March 17, 2015
Congratulations to Erb student Mikaela Rodkin and her U-M Fresh Fare student team members on winning 2nd place at the SPH Innovation in Action competition! Fresh Fare strives to increase access to healthy food through a transportation collaboration between grocery retailers and a rideshare program.
March 12, 2015
March 3, 2015
Erb’s Managing Director, Terry Nelidov was featured in the month long Sustainable Brands Series in February 2015 called Academic Engagement: How Business & Business Schools Partner to Drive Sustainable Innovation.
Don’t miss the featured article on the Erb Institute with commentary from our Managing Director, Terry Neldiov and Executive-in-Residence, Tom Catania: Strength in Numbers: Erb Institute Harnesses the Power of Consensus (pdf) or read it online.
Q&A’s with commentary from Managing Director, Terry Nelidov:
- Do Sustainability Research Centers View Industry as a Partner or Client? (pdf) or read it online
- What are the Success Factors and Risks for Relationships Between Industry and Academia? (pdf) or read it online
- How do Sustainability Research Centers Influence Business School Curriculum? (pdf) or read it online
- How Does Sustainability Research Fit Within Business Schools? (pdf) or read it online
March 3, 2015
February 25, 2015
Book description: Though the scientific community largely agrees that climate change is underway, debates about this issue remain fiercely polarized. These conversations have become a rhetorical contest, one where opposing sides try to achieve victory through playing on fear, distrust, and intolerance. At its heart, this split no longer concerns carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases, or climate modeling; rather, it is the product of contrasting, deeply entrenched worldviews. This brief examines what causes people to reject or accept the scientific consensus on climate change. Synthesizing evidence from sociology, psychology, and political science, Andrew J. Hoffman lays bare the opposing cultural lenses through which science is interpreted. He then extracts lessons from major cultural shifts in the past to engender a better understanding of the problem and motivate the public to take action. How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate makes a powerful case for a more scientifically literate public, a more socially engaged scientific community, and a more thoughtful mode of public discourse.
This book has been featured in:
- The Chronicle of Higher Education – February 9, 2015
Isolated Scholars: Making Bricks, Not Shaping Policy (pdf)
- Ross Thought in Action – February 25, 2015
How to Bridge the Climate Change Stalemate (pdf)
- GreenBiz – February 27, 2015
From Al Gore to Solyndra, 4 ways culture shapes the climate debate (pdf)
- Marketplace – February 27, 2015
Tallying the economic winners of the status quo (pdf)
February 12, 2015
Jeremiah Johnson, Assistant Professor at SNRE and graduate student Joshua Novacheck reviewed the potential scenarios of an expanded Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) in the state of Michigan. They found that the reduction of carbon could have significant environmental benefits. Read more about their research (pdf) or online here.
This research was funded by the U-M Energy Institute with contributions from Professor Mark Barteau and Thomas Lyon.
February 9, 2015
Erb Faculty Director, Andy Hoffman believes that research only used for academic purposes “is dangerous–for both society and higher education”. This article urges academic scholars to reach broader audiences, and provide solutions to some of the biggest problems our society currently faces. Read more: Isolated Scholars: Making Bricks, Not Shaping Policy (pdf) or online here
January 20, 2015
January 16, 2015
December 15, 2014
Utilities invite you to compare your energy use with your neighbor’s. Does this help drive down consumption? Erb’s Faculty Director, Andrew Hoffman, believes it does. Read Utility customers bristle at comparisons of neighbors (pdf) or read it online.