12Nov 2017
what are americans worried about survey

Every year, the Chapman University Survey of American Fears takes stock of what terrifies Americans most—but this year, they saw something new. For the first time ever, worries about the environment cracked the top 10. And Americans are worrying with good reason. The Trump Administration has proposed a budget for the EPA that would eliminate […]

10Nov 2017
sustainable business rooftop greenn

GREEN ROOF COSTS AND BENEFITS The environmental benefits of installing green roofs on commercial and public buildings include: Improved water quality due to reduced stormwater runoff and fewer overflows of combined sanitary and stormwater sewage systems Increased habitat promoting biodiversity Lower temperatures for building roofs and the air above them in most climates Reduced energy […]

27Sep 2017
Apples and agriculture

Small Family Farms Challenged by Big Ag, Big Food Systems We are all familiar with this mantra repeated by every politician: “Small business is the backbone of our economy.”  While it is a true statement, the mantra is mostly lip service when it comes to policies that consistently favor Big business.  Subsidies in the form […]

05Sep 2017
Toledo Ohio

Over 400,000 people and hundreds of businesses impacted by a single, large-scale Harmful Algal Bloom event in Lake Erie in 2014 led to a tap water ban advisory that spanned three counties in Ohio and one in Michigan. What was the economic cost?