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A Tipping Point on Sustainability Disclosure in Rio? - Forbes

A Tipping Point on Sustainability Disclosure in Rio? - Forbes | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Environmental FinanceA Tipping Point on Sustainability Disclosure in Rio?ForbesFifteen years ago, Ceres launched the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the first-ever framework for corporate sustainability reporting.
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10 Drivers of Supply Chain Sustainability | Framework

10 Drivers of Supply Chain Sustainability | Framework | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Managing for supply chain sustainability is no simple task. Companies embarking on this mission often find themselves subsumed in a world of foreign concepts, standards, and vernacular, with little notion of where to start.
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Can Small Businesses ‘Go Green’ in the Recession?

Can Small Businesses ‘Go Green’ in the Recession? | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Helena Wright argues that many small businesses are struggling with rising energy bills, but some cannot afford to reduce them. Has the recession been a ... (Yes, especially then!
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Rio observers fear weakening of Earth Summit proposals

Rio observers fear weakening of Earth Summit proposals | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Some of the main proposals in a draft text for negotiation at a UN sustainable development conference next month are being watered down at informal talks in New York, observers say, heightening fears the summit will fail to deliver.  (Proposals in...
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Freakonomics » Is Good Corporate Citizenship Also Good for the Bottom Line?

Freakonomics » Is Good Corporate Citizenship Also Good for the Bottom Line? | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Corporate citizenship and the bottom line #sustainability http://t.co/rLaBsq9k...
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Yes, Civilized People DO Have Composting Toilets In Their Homes

Yes, Civilized People DO Have Composting Toilets In Their Homes | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Waste is too valuable to just flush away. But can you comfortably live with the alternative? Laurence Grant does, and explains how.
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Open Source Permaculture -- Indiegogo

Open Source Permaculture -- Indiegogo | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Help create Urban Permaculture Book, Q&A site and Wiki for everyone! (RT @NaturalistBent: RT! Important! < 24 hrs to go! Please contribute (even just $1) to bring AWESOME open-source #Permaculture to life!
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How to Start Natural Beekeeping - for free!

How to Start Natural Beekeeping - for free! | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Permaculture Design Courses via Permaculture Media Blog
How to Start Natural Beekeeping - for Free!!!
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Family Lives in 168-sq. ft. House to Save Money

After losing their business to the recession, Carl and Hari decided to make a drastic move... out of their 3-bedroom home, and into what they call their "Tin... (Live in a tiny house, pay tiny bills! Genius!
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How farms are using permaculture design to survive and prosper

How farms are using permaculture design to survive and prosper | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Louise Cartwright visits three farms in England and discovers how they have used permaculture principles to diversify yields and manage their businesses (RT @PermacultureMag: Reading: How farms are using permaculture design to survive and prosper...)...
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6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the World - Huffington Post

6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the World - Huffington Post | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
6 Reasons Organics Can Feed the WorldHuffington PostBuying organic is a powerful change-making action, but it's also a relatively easy one.
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Author pushing for sustainable flowers - Bend Bulletin

Author pushing for sustainable flowers - Bend Bulletin | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Author pushing for sustainable flowersBend BulletinDebra Prinzing, the author of “The 50 Mile Bouquet,” a book about seasonal and sustainable flowers, buys flowers at Alm Hill Gardens in Seattle on Monday.
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Assignment Earth: Flower Power | Rainforest Alliance

Assignment Earth: Flower Power | Rainforest Alliance | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Happy #PalmSunday!Learn how one pastor is celebrating sustainability by choosing eco-palms: http://t.co/JN9nIncw...
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Cleaning up Cairo through compost - Egypt Independent

Cleaning up Cairo through compost - Egypt Independent | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Cleaning up Cairo through compostEgypt IndependentWould you be able to produce absolutely no garbage or waste for an entire week? Amid the heaps of garbage piled along Cairo's streets, one small group of ...
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Replanting Haiti's Trees: Poverty Resolutions' Lesson in Sustainability

Replanting Haiti's Trees: Poverty Resolutions' Lesson in Sustainability | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Non-profit seeks to promote growth by planting trees in Haiti. Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012 The ramifications of deforestation can be seen all over the world, and it is particularly evident on the island of...
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‘Food, Inc.’ chicken farmer has a new, humane farm

‘Food, Inc.’ chicken farmer has a new, humane farm | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Carole Morison talks about her new pasture-based operation and the example she and her husband hope to set for other poultry farmers looking to change the industry.
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:07 AM

Way to go, as long as the "99%" of us can afford it!

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Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup

Got Weeds? Use Vinegar, Not Roundup | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Got Weeds?Use Vinegar, Not Roundup http://t.co/ZPQsMK73 #organicgardeningtip #ecofriendly #sustainable #RoundupIsToxic #sillynot2try...
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Walmart's 2012 Sustainability Report Talks Softly about Suppliers - Sustainable Plant

Walmart's 2012 Sustainability Report Talks Softly about Suppliers - Sustainable Plant | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Sustainable PlantWalmart's 2012 Sustainability Report Talks Softly about SuppliersSustainable PlantBy Sustainable Plant Staff April 19, 2012 03:35:34 pm Walmart has released its fifth annual Global Responsibility Report (GRR), "Beyond 50 Years:...
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Roundup: 5 DIY Backyard Composting Solutions

Roundup: 5 DIY Backyard Composting Solutions | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
During my growing-up years, my parents had a small garden in our backyard.  As a result, we were all in the habit of tossing our fruit and veggie scraps into...
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How Clean Are Your Clothes? Pollution from China’s Textile Industry | I Commit to Green Blog

How Clean Are Your Clothes? Pollution from China’s Textile Industry | I Commit to Green Blog | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Susan Egan Keane, Senior Environmental Analyst, Washington DC More than 6000 water pollution violations from apparel factories in China – that is just one revelation in a stunning new account of water pollution from the Chinese&nb...
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Steve Kingsley's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:12 AM

Time to bring back the textile (and other) industries to the USA?

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7 Food Forests in 7 Minutes - Building a Permaculture Paradise

A food forest is when you start with annuals and replace them with perennials that produce several tiers of food year round with minimal maintenance... think...
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Permacultureglobal.com - the interactive map and database of the Worldwide Permaculture Network

Permacultureglobal.com - the interactive map and database of the Worldwide Permaculture Network | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
RT @growinawareness http://t.co/Mb7cxhZj - the interactive map and database of the Worldwide Permaculture Networ...
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Watch: Everything you always wanted to know about urban chickening (but were afraid to ask)

Watch: Everything you always wanted to know about urban chickening (but were afraid to ask) | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Bee Ayers of BK Farmyards gives ioby — the fabulous NYC-based environmental fundraising platform — the low-down on the fine art of raising chickens in the city.
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Let's Make Sustainable Food Less Elitist - Lifestyle - GOOD

Let's Make Sustainable Food Less Elitist - Lifestyle - GOOD | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
Sustainable food initiatives don't serve everyday Americans. Here's how to change that.
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Harvard Business Students Debate KKR and Sustainability

Harvard Business Students Debate KKR and Sustainability | Local Sustainability | Scoop.it
For years, Friedman's theories held young business students in thrall across the country, but last week at Harvard Business School, I saw a totally different ethos.
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