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Island Press Field Notes

Solar panels on a city rooftop

By ThienVinh Nguyen / On September 25th, 2019

Opportunity Zone funding could jumpstart clean energy and green infrastructure projects in DC that benefit both the planet and the people living in these communities.

Climate strike

By Jen Hawse / On September 24th, 2019

Protesting may seem like an ineffective method for taking action on such a substantial issue, but raising the profile about our climate crisis is an important strategy that’s still needed in the US.

A colorful frog on a branch. Photo by Thomas Marent.

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 19th, 2019

Photos from the book Rainforest showcase the beauty and diversity of our planet's rainforests.

A car drives through a flooded street

By Daniel Reich / On September 18th, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission is charged with making sure that investors have the information they need to understand the climate-related risks associated with their investments. What’s lacking is the will to enforce those regulations.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

By Lee Epstein / On September 16th, 2019

A look at the excess carbon problem and the high-tech and low-tech solutions that are using chemistry to turn greenhouse gas waste into useful products.

Mural of children gardening

By Erica Sánchez Vázquez / On September 13th, 2019

Read the introduction to Green Growth That Works, a practical guide for investing in nature in a way that both improves human well-being and protects biodiversity.

Trees, photo by Casey Horner/Unsplash

By Kyler Geoffroy / On September 13th, 2019

Nestled deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Nature Camp inspires a commitment to conserve and sustain the environment and its natural resources. 

Downtown Missoula. Photo by Micah Sheldon/Flickr

By Laurie Mazur / On September 12th, 2019

Missoula's forward thinking climate planning offers lessons for other cities and towns facing similar conditions.

College graduates at the commencement ceremony. Photo by Good Free Photos/Unsplash

By Laurie Mazur / On September 11th, 2019

The CivicSpark program gives recent college graduates a chance to help local governments implement climate-smart projects.

Atlanta landscape

By Elizabeth Sawin, Nathaniel Smith, Tina Smith / On September 10th, 2019

The Just Growth Circle coalition provides a different model for cities to address complex issues of health, water, climate, housing, jobs, and racial equity.  

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