August 17th –  “Protecting our Climate, Water, and Soil through Local to Global Solutions”

Greenleaf bridges expertise in science, policy, and business to advance solutions for a healthy and sustainable world. On August 17th, we presented on climate mitigation and adaptation, a ‘One Water’ approach in northern Illinois, and building resilient agricultural systems for soil health, carbon sequestration, and water quality/quantity benefits. John Andersen led off by reflecting on […]

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Addressing Climate Change Using A Carbon Tax & Dividend Plan Within A Global Compact

By Dr. Roy Wehrle, Dr. Don Wuebbles, and Dr. Francine van den Brandeler The existential challenge of a rapidly changing climate requires America’s leadership, vision and innovation to bring on decisive and unifying national and global climate policies. The adoption of a Carbon Tax and Dividend approach is a necessary component of U.S. policy to […]

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Advocating for Environmental Justice to Protect People and the Environment

Advocating for Environmental Justice to Protect People and the Environment Recent and current protests highlight injustices experienced by marginalized communities in America. As a rising senior seeking a degree and career in environmental service, I recently joined as an intern to Greenleaf Advisors and Greenleaf Communities where environmental justice is central to the mission of […]

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Cities are critical in addressing our most pressing environmental challenges

I recently returned from Abu Dhabi where I attended a United Nations gathering on cities and the environment. I met with dozens of experts from around the world to debate ideas and draft a report on the environmental challenges that cities experience but also create, and to outline a sustainable and inclusive vision for tomorrow’s […]

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Join us October 17th in Chicago for “Building Sustainable Value for Impact: A Wealth Management Conference”

We are at a watershed moment in history; how we approach climate change and its impacts will determine the next chapter of life on earth. The Building Sustainable Value for Impact Conference will explore how wealth managers benefit by helping to address society’s greatest challenge. Keynote Address by Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, Project Drawdown Register […]

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CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability

Greenleaf was honored to work with the Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES) at the University of Illinois team as part of the organizing committee on the CURES Connections Workshop: New Voices and Paths to Urban Sustainability on August 7th and 8th. Participants at the event included municipalities (from rural to large urban), […]

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Greenleaf partners present on Climate Change and Economic Policy – Transitioning to a Secure Future

Greenleaf hosted “Climate Change and Economic Policy – Transitioning to a Secure Future” with presentations by partners and board members on the impacts of climate change to society and the urgency to implement solutions to mitigate its effects supported by economic policy including a carbon dividend approach. Dr. Don Wuebbles, Professor of Atmospheric Science at […]

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Sustainable Waters – A Water Plan for the 22nd Century – Austin 100-year water plan

Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and Greenleaf Board Member, writes on his blog on the City of Austin’s 100-year water plan. The Water Forward plan looks to provide clean, safe, reliable, high quality, sustainable, and affordable water services to Austin for the next 100+ years. The objectives in developing this plan were water reliability, […]

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