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The Greeks Pass Austerity But Are They Being Priced Out of Their Lives?

The Greeks Pass Austerity But Are They Being Priced Out of Their Lives? | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
As the streets of Athens explode in anger, the parliament passes the austerity measures that diminish the standard of living. But is there any other choice?

 

A bad day for democracy as the birthplace of democracy is burning.


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Treated Wastewater Used for Drinking

Treated Wastewater Used for Drinking | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
As water becomes more precious, suppliers are beginning to overcome public aversion to treating and reusing wastewater.

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China's exports and imports fall

China's exports and imports fall | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
China's exports and imports fell in January, raising fresh concerns about the impact of a global economic slowdown on its economy.
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Rainforest Alliance Spices up Sustainability with New Standard | TRADE FOR DEVELOPMENT CENTRE

Rainforest Alliance Spices up Sustainability with New Standard | TRADE FOR DEVELOPMENT CENTRE | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

The Rainforest Alliance on February 10 announced that it has teamed up with the Sustainable Spices Initiative (SSI) to develop new standards for sustainable spice production, in accordance with Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) standards. SSI is the first major program to address sustainability in the production of spices.

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The Dubai Skyline In The Fog

The Dubai Skyline In The Fog | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

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megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 1:01 AM
Dubai a country that has developed itself. It is a country that is extremely rich and beautiful.
Jacqueline Landry's curator insight, December 16, 2013 9:02 PM

This is pretty cool. You can tell how  high that main strip of buildings are. Very unique 

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Wind power in Europe grew 11% in 2011

Wind power in Europe grew 11% in 2011 | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
BusinessGreen: Industry figures reveal more than 9.6GW of capacity added last year, taking overall EU total to about 94GW...
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Fairtrade partners with Tesco and M&S for clothing push | News | Marketing Week

Fairtrade partners with Tesco and M&S for clothing push | News | Marketing Week | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
The Fairtrade Foundation is to use its first summer campaign to push a wider range of certified products as it steps up efforts to market year round.
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Taking Back Globalization - Olivier De Schutter

Taking Back Globalization - Olivier De Schutter | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

Analysis by UN Special Food Rapporteur Olivier De Schutter of the failures of capitalist globalisation.


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6 Tips On How to Respond to Negative Feedback on Social Media

OH NO! There's a negative post lurking on your social media account and you got to act. Do you make like an ostrich and put your head in the sand or go for an early coffee break and hope it will go away? Here's some very sensible tips from AskAaron on the right way to go about it . . .


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How Kenya Is Building a Sustainable Banana

How Kenya Is Building a Sustainable Banana | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
The Kenya Agricultural Research Institute is banana paradise. The artificial sun shines on plants for 16 hours a day and hides for eight.
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How to Start a Business Recycling Program

How to Start a Business Recycling Program | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to be an eco-friendlier business is often overlooked: Recycling.  Chances are your business sends more items to the landfill than it has to.
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The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Crunching a list of variables about innovation and sustainability, we rank the world's smartest cities, from New York to Hong Kong (and with an unexpected winner).
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Organic food is not always sustainable food

Organic food is not always sustainable food | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Good food, as we've come to know it in that last few years, has a few characteristics: It's local. It's grown using responsible, land-loving techniques, like crop rotations and polycultures.

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20 cities want your innovative ideas for a better future

20 cities want your innovative ideas for a better future | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

Living Labs Global is a non-profit association which promotes new technologies and services in cities. In all, twenty cities have partnered with the organisation to identify innovative solutions to problems around tourism, transport, health and open government.


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How to choose an ethical banking account

How to choose an ethical banking account | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
Simon Birch: Consumers had never had a better opportunity to move their money away from the failed big banks...
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Google Chrome Blog: German Federal Office of Information Security recommends Chrome

German Federal Office of Information Security recommends Chrome

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Why is it so hard to make aid climate-smart? - AlertNet

Why is it so hard to make aid climate-smart? - AlertNet | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
A new guide aims to speed up progress in linking climate change, disaster management and development...
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Climate Change - Adaptation Private Sector Initiative - database of business cases

Climate Change - Adaptation Private Sector Initiative - database of business cases | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

New Climate Change database collects 100+ case studies on private sector initiatives http://t.co/oLNEvvAC  #UNFCCC @CFigueres #greendev

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Eco-labels: radical rethink required

Eco-labels: radical rethink required | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

The time has come to rethink the eco-label model: there are more than 400 eco-labels in the marketplace! Keep an eye on this rising topic!


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The SMI-Wizness Social Media Sustainability Index

The SMI-Wizness Social Media Sustainability Index | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it
The SMI-Wizness Social Media Sustainability Index is a special report offering indepth analysis of best practice social media sustainability communication.
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UNEP-Publications

UNEP-Publications | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

This new publication of UNEP highlights sustainability in ocean-oriented economies.Click here to download it for free!

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Inditex's alliance with the global garment union | Ethical Trading Initiative

A new alliance between Zara's owners Inditex and the global garments union is helping the Spanish retailer develop a strategic approach to tackling workers' rights throughout its supply chain, and to respond swiftly and effectively to major breaches of workers' rights when they occur. Workers in one Cambodian garment factory have already benefited.

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WUWM Conference 2012 Berlin Germany

WUWM Conference 2012 Berlin Germany | Piccolo Mondo | Scoop.it

The next WUWM conference will be held at Germany's land of green economy...

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