Stanford environmental policy wonk Dan Reicher discusses new modes of financing renewable energy and why now is the time to make the move to solar, wind and other green forms of power.
© Dr. Brad Venuto, USDA-ARS, Grazinglands research Lab, El Reno, OK The Conservation Reserve Program Plays a Vital RoleFranklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself.” When the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) was introduced in 1985, soil erosion exceeded more than three billion tons […]
Nonprofit Ioby Improves Communities One Crowdfunded Project at a TimeErin Barnes, executive director of Ioby, the nonprofit fundraising platform for the environment, says of the initiative: “You can take a tax deduction and know you have made a truly valuable investment in your own community.” Crowdfunding, or raising money through online donations, includes social entrepreneurs […]
To jumpstart efficiency projects, the Sustainable Endowments Institute launched the Billion Dollar Green Challenge in October 2011, specifically aimed at colleges. This vigorous investment strategy has a whopping average annual return-on-investment of 32%…
Matching Your Skills with Available Green JobsIIn the wake of ever-present unemployment following the 2008 recession, looking for a job can be stressful. For those who are either entering the workforce for the first time or re-entering it, finding a job is especially difficult. But if you’re on the hunt, and want to indulge your […]
Hint: They Aren’t In Wind and SolarNewsflash: The job market stinks. Even people with two or three advanced degrees are having trouble finding work in their chosen fields. So if you’re a young person with the goal of moving out of mom and dad’s house, maybe even finding a career improving the environment—is there any […]