|CREDIT: NASA via Ron Garan/Astro_Ron |
When I worked for The Nature Conservancy every day was Earth Day. So this day was just like any other. Now it is Earth Day and it seems a tad precious, a bit outdated.
Not to my daughter, who reminded me this morning that it was Earth Day and that it's a good thing we recycle. (I didn't have the heart to tell her what I learned from the folks at Glass Recycling Technologies: that of the 12 million tons of glass in the US waste stream annually, over 9 million tons end up in landfills.)
Here are my links for this week:
GreenBiz.com asked 13 corporate executives to answer the question: What's your company doing for Earth Day?
Stephanie Pappas on "Why You Won’t Read This Earth Day Article (And Why That Doesn’t Matter)".
Cortney Fielding of GigaOm suggests that "As Cleantech Matures, So Does Approach to Funding."
David Chen of Equilibrium Capital posits "Invest in B Corps; Invest in Our Future."
One year after the Deepwater Horizon disaster, The Economist offers a reading list for those interested in the catastrophe.
Not on The Economist list (but it should be) is my pal Wes Leckrone, who writes The American Partnership blog, on "Federalism and the Gulf Oil Spill."
A spill of a different sort happened on the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon: Pennsylvania Natural Gas Blowout Spills Thousands of Gallons of Toxic Wastewater into Local Community.
Meanwhile, the US gives green light to Cape Wind project.
D.R. Tucker of Notes from D.R. and The Urban Right has a compelling post in FrumForum: Confessions of a Climate Change Convert.
Another conservative voice, Jim DiPeso, (The Green Conservative) writes about The Erosion of Conservation as a Conservative Value.