What is Community Capital? Community capital harnesses the financial wealth that exists within a region to support local, community-serving businesses and organizations, and keeps this wealth re-circulating for the benefit of the whole community. BALL
An increasing number of places in the US need to be concerned about access to waterin terms of being able to accommodate current and future population. Agricultural areas are also concerned about drought, which is a serious problem right now in California, home to the nation's largest agricultural production region.
In an interview with Julia Monk, Senior Vice President and Director of Hospitality Interiors at HOK—a global design, architecture, engineering and planning firm—we discussed the concept of sustainable design, the kinds of lessons she’s learned over the years as it relates to design that incorporates environmental and social dimensions, where [...]
The conference, which was co-sponsored by WLE/IWMI and the Asia Development Bank, was held in order to provide a platform for relevant parties to discuss female leadership in the water sector. Some important goals of the meeting were: to come up with possible institutional solutions to the barriers which cause under-representation of females in leadership positions in water management; to explore ways to create opportunities and space for women at various scales in both private and pubic institutions; and to generate concrete suggestions as to what can be done, both operationally and personally, to encourage women to pursue careers in water leadership.
This essay argues that, in the face of the deep pathologies of neoliberal capitalism, the commons paradigm can help us imagine and implement a transition to new decentralized systems of provisioning and democratic governance.
In early January, on a visit back to my old stomping grounds in western Massachusetts, I trekked along the snowy banks of Amethyst Brook, a beautiful headwater tributary in the Connecticut River watershed.
While politicians and planners focus on energy generation and fuels, it is energy efficiency that should be the first winner. As I tell my students as well as members of Congress — it is ALWAYS less expensive to save energy than generate any type of energy.
There are more solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the U.S. than ever before and more of them are aging out of warranty coverage. The need to manage this portfolio of residential, commercial and utility-scale solar assets is accelerating a relatively new industry sector, solar PV operations and maint
If ever there was a champion of efficiency, the military would be it. Energy efficiency is no exception to this generalization. As The Solar Foundation (TSF) and Operation Free tell us in a recent Veterans in Solar report, the U.S. military has scaled up its use of distributed renewable energy techn