We believe in the ability of design to impact change and encourage people to make this world greener, but we also understand that change is achieved through a society working together. So this week we are thinking about the power of policy and science:

Treehugger wonders why no secretary of the environment, Mr. President?

Jetson Green says green buildings will benefit from the Obama administration.

Pruned reflects on the possibility of a hot-air balloon farm to create energy.

Environmental News Network reports that a new crop-cooling technique could mitigate climate change.