“Green and the Economy — Make it work for you,” the new message topping the Bethesda Green website, is a particularly timely theme, given the political emphasis evident from President Obama’s State of the Union address.

We offer a unique take on the question, Is Economics a Green Issue?  Much more so than you might suspect, according to Susan Belchamber, who submits a thoughful feature essay for your consideration.

Belchamber explores the interrelationships among “four forms of capital”:

  • Financial — cash, stocks, bonds, intellectual property
  • Physical — buildings, roads, infrastructure, ports, bridges
  • Social — community/family, social networks, quality of life
  • Natural — clean water & air, biodiversity, renewable resources

Read the article then come back and submit a comment.