Marooned by climate change

January 15, 2012 | 11:57 am | , Solutions Analyst

What some communities are facing is almost incomprehensible. Because most of us live in large cities, we have easy access to groceries, supplies and services. Have you ever lived in a remote area where global warming impacted your access? Or, like many of us, can you scarcely imagine what life would mean if you found yourself stranded by climate change?


Clean energy is budget-friendly

January 11, 2012 | 4:12 pm | , Solutions Analyst

Renewable energy is rapidly becoming just as inexpensive as fossil fuels – even when you don’t account for the very high costs from the carbon pollution that’s changing our climate. The good news is that we’re well on our way to reaping all of renewable energy’s benefits. This is a clean energy future that I can hardly wait for. I hope our top policymakers agree with me!


Green design, “Desi-style”

December 22, 2011 | 12:23 pm | , Solutions Analyst

GRIHA is quickly challenging some myths, such as the notion that a green building costs more. In fact, GRIHA buildings have had little or no cost differential, and some have even had lower construction costs. For the few projects that have had a small initial cost increase of up to 5%, the additional money is recovered almost immediately from energy and water savings that continue over the building’s lifetime.