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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
November 30, 2021 Building a more sustainable future for Michigan with recyclingSource: Lansing State Journal
This month we celebrate America Recycles Week, an opportunity to renew our commitment to protecting our environment from waste and pollution.
November 30, 2021 Switzerland, sustainable energy and the challenges of net zeroSource: Lombard Odier
The COP26 summit saw world leaders agree on a much-needed supplement to the Paris Agreement in the form of the Glasgow Climate Pact, in which over 140 countries have now pledged to achieve net zero. The Pact also includes...
November 30, 2021 Inflation surges globally, putting households and businesses in a pinchSource: Fox News
From appliance stores in the United States to food markets in Hungary and gas stations in Poland, rising consumer prices fueled by high energy costs and supply chain disruptions are putting a pinch on households and businesses...
Research & Insights
October 15, 2021 Europe's sustainability agenda needs knowledge for action and more concrete targets to achieve its ambitionsSource: European Environment Agency
The European Green Deal has set unprecedented sustainability ambitions for the European Union (EU) and calls for transformational change across society. To realise such far-reaching changes, Europe needs knowledge for action....
September 2, 2021 Six in 10 US voters think America has gone seriously off track: pollsSource: NY Post
The Morning Consult/Politico poll of 1,997 registered voters conducted from Saturday to Monday found that 61 percent believed things in the country have gone “pretty seriously” on “the wrong track.”
August 20, 2021 Majority of Americans Believe Reducing Waste, Increasing Sustainability, Will Help Preserve National ParksSource: Yahoo Finance
Most Americans (84%) believe reducing waste can help preserve national parks for future generations, and a strong majority (83%) wish it were easier to take actions to reduce the amount of waste they generate, according to a new...
Commentary & Opinion
November 12, 2021 Opinion: The Double Irony Of Biden's Plea To OPECSource: Oil Price
“If we prematurely discourage investment in fossil fuels — and then our dependence doesn’t decline as rapidly as the Biden Administration envisions — that is a recipe for shortages, higher prices, and greater dependence on...
October 18, 2021 Commentary: Stop handing out free money (and other ideas for getting the economy back on track)Source: The Hill
While the administration has handled the COVID-19 pandemic well, it has been much less successful in dealing with the negative effects of the ensuing adjustments, including shortages, inflation, supply chain disruptions, high...
October 6, 2021 Pathway to a sustainable economySource: The Guardian
True, uninhibited economic growth on a finite planet cannot continue, and politicians who offer us continued growth but along a “green pathway” are either being disingenuous – dangerously misleading – or simply lying. But “doing...
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