Austin, Texas: a sustainable city

Austin is widely recognized as a top eco-friendly city, especially in the United States. In Austin, through non-profit organizations, sustainability groups, and local government; there have been continuous efforts to protect Austin's environment, improve the city's carbon footprint, and to make strides towards a renewable...


Economic growth vs. the environment

economy vs. the environment

Economic growth does not have to come at the expense of the environment. Sustainable technologies are also extremely beneficial to the economy. For example, the renewable energy industry employs over 500,000 people in the United States. The coal industry is responsible for under 100,000 jobs in...


Decoupling and Divestment to Reach Sustainability

decoupling and divestment

Decoupling in eco-environmental terms can be defined as a striving for economic growth without creating corresponding environmental impacts. Nations, industries, and corporations will still reach full potential and economic growth, and perhaps even greater potential, by following sustainable practices. Economic growth for industry can be achieved...