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Games in Education - Game Creation Tools

Games in Education - Game Creation Tools | elakhar's world | Scoop.it

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Juan Fernández's curator insight, July 27, 2014 2:59 PM

Lots of resources and tools to create your own games.

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A Siberian Eco-city Inside a One Kilometer Crater

A Siberian Eco-city Inside a One Kilometer Crater | elakhar's world | Scoop.it

Eco-city 2020 is a proposal for the rehabilitation of the Mirniy industrial zone in Eastern Siberia, Russia designed by the innovative architectural studio AB Elis Ltd.

The project would be located inside a giant man-made crater of more than one kilometer in diameter and 550 meters deep that used to be one of the world’s largest quarries. The idea is to create a new garden city shielded from the harsh Siberian environmental conditions and instead, attract tourists and residents to Eastern Siberia, with the ability to accommodate more than 100,000 people. The new city is planned to be divided in 3 main levels with a vertical farm, forests, residences, and recreational areas.

One of the most interesting aspects of the proposal is the glass dome that will protect the city and would be covered by photovoltaic cells that will harvest enough solar energy for the new development. A central core houses the majority of the vertical circulations and infrastructure along with a multi-level research center. The housing area is located in the first level with outdoor terraces overlooking a forest in the center of the city, in order to create a new type of highly dense urbanism in harmony with nature.

 

View diagrams & renderings, and learn more about this interesting approach to urban design, sustainability and renewal at the complete article link...


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Permaculture beyond ecological design - can it also be used to create more harmonious, low carbon societies?

Permaculture beyond ecological design - can it also be used to create more harmonious, low carbon societies? | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
Maddy Harland explains that permaculture design principles can be applied on many scales – from upcycling materials, building DIY solar dryers to designing whole farm systems and cleaning up water courses – enabling us to restore ecosystems, heal...
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CO2 emissions rises mean dangerous climate change now almost certain

CO2 emissions rises mean dangerous climate change now almost certain | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
Research by Global Carbon Project says emissions growth placing world on path to warm between 4 and 6C...
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World's most expensive coffee tainted by 'horrific' civet abuse

World's most expensive coffee tainted by 'horrific' civet abuse | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
Asian palm civets are force-fed a debilitating diet of coffee berries to create Kopi Luwak, say animal welfare groups...
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India’s Solar Revolution – Small Is Big

India’s Solar Revolution – Small Is Big | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
Sierra Club: Let’s start with hard reality: The grid is never coming to rural India. No matter what ‘very serious policy-makers’ want to believe, decades of attempts and huge gain...

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Japanese Firms Help 30,000 Cotton Farmers in India Switch to Organic Production | Ecouterre

Japanese Firms Help 30,000 Cotton Farmers in India Switch to Organic Production | Ecouterre | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
Almost 30,000 low-income farmers in India are switching from conventional to organic cotton, thanks to a commitment made by two Japanese companies: Itochu and Kurkku.

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The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm

The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm | elakhar's world | Scoop.it

Our society needs a new story to belong to. The old story of empire and dominion over the earth has to be looked at in the full light of day - all of our ambient cultural stories and values that we take for granted and which remain invisible must become visible.

But most of all, we need to see the promise of the alternatives - we need to be able to imagine new exciting ways that people could live, better than anything that the old paradigm could ever dream of providing.

And all of this knowledge and introspection, dreaming, questioning, and discovery is essential for a cultural transformation that addresses root causes... http://www.filmsforaction.org/articles/films_for_action_presents_the_top_100_documentaries_inspiring_the_shift_to_a_sustainable_paradigm/


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Marc Gobé's curator insight, February 27, 2013 9:00 AM

Billboards and commercial messages dominate the public space like never before. Can we reverse this visual pollution? This Space Available looks at diverse activists from the worlds of advertising, street art, and politics. http://thisspaceavailablefilm.com/

Steven McGreevy's curator insight, February 28, 2013 7:02 PM

Gonna take a look at this...

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Medieval Spanish ghost town becomes self-sufficient ecovillage | Alternative

Medieval Spanish ghost town becomes self-sufficient ecovillage | Alternative | elakhar's world | Scoop.it

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100 More Colleges Join Fight to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies

100 More Colleges Join Fight to Divest From Fossil Fuel Companies | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
350.org's Fossil Free campaign is getting more backing, had a few early victories, and shows the maturation of the green movement.
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GuerrillaGardening.org

GuerrillaGardening.org | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
The global hub for those who cultivate land as guerrilla gardeners. Let's fight the filth with forks and flowers.
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If children lose contact with nature they won't fight for it

If children lose contact with nature they won't fight for it | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm...

November 19, 2012 The Guardian

... While the surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, I think, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world. The young people we might have expected to lead the defence of nature have less and less to do with it... http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/19/children-lose-contact-with-nature


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pdjmoo's curator insight, November 25, 2014 5:29 AM


                                                   WATCH

                                                   "HOME"

                                       Yann Arthus-Bertrand

                An Exquisite Dedication To the Stewards of Our Planet

                             Solutions For A Sustainable Planet

http://thenaturaleye.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/home-an-exquisite-story-of-our-world/

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▶  CLIMATE CHANGE http://www.scoop.it/t/changingplanet

▶  BIODIVERSITY http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life

▶  OUR OCEANS http://www.scoop.it/t/our-oceans-need-us

▶  OUR FOOD http://www.scoop.it/t/agriculture-gmos-pesticides

▶  CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY http://www.scoop.it/t/environmental-and-human-health

Norma R. Burnson's curator insight, April 7, 1:46 AM

Sustainable Food for the Globe.  Future Pioneers: The Children.

The subject of children being disasociated with nature needs to be address, so we can change the trend and empower the chidren with skills and passion.  ..."So where are the marches, the occupations, the urgent demands for change? While the surveys show that the great majority would like to see the living planet protected, few are prepared to take action. This, I think, reflects a second environmental crisis: the removal of children from the natural world. The young people we might have expected to lead the defence of nature have less and less to do with it."+++++    



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Big, Smart and Green: A Revolutionary Vision for Modern Farming | Wired Science | Wired.com

Big, Smart and Green: A Revolutionary Vision for Modern Farming | Wired Science | Wired.com | elakhar's world | Scoop.it
What they're doing on Marsden Farm isn't organic. It's not industrial, either. It's a hybrid of the two, an alternative version of agriculture for the 21st century: Smart, green and powerful.
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Power Failures: Germany Rethinks Path to Green Future - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Power Failures: Germany Rethinks Path to Green Future - SPIEGEL ONLINE | elakhar's world | Scoop.it

Germany's energy revolution is the government's only major project -- but the problems keep piling up. The pace of grid expansion is sluggish, and electricity costs for consumers are rising. The environment minister wants to fundamentally alter the way green energy is subsidized, but will it mean putting the brakes on the entire project?


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