Climate change emerges as priority for black and Hispanic voters. Richard Drew / AP It is a point noted with some morbid curiosity year after year — climate change ranks low on the list of Americans’ priorities.
But this version of the story tends to exclude the concerns of those whose interests are often marginalized at the polls and left out of legislation: people of color. According to the number crunchers at FiveThirtyEight (using data from the Pew Research Center), in 2014, more than 40 percent of nonwhite Americans believe global warming should be a “top priority” for their government, while that number for their white counterparts barely tops 20 percent. This discrepancy may factor in a number of elections this year, especially in some battleground states with significant minority populations where climate change has emerged as a major policy issue. Mobilizing a Greener LGBTQ Community!
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It focuses on the sustainability challenges that remain great and growing and the role business has to play in providing much needed solutions. For business the premise of the report can be summarized the words of Winston Churchill: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.” After all, how else you can describe the complex, systemic sustainability challenges business needs to address in an environment still dominated by short-term and unsustainable growth pressures?
Soccer, Sustainability and Degrowth. A fortnight or so ago, we devoted a whole week to the financial ill health of five soccer clubs, but the quintet might just as well have been picked at random. Our loose remit is to cover the three divisions of the Football League, but others have chronicled the worsening situation at a host of locations: from Kettering to Truro; from Darlington to the Ibrox district of Glasgow. Margaret Hyde: Eco-Friendly Summer Fun for Kids. Summer is finally here.
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A variety of market, policy and institutional failures mean that the Earth’s natural capital tends to be used in ways that are economically inefficient and wasteful, without sufficient reckoning of the true social costs of resource depletion, and without adequate reinvestment in other forms of wealth. Moreover, despite the gains from growth, 1.3 billion people do not have access to electricity, 2.6 billion have no access to sanitation, and 900 million lack safe, clean drinking water.
Growth must be inclusive to be sustainable. Growth also must be environmentally sound. Renewable energy debate needs 'more evidence' and 'less media hype' Sustainable consumption: why brands should take the lead. Sign In. Jake Pollack. How to Become a More Effective Sustainability Leader — Strategic Sustainability Consulting. In the Inc. article, 3 Things All Great Leaders Know About Themselves , author Les McKeown argues that great leaders continually seek to know themselves better.
Prescott College Sustainability Education Symposium 2013. Adobe Connect Login. Welcome to Northland Cares. Growth and sustainability: are they really at odds with each other? A few years ago when I asked a senior manager of a well known British firm whether sustainability was on the agenda, he replied: "Of course, sustainability of our product portfolio and growth is of major concern to us.
" Ah. Not the kind of sustainability I had in mind! The desire to maintain growth and profitability are at the forefront of most managers minds and always have been. Sustainability, in the sense that we need to find a way to manage our planet's resources for generations to come seems to be quite a different matter. Or is it? See Who Is On Twitter, Get Followers : WeFollow Twitter Directory. Class of 2013. Program Overview Established in 2006, the Global Fellows Program is a 12-month fellowship for individuals dedicated to serving the poor and who have the business and operational expertise, and moral imagination needed to effect long-term social change.
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