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How this year's presidential election may impact climate change


How green is your favorite candidate?

This year's election is proving to be quite the dramatic showdown. Trump just all but sealed the Republican nomination, and Sanders and Clinton are brawling for every last delegate on the table.

There are a lot of hot button issues too - from building walls across national borders (what an architectural feat that would be), to freedom of religious expression, to our economy, to the dichotomy of lower income earners and the top 1%

But let's not also forget about the climate. Yes, this too has been somewhat of a contentious debate, and the outcome may reshape everything we know about our future, since the President will be leading policy change and very likely decided 4 new Supreme Court Justices if they make it two terms.

That's a pretty big deal for us greenies... and anybody who enjoys living on this rock we call Earth.

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Topics: Climate Change Facts, Climate change

Why the 21st conference of parties is so important for Sustainability


The 21st Conference of Parties (COP 21) has begun in Paris, and will continue through December 11th.

 

The governments of nearly 200 countries are gathering to discuss a new global agreement on climate change, with participation from an estimated 40,000 attendees. More than half of the countries there will be represented by their heads of State, and 170 countries have already submitted their plans.

 

In other words, this is a really big deal!

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Topics: green renewal, Climate Change Facts

Climate Change: From A LEED Accredited Architect's View

The following article was written by an award winning, experienced, LEED accredited, green building architect based on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The purpose of this post is to educate readers on the facts about:

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Topics: Climate Change Facts

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