In order to place a value on an ecosystem service, governments must encourage an integrative approach. Policy makers must communicate with operations teams and other departments that may value a system in a different way.
Posts Tagged: environment
In local government, we must be aware of the opportunity we possess to help create a healthy future for us, our community members and the environment that sustains us. What can we do?
It is clear that the extent of plastic pollution and the potential danger to fish, wildlife, and humans, is far greater than anyone imagined. So what is the solution?
Everyone recycles, or they should. In our government offices we recycle paper, soda cans and plastic bottles. But it is time to move beyond recycling.
A poor, mostly people of color city that has been exposed to unhealthy levels of lead in their drinking water. Their experience is one of the most colossal failures of government at the local, state and federal levels.
It’s no secret that the ocean is a vast space. Comprising over 90 percent of the Earth’s habitable space, it seems impossible that humans could have a serious impact on this massive environment teeming with life. However, scientific research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is proving that we can and are havingRead… Read more »
In March, top Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee asked the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study the causes of federal employees’ low morale. The last few years have been challenging for federal employees and leadership. With a three-year freeze on basic federal pay rates, multiple government shutdowns, and unpaid furlough daysRead… Read more »
Have you seen Simon Sinek’s 2014 TED talk, Why good leaders make you feel safe? He said, “In the military, they give medals to people who are willing to sacrifice themselves so that others may gain. In business, we give bonuses to people who are willing to sacrifice others so that we may gain.” HeRead… Read more »
Our Office of Performance Management under City of Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO) City Manager Troy Schulte has managed an employee surveys over several years to identify where there are opportunities for internal service improvement. In an analysis of the responses to the open-ended questions, however, they have identified a few common issues that do notRead… Read more »
Earth day — a day that can be easily forgotten. This year in DC it was in full swing with rain storms and an above average pollen count. It seems that spring was never going to come (and I am still unsure if it has) but on earth day we celebrate all types of weather.Read… Read more »