While the World Burns, a More Sustainable Future Is in the Making
by Anthony Orlando
At this very moment, wildfires rage across Southern California. Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas are picking up the pieces from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. These are only the latest instances of an increasingly volatile and destructive climate. But there is hope. Even as the United States withdraws from the Paris Agreement “for Sustainable Development,” cities, states, and private companies are rushing to fill the void. Sustainability is becoming a win-win-win: environmentally, socially, and even financially. The question is, are we too late?
In this episode, Christine Harada gives us an optimism that sustainability can prevail—and tangible proof that we can make it happen right in our own backyard.
Ms. Harada was the U.S. Federal Chief Sustainability Officer in the Obama administration, the Acting Chief of Staff for the U.S. General Services Administration, and a rocket scientist from MIT, Stanford, BCG, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Lockheed Martin.
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