public Service

In a world where we are constantly interacting and competing, we also need to nurture and generate the value of cooperation and compassion. This is a value I call public service.

by |January 3, 2018

The Slow but Steady Progression Toward Environmental Sustainability

As 2017 ends and 2018 begins, many of us reflect on the year that has past and think about the year to come. In the United States we have had a year filled with disappointment but sparked by hope.

by |December 27, 2017

Public-Private Partnerships Must Survive this Attack on the Public Sector

It’s popular to believe that the private sector is a paragon of efficiency and that government is simply waste, fraud and abuse, but it is simply not true. It is essential that we focus on building the public-private collaborations that have long made this nation great.

by |December 19, 2017

Trump’s Destruction of National Monuments is Unethical and Short-Sighted

Preservation of national monuments is a moral issue—not a political, legal or economic issue—and we owe it to our children to stop Trump’s destruction of them.

by |December 12, 2017