Why is biodiversity important?

Four reasons biodiversity is essential to humanity.

Building the Green Economy: Success Stories from the Grassroots

After centuries of economic activity based on extraction, exploitation, and depletion, we now face undeniable environmental threats. New business models that save or restore natural resources are critical. But how can we translate that insight into more sustainable practices? Building the Green Economy shows how community groups, families, and individual citizens have taken action to […]

China Threatens to Destroy U.S. Economy if “Naive� Trump Attempts Trade War

President-elect Trump has threatened to impose a 45 percent tariff on Chinese imports. Some say that move could spur a global recession China Threatens to Destroy U.S. Economy if “Naive” Trump Attempts Trade War was originally posted on: PlanetSave. To read more from Planetsave, join thousands of others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook (also free), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage.

Building a Green Economy: Perspectives from Ecological Economics

The first decade of the twenty-first century has been characterized by a growing global awareness of the tremendous strains that human economic activity place on natural resources and the environment. As the world’s population increases, so does the demand for energy, food, and other resources, which adds to existing stresses on ecosystems, with potentially disastrous […]

Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy: Making and Keeping New Industries in the United States (Urban and Industrial Environments)

Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy is the first book to explore the broad implications of the convergence of industrial and environnmental policy in the United States. Under the banner of “green jobs,” clean energy industries and labor, environmental, and antipoverty organizations have forged “blue-green” alliances and achieved some policy victories, most notably at […]

When economists talk climate change: Jeff Rubin on Canada’s economic future

(Credit: Travis via Flickr) On Wednesday, September 30, a group of reporters, business leaders and David Suzuki Foundation staff were treated to a conversation with renowned economist and author Jeff Rubin at the Foundation’s Vancouver office. Prior to his standing-room only talk at the University of British Columbia, Rubin spoke passionately about the messages contained in his new book The

Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy: Making and Keeping New Industries in the United States (Urban and Industrial Environments)

Good Green Jobs in a Global Economy is the first book to explore the broad implications of the convergence of industrial and environnmental policy in the United States. Under the banner of “green jobs,” clean energy industries and labor, environmental, and antipoverty organizations have forged “blue-green” alliances and achieved some policy victories, most notably at […]

Ontario climate discussion invites public participation

Ontario has already made the biggest contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in North America by closing its coal-fired power plants. (Credit: Paul Tichonczuk via Flickr) People in Ontario have seen the damage climate change and extreme weather can cause, and the many benefits addressing it can bring. The 2013 floods and ice storm alone cost the province $1.3 billion in private property and infrastructure damage. With the release of its climate change discussion paper and an invitation for citizens, businesses and communities to provide input, the Ontario government is acknowledging that the challenge must be resolved by the combined efforts of a broad range of people. Ontario has already made the biggest contribution to reducing