July 2007

California’s SB 375 Would Tie Local Planning Decisions to Transportation Funding

Senator DarrellSteinberg

It is no secret that reductions in carbon emissions will require a holistic effort relying heavily on smart land use and transportation. A new bill in the California State Senate, SB 375, would compel local planning agencies to make planning choices that reduce Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT).

China’s Environmental Awareness Grows with its Economy

Dan Mazmanian

Dan Dudek, China-based chief economist for Environmental Defense, and Dan Mazmanian, USC Professor & former dean of the University   of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources and Environment, recently spoke with VerdeXchange News about their experiences with the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development—a unique advisory institution with the ear of the Chinese Premiere.

‘Hero for the Planet’ Hunter Lovins Demystifies Terms, Key Players in the Global Fight Against Climate Change

Hunter Lovins

VerdeXchange News is pleased to present the following excerpts from an appearance made by Ms. Lovins in Los Angeles earlier this month, in which she details some of the businesses who are making extraordinary strides in the fight against global warming, as well as exposing some of the naysayers and myths in the ongoing debate about the proper solutions to this global crisis.