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socio-economic models ill-suited for our cultures are inherently counter to our way of life need to be replaced
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Smart Glass: How the US could save 20% of energy consumption by implementing smart materials in buildings

Smart Glass: How the US could save 20% of energy consumption by implementing smart materials in buildings | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it

Buildings would save energy on air conditioning if they installed smart windows that change color to block out sunlight on hot days. Some smart windows are on the market, but they are expensive. A new one-step method for making window coatings of transparent color-changing nanowires could simplify and bring down the cost of the window manufacturing process.

 

According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, buildings use 71% of the electricity consumed in the U.S.; about 30% of that load comes from the electricity needed to make up for energy lost through windows. Electrochromic windows, which darken or lighten depending on the voltage across them, could help by darkening to block heat transfer from infrared light.


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Fico Ventilatory's comment, July 20, 2012 8:43 AM
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Accelerating a Network Model of Care: Taking a Social Innovation to Scale | TIM Review

Accelerating a Network Model of Care: Taking a Social Innovation to Scale | TIM Review | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it
"Tyze Personal Networks is a social venture that uses technology to engage and inform the individual, their personal networks, and their care providers to co-create the best outcomes.
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Standards of LIFE - Sustainable_Economics

Standards of LIFE - Sustainable_Economics | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it
"We are convinced that the transition to sustainability is both more accessible and less difficult than we imagine.
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System Failure: The Falling Rate of Profit and the Economic Crisis

System Failure: The Falling Rate of Profit and the Economic Crisis | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it
Andrew Kliman is a professor of economics at Pace University and the author, most recently, of The Failure of Capitalist Production: Underlying Causes of the Great Recession. In discussion with Jonathan Maunder he argues that the economic crisis results from the fundamental logic of capitalism and cannot be solved by pro-growth reform measures. Only a more radical response is adequate to the task.
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How Viral Ideas Lead the Revolution

How Viral Ideas Lead the Revolution | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it
Transmission Vectors: Whatever the contagion, it must be transmitted somehow in order to spread. In the American Revolution, through pamphlets like Common Sense, in the Civil Rights movement, churches, fax machines in the fall of the Soviet Bloc, SMS messages and Internet boards in the color revolutions and social media in the Arab spring.
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What are the future (NOW) workplace skills?

What are the future (NOW) workplace skills? | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it
Cross-cultural competency: ability to operate in different cultural settings. More about cross-cultural competency. Cognitive load management: ability to discriminate and filter information for importance, and to understand how ...
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Wired for Culture: The natural history of human cooperation - YouTube

"Mark Pagel, one of the world's leading experts on human evolution and development, visits the RSA to investigate our species' capacity for culture, cooperation and community.
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Greek farmers rent patches of land to citydwellers in scheme to combat crisis

Greek farmers rent patches of land to citydwellers in scheme to combat crisis | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it
The 'become a farmer' scheme offers guaranteed sales to farmers, and fresh food at cheap prices to those who invest...

 

"It's about disrupting the market, creating a direct connection between the consumer and the producer," says Koutsolioutsos. "You have a real farmer, a real man, and a real, physical piece of land that you can – indeed you must, we insist on it – go and visit. It's an alternative way of organising food production and distribution."


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The News in Transition: How our Networked Society is Changing the News

The News in Transition: How our Networked Society is Changing the News | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it
"Journalism is really being remade all the time," says leading new-media academic, Adrienne Russell, who examines the underlying cultural changes that reflect the new news reality. A new style of networked journalism has taken shape in the larger media landscape based on new products, tools, new players and sensibilities.
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James Quilligan’s talk about why we have to Occupy the Commons

James Quilligan’s talk about why we have to Occupy the Commons | Building coalitions in rethinking growth & development | Scoop.it
James Quilligan the renowned commons thinker, activist, and founder of the Global Commons Trust, gave the following talk at the Occupy Wall Street Forum on the Commons, February 16, 2012. The eve...
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