One Water Approach: Transforming Water Management in the 21st Century

Water shortages are occurring across the globe, even in communities close to Lake Michigan that experience frequent flooding.  Freshwater represents a fraction of the water on Earth and only 0.3% is surface available. As population increases, so does the demand for freshwater. With a lack of surface water alternatives, many locations opt to supply their […]

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Join us on August 17th as Greenleaf presents “Protecting our climate, water, and soil through local to global solutions.”

On August 17th, Greenleaf Communities presents “Protecting our Climate, Water, and Soil through Local to Global Solutions.” The discussion draws upon scientific research, policy and industry leadership in Illinois that continues spreading benefits across society. Please contact Katie DeMuro at kdemuro@greenleafcommunities.org with questions. Topics to be discussed include: Policy report released- Addressing Climate Change Using […]

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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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