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São Paulo, Brazil Reforms Urban Waste Disposal Practices

São Paulo, Brazil Reforms Urban Waste Disposal Practices | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Many people separate dry waste from organic waste, but we know little about the destination of these materials. If, indeed, they are used for recycling, isn’t it possible to also reuse organic waste?
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A Different Kind of Diversity: The Changing Face of Engineering Education

A Different Kind of Diversity: The Changing Face of Engineering Education | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
We face unprecedented global challenges and opportunities, from the need for clean water and clean energy to fighting cyber terrorism. These challenges demand new ideas, and one obvious approach is simply to increase volume.
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'Moral soundness' to be included in education reform - The Nation

'Moral soundness' to be included in education reform - The Nation | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
'Moral soundness' to be included in education reform. The National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) may not have said it out loud yet. But it is quite clear that educational reform is now embracing the...
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an unfinished conversation at the Education Reform ... - RSA blogs

an unfinished conversation at the Education Reform ... - RSA blogs | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
While thousands of teachers strike this week, the three main parties' Education ministers will be joined by their European counterparts to speak at the Education Reform Summit in London. The summit, running today and ...
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Complex cellular-molecular crosstalk of vertebrate regeneration

Complex cellular-molecular crosstalk of vertebrate regeneration | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Regeneration is one of the most tantalizing areas of biological research. How are some animals able to regrow body parts following injury? Why can't humans do the same thing?
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A Classroom Leaves the Syllabus to the Students - New York Times

A Classroom Leaves the Syllabus to the Students - New York Times | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
New York Times A Classroom Leaves the Syllabus to the Students New York Times Lehigh first tried what it calls its mountaintop program on a smaller scale last summer, combining elements that scholars of education have advocated for years —...
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Globcal International

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Globcal International is a membership cooperative, non-profit international nongovernmental... (Please help us (yes this is a collaboration and cooperative) reach our goal of 3000 members for the e⊃3;...
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Global Water Forum | Cooperative management of water resources ...

Global Water Forum | Cooperative management of water resources ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Burnett discusses the characteristics of common pool resources problems in the context of economics and cooperation between water resource users.
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Cooperatives Newsletter, October 2013 - United Nations Social ...

Cooperatives Newsletter, October 2013 - United Nations Social ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs project on global cooperatives data base. The United Nations General Assembly, in resolution A/RES/66/123, welcomed the proclamation of the year 2012 as the ...
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Call for papers: 2014 International Summit of Co-operatives ...

Call for papers: 2014 International Summit of Co-operatives ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Developing cooperative and mutual businesses; Financing and capitalization for cooperatives and mutuals; Food security through cooperatives and mutuals; Access to health and social care services through cooperatives ...
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Turnover of health cooperatives worldwide amounted $20.84 billion ...

Turnover of health cooperatives worldwide amounted $20.84 billion ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
The International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) - with the scientific and technical support of Euricse - launched at ICA Global Conference in Cape Town the 2013 report of its global statistical project: The World Co-operative ...
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Can 'Cooperative Capitalism' Succeed? - Forbes

Can 'Cooperative Capitalism' Succeed? - Forbes | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Can 'Cooperative Capitalism' Succeed?
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Author J.W. Smith, with a doctorate in political economics (author of Cooperative Capitalism: A Blueprint for Global Peace and Prosperity) has presented papers on the concepts in six countries.
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There is a model being developed as I type. It's called Globcal and has its web base at www.globcal.net and is on Facebook in several fashions, but you can start here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ambassador-Zen-Benefiel/128648847205201

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Mintzberg's Organizational Configurations - Strategy Skills Training from MindTools.com

Mintzberg's Organizational Configurations - Strategy Skills Training from MindTools.com | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
How can two companies have similar structures, yet perform very differently? Learn about the main organizational types, their advantages and disadvantages, and when they should be used.
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Obama and Fast-Moving Global Crises - Consortium News

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Obama and Fast-Moving Global Crises
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The imposition of damaging sanctions on Russia is almost an open invitation for Moscow to become less cooperative regarding the damaging sanctions that have been imposed, under U.S.
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Still needing to learn to get along. Old methods might not be as effective in the 21st century when collaboration for change is necessary.

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College Ready vs. Out-of-Basement Ready: Shifting the Education Paradigm

College Ready vs. Out-of-Basement Ready: Shifting the Education Paradigm | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
"Dominant reform efforts keep fixing the obsolete paradigm instead of inventing a new one..." @YongZhaoUO: http://t.co/zQmy4jLREw
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First Nations weighing their options on controversial education reforms

First Nations weighing their options on controversial education reforms | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Chiefs attending an annual gathering of the Assembly of First Nations are mulling several counter-proposals to a controversial Conservative bill to reform aboriginal education. But none of the draft resolutions put forward at the ...
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Protecting the American Dream: Education Reform in ... - Sites@Duke

Protecting the American Dream: Education Reform in ... - Sites@Duke | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Hello! My name is Emily and I am working with an education reform nonprofit in Washington, DC. The nonprofit's mission is to promote high academic achievement for students at all levels (pre-K through college) with a ...
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Why The First YC-Backed Biotech Company May Just Be The Future Of Pharma | TechCrunch

Why The First YC-Backed Biotech Company May Just Be The Future Of Pharma | TechCrunch | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Gingko Bioworks sounds kind of like a mad science lab of the future. The Boston-based biotech company is currently working on a project with DARPA to treat..
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Faith and Values: Spiritual Dominion can bring practical solutions to nagging ... - Allentown Morning Call

Faith and Values: Spiritual Dominion can bring practical solutions to nagging ...
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UK Deepens China Ties as Part of Broad International Cooperative ...

UK Deepens China Ties as Part of Broad International Cooperative ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
As British Prime Minister David Cameron and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang look on, representatives from the UK Space Agency and the China National Space Administration sign a memorandum of understanding to cooperate ...
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Head and hands in the cloud: cooperative models for global trade to ...

Head and hands in the cloud: cooperative models for global trade to ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Abstract: Until recent times, the standard globalization model has been to maximize profit by moving manufacture to locations where wages are low, and there are fewer obstacles, such as environmental standards.
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The new brand of the Global Co-operative Movement | Rethinking ...

The new brand of the Global Co-operative Movement | Rethinking ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Design: Calvert (London). Creation of the Brand Strategy: Sebastian Guerrini (Barcelona-Buenos Aires). Client: ICA. In early 2013, the ICA (International Cooperative Alliance) called for a contest among 30 selected agencies specialized on ...
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The global cooperative movement meets in South Africa | RIPESS ...

The global cooperative movement meets in South Africa | RIPESS ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
The global meeting of the cooperative movement is approaching. It will be held in Cape Town (South Africa) during the week of 1-5 November. The International Cooperative Alliance Conference “A Cooperative Decade in ...
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Social needs, cooperative answers | International Health ...

Social needs, cooperative answers | International Health ... | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
Community services are a key component of economic development, sustainable employment and social cohesion in the 21st Century. Over 200 people, including Paul Singer, Secretary of State for Solidarity Economy under ...
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A Case for Coding - Core77.com (blog)

A Case for Coding - Core77.com (blog) | Making Sense Common | Scoop.it
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A Case for Coding
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"One of the principles we work with is the idea of 'do-ocracy' or adhocracy," noted Stewart. "The way that people become involved in the space is by becoming involved in the space.
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