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The Search for Sustainable Conservation Finance in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

by Benjamin Dair Rothfuss This summer in Vietnam, I quickly learned to introduce my work in the Mekong Delta as simply “protecting nature with WWF.” Everyone, from my expat roommates in Ho Chi Minh City to the chatty locals at … Continue reading

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Dare To Go Zero

The choice between filling the land with garbage, or “landfilling,” and recovering resources from our trash sounds like an easy one. A preference for resource recovery seems even more obvious given the land-deficient world we live in. But reality seldom … Continue reading

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Deep in the Bins: A Look at Small Business Recycling Practices

I never thought that it would be easy to get small businesses recycling. A task like this requires more than simply distributing blue bins and registering businesses with recycling haulers. Through a fellowship with the Alcoa Foundation this summer, I’m experiencing the … Continue reading

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The Urban Endgame

According to Karen Seto, Professor of Geography and Urbanization at Yale F&ES, cities are not only laboratories for sustainability, but they are defining the newest frontiers of sustainability. Cities are where we will see changes that matter, and where we … Continue reading

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Recycling Reconsidered

  The moment of waste disposal represents a choice between landfill purgatory and rebirth through recovery.  It is the spiritual juncture in the life of materials.  With each decision in favor of recycling, energy is saved; a virgin material is … Continue reading

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