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

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

Global Development and Engaging Faith-Based Communities

Nigeria is a land of contrasts and conflict. Too often potential allies are mistaken as enemies and, for the nation's more than 184 million people, one key path to survival is...

Global Warming is Real

Reconciling the Future: Planetary Boundaries, Sustainable Development and Participatory Democracy

An end to poverty - In this second decade of the 21st century, humanity faces perhaps the greatest challenge of our long history. As noted economist and director of the Columbia...

The Greenwashing Blog

Greenwashing Pushback: Dangers of a False Green Message

by Thomas Schueneman The meaning of "green" and "sustainable" may be in danger of losing their meaning and impact. These terms are diluted as they become buzzwords for marketers...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

New England Fishing Communities: Life After Cod

When Americans today think of the first Thanksgiving feast, we often lean on our childhood history lesson version of events; the brave settlers celebrating with their new...

Planetsave

Perennial Crops, Sustainable Agriculture: A 21st Century Green Revolution

March 9th, 2011 by Tom Schueneman This post has been entered in the Tck Tck Tck Rio+20 Blogger Prize.

Slate Magazine

How Better Nutrition Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty - presented by DMI and SlateCustom

Millions of children in America endure a cycle of poverty and food insecurity, often with seemingly few resources to ever break free. But a number of outstanding educational and...

The Greenwashing Blog

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...

Planetsave

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...

Global Warming is Real

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...

Slate Magazine

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...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

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...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

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...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

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...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

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...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

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...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

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...

Planetsave

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...

The Greenwashing Blog

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....

Global Warming is Real

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...

Triple Pundit: People, Planet, Profit

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...