Green Economy

Stop Trashing the Climate

Brenda Platt, David Ciplet, Kate M. Bailey and Eric Lombardi

The Investment Consensus

Ted Norhaus, Michael Shellenberger, Jeff Navin, Teryn Norris and Aden Van Noppen


Incorporated in 1985, SunPower produces high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels, and advanced solar energy systems. Austin is the company’s third largest U.S. location, with a 450-person office. Based on its 2009 revenues of $1.52 billion, SunPower is one of the largest solar producers in the world. Read more about SunPower...

Ecology Action

Ecology Action is a nonprofit organization committed to educating and empowering people to create a healthier environment through recycling and environmental education.  The nonprofit created Austin’s first recycling program over 40 years ago, which now has expanded to provide comprehensive industrial and commercial recycling solutions for businesses in the Austin and Central Texas region.  In collaboration with the City of Austin and the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD), its latest program, Austin Marketplace, brings together entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes to create closed-loop systems in which one company’s waste is another company’s raw material.  At the time of writing, over 80 businesses are participating in the initiative.