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Center for Free Market Environmentalism (CFME).  "The Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) is the nation's oldest and largest institute dedicated to original research that brings market principles to resolving environmental problems. Located in Bozeman, Montana, PERC pioneered the approach known as free market environmentalism, which is based on the following tenets.

* Private property rights encourage stewardship of resources.
* Government subsidies often degrade the environment.
* Market incentives spur individuals to conserve resources and protect environmental quality.
* Polluters should be liable for the harm they cause others."


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Adaptive Environments, human-centered design

World Changing, "models, tools, and ideas for building a bright green future"

A Better Boston



The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York has announced that William McDonough, FAIA, has received the 2005 National Design Award for exemplary achievement in the field of environmental design. 

     This award recognizes "excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life" and is the nation's highest design honor. It is given "for a body of realized work," rather than for any one specific project.

     The William McDonough + Partners architectural firm is known internationally as "architects, planners, and leaders in sustainable design."  The firm "leads the design community in creating intelligent and effective architecture and community plans . . . by delivering innovative solutions, enhancing the quality of life, and celebrating nature's abundance."   

     William McDonough is known on the Cape as the architect for the Woods Hole Research Center's Gilman Ordway Campus. "The Center studies forests and global carbon and nitrogen cycles to determine the effects of deforestation and human activities on the environment; its new campus demonstrates how modern building construction can harmonize with a habitable earth." 


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