Thomas Schueneman

Freelance Environmental Writer and Journalist

Telling a Human Story from an Environmental Perspective

Writing on environmental, social, and economic issues.

Corporate communications and international reporting.

Publishing in TriplePundit, Medium, 3BL Media, Slate.

Founder of TDS Environmental Media and the PlanetWatch Group.

Member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and Pacific Media Workers Guild

United States of America

Portfolio

2018

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Biophilic Design Helps Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital Achieve LEED

The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is an excellent example not only of a resource-efficient building, but also how LEED can foster biophilic design in the built...

Medium

Does Anyone Really Know What Time It Is? - Tom Schueneman - Medium

The end of the world, an essay on telling time.

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

What Design Can Do and The Climate Action Challenge

The challenge, should you decide to accept it: "Make the huge - and for many people abstract - issue of climate change tangible and understandable, while at the same time...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

LifeStraw Reaches 1 Millions School Children in Kenya With Safe Water

LifeStraw "Follow the Liters" program is one example of the "humanitarian entrepreneurship" business model driving the mission of Global Health company Vestergaard. More than 1...

Medium

Earth Day Without Us - PlanetWatch - Medium

In his 2007 bestseller "The World Without Us ," Alan Weisman expands on a thought experiment published in a 2005 issue of magazine: What if we considered the human impact on the...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Deconstructing Your Carbon Footprint: Save Your Sanity, Be the Change (Even If It's Just a Little...

I saw that look. You read the title of this article and rolled your eyes. Maybe you didn't mean to, it's just a physical manifestation of cognitive overload. We're all tired of...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Eliminating Food Waste: Dupont's Tyvek a Critical Link in the Chain

I had a bowl of strawberries for breakfast this morning, which sounds unremarkable, even in the middle of February. Thanks to growers in Florida, Mexico, and South America, I...

2017

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Agriculture in the Anthropocene: the Challenge is the Solution

With a population estimated to hit 9.7 billion by 2050, the world's farmers have their work cut out for them. Not only must feed a growing population, but also cope with a...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Agricultural Evolution: Carbon Neutral, Climate Smart

A new climate for agriculture In the first part of this series on Climate Smart Agriculture, TriplePundit spoke with Dr. Jeff Seale, Agricultural Environmental Strategy Lead &...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Paper Doesn't (Just) Grow on Trees: Rolland Innovates Smarter Paper

It is arguably counter-productive to think our modern business world will ever be entirely "paperless." Focusing instead on production, consumption, and the supply chain...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Science-based Climate Targets: Helping Business Leaders Fill the Void

History is spiked with aspirational moments that influence a turn, a new narrative, a change of course. It's easy to look back and marvel at past historical moments. The signing...

Medium

On Healing a Nation - Again - Tom Schueneman - Medium

Con Thien In 1967, John Musgrave was an 18-year-old Marine serving in Con Thien, an outpost just south of the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam. "Con Thien"...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Climate Refugees and the Delusion of Isolation

One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic Be it from social unrest, economic upheaval, or environmental collapse, forced human migration is at unprecedented...

PlanetWatch

Wilderness in the Age of Man: Managing the Anthropocene

Jason Mark's 2015 Satellites in the High Country asks an essential question: What is wilderness? Is there any wilderness left on earth? If so, where is it? If it is true that a...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Rolland Green Champions Counter Sustainable Business Naysayers

From the doleful musing of a gloomy donkey in a children's story to a cultural meme, "it'll never work" is quintessential shorthand for unyielding pessimism. Everything is all...

Medium

The President is Not the Presidency - Tom Schueneman - Medium

I have to hand it to President Donald Trump. He forces a stand. So here it is: The president is not the presidency. For Americans, indeed for all the world, the presidency is a...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Supply Chain Transparency: Making the Consumer Connection for Forest Responsibility

Humans have always had an intimate, complicated relationship with forests. We clear away trees to make room for development and agriculture, harvest them for paper, pulp, and...

TDS Environmental Media

The Sad Irony of Trump's Presidential Response to Hurricane Harvey

On Tuesday, August 29, as Hurricane Harvey lingered over Houston dumping an " unprecedented " four feet of rain, plus a few inches, the presidential entourage landed in Corpus...