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Author Archives: Scott Cooney

3 Reasons Even Trump Supporters Should Love Sustainability

April 3rd, 2017 | by Scott Cooney

There's a lot of great news these days about innovations and projects that are moving our society forward toward a sustainable future. There's also a lot of bad news out there about the damage we are doing. Sustainability shouldn't be political, but let's face it, it is. While one (I, for instance) might argue that we all should want a world free of biologically hazardous chemicals and human-produced climate-altering gases, one (I) can also understand that, to get there, some people's economic interests will be, shall we say, not optimized. Change is never easy


4th World Nation-Building

March 5th, 2017 | by Scott Cooney

Sandra Kwak, founder of TenPower, gave a workshop at the Envision Festival in Costa Rica, discussing paths forward for global sustainable economic development, talking about creating a “4th world” standard for developing nations


Profile Of Kailash Ecovillage, An Urban Intentional Community In Portland Oregon

January 3rd, 2017 | by Scott Cooney

The Kailash Ecovillage journey began nearly a decade ago when founders Ole and Maitri Ersson bought a rundown apartment complex in inner Southeast Portland, OR. Since then, the couple along with a plethora of residents, gardeners, builders, and driven community members have created a functional, beautiful, and highly livable intentional community in one of the most walkable cities in the


Espin E-Bike Review: Pedal-Assisted Awesomeness

December 16th, 2016 | by Scott Cooney

Recently, we were contacted by Espin, an e-bike company making an innovative pedal assist bike, to do a review of its newest product. The company asked me to do a review and lent me a bike for two weeks, which I gladly used for my daily commute in hilly San Francisco


Solar HR Solutions

August 16th, 2015 | by Scott Cooney

Solar is a historically finicky industry. When it’s hot, it’s red hot, and when it’s not, it’s really not. So [&hellip


Survey on Cleantech Jobs

April 7th, 2015 | by Scott Cooney

As many of you know, CleanTechnica is part of the Important Media network, one of the world’s biggest sustainability media [&hellip



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