An Elegant Solution to an Inconvenient Truth

by Eric Grunebaum Two headlines with nearly opposite impact landed in my mailbox last week and it caused me to reflect back on BASG’s En-ROADS Climate Interactive demonstration event in early June. The first was from Environmental Defense Fund’s newsletter, titled “A New Action Plan to Stabilize the Climate and Avert Catastrophe.” Catastrophe. That word … Continue reading An Elegant Solution to an Inconvenient Truth

Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt

by Tilly Pick The evening of September 4th with the Boston Area Sustainability Group started like no other. Yes, it once again was a diverse group of sustainability-minded people: professionals deeply involved in the topic; “students”; career switchers and networkers; activists and advocates. All of them were passionate and curious. And, it once again was an … Continue reading Don’t Treat Soil Like Dirt

The Unsuspecting Impact of Minimalism on Sustainability

by Aaron Hersum and Tilly Pick It may be one of the most fundamental questions environmentalists ask- maybe less of a question and more of a concern: Is all the “stuff” we make and consume each day destroying our environment? This month, the Boston Area Sustainability Group (BASG) invited Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at … Continue reading The Unsuspecting Impact of Minimalism on Sustainability

The True Cost of Coal and the Clean Energy Transition

By Aaron Hersum, with contributions from Jess Halvorsen, Tilly Pick, and Eric Grunebaum photo credit: Paul Corbit Brown The Last Mountain, a 2011 Sundance Festival film, illuminates a stunning trend in the energy sector that I did not anticipate when I decided to attend BASG’s “Clean Energy Transition” event. We are spending billions of dollars not to transition to a clean … Continue reading The True Cost of Coal and the Clean Energy Transition