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Climate Change and Climate Heroes

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 8, 2014 2:29:50 PM

Earlier this week, a panel of 300 leading scientists released the National Climate Assessment, a summary of the impacts of climate change in the United States. The authors of the report, guided by a 60-member advisory committee comprised of academicians, government officials, corporate executives (including representatives from ConocoPhillips and Chevron), and environmental groups (such as The Nature Conservancy), confirmed that “climate change, once considered an issue for a distant future, has moved firmly into the present.”

The report’s findings were aligned with the benchmark study recently issued by the International Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and came as no real surprise to a public that has suffered through season after season of devastating catastrophes resulting from extreme weather events.

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Meet Wes Jackson

Posted by Sara Gutterman

May 2, 2014 11:52:00 AM

In April, Green Builder Media launched the Celestia Project, our vision of a biophilic future in which we live in harmony with nature, with an examination of food and our modern agricultural practices. To further that exploration, we will interview Wes Jackson, professor, author, and founder of The Land Institute, as a part of our Impact Series: Game Changers in Sustainability webinar program on May 20th at 2pm EST (Jackson is in good company—previous speakers on the Impact Series have included sustainability experts such as Lester Brown, Jean Michele Cousteau, and Bill McKibben.)

Jackson has dedicated his career to developing solutions for sustainable agriculture. He emulates nature by sowing perennials and practicing polyculture (planting more than one crop in a field), leaving soils intact, reducing the threat of monocrop destruction, preventing erosion, and enabling the development of important symbiotic relationships between plants and soils.

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Get Ready for Big Data

Posted by Sara Gutterman

Mar 27, 2014 8:42:00 AM

In our fast-paced, ever-changing, technology-driven world, big data has become the Holy Grail. Tracking and understanding customer behaviors, preferences, and purchasing decisions is now serious business.

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