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Endowment Investments with High Return & Ultra-Low Risk

This is another no-brainer. Recently, colleges and universities have been earning an average 6–8% return on their endowment funds. Most facilities projects to reduce energy & greenhouse gas emissions [GHG] have a 5–7 year payback — a 14%–20% return—which means … more

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Open Letter to College Presidents & Trustees

Many colleges have made real progress towards campus sustainability, but in my opinion we can and should do more — and you should make sure your people realize that investing in sustainability make a dramatic improvement in your budget! The … more

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The Sun

Summer vacation with the family in Vermont. Rainy morning. Aha! Monopoly! I decide to teach my two girls – Hannah (7) and Dhara (5)—how to play. I figure it’s best for them to learn by playing. First they pick their … more

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Who’s to blame for Greece’s bankruptcy?

True Crime Finance Stories —by Greg Palast In These Times | November 17, 2011 Who’s to blame for the implosion of Greece—and the global economy? On May 5, 2010, I open up the Wall Street Journal and I could puke. There … more

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Occupy Wall Street’s Moral Ground

By Kathleen Moore in Yes! Magazine, November 1, 2011] Much of the Occupy movement’s power comes from a simple moral message: It’s wrong to wreck the world. It’s wrong to wreck the health and hopes of others. The Occupy Wall … more

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The Seven Biggest Economic Lies

by Robert Reich [Text posted below] The Seven Biggest Economic Lies The President’s Jobs Bill doesn’t have a chance in Congress — and the Occupiers on Wall Street and elsewhere can’t become a national movement for a more equitable society … more

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Statement from the NYC General Assembly

Following is the first collective statement from the New York City General Assembly, issued October 5 2011. As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice, we must not lose sight of what brought us together. … more

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Abraham Lincoln: Corporations

’As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working on the prejudices of the … more

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Pooling Funds for Transitioning to Sustainability

Notes used in Martin Boksenbaum’s presentation as part of The Road Forward Community Dialogue of 7/21/10—Panel: “Opportunities for Collaborative Efforts in the Local Economy” Yes, funds are needed for sustainability projects and programs: How do households pay for energy retrofits, … more

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