Tag Archives: environmental sustainability

My city was gone: the case of America’s disposable cities

By Len Maniace Americans consume a lot of disposable products that are bad for the environment: plastic shopping bags, cleaning chemicals, flimsy furniture and digital devices that are tossed after a few years. But perhaps the disposable that has caused … Continue reading

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Learning to count trees and their benefits

By Len Maniace I’d like to learn to play the piano and to speak another language fluently, but instead I found myself learning how to count trees this Friday past. One does what one can. About 20 of us would-be … Continue reading

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NYC’s big count: one, two, tree

By Len Maniace This May’s census in New York City won’t be as historic as the one ordered by Caesar Augustus and later recounted in the Bible, nor as vast as the U.S. government’s decennial census. Still, it would be … Continue reading

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Journey from a Jersey farm to a world environmental leader

We rode Amtrak to Washington, D.C., last Friday, to attend the 80th birthday celebration for one of  world’s leading environmental thinkers over the last 40 years. Lester R. Brown has racked up enough accomplishments for several lifetimes. He grew up … Continue reading

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