Thomas Schueneman

Freelance Writer and Environmental 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



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...

The Greenwashing Blog

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...


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...


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...

Global Warming is Real

Sustainable Development: The Modern Day Ghost Town and the Future of the City

A look at Warren Karlenzig's work in modern day sprawl, sustainable development and the future of the city

Global Warming is Real

Scientist on Western Hudson Bay Polar Bear Population: "I Consider Myself a Historian"

Recapping a discussion with biologist Dr. Nick Lunn while at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre on the fate of the Hudson Bay polar bear population