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Applies to US federal government or national leadership

Applies to US federal government or national leadership

Sustainable America 2012: How Sustainable is Your Candidate?

Widener Law School's Environmental Law Center has created a website showing the positions of the major party U.S. Presidential candidates and Pennsylvania Senate candidates on a variety of sustainability issues.

Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development

CitNet was one of the organizers of this meeting to prepare for the June 2012 UN Conference on Environment & Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20).

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Livestreaming of Citizens Summit

We are excited to announce that three sessions of the Citizens' Summit will be livestreamed at http://www.livestream.com/yale. The only necessary equipment is a computer with access to the internet.

The panels streamed will be:

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Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development

On March 24-25, the US-Canada Citizens Summit on Sustainable Development will bring together citizen organizations and networks, educators, government policymakers, business representatives, youth and others across North America to review progress towards sustainability since the 1992 Earth Summit and to identity the key p

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International Buy Nothing Day

Perhaps you managed to overcome the temptation to take advantage of all those great deals sweeping across the mass media in celebration of "Black Friday" -- the official launch of the Christmas shopping season.

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Celebrate Buy Nothing Day

Perhaps you managed to overcome the temptation to take advantage of all those great deals sweeping across the mass media in celebration of "Black Friday" -- the official launch of the Christmas shopping season.

US Input to Rio+20

Along with more than 600 other submissions, the United States government posted its comments and recommendations to be added to the Chairman's "Compilation Document" to be discussed this December at the 2nd UN Intercessional meeting for Rio+20.

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EPA's new sustainability framework

The National Researach Council has released its report, in response to a request from EPA, on a framework for incorporating sustainabilitiy into the EPA's principles and decision making, helping the agency to better assess the social, environmental and economic impacts involved in its decisions -- known as the "three pillars" paradigm.

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UN Under-Secretary General calls for US leadership on Rio+20

 On June 28, 2011, UN Under General Secretary Sha Zukang spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, calling upon the United States for its leadership in getting the world's governments and citizens to re-commit themselves to the global challenge of sustainable development -- one of t

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Rio+20 co-chairs invite inputs for compilation document

This past March the co-chairs of the UNCSD Bureau prepared a "guidance note" for inputs from Member States and "other stakeholders" into a compilation document "to serve as basis for the preparation of zero draft of the outcome document." This includes comments and recommendations from governments, civil society organizations (i.e., "Major Groups"), and o