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Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature - Model D

Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature - Model D | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What can we learn from observing the self-sustaining ecosystems of the natural world? And with that knowledge, how can we design systems of our own, systems of all kinds, that mimic the intrinsic balance of ecosystems, with their capacity for diversity, renewal, and the transformation of waste into energy?
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Crowdsourcing the 1 million organizations working on change around the world!

Crowdsourcing the 1 million organizations working on change around the world! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Seven years ago, there was no way to find organizations from all over the world working on social justice and environmental change; the Wiser.org network changed that by bringing online the largest, editable global directory of not-for-profits that allows people from all over the world to share the incredible work happening around them.

 

 

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We are the "inner circle" of the circular economy

We are the "inner circle" of the circular economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The global conversation for sustainability in manufacturing is shifting to the “circular economy”, like at Davos, where the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has promoted the concept and the opportunities for companies in this field. Up until now, the focus of the circular economy has been primarily on design products for easier disassembling and recycling – the outer circle – which implies creating a closed loop of materials and in the case of electronics, recovering metals in our gadgets.

 
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Responsibility Requires a Change of World View from Companies - Science Daily (press release)

Responsibility Requires a Change of World View from Companies - Science Daily (press release) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

NEW YORK, Nov. 6, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Communications is a seemingly constant state of evolution—but often the focus of change is on external communications, public relations and marketing efforts. Internal communications is being impacted by technology at the same rapid pace.

 
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Cities as Eco-factories of the Future - Green European Journal

Cities as Eco-factories of the Future - Green European Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
As the world rapidly continues to urbanise, cities will have to play a progressively greater role in the move towards a low carbon economy.
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Printing Solar Panels in the Backyard

Imagine what you might do if you could print your own solar panels. That's kind of the dream behind Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein's Solar Pocket Factory -- although they see it more as the "microbrewery" of panel production rather than a tool for everyone's garage. With over $70,000 of backing from a successful Kickstarter campaign, the inventors are now working on refining the prototype. If all goes well, by April they'll have a machine that can spit out a micro solar panel every few seconds. In the meantime, Frayne stopped by Flora Lichtman's backyard with a few pieces of the prototype to explain how the mini-factory will work.

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Brittney's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:53 AM

Amazing, this is why the future looks so bright!

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EESC: Stop planned obsolescence

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) called the EU policy makers to impose a total ban on planned obsolescence.
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Wanted: Innovative Sustainable Business Models ...

Wanted: Innovative Sustainable Business Models ... | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Guardian website noted that the promise of business-model innovation has long captivated the sustainability field, generating plenty of hype. But all the talk has yet to yield many real business-model changes.
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Column: The next generation demands sustainable, innovative business - Reuters

Column: The next generation demands sustainable, innovative business - Reuters | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Christina Marule owns a spaza shop — the equivalent of a corner store — in rural South Africa. Five years ago she was forced to keep her young son out of school while she traveled to the nearest market, a half day's trip away, to purchase products to sell in her store. Today, she manages inventory via text message from a mobile device. Her son is back in the classroom.

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Our insane civilisation lacks the wisdom to deal with the problems we face - Blue and Green Tomorrow

Our insane civilisation lacks the wisdom to deal with the problems we face - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We’re collectively insane. Our civilisations now appears to be almost psychotic. We’ve created systems that if you were to look at them as if they were individuals, we would see them as being mentally ill to an extreme extent.

 
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Bill Mollison Permaculture Lecture Series On-Line

Bill Mollison Permaculture Lecture Series On-Line | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
These videos are documents from two design courses taught by Bill Mollison at the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose Texas in 1994 and 1995. They are a definitive selection from our original 16 part series. These tapes bear many viewings and will benefit anyone who wants to learn how to help regenerate the earth - from back yard to bio-region. Teachers of permaculture have found these tapes to be a valuable coaching tool - edited to one hour.
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34% of investors want their money to help build a sustainable economy - Blue & Green Tomorrow

34% of investors want their money to help build a sustainable economy - Blue & Green Tomorrow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A third of UK investors (34%) want their savings and investments to help create a more sustainable economy, according to a YouGov survey conducted for National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW). 
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How to Build a “Shareable City” | David Bollier

How to Build a “Shareable City” | David Bollier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Shareable and the Sustainable Economies Law Center have released a fantastic new report surveying the ways in which cities can adopt policies to promote “sharing” in a range of areas -- food, housing, transportation and jobs.  The landmark report, “Policies for Shareable Cities:  A Sharing Economy Policy Primer for Urban Leaders,” pulls together “scores of innovative, high impact policies that US city governments have put in place to help citizens share resources, co-produce, and create their own jobs.” 

 
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Going Naked – the Power of Collective Intelligence – British Land

Going Naked – the Power of Collective Intelligence – British Land | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Decentralised energy: Historically, this has been less of a priority for us. Where we had explored renewables, the results had usually come back showing that demand reduction (energy efficiency initiatives) would be more effective at cutting carbon and controlling costs for occupiers – so this was where we’d focused. However, in the light of some of the insights the crowd gave us, we’re now revisiting feasibility studies for local off-grid energy generation, as a means of reducing reliance on grid electricity and minimising the risk of supply security. We were also interested by the crowd’s suggestions regarding innovative supply arrangements for off-grid generation and supply.
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How Sustainability is Growing Unilever’s Brand Equity and Profits

How Sustainability is Growing Unilever’s Brand Equity and Profits | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Unilever is working toward a new business model that “...enables responsible, equitable growth that is decoupled from environmental impacts.”
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taking ethical business practises can be the best thing for your brands equity. With Unilever demonstrating this, the article highlights the growing importance of business sustainability, and how to transfer that into value for your customers and add value to your brand! however like quoted in the article 'Creating a vision like Unilever’s is one thing. Making it happen is the challenge'.

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Green Map System:creating new outreach and mapmaking resources

Green Map System:creating new outreach and mapmaking resources | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Our daily activities include creating new outreach and mapmaking resources, supporting project leaders and mapping new pathways toward vibrant communities at this particularly difficult moment in human history. Green Map System's incredibly diverse network strives to meet all needs in a sustainable, equitable and effective manner as we challenge conventional views of our world and involve our communities in meaningful action for a better tomorrow.

 
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Transforming the Global Environment – One Community Weekly Progress Update #36 | One Community

Transforming the Global Environment – One Community Weekly Progress Update #36 | One Community | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One Community is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization creating open source and free-shared solutions for all aspects of a sustainable civilization.
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How economic growth has become anti-life

How economic growth has become anti-life | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Vandana Shiva: An obsession with growth has eclipsed our concern for sustainability, justice and human dignity.
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Easy. Affordable. 100% Renewable Energy. Click to Switch.

You can have clean energy for your home today from Ethical Electric. See how it works.
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Focus on Food Ep. 36- Cuba: The Most Sustainable Place on Earth, with Roberto Perez

Focus on Food Ep. 36- Cuba: The Most Sustainable Place on Earth, with Roberto Perez | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Hosted by Carter Wallace and Rishi Kumar
This episode first broadcast on September 7, 201

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The next generation demands sustainable, innovative business - eco-business.com

The next generation demands sustainable, innovative business - eco-business.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Christina Marule owns a spaza shop — the equivalent of a corner store — in rural South Africa. Five years ago she was forced to keep her young son out of school while she traveled to the nearest market, a half day’s trip away, to purchase products to sell in her store. Today, she manages inventory via text message from a mobile device. Her son is back in the classroom.

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About | The (En)Rich List

About | The (En)Rich List | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The (En)Rich List celebrates a wealth of inspirational individuals. Collectively, the people highlighted throughout this website present a rich tapestry that points to globally prosperous and sustainable futures.
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Cities and Geographic Development | Sustainable Cities Collective

Cities and Geographic Development | Sustainable Cities Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
There seems to be a prevalent trend in media and political commentary about the Canadian province of New Brunswick where I live and am from; that the province is falling behind, in decline.
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Donnie Maclurcan: "Not-for-profits as game changers"

In his talk last July at Open Government Melbourne Meetup, Donnie Maclurcan explains why Not for profits will take over For profits and change the game. To relate to Michel’s notion of ‘For benefit’, and the recent post on cooperative accumulation. These are the highlights of the talk:  
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3D Printing: The Greener Choice

3D Printing: The Greener Choice | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A new study shows it takes less energy to print many household items at home than to manufacture them en masse.
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