Archive for April, 2011

Earth Day will dawn with the question: ‘What’s for Breakfast?’

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Act

farmers market

For The Nature Conservancy in California’s executive director Mike Sweeney, Earth Day starts in the kitchen. He writes, “As consumers, we have amazing power. The pen may be mightier than the sword, but the credit card makes them both cower in fear. Three times a day, and sometimes more, most Americans make a very important decision: what to eat”

Policy Experts Say U.S. Budget Cuts Will Slow Progress on Climate Change

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

Bangladesh battles in the frontline against climate change

Just when U.S. leadership is most desperately needed to spur forward coordination between nations on climate change, the U.S. government is cutting funding for this work. An article in today’s New York Times recounts how the newly passed budget will affect various climate change programs at the federal and state levels. The Nature Conservancy’s own […]

Want to Eat Local and Reduce Carbon Pollution? Start a Front Yard Food Garden

Written by Scott Belan on . Posted in Act

Creating a kitchen garden is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. Not only do you avoid the carbon emissions of shipped food (or even driving to the store), you also replace lawn (that must be mowed, usually by a gas-powered mower) with food. But the real payoff is that first salad of the season or that perfectly ripe tomato, still warm from the sun.

Voices from the Climate Change Meetings in Bangkok

Written by Matt Barrett on . Posted in Learn, The Wonk Room

Country delegates met the first week in April in Bangkok, Thailand for 2011’s first round of United Nations-sponsored climate negotiations. During the meetings, The Nature Conservancy caught up with a few individuals from different parts of the world, including conducting a short interview with one of the most respected voices in the international climate change policy community, Indonesia’s Agus Pornomo.

Cool Green Science in the Running for a Webby

Written by Lisa Hayden on . Posted in Act

Cool Green Science blog

“I’d like to thank my mom…” Bloggers at The Nature Conservancy are thinking about writing their acceptance speeches. But seriously, first, they have to win. Yes, that’s the exciting news around here today – The Nature Conservancy blog Cool Green Science has been nominated for a Webby in the Green category! This is the third […]

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