Steve Cohen, Author at State of the Planet

Promoting but Regulating Electric Bikes in New York City

We need to be as creative in regulating new technologies and business models as the people who are making and selling these products and services.

by |December 10, 2018

The Green New Deal and a Vision of Environmental Sustainability

The widespread and growing attention paid to environmental sustainability is difficult to ignore.

by |December 3, 2018

Climate Fact and Right Wing Fantasy

The Trump administration’s effort to bury the newest climate report isn’t working.

by |November 26, 2018

Anti-Government Ideology in our More Complex World

Fires continue to burn in California as the air quality declines to dangerous levels. Hurricanes and floods this fall left a path of destruction as communities all over this country struggled to put themselves back together.

by |November 19, 2018
new york state capitol building

New York State Should Catch up to California’s Decarbonization Program

Bold leadership and dramatic action is required to counter the backward-facing energy and environmental policy we see in Washington.

by |November 12, 2018

The Midterm Elections and Environmental Protection

Tuesday’s election could be key in deciding federal environmental protection moving forward.

by |November 5, 2018

America’s Public Libraries: A Democratizing, Positive Product of our Communities

A reminder that there is far more good in the world than evil, and that we always do better when we build libraries and schools instead of prisons.

by |October 29, 2018

The Importance of Lifelong Learning for Sustainability and Other Professionals

The need for education is constant. The key is to develop a culture of learning, achieving, and dreaming―and to not limit that learning and dreaming to young people.

by |October 22, 2018

Climate Change, Politics, Technology and Our Way of Life

The planet we share has become fragile in the hands of humans and our technology. We can and must develop and adopt sustainability management to gain control of those technologies and reduce their impact on our planet.

by |October 15, 2018

Using the Food We Waste in New York City

New York’s food waste program is not perfect, but it is an excellent example of the steady progress that we are making to create a more sustainable city.

by |October 8, 2018