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“Your actions affect me”

Posted by: Cailin Sullivan
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When I returned from the library last Sunday night, a debate was raging, per usual, in the living room of my tiny house on the edge of campus. Adam, our hard-headed econ major, had his iPhone out and was furiously fact-checking as he gesticulated at Jared, a sociology major. The topic wasn’t the merit of a Skyfall or the don’t-go-to-law-school argument that occurs weekly as we get closer to graduation—it was global warming. “I just think this is the defining problem of our generation, and we’re messing it up,” sighed Jared. Adam rolled his eyes. “Well, obviously. I’ll agree with you on that point.”

Read More | Apr 8, 2013 |

Coming to grips with climate change

Posted by: The NativeEnergy Team
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"Ours is a world in which a flood in Thailand can cut off global supplies of computer disk drives for the better part of a year; where a record-low Mississippi River can choke the flow of commerce; where an unprecedented hurricane (or “superstorm”) can upend one of the world’s financial centers for weeks. In that context, how should a company view climate change, renewable energy, and resource efficiency?"

Read More | Mar 19, 2013 |

Microsoft takes carbon accounting to a new level

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Microsoft has implemented a companywide system to charge each of their departments for the carbon emissions associated with their data centers, software development labs, offices, and employee travel.

Read More | Mar 14, 2013 |

How to choose and save seeds for a changing climate

Posted by: Meg Stout
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Eight hundred miles from the North Pole, on a remote Arctic island, there is a vault. Its steel gray entrance juts out of the snow, a sharp preview of tunnels that run deep into the mountain. Armed guards with black guns patrol the premises. What’s inside? Seeds.

Read More | Feb 13, 2013 |

Generation Climate: Middlebury debates divesting from fossil fuels

Posted by: Cailin Sullivan
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On January 20, environmental journalist and 350.org founder Bill McKibben concluded his national college divestment tour in the Old Chapel of Middlebury College, the school where McKibben and many other founders began discussing and organizing around the issue of global climate change. Backdropped by the chapel’s bronze organ pipes and with a howling Vermont wind beating on the windows, McKibben spoke to a crowd of students, faculty, activists, and skeptics.

Read More | Feb 12, 2013 |