Economic prosperity and environmental sustainability

Sunday, July 31, 2005

The older industrial mindset of economic development focused exclusively on costs. Not surprisingly, this way of thinking placed environmental concerns in opposition to economic growth.

Now, however, a new paradigm is emerging that sees environmental sustainability as one important dimension of competitive businesses. A new report by the Environment and Business Roundtable, a group based in South Carolina, outlines how local economies benefit when manufacturers efficiently manage energy use. Read more.

This new perspective underscores the new last week's announcement by Purdue of a new center on the environment. The focal point of the new center is to connect environmental science with people interested in business development. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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