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Voluntary Environmental Standards: An Efficient Alternative to Mandatory Regulation?

This semester, I had to do a literature review for my Foundations of Public Policy class, so I chose a topic that I’m particularly interested in after working on Berklee’s STARS report: voluntary environmental standards. I wondered if they actually worked. My conclusion, after much research, was: kinda. Voluntary environmental programs are indeed more flexible […]

AASHE 2011: Thoughtfulness and Action

As I mentioned yesterday, I’m at AASHE in Pittsburgh this week. I’m attending the conference in two roles: as a staff member at Berklee involved with the sustainability committee and as a student in Tufts’ Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program. I really felt pulled back and forth between these roles on the first […]