EcoPerspectives Blog

5 Tips for Going Green That Will Save You Money

Summary: Many people believe being green costs more money. Here are 5 ideas that will help you go green without breaking the bank either. __________________________________________ By Jessica Kane Many people want to go green but they don’t know where to start, or it seems to be an overwhelming task. It is possible to preserve and… Read more »

Green on Top: Zoning Against Climate Change with Green-Roof Legislation

Summary: Green-roof zoning laws may provide a solution to the Urban Heat Island Effect, which contributes to anthropogenic climate change through heat pollution originating from large cities. US legislators may follow the lead of Stuttgart, Germany, where exemplary city-greening zoning laws have greatly reduced urban pollution. __________________________________________ By Gabriela Steier, Esq. Green-roofs are an overlooked solution to… Read more »

Ready for COP: And Now We Wait…

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Sara Barnowski Delegates and negotiators have worked around the clock for days (weeks, months, and years for some) to put together an agreement with prospects of being adopted…. Read more »

Ready for COP: No Red Lines, But a Green Light for Adaptation and Loss and Damage

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Annie Warner At this morning’s Comité de Paris meeting, COP President Laurent Fabius channeled Nelson Mandela, saying: “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” At tonight’s COP meeting, Parties… Read more »

Ready for COP: Salient Suggestions: Incorporating Oceans into the Paris Agreement

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Annie Warner “We are at a tipping point,” warned Angus Friday, Grenada’s Ambassador to the United States, in today’s side event on “The Importance of Addressing Oceans and… Read more »

Ready for COP: Clambering Up the Tower of Babel to Reach the Paris Package

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Bonnie Smith Imagine a room full of delegates from 196 different countries waiting to begin a high-stake negotiation. The cacophonous sound of conversations in dozens of languages reverberates… Read more »

Ready for COP: The Secret Weapon Against Climate Change? Family Planning

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Kelsey Bain Family Planning may be the most cost-effective weapon against climate change. At least according to a new report from the University of California, San Francisco’s Bixby… Read more »

Ready for COP: COP21 Begins in 24 Hours: Will a Paris Agreement [Decrease] [Solve] [Do Nothing On] Climate Change?

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By  Professor Tracy Bach If all politics are local, but greenhouse gases find their way into the atmosphere’s international space, how can the global community act collectively on climate… Read more »

“Almost no nation is stretching”

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By  Professor Tracy Bach So says Bill McKibben in his recent New Yorker article chronicling the political shift on climate change he sees occurring right now.  McKibben points to three recent events as… Read more »

Ready for COP: Economic growth and climate change

The following article is part of an Eco-Perspective special in which the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law is collaborating with the VLS COP21 Observer Delegation __________________________________________ By Madhavi Venkatesan Each generation inherits a world that was created out of beliefs contemporary and relevant to a certain time. These beliefs affect prevailing values; values, which become… Read more »