Category Archives: Sustainability

Some thoughts on Marius the giraffe

I was particularly sickened by the news this week that the Copenhagen Zoo killed Marius, a young giraffe under its care. The zoo chose to make a public spectacle of the act, conducting an autopsy and then dismembering the body … Continue reading

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Would you sign a petition to ban dihydrogen monoxide?

(Originally published Nov. 23, 2011) I’m all for being engaged and involved in society and the political process. But if you’re engaged, it’s also important that you be informed and that you think things through. It’s ok if you and … Continue reading

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Overhead isn’t a fair measure of a nonprofit’s effectiveness

For years now, nonprofit organizations have touted low overhead as a measure of effectiveness and a reason for donors to trust them. At first glance, it makes sense. The less an organization spends on administrative and fund-raising costs, it appears, … Continue reading

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