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December 16, 2011

A pub always needs a privy

During a recent cross-country trip, I noticed innovative measures that local governments are taking to become more sustainable. The most striking part of this is that local governments cannot do this without support (hence the title – public efforts need support from private businesses). While, local and state governments can drive innovation by assuming the […]

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December 13, 2011

Those Aussies have a carbon tax?

I read in the Washington Post that the Australian Government passed the Clean Energy Bill through the Senate on 8.11.2011. It was widely covered in U.S. media, with even a theme of anticipation in the lead-up to the vote. Some of the responses to articles were quite funny including “…those Aussies are going to have […]

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December 7, 2011

It’s fowl to be sustainable

Paying homage to the annual migrating Canada geese flying overhead, it is apt to discuss the unusual balance that exists around Chesapeake Bay between hunting and conservation. My recent visit to the local Walmart required passage past three aisles of camouflage attire, duck decoys, bird whistles, knives and of course guns. I spotted a whole […]

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