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  • Outlook for “Green Jobs” / Prognóstico para “empleos verdes”

    Monday, December 15th, 2008

    While the idea of creating a “green economy” with “green jobs” has been around quite a while, it really started to gain serious consideration as the climate change debate heated up,  and recently moved front-and-center during the US presidential elections and the debates about how best to respond to the global financial crisis (here, here, […]

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    LAC Urban Renewal Projects that Fight Obesity and Chronic Disease

    Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

    From the World Resources Institute (WRI): Latin American Cities Get Physical in Fight Against Obesity and Chronic Disease Mexico City, Mexico; Londrina, Brazil; and Tulancingo, Mexico won top awards in a contest here today for urban renewal projects designed to promote physical activity and cut down on local obesity rates and other diseases related to […]

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    Eco-Certification for Tourism: The Role of Blue Flag, Part I

    Friday, October 13th, 2006

      In my friend Jaime's essay on realizing sustainable tourism, he said: It is necessary to change, tighten and to enforce the parameters of environmental requirements. In addition to sanctions, the creation of an environmental movement should be encouraged, in association with private international organizations like Green Globe or Blue Flag that conduct independent audits and establish […]

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