By: John A. Lanier

We need to stop our collective carbon-loading of the atmosphere, but that need is often met by objections like “my emissions are small so they’re okay” or “what about China and India?” Classic free-rider justification.

Image from Article by Jim Chappelow.

I’m kicking my shenanigan-laden intro to the curb for a more direct blog post. You’re welcome.

One of my more memorable classes in college was environmental economics. We covered a lot of material, and I wish it were a required class for any economics student at the University of Virginia (or really any university). That was the class where I learned about the free-rider problem and the Tragedy of the Commons.

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Georgia DOT, UGA and The Ray Test Alternatives to Traditional Land Management Strategies on I-85

Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray, and the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design (UGA CED) are pleased to provide a major update to the living vegetative lab spanning the diamond interchanges at Exit 6 on Interstate-85.

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Agroforestry land restoration technique improves food security in Honduras

Reprinted from Forests News

Five years ago, farmer Damas Nunez had reached a point of economic desperation. He had decided his best option to feed his family was to flee north to the United States from Honduras, despite the risks involved. He made a farewell visit to a friend with a farm in the upper Cangrejal Valley and was astounded to see a beautiful crop of corn and a large stack of firewood, plentiful enough to last a year.

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is proud to be a Conference Sponsor of Greenprints 2020.

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Seeking to Leave Honduras, A Desperate Man Instead Learns How to Revitalize His Farm & Restore the Environment

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Since 2012, the Inga Foundation’s revolutionary agroforestry system of Inga alley-cropping in Honduras has dramatically transformed the lives of 300 subsistence farming families

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