Polar Bear Day: Action, education

It’s International Polar Bear Day, a day of action by Polar Bears International to encourage reducing our carbon footprints. And polar bears, after all, are in serious danger of extinction due to global warming. Polar Bears International encourages self-challenges today viaThe Thermostat Challenge by adjusting your thermostat a few degrees; installing a programmable thermostat to…

A look at the Nature Conservancy prez

Last month,¬†Outside Magazine interviewed¬†Mark Tercek — president and CEO of eco-activism group The Nature Conservancy. Tercek came to the Conservancy via Goldman Sachs, where he was a managing director and investment banker. Per his biography on the Conservancy’s website, Tercek believes in “natural capital” — or “valuing nature for its own sake as well as…