The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has long served as a brake on progress when it comes to creating a new economy that is fueled by renewable energy. The secretive organization (it doesn’t reveal its membership) has opposed climate and energy action at every turn, and now it has its sights on the Keystone XL pipeline, a controversial proposed 1700 mile-long pipeline that would carry bitumen from Canada’s tar sands all the way to Texas.
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Posted on 30 November 2009 by Sustainability Digest
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Editor’s note: This post is by Jessy Tolkan, executive director for the Energy Action Coalition.
There have been times this year when “hope” was thrown around like a dirty word, spoken sarcastically as though the young people who wore it on T-shirts and showcased it on poster in their dorm rooms last year had somehow grown to despise it. Their fickle attention spans and casual attitudes were cited as signs that the generation did not in fact have the intestinal fortitude it would require to execute change, as opposed to just talking about it when it’s the cool t…Read the full story on TreeHugger
Posted on 06 September 2009 by Sustainability Digest
Little Cupcake Bakeshop in Brooklyn, NY. Credit Little Cupcake Bakeshop.
Mouth watering carbon – neutral cupcakes, oh my! Hopefully I can finish this post before I run over to Little Cupcake Bakeshop (9102 Third Ave) in my neighboring-burrough Brooklyn to taste limited-edition “Tennis” cupcakes — proceeds to benefit Energy Action Coalition — and view recycled-tennis ball art installation by Hugh Hayden, Brooklyn artist and architect (no relation to our favorite design shop Read the full story on TreeHugger