Thomas Schueneman

Freelance Environmental Writer and Journalist

Writing on environmental, social, and economic issues.

Corporate communications and international reporting.

Publishing in TriplePundit, Slate, CleanTechnica.

Founder of TDS Environmental Media and the PlanetWatch Group. Telling a Human Story from an Environmental Perspective

Member of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Portfolio

Matthew McConaughey Lincoln Ad Isn't About Hugging Trees
by Thomas Schueneman I can't tell if a recent Matthew McConaughey Lincoln ad is really meant to be taken seriously (or just seriously sell cars). It seems like a Saturday Night...
Prosperity Without Growth: A New Path for a Sustainable Future
February 11th, 2011 by Tom Schueneman As the world's economies continue to dig themselves out of the "Great Recession of '08", some are now looking to a rising stock market, a...
Will Our Cities Save Us? Municipalities at the Nexus of Change
Editor's note: The following post is adapted from several previous posts published in GWIR over the past year about how cities are often the best examples of furthering...
What's Most Essential to Children at Risk - presented by DMI and SlateCustom
"Drink your milk...and eat your vegetables!" This is the unyielding cry heard across generations of families in America, a childhood memory for many. But what happens when the...
The Future of Mariculture and the Role of Startups, Lawmakers and NGOs
Editor's note: This is the second post in a three-part series on sustainable fish farming startups. In case you missed it, you can read the first post here. In the first post of...
Sustainable Fish Farming Startups: From Open Seas to the inner City
Editor's note: This is the first post in a three-part series on sustainable fish farming startups. Stay tuned for the next installment tomorrow! Powered by their rapidly...
A Look at Business Aviation and Climate Change
When Detroit's Big Three automakers flew their corporate jets to Washington, D.C. in 2008, to plead Congress for a $25 billion bailout, those airplanes conveyed not just their...
The Water-Energy Nexus in a Climate-Changed World
As a lead-up to Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, January 13-17, Masdar sponsored a blogging contest called "Engage: The Water-Energy Nexus." The following post was among the...
Sustainable Fish Farming: Global-Scale Aquaculture in the Big City
Editor's note: This is the third post in a three-part series on sustainable fish farming startups. In case you missed it, you can read the first post here. In the first two...
General Mills: Water Stewardship and the Evolution of Business Imperatives
This article is part of a series on "The ROI of Sustainability," written with the support of MeterHero . MeterHero helps companies and organizations offset their water and...
Does Earth Hour Demonize Electricity?
March 25th, 2011 by Tom Schueneman In defense of Earth Hour - 8:30PM this coming Saturday is the fifth annual Earth Hour event, which began in Sydney Australia in 2007. I admit...
National Restaurant Association: A Greener Shade of Greenwash, Part 4
Over the past three days, we've seen what we've been calling "A Greener Shade of Greenwash" from the National Restaurant Association (NRA). In Part One we laid the foundation....
Scientist on Western Hudson Bay Polar Bear Population: "I Consider Myself a Historian"
Polar bear on the Western Hudson Bay - My recent adventure participating in the Earthwatch expedition based at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre presented a unique...
Looking to the Built Environment Will Lead to Sustainability
Earth Day is over for this year, but what is arguably more important than the day itself is the day after - and the day after that (and the day after that...). Earth Day serves...
McDonalds: Saving the Ocean or Fast Food Greenwashing?
by Thomas Schueneman Late last month McDonald's announced the addition of " Fish McBites" to the menu for their 14,000 US restaurants starting in February. Labeled as "juicy,...
Intersolar North America 2012: Solar Gets Down to Business
Clean Power The Intersolar North America Conference in San Francisco has wrapped for another year, and if last year's theme in my post-show commentary was " Solar is Ready to...
Solar is Ready to Launch: A Peek Inside Intersolar North America
Clean Power I spent two days last week at the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco, speaking with key people within the industry, from solar panel producers to...
Tom Schueneman: Redefining prosperity and the fallacy of growth
This is a guest post by Tom Schueneman,a finalist in the TckTckTck Rio Blogger Prize competition. If you would like to see this entrant as the official TckTckTck blogger at...

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