In 1968, Garrett Hardin postulated that humans were doomed to suboptimal outcomes, due to the tragedy of the commons. Individuals behaving rationally would lead to overconsumption and thus, collectively suboptimal outcomes. He, and many who came after, argued that the solutions to this tragedy were either privatization of a resource, or alternatively government control and top-down regulation.
But decades of research have demonstrated that local communities have demonstrated the capacity to avoid this “tragedy” through the formation of institutions that are collectively designed, monitored, and enforced.
One of the characteristics of environmental law is the use of indeterminate legal concepts and definitions that try to attain the most exact……
As part of a new initiative to eliminate single-use plastic bags from the wastestream, Dick’s Sporting Goods is joining an industry consortium.
As our global focus on making our food habits more eco-friendly continues, meal kits are a great option. They’re a wonderful solution for sustainability.
We are collecting it in ever greater quantities from an ever-increasing number of devices. This is as true at the cement plant as it is for any other part of our lives. At a fully-integrated plant, for example, the process control system will receive between 12,000 and 15,000 signals from…