Author: Derek Markham

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This Organization Trains Students To Provide Free Energy Audits for Small Businesses

Originally published on Ecopreneurist. One way for small businesses to green up their operations can be through choosing a renewable energy source, whether it’s a rooftop solar installation or the purchase of clean energy through their local utility. However, a much lower hanging fruit for small business sustainability initiatives, and one that can have a […]

February 16th

World’s Greenest Investment Fund Needs Your Input

Originally published on Ecopreneurist. If you’d like to help shape the direction of sustainable investments, without putting a dime of your own into the pot, here’s your chance. Oroeco, the company that believes that it should be “easy, fun, and rewarding to align our everyday lives with our core values,” is partnering with a few […]

January 29th

Free Climate Change Adaptation Seminar for Journalists

If you follow the science, climate change is a very real, and potentially very disruptive, influence on just about every human activity. And while climate change journalism has been making huge strides in continuing to bring this huge issue of global warming to light, even amidst a heavy skeptic/denier presence in some sectors of the […]

January 20th

The Film Everyone Needs to See: Plastic Paradise

The wide adoption of plastics for making everything from single-use shopping bags to toys to gadgets and electronics has been a boon for the consumer, but an environmental disaster for the planet. Being able to cheaply reproduce almost any shape in mass quantities has made it possible to make and distribute vast quantities of plastic […]

September 26th

Five Gallon Challenge Adds Drought Awareness to Ice Bucket Challenge

You probably can’t go more than five minutes on any social media platform without seeing videos of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which has been a massively successful fundraising vehicle for the organizations working to find treatments for those with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. While there has been […]

August 28th

PUMP: The Story of America’s Oil Addiction

Most cars and trucks these days run on gas and diesel, and while electric vehicle and alternate fuel technologies are rapidly advancing and may someday play a major part in our transportation infrastructure, for the most part, we’re all at the mercy of the oil companies that monopolize our fuel options. But according to the […]

August 26th

Can Poverty Be Reduced through Environmental Protection of Natural Areas?

[Originally published at Inspired Economist] Little is known about the mechanisms through which ecosystem conservation programs affect poverty, but scholars are now accumulating evidence about the effects of environmental programs on social outcomes. A recent article published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences highlights the progress being made by researchers in Costa […]

August 25th