More than 300 million acres of forests across the U.S. and Canada are certified to the SFI Forest Management Standard. In addition, tens of millions more are positively influenced by the SFI Fiber Sourcing Standard.
UBQ Materials has developed a patented process for converting unsorted household waste into a plastic substitute reducing carbon emissions, the UBQ. They have reached a partnership agreement with NYSE listed company, Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc, the largest independent McDonald’s franchise in the…
Hitesh Mehta, FASLA, is president of HM Design, which has completed planning, architecture, and landscape architecture projects in more than 60 countries. He is an international expert in sustainable tourism, including wildlife conservancy planning and eco-lodge development.
Presidio Graduate School’s Climate Education for All program has a mission of providing all teachers with the climate literacy skills and tools they need to educate the next generation on climate change science, causes, and solutions. Our current offerings include three free online, facilitated teacher professional development courses: Teaching Climate Change Essentials, Teaching Extreme Weather, and Teaching Climate Justice. Our hope is that, through this presentation, we can build partnerships within the CLEAN network to help spread the word about the program to educators. In this session, we’ll review the need and our approach to bringing climate change and climate justice professional development to teachers, share our current offerings, discuss ideas to help spread the word about the program, and collaborate on way to meet the current professional development needs of teachers.
In the 1920s, a group of the largest lightbulb companies from around the world came together and made a plan to sell more lightbulbs: make them worse. The group, called the Phoebus Cartel, decided that their bulbs would last 1,000 hours, much lower than the 2,500 hours the bulbs had lasted before. Customers would then have to buy more bulbs. It was a foolproof plan, except for being unethical and shortsighted. The Phoebus Cartel shows the problems with a traditional linear economy that a circular economy solves. In a circular economy, the point is to look past sheer profit or growth and consider a sustainable future with wider social benefits.