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  • Inventing a Sustainable Future for Latin America

    Luis Aguirre-Torres is the founder and CEO of GreenMomentum and Cleantech Challenge México, two organizations created with the purpose of promoting, developing and implementing clean technology, as well as green Jobs, in Latin America. During the past three years, he has overseen the execution of several region-wide programs that seek to promote the development, licensing and transferal of clean technology.

  • U.S. Public Lands Continue to Create Jobs and Boost Local Economies Through Tourism, Restoration Efforts, and Energy Initiatives

    In sectors ranging from tourism to outdoor recreation and energy development, our nation’s public lands and waters are creating jobs and supporting local economies across the country.

  • Promoting Sustainable Health Care

    The President of Health Care Without Harm discusses the Healthier Hospitals Initiative's campaign to promote sustainability in hospitals and health care facilities across the country

  • Making Plans for GreenGov 2012: Leading by Example

    On September 24-26, 2012, the Council on Environmental Quality and the Association of Climate Change Officers will bring together sustainability leaders and newcomers from federal, state, and local governments, academia, non-profits, and the private sector for the third annual GreenGov Symposium

  • Brainstorming Apps for a Clean Energy Future

    Building off the recent launch of the Energy Data Initiative, fifty technologists, entrepreneurs, and investors joined staff from the White House, Department of Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency to participate in an “Energy Data Jam” last week in New York City. One of the goals of the half-day workshop was to brainstorm how freely available datasets—i.e., open data—might be used by clean-energy entrepreneurs for new products, services, or apps.

  • Promoting Sustainability Through Sports

    A National Football League player and environmental activist discusses the role sports can play in promoting sustainability

  • Responsibly Expanding America’s Offshore Energy Development

    Two years removed from the spill, the Gulf of Mexico is back in business.

  • Open Data for a Clean, Secure Energy Future

    The Obama Administration recently launched a series of Open Data Initiatives—in health, public safety, education, and energy. The Energy Data Initiative (EDI) aims to help Americans benefit from entrepreneurial innovation enabled by open energy data from the US government and other sources. By making energy data available to entrepreneurs, new products and services will continue to emerge to help American families and business save energy and money, protect the environment, and ensure a reliable energy future.

  • “No” Can Be a Good Thing

    Terri Turner works to manage the natural and man-made threats and hazards that plague our local communities, and lessening the costs and misery caused by flooding and other natural disaster events.

  • Reducing Asthma Disparities

    A primary care pediatrician discusses the importance of the Obama Administration's recently announced Coordinated Federal Action Plan to reduce asthma disparities.