Advocating for Environmental Justice to Protect People and the Environment

Advocating for Environmental Justice to Protect People and the Environment Recent and current protests highlight injustices experienced by marginalized communities in America. As a rising senior seeking a degree and career in environmental service, I recently joined as an intern to Greenleaf Advisors and Greenleaf Communities where environmental justice is central to the mission of […]

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Reaping intelligence from innovative soil sensor technology benefits carbon, water, and nutrient management for sustainable agriculture.

As the saying goes, “What gets measured gets done.”  Innovation in soil sensor technology affords opportunities for water efficiency, carbon sequestration, and nutrient cycling in agricultural soils, with rewards to those who contribute.  It is time to sharpen and integrate soil sensing and modeling tools and remove barriers to use for decision-making by agriculture practitioners […]

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Harvard Business School Event: Risks, Opportunities, and Investment in the Era of Climate Change

Risks, Opportunities, and Investment in the Era of Climate Change On March 4, I joined alumni at Harvard Business School’s Program on Business and The Environment to discuss climate risk to investment value and consider what can be done about it. Speakers came from as far away as Japan (Hiro Mizuno, CIO of Japan Government’s $1.6 trillion […]

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Cities are critical in addressing our most pressing environmental challenges

I recently returned from Abu Dhabi where I attended a United Nations gathering on cities and the environment. I met with dozens of experts from around the world to debate ideas and draft a report on the environmental challenges that cities experience but also create, and to outline a sustainable and inclusive vision for tomorrow’s […]

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Corporations critical in mitigating climate change and influencing policy – Chicago Corporate Sustainability Meeting

Yesterday, I joined Ceres President Mindy Lubber in addressing a gathering of Chicago sustainability leaders led by Adele Simmons and hosted at the Chicago Community Trust.  Mindy emphasized the need for effective policy to achieve the scale, scope, and pace required to mitigate climate risk to businesses, investment markets, and human communities.  She argued for […]

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Climate Call to Action and Economic Policy Recommendations by Dr. Don Wuebbles and Dr. Roy Wehrle

Greenleaf works with Professors Roy Wehrle (former senior economist for President Kennedy and professor emeritus at University of Illinois-Springfield) and Don Wuebbles (leading climate scientist and professor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) to address the urgency in addressing climate change and to inform carbon pricing discussions. The National Energy Transition Plan report lays out research on […]

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Building Sustainable Value for Impact: A Wealth Management Conference held at DePaul University on October 17th

The Annual Wealth Management Conference took place at DePaul University on Building Sustainable Value for Impact, focusing on how wealth managers can invest advantageously in solutions to climate change and its effects. Dr. Jonathan Foley of Project Drawdown gave the keynote address, opening with a revelation that the past two generations have used more of […]

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CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability

Greenleaf was honored to work with the Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) at the University of Illinois team as part of the organizing committee on the CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability on August 7th and 8th. Participants at the event included municipalities (from rural to large urban), […]

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