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Michelle C. Perez
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Enough of all the talk between the water and energy sectors. Here's why there's no better time to band together and act.
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The military understands the realities of climate change and the negative impacts of heavy dependence on fossil fuels. The U.S. House does not.
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I love stories about leapfrogging over big expensive infrastructure!
 
Microgrids are gaining traction around the world, and most notably in places like rural India, where residents have bypassed the main grid entirely. These communities have leapfrogged dirty energy, and are hooking up to renewable sources like solar and biomass.
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What exactly is the truth about Fukushima?
You may have seen that image purportedly showing the alarming spread of Fukushima radiation across the Pacific. But dig deeper and you'll find that's not the case at all. And that's not the only piece of false information about this nuclear disaster.
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This is the Muir Glacier in Alaska, shot in August, 1941 and August, 2004. It's only one example in NASA's new Images of Change app. Seeing the unbelievable effect of just a few decades of climate change in the following before and after photos is a sad and sobering experience.
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Let's take a look at the #syrian_crisis  and how it relates   #water  problems and #climatechange . Once again #climatedeniers  are #dangerous  !
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By now I am sure most of you have seen this already. What do we think of these smoggy photos of Beijing and the artificial sunrise? 
Despite hazardous levels of smog and limited visibility, you can still enjoy the sunrise in China's Beijing. You'll have to watch it on TV, though.
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Understanding Current the Fluxuations in Weather
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35% more efficient than current solar panels and is able to operate on cloudy days.  It concentrates light by 10,000 times.  Archi
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A great example on urban planning and how it affects the culture and quality of life in a city.
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International Environmental Sustainability Professional
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I offer experience in field and policy work, applying theories and principles to practice in international and domestic environmental management and international development. I have experience in cross cultural community planning, workshop facilitation, international governance, international coordination, policy analysis, environmental field work and high level research and field experience in India, Brazil, Germany, Vietnam, Cambodia and New York. I have field experience both domestically and abroad in sustainable planning, community planning, workshop facilitation and bringing large-scale state and national policies down to a local level for implementation. Much of my focus has been on incorporating sustainable infrastructure to communities while engaging constituents in a participatory approach, with an emphasis critical infrastructure planning and urban upgrading.


I recently worked with Urban Green Council as a consultant on Outreach and Delivery, with particular focus on the GPRO program. GPRO is a national (soon to be international) green building certificate program for Contractors, Building Managers/Operators and Trades. I developed a strategy for partner relations and meeting the needs of Urban Green partners and the Trades, to advance green building in North America. I spent time at the U.S. Department of State in the office of environmental policy, focused on advancing US interests in cross-cutting environmental issues as they pertain to peace, security, development, technology, economics and climate.  I also spent time with Suffolk County, New York in the Division of Environmental Quality where I applied federal, state and local, environmental, zoning, and building codes to residential and commercial development projects and proposals. 

Interests include photography, street art, ballroom dancing, electronic music, anything related to the ocean, and eating cheese.
 
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  • Pratt Institute
    Urban Environmental Systems Management, 2008 - 2010
  • Boston University
    International Relations, 2000 - 2004
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YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY
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This comic was produced in partnership by Years of Living Dangerously and Symbolia Magazine. For more amazing real life comics, get Symbolia

DNews: Fukushima Radiation: What You've Heard are Lies! : DNews
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You may have seen that image purportedly showing the alarming spread of Fukushima radiation across the Pacific. But dig deeper and you'll fi

This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth
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35% more efficient than current solar panels and is able to operate on cloudy days. It concentrates light by 10,000 times. Archi

The Earth breathes, and it is beautiful
io9.com

Using NASA's latest high-resolution satellite imagery of Earth, datavisualization expert John Nelson has created a pair of captivating anima

Shocking before and after photos show the effects of climate change
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This is the Muir Glacier in Alaska, shot in August, 1941 and August, 2004. It's only one example in NASA's new Images of Change app. Seeing

Late-Night Subway Service is New Weapon in Fight to Attract Young Talent
www.planetizen.com

A pilot project to extend the operating hours of Boston's subway system until 3 a.m. on weekends is being celebrated by riders, businesses l

Is a Favela Still a Favela Once It Starts Gentrifying?
www.theatlanticcities.com

Rents are going up in Rio's informal housing communities. What, if anything, should the city do about it?

We need more driving-optional neighborhoods
bettercities.net

Maybe it’s my 1960s North Carolina upbringing, but I like nice cars and have always managed to have one. What I would not like, though, is b

The Keystone Fight Is a Huge Environmentalist Mistake
nymag.com

Why greens picked the wrong climate-change issue.

Watch Full Episodes On Demand and Live - WATCHABC.com
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Watch full episodes from your favorite WATCHABC.com programs online. The official WATCHABC.com video player can help you catch up if you mis

Data Supports Bloomberg on Disparity With Income
www.nytimes.com

New York's widening income gap reflects rising poverty and the influx of more wealthy people living in the city.

Sim City through the eyes of a city planner
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Ever since the first iteration of the computer game, Sim City has been associated with urban planning, or more precisely, city building. The

Report reveals missed opportunities to conserve water, energy
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New survey shows connections between water and energy in academic, government and nonprofit publications between 1990 and 2013

We Need to Rethink Our Definition of a 'Sustainable City'
www.theatlanticcities.com

The smart growth agenda fails to account for lessons learned about green infrastructure, moderate density, and gentrification.

New Mexico is the driest of the dry
www.latimes.com

As an extended drought bakes the West, nowhere are ravages of changes in the climate worse than in New Mexico.

Pakistan's New Big Threat Isn't Terrorism—It's Water
www.motherjones.com

Shortages of the precious resource threaten to destabilize the region even further.

Amsterdam to New York Times: No, we don't have too many bikes! (video)
www.treehugger.com

A few weeks ago, the New York Times published a piece about bikes in Amsterdam, basically framing things in such a way that the message was

The iceman cometh
www.economist.com

AS THE climate warms, glaciers shrink. That is a problem for those who rely on meltwater from them to irrigate their crops: farmers living i

Rare Clear View of Alaska
www.nasa.gov

On most days, relentless rivers of clouds wash over Alaska, obscuring most of the state's 6640 miles (10690 kilometers) of coastline and 586

NASA's cloud-free Alaska photo is pretty, scary
www.treehugger.com

On June 17, 2013, NASA's Terra Satellite captured a rare photograph of a clear view of Alaska. While the photo itself is beautiful, the reas