Category: Social Media & Communications

National Council for Science and the Environment Webinar

Dr. Goodman recently moderated a webinar titled “The Business of Resilience: Climate and Energy” for the National Council for Science and the Environment on alternative and renewable energy strategies and climate resilience being pursued by some of the firms profiled in her new book, Adapting to Change: The Business of Climate Resilience. She was joined by panelists Bruce Schlein, Director of Alternative Energy Finance at Citi, and Jay Bruns, former Vice President of Public Policy at The Hartford. Some of the topics covered include innovative energy financing programs, new products and services offered by Citi and The Hartford, and how renewable energy has been incorporated into their businesses.

For a full video of the webinar, you can access it via NCSE’s website here. Note: You will need Adobe Connect to view the webinar.

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Late Winter Roundup: ‘tis the season to welcome Spring…and a changing climate

© 2013 Ann Goodman

While Spring officially arrived a week ago, the weather took a cold, dreary turn in New York and elsewhere, auguring more climate change to come.

Nonetheless, it’s been an exciting Winter for my sustainability activities.

Over the winter season, I’ve been active in a number of high-level sustainability events

US-China Green Consumption Forum, Washington, DC, March
US-China Green Consumption Forum, Washington, DC, March

and other projects, including the five spotlighted here:

1)Most recently, I learned  Continue reading “Late Winter Roundup: ‘tis the season to welcome Spring…and a changing climate”

“Sustainaibility-Social Netorking Nexus”: Goodman & Colleagues on the Ever-More Urgent Link (see Sustainability: The Journal of Record)

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Sustainability: The Journal of Record publishes :

Goodman & Colleagues on:

The Sustainability-Social Networking Nexus:

“We believe that with a conscious focus on the goals of sustainability and resilience, social networking can facilitate a more adaptive response to stresses that are likely to arise from climate change and resource depletion…

“and are researching how social media might help with resilience in disaster cases, particularly as connected with climate change.”

Growing weather-related disasters around the world are a vivid example (see current and upcoming pieces on anngoodman.com and R2sustainability.com).

From Sustainability: The Journal of Record:

“On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy rolled over the most populated metropolis in the United States, killing more than a hundred people, cutting power to millions of homes and businesses, devastating coastal communities, and causing upward of $70 billion in damages…”

“While there are many approaches to integrating such principles, we believe that one of the most potentially beneficial opportunities lies in the still-emerging social networking, media, and data revolution, mainly because of its promise of new ways to
communicate, collaborate, cooperate, share, and distribute things like work, power, ideas, goods, and services within and across communitiesRead more at:

http://online.liebertpub.com/toc/sus/6/1 (complete article and interview free to our readers from February 18)