individual action

The Carbon Price Challenge

February 27, 2015 by David Lawrence

There are many practical benefits to the Carbon Price Challenge We choose our own carbon price as a strong motivator to reduce emissions of CO2. We tax ourselves using that carbon price and our carbon tax and energy cost savings are returned to us to reinvest in cleaner energy investments of our choice.[read more]

Individual Material Consumption, Guilt, and the Crisis in Global Sustainability

June 17, 2014 by Steven Cohen

A key question as we make the long transition to a sustainable and renewable economy and culture is the role of individual responsibility and personal lifestyle. In the end, our individual behavior as "consumers" adds up to the crisis of sustainability, but the causes of this crisis are far from simple.[read more]

Bright lines (for living green)

December 3, 2009 by Lou Grinzo

Our energy and environmental challenges are complex to the point of being daunting, and sometimes that makes people give up and not take small, readily available steps to reduce their energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and budgets. So let me try to boil this down to a few simple “bright line” questions I can ask the kind of people who I...[read more]

Political Theater or Just Plain Delusion?

October 20, 2009 by Michael Tobis

Mr. Obama knows the difference between climate change theater and actual progress, as was demonstrated by this anecdote:The debates unnerved both candidates. When he was preparing for them during the Democratic primaries, Obama was recorded saying, "I don't consider this to be a good format for me, which makes me more cautious. I often...[read more]