Science and Technology Innovation Program

Any Big Ideas Left?

By
David Rejeski

In a recent article in the Environmental Forum, David Rejeski,  STIP director, presents the results of a survey to identify the greatest environmental accomplishments of the last forty years.  

The survey identified two peaks of innovative environmental policies, occurring at the beginning of the 1970s and 1990s.  Two-thirds of the top ranked accomplishments occurred in a small four-year window starting around 1970 and included the passage of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts, the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the phase out of lead, the ban on DDT, and the Endangered Species Act.  Download the article here.

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Experts & Staff

  • David Rejeski // Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
  • Todd Kuiken, Ph.D. // Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Aaron Lovell // Writer/Editor/Program Manager, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Eleonore Pauwels // Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Anne Bowser // Researcher, Data Science and Visualization, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Elizabeth Tyson // New Projects/Technology Scout, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Sharon Weinberger // Global Fellow
  • Piers Millett // Global Fellow
  • Mark Schaefer // Global Fellow