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What is Sustainability?:  An Interview with Adam Werbach

What is Sustainability?: An Interview with Adam Werbach

Posted on 25. Jul, 2011 by .

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Sustainability at its core is simply a framework—an approach—to addressing large issues like climate change. By “Going Green” we’re not simply helping the environment, we’re taking our first steps to being more knowledgeable, conscious, and productive citizens.

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Water In 50: OG attends MET Water District’s Meeting Offering a Look Into the Future for Southern California and other Desert Cities

Water In 50: OG attends MET Water District’s Meeting Offering a Look Into the Future for Southern California and other Desert Cities

Posted on 10. Jun, 2011 by .

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Over the next 50 years water resources will grow increasingly scarce and become more costly for Southern California consumers. This was the broad takeaway from the Metropolitan Water District’s (MET) Blue Ribbon Committee Report, discussed at the inaugural meeting of the UCLA Water Resources Group.

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From Smart Grid to Smart Investment – A Snapshot of Clean Tech in Los Angeles

From Smart Grid to Smart Investment – A Snapshot of Clean Tech in Los Angeles

Posted on 27. May, 2011 by .

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Opportunity Green was a proud co-host of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Environmental Sustainability Council meeting on May 20th. It was a two-part affair featuring a roundtable of distinguished panelists, followed by a presentation from the Mayor’s Office on Los Angeles Clean Tech projects.

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TOP 10 Organic Beers in Celebration of American Craft Beer Week (Part 2 of 2)

TOP 10 Organic Beers in Celebration of American Craft Beer Week (Part 2 of 2)

Posted on 19. May, 2011 by .

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In Honor of American Craft Beer Week, OG Insights writer, Patrick Haase, has sampled some of the finest domestic and international organic-brews and shares his Top Ten findings. Now get out and enjoy some of your favorite (or his) organic beers this summer!

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Part 1 of 2: TOP 4 Sustainable Breweries in Celebration of American Craft Beer Week

Part 1 of 2: TOP 4 Sustainable Breweries in Celebration of American Craft Beer Week

Posted on 16. May, 2011 by .

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For the beer industry, “Reduce, Re-use, Recycle” isn’t just a convenient mantra or well-rehearsed platitude, it’s gospel. Many breweries are finding creative ways to reduce energy and raw material inputs, re-use water, and recycle waste outputs. Breweries are leaving no stone unturned, no avenue unexplored, to make their systems and processes more sustainable. There’s a synergy between profitability and sustainability – a good beer is an environmentally and socially conscious beer. So, as you knock back a few in celebration of American Craft Beer Week, you can drink knowing your suds are more than satisfying, they’re sustainable.

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Bridging the Gap Between Green and Mainstream.  How Important is a Green Lifestyle to You?

Bridging the Gap Between Green and Mainstream. How Important is a Green Lifestyle to You?

Posted on 04. May, 2011 by .

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If you’re the average American, there’s a wide gap between your green intentions and the steps you take to make your lifestyle more sustainable. The new Mainstream Green study by Ogilvy Earth uncovers why sustainability initiatives and eco-marketing campaigns have failed to appeal to the 66% of Americans with good green intentions but little personal commitment to sustainability.

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Sustainable City Planning: On Two Wheels

Sustainable City Planning: On Two Wheels

Posted on 21. Apr, 2011 by .

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Bicycles have been popular in land use policy circles for years. Cities recognize that large, sprawled metropolitan areas are costly, inefficient, and unsustainable. Many cities are placing a greater emphasis on high density, mixed use zoning and “complete streets,” roadways that cater to bicycles and pedestrians, as well as automobiles.

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Thought the 8-track Would Never Make a Comeback? E-Waste: How Markets Are Solving Environmental Challenges

Thought the 8-track Would Never Make a Comeback? E-Waste: How Markets Are Solving Environmental Challenges

Posted on 12. Apr, 2011 by .

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  You probably thought the Walkman, fan-like floppy disks, and VCRs were gone for good, but they’re coming back—as pollutants. Electronic devices contain harmful toxins such as mercury, cadmium, and […]

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