A Semi-Annual Publication of Manomet

Summer 2014

Summer 2014

The Externality

By: John M. Hagan, Ph.D.

An externality is a by-product of economic activity that causes "damages" to others who had no part whatsoever in the transaction. We are all subject to externalities—people from all nations, rich and poor alike. Some externalities we know about. Some we don't know about. Some we don't want to know about. Nature—especially nature—can be on the receiving end of economic externality.

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Summer 2014

Wetlands: Holding Ground for Shorebirds

By: Haley Jordan

The Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) is a small shorebird that migrates up to 10,000 miles in the course of a single year. Remarkably, it is small enough to fit in your hand and weighs about as much as a slice of bread.

Semipalmated Sandpipers, like most other shorebirds, depend on wetland areas throughout their lives. They breed in Arctic wet sedge or heath tundra, make stopovers at coastal and inland wetlands, and spend their winters along sandy beaches, intertidal flats and salt marshes in Central and South America.

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Summer 2014

Interview with Julie Beane

Julie Beane is a program manager for Manomet's Sustainable Economies Program. She coordinates the Small Business Sustainability Benchmarking Tool, a web-based tool and resource toolkit that allows businesses to measure their financial, social and environmental practices and make improvements over time. As a small business owner herself, she understands the challenges of running a business and the importance of making it easy and worthwhile for business owners to adopt new practices.

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About Partnerships Magazine

Manomet’s semi-annual magazine examines ground breaking solutions to complex environmental challenges and the people and partnerships behind them. By highlighting these initiatives, we hope to inspire more people to come together to live and work in ways that will enable life to thrive and prosper tomorrow.