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Sustainability and the “New Normal”

By Tom Murray So, if you have been following the news on the pandemic, you will have heard that when all is said and done, we will be entering a “new normal”.  Frankly, I rather enjoyed the old normal.  However, be that as it may be, let’s talk a bit about the new normal and how sustainability might play a role in defining it. Tom Murray First, let’s find an aspirational goal for what sustainability… Read More

In Search of a Climate Vaccine

By Tom Murray As I sat down to write this piece, my goal was to focus us on the celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, 2020.  Little did I know that we, as a global community, would at this time be focused not on what we have accomplished over the last 50 years to restore environmental sustainability or the growing threat to that sustainability caused by anthropomorphic climate change.  Instead, we… Read More

Celebrating Our Earth, Now More Than Ever

By Tom Murray I am sure he read the newspapers and listened to the news that Sunday in June 1969. The Cuyahoga River in Cleveland had caught fire due to an oil slick on the river caused by decades of industrial waste discharged into it by nearby manufacturing plants.  Would this be the event that would ignite an environmental course of action by his colleagues in Congress? The alarming story told by Rachel Carson in 1962… Read More
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