Dear Auntie Green

This column is a sustainable watchdog for debunking anti-sustainable misinformation and disinformation. Read the SBP team's correspondence with our "Auntie Green" as we try to help her in her struggles to determine what is true and what is not when it comes to sustainability.

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SUSTAINABILITY - JUMP IN NOW OR, WAIT? MARCH 2012 SUSTAINABILITY - JUMP IN NOW OR, WAIT? MARCH 2012

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This quarter finds Auntie Green contemplating a sustainable investment! Like a true pro in the field, she has studied the matter thoroughly and now finds herself in a quandary over acting immediately or holding off for a bit until a) the energy-saving device comes down in price or b) the next generation device comes out with improvements that will deliver to her even greater savings for her money. Auntie Green harbors a deep, dark secret which keeps her from asking for any help with her decision.

Potable Water Demand and Usage: December 2011 Potable Water Demand and Usage: December 2011

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Date added: 02/13/2012
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This quarter finds Auntie Green confused over anticipated Texas water usage. It begins with Auntie's concern over "just how long is this drought going to last?!" Our initial answer involving acre-feet of water doesn't really help much. As our dear Auntie's blood pressure starts to rise, we have to quickly explain some leading edge developments - which may reduce water use - to calm her down.

Fracking: September 2011 Fracking: September 2011

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This quarter finds Auntie Green in a foul mood over central Texas environmental issues involving gas/oil drilling, water, and hydrofracking. The problem is she doesn't know who to believe and judging by the way she is gripping her cane, it really doesn't matter if there is a right or a wrong - someone is about to get hammered! We do some quick thinking to offer her a more constructive approach.

Capital Flows: June 2011 Capital Flows: June 2011

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Date added: 06/02/2011
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In this inaugural edition, Auntie Green is swayed by a misleading, fear-mongering piece from Forbes Magazine giving "five good" reasons to abandon renewable energy. The SBP team lovingly responds to our dear aunt and refutes each of these "reasons." Presented here is the SBP's full-length debunking response to Auntie Green.

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