MDB promotes sustainability and supports adaptation to climate change along with efforts to reduce its effects on human and environmental health.
At MDB, we believe it is important to protect the environment. When it comes to helping our clients promote sustainability, messages often need to motivate a target audience to make a change. Our communication team crafts a variety of materials that educate scientists, lay audiences, and government employees about sustainable actions and the effects of climate change. We also provide solid research and analysis for organizations concerned with climate change.
Making government more green
- For the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), MDB created a variety of materials designed to help federal vendors better understand the effects of climate change and the benefits of purchasing and using environmentally preferable products.
- MDB developed materials that provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state permitting and enforcement professionals with a guide to integrating green infrastructure approaches into wet weather programs.
- MDB provides meeting and communication support for the Climate Change and Human Health Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. This program provides research on the human health effects of climate change.
- For the EPA Office of Research and Development, MDB researched and wrote 32 case studies on topics such as cost benefit analysis, integrated assessment models, life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, next generation risk assessment, and environmental footprint analysis.
Advancing life cycle thinking
- MDB chairs and facilitates a dialogue involving the Sustainable Materials Management Coalition, a diverse multi-stakeholder group that aims to develop new national policy direction on sustainable materials management in the United States. This Coalition recently issued guidance that provides practical advice to various groups on how to incorporate life cycle thinking into materials management decisions.