10/27/2009

USGBC Announces Winner of Sustainable Design Competition

 
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By Keri Luly

You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker that reads “Think Globally, Act Locally.” Maybe you took it seriously and decided to get better informed about an important world issue and involved in local change. Or maybe you were briefly puzzled about what exactly it meant before continuing on your way. Or, most likely, you just ignored it completely. It’s tough to find time to think globally in our busy lives, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t connected to global issues.

 

A recent report on the radio described Mongolian herders who supplied cashmere for luxury goods in the West. The cashmere-producing goats they added to their herds to meet the demand were causing serious desertification of their grazing lands. The price the herders were getting for cashmere dropped by half when Americans switched to cheaper cashmere products from China, leaving the herders with crashing incomes and a severely damaged local environment.

 

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