February 10, 2014
by MoreRecycling
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Dental care in school breaks down social inequalities

A new global survey documents how dental care in the school environment is helping to assure a healthy life and social equity — even in developing countries. But there are still major challenges to overcome worldwide. Continue reading

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September 24, 2013
by Joel Reynolds
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Rio Tinto’s Opportunity: Leave the Pebble Mine

Joel Reynolds, Western Director, Senior Attorney, Santa Monica, CA
Yesterday, in Forbes, mining giant Rio Tinto’s CEO Sam Walsh, with General Electric’s CEO Jeffrey Immelt, offered his support to the process, underway at the United Nati… Continue reading

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August 21, 2013
by Amanda Eaken
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Kern County should choose the path to a healthier future

Amanda Eaken, Deputy Director, Sustainable Communities, San Francisco
This Monday, the Bakersfield Californian ran an op-ed from the American Lung Association’s Tamira Smith Lopez, entitled Can a City’s Layout Promote reside… Continue reading

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June 22, 2012
by Tiffany Traynum
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Girl Power Goes Global at Rio+20

Tiffany Traynum, Program Assistant, San Francisco
Today marked the conclusion of a global environmental summit that drew nearly 100 world leaders and more than 45,000 people. At the Rio+20 Conference, world leaders, thousands of partici… Continue reading

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June 22, 2012
by Rachel Fried
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Tweeting to Save the Earth: Rio Leaders Listen to Your Two Cents to #endfossilfuelsubsidies

Rachel Fried, Program Assistant, Lands and Communications, Washington, D.C.
I used to associate the word “Rio” with a glass jar filled with spare lunch money. My first grade elementary school class decided to raise money to … Continue reading

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November 19, 2011
by Jacob Scherr
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A Vision for A Different Kind of Earth Summit

Jacob Scherr, Director, Global Strategy & Advocacy, Washington, DC
It now looks like we really are going to have another “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro next June.  The Brazilian Government has proposed pushing ba… Continue reading

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August 10, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Urban revitalization is green. Let’s make it greener, greater, and more inclusive.

Kaid Benfield, Director, Sustainable Communities & Smart Growth, Washington, DC When revitalization of our distressed neighborhoods is done well, it is almost unrivaled in its ability to advance simultaneously the “triple bottom line” of su… Continue reading

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January 12, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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Sustainable Oakland

 
Next month, NRDC’s sustainable communities team will be having a strategic planning retreat in Oakland, California.  Oakland presents some logistical advantages for such a meeting, including its proximity to our office across the bay… Continue reading

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September 28, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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California air board sets enforceable targets for smart planning

In a blog entry posted yesterday, my colleague Amanda Eaken reports on last week’s action by the California Air Resources Board, setting greenhouse gas reduction targets to be met through regional planning.  The action was taken under the st… Continue reading

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September 7, 2010
by Kaid Benfield
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What is a ‘sustainable community,’ and what does the answer have to do with us?

 
Today I begin a new job, as leader of NRDC’s new sustainable communities initiative.  It’s really more an evolution of my old job, since for a decade and a half I have already been all about advocating a positive vision for env… Continue reading

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