Social Change

Top Ten Green Masters Degree Programs

There are a growing number of green masters programs in the US. With a global economy continuing to show signs of weakness people are flocking to educational programs that are associated with the growing green market. Forbes reports that there is already a $6 trillion clean energy business opportunity. While others suggest that there will be a $13 trillion dollar market for clean energy over the next two decades. There is a growing demand for people schooled in sustainability.  To train people for the new green economy and to meet the growing need for sustainability managers, universities and colleges across...

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Vermont Law School Online Environmen​tal Master’s Program

Vermont Law School's (VLS) offers the nation's first fully online master's degrees in environmental law and policy. VLS is the top-ranked environmental law school in the country. Vermont Law School has been ranked #1 in environmental law by U.S. News & World Report 15 times since the ranking began. They launched their online environmental law degree on May 16, 2011. The degree is called "Master of Environmental Law and Policy" (MELP), VLS also offers online LLM in Environmental Law for post-JD attorneys. The programs currently have nearly 100 students, mostly from the US, with a few from other countries. The...

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Women are More Environmentally Friendly

According to a large number of studies, women are greener than men in both their attitudes and their actions. One study shows that women have a greater stake in managing climate change as they are "more likely to lose their lives and otherwise fare worse than men in extreme events from heat waves to hurricanes and tsunamis." According to an international survey by Synovate, women are greener than men. A study published by France’s National Institute of Statistics and Economics shows that women emit less carbon than men. Men emit an average of 39.3 kilograms of carbon per day, women...

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Everblue Training Institute’s Comprehensive Green Building Curriculum

As the nation’s leading green educator, Everblue Training Institute has the primary goal of helping people to succeed in the green economy. Whether to earn professional certification or for personal edification, at Everblue people can learn everything they need to know about sustainable, green building principles and practices. Everblue’s mission is to build the earth’s sustainable workforce. Their efforts are premised on the belief that education for a clean energy economy promotes energy security, increases prosperity, and safeguards the health of the environment. Everblue believes that everyone wins with sustainability. Owners benefit with comfort, health, and savings. The environment benefits...

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Schools Investing in Green and Creating Sustainable Jobs

The Billion Dollar Green Challenge invites colleges, universities and other nonprofits to invest a total of one billion dollars in self-managed green revolving funds that finance energy efficiency upgrades. The goal is to save energy, and grow money. The Challenge is inspired by the exceptional performance of existing green revolving funds, which have a median annual return on investment of 32%, as documented by Greening The Bottom Line, a report published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. This is an extraordinary rate of return in an otherwise bleak economy. These investment transform energy efficiency upgrades from perceived expenses to high-return investment...

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World Environment Day 2011

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere. This year’s commemorations are expected to be the largest and most widely celebrated globally.WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.Through WED, the UN Environment Programme is able to personalize environmental issues and enable everyone to realize not only their responsibility, but also their power to...

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50 Best Blogs for Green Business Students

The Green Market has been recognized as one of the Web's top blogs to educate green business students. The green and sustainable mega-trend is increasingly ubiquitous and blogs offer green business students a wealth of information related to this rapidly growing field. As selected by BSchool.com here are the top 50 blogs for business students.News and ViewsVisit these blogs to learn the latest in green and sustainable business news as well as finding some great commentary from bloggers.Green Biz: This site is an excellent source of all the latest green business news on everything from energy to marketing. Recommended Post:...

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A Sustainable World Order

Green is not a new movement, although buried under a mountain of cynical conspiracy theories, many of the logistics for a sustainable world order have been around for more than a decade. The current economic hardships serve as a catalyst for change. According to William E. Halal, professor emeritus of science, technology and innovation at George Washington University, "the normal level of social resistance and political stalemate is likely to oppose change. Thus, it may take an occasional environmental collapse, global wars and terrorism, or yet unknown calamities to force the move to global consciousness...Even with the turmoil that is...

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