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22 global cities implement urban & social innovations to improve lives of 121 million citizens.

22 global cities implement urban & social innovations to improve lives of 121 million citizens. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
22 global cities implement urban & social innovations to improve lives of 121 million citizens.
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In climate change battle, it's time we started selling sustainability - Canada.com

In climate change battle, it's time we started selling sustainability - Canada.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The marketplace is our commons, the place where we agree on what matters and what does not, from politicians to lattes.

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First annual Sustainability Symposium focuses on collaboration ... - Red and Black

First annual Sustainability Symposium focuses on collaboration ... - Red and Black | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Pushing interdisciplinary projects to create new ways of looking at sustainability was the theme Friday, as the University of Georgia held its first annual Sustainability Science Symposium and Workshop.

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The Role of Government in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy - Huffington Post

The Role of Government in the Transition to a Sustainable Economy - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It's a great paradox that the moment the United States needs government the most, we don't seem to have one anymore. As a student of public administration, like many of my generation, I was motivated by John F. Kennedy's call to public service. I "asked not what my country could do for me" and, despite my concerns about the direction of our foreign policy in the 1960s and 1970s, I went to work for the Environmental Protection Agency in the late 1970s asking, "what can I do for my country?" Six months into Ronald Reagan's term, after he defined government as a problem rather than a calling, I was gone. I was not alone; many left and many who were needed never arrived. State and local governments continued to attract the best and brightest of our young people, but fewer and fewer seemed interested in working in our nation's capital. Most headed for private nonprofits and for-profits. In Washington, public service went out of fashion, replaced by the ambition-fueled revolving door.

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The Collaborative Economy: 2014 Hot Topic and Trend | Sustainable Brands

The Collaborative Economy: 2014 Hot Topic and Trend | Sustainable Brands | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Collaborative Economy is associated with sharing resources to reduce waste, but its primary focus is on the economics of collaboration and the efficiencies of networks.
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Michael Ravensbergen's curator insight, January 19, 5:13 AM

Tips to be more collaborative!!!

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Let's be honest: real sustainability may not make business sense

Let's be honest: real sustainability may not make business sense | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Considerations such as 'what do you really care about' and 'who do you serve' should be drivers of sustainability, not profit
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Sustainability in Fablab

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The growing hype around Fablabs and innovative technologies like “3D printing” and “laser cutting” for instance, turns my focus once again to the environmental impact of the materials used in fabrication. 
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Seven Sustainability Trends for 2014 - Business Green

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Labour will probably be distant by-standers in the debate as they focus their narrative on how the economic recovery is leaving huge swathes of the population financially struggling.

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South Australia to Share its Way to Zero Waste

South Australia to Share its Way to Zero Waste | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What would a zero waste world look like? One dimension is efficient recycling. But to truly get to zero waste, you'd need to go beyond recycling into reduce and reuse.
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Sustainable Event Alliance's curator insight, January 10, 5:46 PM

Love this. Let's see an entire destination move to Zero Waste. 

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Wind Power Rivals Coal With $1 Billion Order From Buffett

Wind Power Rivals Coal With $1 Billion Order From Buffett | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The decision by Warren Buffett’s utility company to order about $1 billion of wind turbines for projects in Iowa shows how a drop in equipment costs is making renewable energy more competitive with power from fossil fuels.
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EPSRC studentship in Digital fabrication and sustainability (2014) : Postgraduate research scholarships 2014 : ... : University of Sussex

EPSRC studentship in Digital fabrication and sustainability (2014) : Postgraduate research scholarships 2014 : ... : University of Sussex | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This studentship is jointly funded by EPSRC and the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex. Applicants are sought for a three-year, fully funded PhD scholarship at SPRU, in the School of Business, Management and Economics at the University of Sussex.

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Pascal Lamy and Ian Goldin propose mechanisms for improving global governance and cooperation. - Project Syndicate

Pascal Lamy and Ian Goldin propose mechanisms for improving global governance and cooperation. - Project Syndicate | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Current ecological, health, economic, and cyber threats highlight the need for international institutions to step up and protect the global commons.
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Sustainability movement will fail unless it creates a compelling future vision

Sustainability movement will fail unless it creates a compelling future vision | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We will only create prosperity within planetary boundaries if we start to really believe it is possible, writes Jo Confino
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World must end 'dirty' fuel use - UN

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A long-awaited UN report on how to curb climate change says the world must rapidly move away from carbon-intensive fuels.

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The Economic Realms: Sack the Economists!

The Economic Realms: Sack the Economists! | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Non-mainstream economists are all-too aware of the failure of mainstream economists to anticipate, let alone avoid, the Global Financial Crisis and the ensuing Great Recession.  The mainstream profession is also failing to fix the problem, and is actually making it worse.

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The launch of Model Behavior: 20 business model innovations for sustainability

The launch of Model Behavior: 20 business model innovations for sustainability | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The idea of business model innovation—that a company could launch a new business model never conceived of before, or transform an existing business model—has long captivated business leaders. And yet, executives are often held back by vested interests in their current approach: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

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World Economic Forum: Where will the “Household Names” in Social Enterprise come from?

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'World Economic Forum: Where will the “Household Names” in Social Enterprise come from?' blog post by David Wilcox.
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Want to save the world? Share! - OnEarth Magazine

Want to save the world? Share! - OnEarth Magazine | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Years ago, perhaps after I served them a rustic-looking crème broulee, my in-laws gave me a miniature blow torch, the better to caramelize future desserts. It’s a neat tool—efficient and exciting to use—but I can’t say I’ve precision-melted sugar more than four times in the last twelve years (crème brulee leaves behind too many egg whites for a household that doesn’t love angel food cake). And so the gadget sits above my refrigerator, a slight risk for explosion but mostly just taking up space.

 
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Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent [Infographic]

Why Buying Local Is Worth Every Cent [Infographic] | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When taking the state of our economy into consideration, buying local could be the best decision U.S. shoppers make this season.
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Institute for Leadership and Sustainability: Certificate of Achievement in Sustainable Exchange

Institute for Leadership and Sustainability: Certificate of Achievement in Sustainable Exchange | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Collaborative consumption systems like Airbnb, digital currencies like Bitcoin, local currencies like the Bristol Pound, gifting systems like Impossible.com, and sharing systems like TimeBanks UK, suggest that there could be a new paradigm emerging for how we organise our economic lives in ways that could restore community and the environment.  
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Building Sustainable Cities - and Societies - through Collaboration

Building Sustainable Cities - and Societies - through Collaboration | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Society is described by Aristotle as two or more people pursuing a common goal. A society could therefore be an elevator –even if none of the occupants talks to each other! We enter, we nod, sometimes say hello, press our desired floor and look at our smartphone, contemplate our watch or adjust our briefcase until we are awaken from our reverie by the elevator chime, the door opening or someone entering or exiting our walled ecosystem.

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Big Data on the Smart Grid: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook - Energy Collective

Big Data on the Smart Grid: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook - Energy Collective | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Big data" may be the most overused buzz-phrase in the smart grid industry today. But that doesn’t mean that managing, analyzing and deriving operational and customer value from the massive amounts of data being collected by utilities isn’t important and valuable -- or that utilities aren't spending on it. GTM Research has pegged the value of the global utility data analytics market at a cumulative $20 billion between 2013 and 2020, growing from an annual spend of $1.1 billion this year to nearly $4 billion by decade’s end.

 
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About – AQAL Capital

About – AQAL Capital | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Our core investment strategy mandates that rigorous financial measurement criteria be intimately correlated with social, environmental, cultural, behavioral, as well as ethics, morals, and higher human values. Therefore, we provide the sustainable integration between traditional, profit-oriented, investing criteria and impact investing measurements with its social, environmental, and governance (ESG/UN PRI) metrics.

 
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Motorola Wants Everyone To Build Smartphones Like Lego Kits

Motorola Wants Everyone To Build Smartphones Like Lego Kits | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Introducing Project Ara, an experiment from Motorola aimed to creating smartphones made out of modular open source hardware.
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Alternative business models for sustainable fashion – live chat roundup - The Guardian (blog)

Alternative business models for sustainable fashion – live chat roundup - The Guardian (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We round up the highlights from a recent live chat exploring how business, consumers and design students can help to shift our patterns of fashion consumption
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