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Streets and Permeable Paving and Extreme Weather Preparedness | Sustainable Cities Collective

Streets and Permeable Paving and Extreme Weather Preparedness | Sustainable Cities Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

In the circles I travel, there is a lot of discussion about the importance of streets and their design to our communities. In short, for many decades there has been too little attention paid to the effect of streets on pedestrians, bicyclists, transit users, merchants and their customers, on children. Instead, the overwhelming thrust of thinking about these critically important public spaces has been placed upon their role as conveyances for motor vehicles.

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Mário Carmo's curator insight, June 13, 4:47 AM

While the practice of greening our streets is in its infancy, policies and projects are emerging.

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Creating a Climate of Change: A Sustainable Future for the Living Earth w Jeremy

Join acclaimed social thinker Jeremy Rifkin, and authors and educators Gregory Cajete and Melissa K. Nelson to explore how we can incorporate the values of .
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Video of the Day: Warning To the People of Earth | P2P Foundation

Video of the Day: Warning To the People of Earth | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

“William Rees is the co-creator of the Eco-Footprint concept. He has measured humanity’s use of the planet’s resource, and what he has discovered is frightening. We are using more resources than the planet can possibly supply us with. Without a huge change in the way we live, our planet-wide civilization will likely collapse. This 29-minute documentary is a compilation of his lectures, and a summary of his warning.”

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LOW-TECH MAGAZINE: How Sustainable is PV Solar Power?

LOW-TECH MAGAZINE: How Sustainable is PV Solar Power? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems generate "free" electricity from sunlight, but manufacturing them is an energy-intensive process. It's generally assumed that it only takes a few years before solar panels have generated as much energy as it took to make them, resulting in very low greenhouse gas emissions compared to conventional grid electricity. However, the studies upon which this assumption is based are written by a handful of researchers who arguably have a positive bias towards solar PV. A more critical analysis shows that the cumulative energy and CO2 balance...
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‘Double Enclosure’- the shut down of democratic accountability, participation and transparency | Kosmos Journal

‘Double Enclosure’- the shut down of democratic accountability, participation and transparency | Kosmos Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Kosmos was delighted to attend the recent EDGE Funders Alliance Conference in Baltimore. The following text is from a presentation by Heike Loeschmann of the Heinrich Boell Foundation on Transformational Change. First, for context, here is the Edge Funders 5-minute Plenary Film 2015 – Better, Not More.


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Argument Maps for Collective Intelligence - scp-centre.org

Argument Maps for Collective Intelligence - scp-centre.org | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
How can all the different aspects and arguments for sustainable lifestyles be brought together and made accessible for many people. Which tools can help show the collective intelligence of users of larger online communities?
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GlobalNet21: Recreating Our Futures

GlobalNet21: Recreating Our Futures

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Recreating Our Futures GlobalNet21 is the leading forum in the UK for discussing the major issues in the 21st Century. We share a common concern for the sustainability of both...

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GlobalNet21 is the leading forum in the UK for discussing the major issues in the 21st Century. We share a common concern for the sustainability of both our planet and the people on it. With almost 20,000 network members in the UK and abroad, we are making the debate, and democracy, more accessible by enlarging the Public Square and using social networks.


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The Sharing Economy: Our Sustainable Future? | ...

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Share The World's Resources, December 03, 2012 -▶ THE SHARING ECONOMY: OUR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE If we believe that the sharing economy has a role to play in creating a fairer and more sustainable world, then we need to look broadly at how the...
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Lessons from history: why what we say about sustainability matters - The Guardian

Lessons from history: why what we say about sustainability matters - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The battle for the heart and soul of business will not be won by inventing new and unfamiliar labels, warns Richard Roberts
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Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution?

Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there before—took a wrong turn and ended up in a “scary” neighborhood. Quickly now, roll up the windows, lock the doors—one-fourth inch of glass will save our lives. What causes us to react this way?
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Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources | de Langen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning

Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources | de Langen | The International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Strategies for sustainable business models for open educational resources
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Want To Be Happy? You Only Have To Do 1 Thing. Over And Over.

Want To Be Happy? You Only Have To Do 1 Thing. Over And Over. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Matthieu Ricard says that the way for all of us to live sustainably on this planet is to adopt a culture of thinking about each other. And not just the others who are here right now, but also people we'll never meet.
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On Alternative Ways of Living Sustainably: Lessons From Solidarity & Social Economy in Madrid

On Alternative Ways of Living Sustainably: Lessons From Solidarity & Social Economy in Madrid | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The majority of times we think we are not free to think of the world as a unity of people all working towards human development, evolution and res-publica, which- as the Greeks taught us- means contributing to the development of the society's state of the art.
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Open Sourcing Sustainability

Open Sourcing Sustainability | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This December in Paris, the 21st U.N. climate conference COP21 is expected to be another "very last chance" to stop global warming. But during the previous 20 conferences, worldwide CO2 emissions have in fact doubled. Can we trust the politicians once more, or is time to take things in our own hands?

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Laurent Janssens's curator insight, June 16, 2:53 PM

#Sustainability effort have to be high. As such #IP has to be revamped. Why not #open more domains? 

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Naomi Klein on Cause of Climate Crisis:

Naomi Klein on Cause of Climate Crisis: | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this exclusive interview, Naomi Klein talks about extractivism, activism and the way to change hearts and minds around climate change.
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The clearest proof we’ll ever get that our planet is falling apart

The clearest proof we’ll ever get that our planet is falling apart | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Every once in a while, a chart or statistic or image comes along that reminds us, all over again, why it is that this global warming thing is so terrifying. This week, it was those darn walruses, who — after a summer when Arctic sea ice was at its sixth-lowest level on record — mobbed an Alaska beach in the largest such haul-out ever observed there.

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POC21: A Look Into 5 Weeks of Making For Sustainability

POC21: A Look Into 5 Weeks of Making For Sustainability | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What to expect from POC21? An interview with Justyna Swat and Dominik Wind.
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Policy: Five priorities for the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Policy: Five priorities for the UN Sustainable Development Goals | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Restructure data-gathering and evaluation networks to address climate change, energy, food, health and water provision, say Yonglong Lu and colleagues.

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Fully automated luxury communism

Fully automated luxury communism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Supporters believe fully automated luxury communism is an opportunity to realise a post-work society, where machines do the heavy lifting and employment as we know it is a thing of the past
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Katelyn Fitzgerald's curator insight, April 2, 2:45 PM

Are there benefits to communism?

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Proposed project: European Federation of City Farms

Proposed project: European Federation of City Farms | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
European Federation of City Farms
For over 25 years this organisation has been promoting sustainable development of local communities through the establishment and management of city farm projects.
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How businesses can engage consumers in their sustainability stories - The Guardian

How businesses can engage consumers in their sustainability stories - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Consumers are facing information overload. Tapping into people’s values and sharing positive messages will help connect over sustainability
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CLICK HERE to support Telaithrion Moving Forward

CLICK HERE to support Telaithrion Moving Forward | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Telaithrion Project’s mission is to create the first, much needed, eco-community model in Greece that will work as a school of self-sufficiency and an exemplar model of sustainability, healthy and harmonic living conditions with respect to human values and the ecosystem,  renewable sources of energy, clean and efficient means of transportation, continuous research and education on all relevant topics and technologies, made available equally to all.


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Bristol: Green Capital?, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4

Bristol: Green Capital?, Costing the Earth - BBC Radio 4 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Bristol is Europe's Green Capital for 2015. Tom Heap finds out what that means.
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I imagine a planet with 1000s of Foundups Houses

I imagine a planet with 1000s of Foundups Houses | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sustainable living is a buzz word... Im taking the buzz out of it by showing what it truely means
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