Volume 29, No.1, Winter 2011

Featured Articles

Chris Corbin
An enviropreneur uses water rights markets to keep water in stream.
Summer Rayne Oakes
Creating a marketplace for fashion designers to use eco-friendly materials
Cory Carman
How the large-scale food system can be a midsized farmer's best hope
Eric Kihiu Ngure
How a fence and an off-road race are creating a new conservation paradigm in Kenya
Josh Hottenstein
In a world where only a quarter of all arable land remains viable for agriculture, where population is predicted to increase to nine billion by 2050, and where people are concerned with food safety, new methods of agricultural production are increasingly sought-after. At Verdant Earth Technologies, we are developing agricultural systems to address future challenges and to provide a growing population with fresh produce.
Bobby McCormick
A look back on the PERC Enviropreneur Institute from the retiring director


Linda Platts
Learning how to park takes a few weeks, but finding a place to park takes a lifetime.
Linda Platts
Gregg Carr made a fortune with voicemail and the Internet before resigning from every one of his for-profit positions to become a philanthropist.
Linda Platts
Flip-flops are some of the most basic footwear in the world, a fact that is easily documented by the tons of discarded sandals washed up onto the east coast of Africa from as far away as Japan, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, and elsewhere.
Jonathan Adler
In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court declared greenhouse gases to be pollutants subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. The Court’s decision in Massachusetts v.
Seth Zuckerman
Productive farm land near large urban centers is being protected as conservation easements include farming as a stipulation of the tax-reducing easements.


Terry Anderson
Nobel laureate Ronald Coase has passed away at the age of 102. Coase's work provided the intellectual foundation on which free market environmentalism is built.
Daniel Benjamin
Economist, n. a scoundrel whose faulty vision sees things as they really are, not as they ought to be. —after Ambrose Bierce