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Your Prius or my Beefy Crumbles?

By Ann Marie Envision a typical American meal from the 1950s. Now envision an American meal in 2000. Which plate contains more red meat? Hint: stories of a move away from the old “meat and potatoes” diet do not play out in the data. In 2000, Americans consumed a whopping 195 pounds of meat per […]

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(Response to: “Water and Markets”)

By Viktor (This is a reply to /comment on “Water and Markets.)”     RESPONSE: I left today’s class discussion of “Woolf Farming & Processing” case without being totally convinced that removal of almond trees was the best way move forward for the case protagonist, andI was puzzledabout what he can do to become less […]

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Achieving Sustainable Water Use Through Appropriate Pricing

By Anonymous In keeping with the habit of consuming on borrowed funds, parts of America are waking up to water shortages after using more than was truly available. This overconsumption beyond the replacement rate must be discouraged with appropriate pricing to ensure long-term sustainable resource use. With only 2.5 percent of the world’s water being […]

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The Dark Side of Efficiency

By Peter Brooks In at least three of the cases we have studied so far (Maersk, Groom, Wal-Mart) efficiency was the one thing everyone seemed to agree on.  Investments in greater resource efficiency (energy, water, space) that cost less than future benefits are no-brainers; a company can save money while also preserving precious, finite resources […]

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