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2016 Person of the Year: sustainable brands
Notable about their advocacy is the focus on the third and most often under-developed muscle of sustainability: social justice. By Dave Newport, LEED AP Greenwash. I can feel the glare of greenwash growling at me when I even write the words “sustainable bra...

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Sustainability and The Art of War
“On dispersive ground, fight not. On facile ground, halt
not. On contentious ground, attack not. On open ground, do not try to block the
enemy’s way. On the ground of intersecting highways, join hands with your
allies. On serious ground, gather in plunder. ...

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Sustainability and the art of war
“On dispersive ground, fight not. On facile ground, halt
not. On contentious ground, attack not. On open ground, do not try to block the
enemy’s way. On the ground of intersecting highways, join hands with your
allies. On serious ground, gather in plunder. ...

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Sustainability and the art of war
“On dispersive ground, fight not. On facile ground, halt
not. On contentious ground, attack not. On open ground, do not try to block the
enemy’s way. On the ground of intersecting highways, join hands with your
allies. On serious ground, gather in plunder. ...

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The problem with sports and sustainability
 S ustainabilistas  have a solution By Dave Newport, LEED AP The late historian and mythologist Joseph Campbell  often told of the State Patrol
officer that came upon a wreck on a high mountain road where a car was
teetering off a cliff, an injured man stil...

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The perversion of STARS
If STARS is the gold standard of campus sustainability assessment, we're getting robbed. By Dave Newport, LEED
AP OK, so STARS isn’t
perverted. The STARS website hasn’t been hacked with porn. Not getting kinky.   Just couldn’t resist a salacious headline. S...

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The 218 Campuses of the Year, 2015
These campuses are helping erode the double
standard sustainability efforts have faced. For years, we’ve had to make the case for  sustainability action and also gently make the case against the status
quo. No more pussy-footing around now; the status quo i...

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AASHE and an early turkey dinner
And the family all came home for this important meal. By Dave Newport, LEED AP I still have vivid
memories of my tenth birthday. Double digits! New feelings. New focus. New fumbles.
Dealing with the loss of a close family member. But coming soon: teenager! ...

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Turn the other cheek?
If we are to arm ourselves and
our leaders with effective defenses against the coming air raids we have to
stop taking sides. By Dave Newport, LEED
AP Me mother was a
Murray. Full on Irish. Maybe that’s what programmed my DNA code to carpet bomb
attackers f...

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Sustainable Brands 2015: Branding beyond the binary bait
Old habits are called old habits because, well, they
are habitual. And I am a habitual offender. By Dave Newport, LEED AP It would be easy to flip off the   Sustainable Brands   conference. Corporate raiders spouting
the S-word? How much gooey new green was...
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