Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation's success by its productivity -- instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn't have to cost the earth).

 

Even in the face of Congressional inaction, President Obama can leverage executive branch power, unleash enterprise and investment, and move America toward a clean energy future that curbs climate change. Featuring 200 specific recommendations developed by more than 100 industry experts and top energy thinkers, Powering Forward is a report that provides the Administration with options to move the nation closer to a clean energy economy.

  The Melbourne Principles for Sustainable Cities have been developed to assist cities that wish to achieve this sustainable development objective. The Principles provide a simple set of statements on how a sustainable city would function.The Melbourne Principles are intended to guide thinking and provide a strategic framework for action.

 

The Melbourne Principles for Sustainable Cities have been developed to assist cities that wish to achieve this sustainable development objective. The Principles provide a simple set of statements on how a sustainable city would function.The Melbourne Principles are intended to guide thinking and provide a strategic framework for action.

  A Guardian Sustainable Business article entitled "Countries that lead the switch to green energy will reap the financial rewards" by Hunter Lovins   

 

A Guardian Sustainable Business article entitled "Countries that lead the switch to green energy will reap the financial rewards" by Hunter Lovins 

 

  This report, “Green Cities,” is an effort to showcase and support the innovative ways in which cities are creating an equitable green economy. The report is based on conversations with the brightest thinkers in the field, and the findings from a Living Green survey of 40 of the country’s largest cities. “Green Cities” takes a step back to see what cities have accomplished, while also identifying areas in which their efforts have fallen short.

 

This report, “Green Cities,” is an effort to showcase and support the innovative ways in which cities are creating an equitable green economy. The report is based on conversations with the brightest thinkers in the field, and the findings from a Living Green survey of 40 of the country’s largest cities. “Green Cities” takes a step back to see what cities have accomplished, while also identifying areas in which their efforts have fallen short.

  Read the full Presidential Climate Action Plan for an in-depth understanding of all the steps president Obama aims to take in order to reduce the effects of climate change.

 

Read the full Presidential Climate Action Plan for an in-depth understanding of all the steps president Obama aims to take in order to reduce the effects of climate change.