A National Energy Transition Plan for America: Informing the Development of a Carbon Dividend Approach

A report on climate change and economic policy was just released by Dr. Roy Wehrle (University of Illinois-Springfield – emeritus) and Dr. Don Wuebbles (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign) titled A National Energy Transition Plan for America: Informing the Development of a Carbon Dividend Approach. The report lays out new research on the benefits of a carbon […]

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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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Brian Richter – The Great Race Between Water Conservation and Climate Change

Brian Richter, President of Sustainable Waters and Greenleaf Board Member, writes on his blog the importance of water conservation in the face of climate change. Increasing temperatures will create greater demands on water for agricultural and landscape irrigation. In a 2017 paper titled “Opportunities for saving and reallocating agricultural water to alleviate water scarcity” Brian […]

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Opti hosts Stormwater Workshop in Chicago on Using Technology for Smart Watershed Management

This workshop was the third in a series funded by the Great Lakes Protection Fund to advance the adoption of technology for enhanced water quality and flood control benefits to communities in the region. With a focus on optimizing stormwater storage assets, presentations were made by several leaders on regional drivers with insight into how […]

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Critical Lands Added to Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Greenleaf Advisors is pleased to announce the Swimming Bear Company successful sale of its land holdings to the United States Forest Service for addition to the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest in Wisconsin. The transaction enables the Forest Service to further promote landscape connectivity, maintain and create refugia, maintain and enhance species and structural diversity, and preserve […]

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Resources for the Future releases Water Roundtable Report – Facing The Nation’s Water Challenges

Today, Resources for the Future released “Facing the Nation’s Water Challenges: Results from Resources for the Future’s Roundtable Series” to advance research and policy related to water resources and gain insight into participant interests of water access, affordability, and equity; watershed protection and resilience; agricultural water use; green, distributed, and source watershed infrastructure; water markets, […]

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An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes released today

An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes released today March 21, 2019 Today Greenleaf Board member, Dr. Don Wuebbles, released “An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes,” which he led with many Scientists and Experts from Universities and Institutions in the Great Lakes Region, sponsored […]

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