With the help of our donors, PERC fellows are able to engage in research, produce books, articles, and studies that provide solutions to some of the toughest environmental problems in a manner that promotes a society of free and responsible individuals.
Many jurisdictions have implemented bans or taxes on plastic grocery bags on environmental grounds. Jonathan Klick argues, however, that reusable grocery bags contain potentially harmful bacteria, especially coliform bacteria such as E. coli.
PERC Director of Outreach Laura Huggins explores how free market environmentalism is working to save 40 million acres of Patagonia grasslands.
PERC Enviropreneur Institute alum Brett Howell is developing a market for coral reef restoration off Floridaâ€™s coast. If the reefs rebound and new coral grows, they will not only improve the habitat for marine animals but also improve business prospects for dive shops, fishing boats, and ocean...
Terry Anderson, Brandon Scarborough, Reed Watson
Authors Reed Watson and Brandon Scarborough briefly describe and give examples of how water markets can not only provide water where it is needed most, but avoid the acrimony of past water disputes.
Steven F. Hayward
As part of PERC's Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," PERC Board Member Steven Hayward sits down with author Charles Mann to revisit contemporary understandings of the pre-Columbian world.
As part of PERC's Lone Mountain Forum, "Reconciling Economics and Ecology," Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo discuss their new book The Statues that Walked: Unraveling the Mysteries of Easter Island. The bottom line: local problems call for local solutions.
PERC President Terry Anderson points out that American Indians and First Nations people can reach back into their rich cultural heritage and find institutions that rewarded individual initiative.
This video showcases PERC Enviropreneur Institute alum Fletcher Harper, his organization GreenFaith, and the innovative ways in which religion, ecology, and economics can be combined to forge creative environmental solutions.
As PERC's 2012 Enviropreneur Institute (PEI) culminates, we sit down with enviropreneur Jeremy Gingerich to discuss his vision of combining economic and ecological sustainability on western landscapes. Check out PEI and how to apply for next year under Fellowships.