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I happened to stumble across this video today and it definitely opened my eyes to the level of thought I have put into my clothing purchase decisions. I think it is fair to say that while getting dressed everyday, very few of us contemplate the source, materials, labor, and life-cycle of the clothing we have purchased and [...]

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With American Thanksgiving upon us, the holiday season is officially in full swing. Gift giving and buying, food preparation and consumption, party planning and attending, and travel logistics can leave us all feeling more stressed than festive. By integrating some of these sustainable ideas into your holidays, you can feel better about your choices and [...]

I believe it was Yogi Berra that said “the future ain’t what it used to be.” In true Berra nature, this quip can be taken a lot of ways. I’m going to choose to frame it in the lens of sustainability and our future, The Children. We’re at a point in time where concerns pertaining [...]

Over the past five years, membership within the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)has increased by over 2,000%.  Three quarters of all sustainability-related positions on college and university campuses were created after 2007. It is clear that colleges and universities are becoming serious about both their environmental impact and the course [...]

The London 2012 Olympic Games stands to be the very first Olympic Games with the lofty goal of infusing sustainable ideas and practices throughout. The London 2012 committee dons inspiration from the idea of One Planet Living which was conceptualized by World Wildlife Fund along with sustainable entrepreneurial charity BioRegional. According to BioRegional, worldwide resource [...]

What is sustainability?

Between my work on our Sustainability Watch product, this blog and my own personal interest, I do a lot of reading about topics pertaining to sustainability. Part of what makes the subject so interesting to me is the breadth of considerations and concerns that inform the larger issue of sustainability. The treatment of animals, national [...]

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Upon first setting out to institute sustainable practices here at EBSCO Publishing, President Tim Collins was focused primarily on becoming a change agent; utilizing his and the company’s influence to encourage others to introduce sustainable actions and practices into their daily lives.  As Collins explains, the benefits of company initiatives such as the use of [...]

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