Kramer’s Presidency: A look back

ASI presidents are often faced with unexpected obstacles and Kramer’s experience was no exception. The response to issues such as the symbols of hate portrayed by the crop house, three student deaths and fiscal shortcomings shaped Kramer’s presidency.

Future of innovation is reliant on nature

Biomimicry is the redesign of industrial processes and products based on new understandings of how natural systems and creatures accomplish similar ends — and it may be the most promising branch of the growing sustainable design movement.

Is green suburbia really possible?

Forty miles north of San Francisco, on the site of a former industrial park, work is underway on the ambitious new Sonoma Mountain Village, a 200-acre development that aims to be truly sustainable.

Find your niche in the scheme of green

Anyone with a successful career has at some point taken an inventory of their skills and interests and funneled them into a position that pays. Turn what you are merely good at into a career you love by finding a way integrate sustainability into your area of expertise.

VIDEO: ASI presidential candidates hold UU forum

Candidates for the 2010 Associated Students Inc. presidency participated in an open forum in the University Union Plaza Tuesday to introduce students to their stances on issues like student access, sustainability and the budget. The three candidates — computer science…

Corporate lobbyist transparency needed for the green age

See, a huge number of companies make modest improvements in practices, but lobby all-out, in a variety of ways, to stall the adoption of higher standards, better land-use practices, green taxes or even health and safety regulations. And the impacts of those lobbying efforts usually far, far outweigh the good they claim to be doing with their pilot green efforts.

Green Spot: We could learn from the Danes

In Forbes magazine’s “Best Countries For Business, 2009,” the No. 2 pick is the good ol’ USA, but Forbes’ No. 1 country for business — for the second year in a row — is uber-green Denmark!

Bad economy can’t crush spirit of a (green) entrepreneur

It is not the best of times for the green industry. We are sometimes susceptible to that pervasive feeling of dread and doubt that hovers over us like a thick blanket of Los Angeles smog.