Sustainability Reads: November 18- November 24

“One Year Later, Carbon Auctions Thriving in California”
A look into the first of its kind state-level cap and trade program for carbon emissions one year after the first auction. Report back is positive, which hopefully inspires other states and national level to take this whole cap and trade thing seriously. Katie Hsia-Kiung on EDF Blog.

“6 Ways the new Apple Headquarters will be green”
Although there is much controversy about Apple’s new headquarters and claims that it “exemplifies the worst aspects of car-centered suburbia”, the company is making an effort to reduce other impacts. The article outlines six things that the headquarters is taking on in order to reduce its ecological footprint, despite the fact that there is parking space for 10,500 cars. By Lloyd Alter on TreeHugger.com.

“13 tips on building a coalition to tackle climate change”
How is it possible to get anything done on an international level? With the UNFCCC COP19 recently ending in Poland this week, this article takes a look at some requirements for a global coalition to form and actually be able to adequately address climate change. Some of the author’s recommendations for building a coalition include understanding how climate change relates to the local context, and being on the same page with what a “binding” legislation actually means. By Holly Young at the Guardian Professional.

“8 Benefits of Using Alternative Transportation”
Just in case you still are wary about using public transit, this fun and creative piece offers 8 suggestions to why you should use alternative transportation. By Connor Botkin posted on Connect4Climate.

“Struggle for Agreement at UN Climate Talk As Green Groups Walk Out”
In utter frustration over the lack of agreement between countries in the UN Climate Talk this week, organizers walked out in protest.

“3 Ways New Filibuster Rules Could Affect US Climate Policy”
Starting on Thursday, filibusters will no longer be able to be used to block Presidential nominees for cabinet and federal courts in the U.S. But what does that mean for environmental policies, specifically climate policy? The article provides three ways that this may shape climate policy in the United States. By Evan Juska posted on The Climate Group’s site.

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