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Looking for an Excuse to Visit Berlin?

Looking for an excuse to visit Berlin? Try EcoPrint, the world’s first exhibition 100% focused on sustainable print production. EcoPrint Europe LIVE 2012 will held in September 26–27 and will focus on print production for retail, interiors, point of purchase, and packaging. While we might think of “sustainable print” as focusing on things like low-VOCs consumables, […]

October 15th

Global Forum Tackles the Energy Grid

GridWise will be holding a global forum held November 8-10 tackling issues related to the global energy grid. Held at the International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., the forum will tackle topics such as . . . how today’s utilities might evolve and how the value chain from generation to consumption might change lessons learned […]

August 11th

Eco Cocoa: Sweet or Loco?

Last Thursday evening, February 10, as a sweet precursor to the Valentine’s Day ahead, the Global Cocoa Project, courtesy of its parent initiative, the Global Giving Circle, as well as from Calgary Brown producing the event for Hub Bay Area (in SoMa within the San Francisco Chronicle building), brought to our watering mouths a taste of what kind […]

February 19th

SRI in the Rockies: Next week in San Antonio, TX

I will be joining over 600 participants at the 21st annual SRI in the Rockies Conference Nov. 18 – 21 in San Antonio, TX.  SRI in the Rockies is the premier North American conference for investors, investment professionals, and organizations working with money in more sustainable, responsible, and impactful ways.  SRI in the Rockies is […]

November 9th

Ben & Jerry’s Fair Trade Blogger Fest

I am in Burlington, Vermont attending the Ben & Jerry’s Fair Trade Blogger Fest. Earlier this year, the ice cream company announced its plans “to go fully Fair Trade” for all its global flavors by the end of 2013… definitely an ambition goal. So for the next two days, bloggers from around the country will […]

October 18th

Free Webinar: Are You a Positive Deviant for Sustainability?

How can you do the right thing for sustainability while inspiring and enabling others to do the same? This free Webinar will discuss the habits of thought and principles of practice for making sustainability-literate decisions. What’s cool is that this Webinar isn’t for the super-initiated. It’s for anyone at any level of an organization and […]

October 16th

Live From Ann Arbor: IE to Cover the 2010 Net Impact Conference

Are you dying to be in Ann Arbor, Michigan next week to meet some of the world’s most estimable sustainable business leaders, but are faced with an unconvinced boss, or worse, a managerial accounting final? Well, fear not.  The Inspired Economist will be at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan October […]

October 12th

Sustainable Product Design Summit October 26-27

When we talk about issues of sustainability, those discussions reach the superficial depths at best unless we design for sustainability at the outset. Otherwise, we’re always playing catch up. True sustainability means being proactive, not just reactive. That’s why conferences like the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Sustainable Product Design Summit are so important. Held on […]

September 13th

2010 Greenbuild: Generation Green is Redefining Our Future

Chicago is most notably home to Wrigley Field, the world’s first sky scrapper, and the deep-dish pizza. What most might not know is that inside the Windy City there are more LEED-certified buildings than anywhere else in the U.S. and the city will soon boast the largest LEED for Neighborhood Development project where residents live […]

August 23rd

Emerging Markets and Foreign Opportunity for Energy Efficiency Service Companies

Energy efficiency service companies (ECOs) soon may be venturing abroad to take their businesses into regions where the demand for energy is growing tremendously. The most notable countries in need for energy efficiency technology and services are China, India, and countries in the Middle East. Although China’s solar energy industry is among the world’s largest, […]

August 18th

TEDGlobal 2010 Focuses on the Good News

The TEDGlobal 2010 conference is underway in the city of Oxford. This year’s theme… And Now the Good News. I admire the positive direction TED has taken at their conference this year, because we have been bogged down with the never-ending “headlines of the political, economic and environmental woes facing the planet”. We sometimes forget […]

July 13th

TEDxOilSpill and our Energy Future

TED, remember the “E” stands for environment, is taking on the Gulf Oil Spill today with TEDxOilSpill, a self-organized event with a TED-like experience. From the event web site: TEDxOilSpill will tackle the tough questions raised by the recent and ongoing environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico. Topics will include mitigation of the spill […]

June 28th

Billions in Annual Taxpayer Subsidies Paid to Fossil Fuel Industry

WWF will attend the G-20 Summit to encourage countries to end the taxpayer-funded subsidies paid to Big Oil and Big Coal. On June 26-27 in Toronto, Canada, the Group of Twenty (G-20) Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors representing nearly 90 percent of the world’s economy will come together to discuss key issues in the […]

June 24th