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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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Hitting the Sweet Spot of Employees, Innovation & Sustainability

Hitting the Sweet Spot of Employees, Innovation & Sustainability | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Tapping in to the massive -- and often wasted -- resource of employee ideas can provide a win-win-win -- increasing employees' job satisfaction, saving money and reducing your environmental impacts.
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NRDC: Press Release - National Solar Energy Plan Moves Closer to Final Stages

NRDC: Press Release - National Solar Energy Plan Moves Closer to Final Stages | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Washington, D.C. (January 30, 2012) -- On the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union remarks to expand clean energy development, the Interior Department is moving to finalize the nation’s first solar energy program for public lands with the closing of the public comment period today.

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Stockholm – “Green Capital Award” winning sustainable urban devel... - StumbleUpon

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Stockholm was awarded the first “Green Capital” award in Europe. It’s efforts in sustainable urban development and environmental protection are overviewed in a new publication from the EU titled “Stockholm European Green Capital 2010.” 

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How to Leverage Collaboration to Make Your Business Thrive

How to Leverage Collaboration to Make Your Business Thrive | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Here are some tips for restructuring challenge campaigns to make them more successful.

A good article on how to let collaboration thrive in your organization.

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Study: streetcars could bring $8B in development for D.C.

Study: streetcars could bring $8B in development for D.C. | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A transit system could bring in 7,700 new jobs and boost property values by $7 billion, says a new study.
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MIT to build online education platform - The Tech

MIT to build online education platform - The Tech | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
MIT is developing an online educational platform that will be open-source, largely free, and let users outside of MIT earn certificates for completing Institute-caliber courses online. 

 

The future of education is on the way!

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Blog — FarmRoof

Blog — FarmRoof | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

An enhanced local food community in Hawaii has many tangible results – improved community relations, environment preservation, healthier food on the table – but it also has the possibility to serve as a model of culturally-based food production that we can share with the world.


Via FarmRoof®, Alan Yoshioka
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What is the economic value of green infrastructure?

What is the economic value of green infrastructure? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
What is the economic value of green infrastructure?

You guessed it! A relativly high quadruple bottom line return on such a low investment.

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Eco Monorail Offers Potentially Greener Travel

Eco Monorail Offers Potentially Greener Travel | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
While it’s incredibly important that architects and designers continue to push for residential and commercial green building projects, in order for the movement to truly sink in the process has to extend into even greater realms.
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Algae Retrofits Absorb Urban C02

Algae Retrofits Absorb Urban C02 | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
At the moment a lot of architectural work has been going into creating buildings, spaces and technologies that do not produce carbon emissions as a way to halt the effect of climate change.
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Industrial energy efficiency vital for sustainable development – UN report

Industrial energy efficiency vital for sustainable development – UN report | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A new United Nations report launched today urges investment in energy-efficient technologies to help achieve sustainable growth and tackle a host of global challenges from climate change to poverty reduction.
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Revisiting the American Dream: Is the U.S. Providing Fewer Opportunities to Get Ahead? - Knowledge@Wharton

Revisiting the American Dream: Is the U.S. Providing Fewer Opportunities to Get Ahead? - Knowledge@Wharton | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Revisiting the American Dream: Is the U.S. Providing Fewer Opportunities to Get Ahead? by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.
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Fold-up car of the future unveiled for Europe

Fold-up car of the future unveiled for Europe | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A tiny revolutionary fold-up car designed in Spain's Basque country as the answer to urban stress and pollution was unveiled before hitting European cities in 2013.
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USDA Blog » 500 Florida School Kids Adopt New Skills Learned in the Great Outdoors

USDA Blog » 500 Florida School Kids Adopt New Skills Learned in the Great Outdoors | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

What makes 500 middle and high school kids from area schools near Tallahassee, Fla., happy?

 

That's right outdoor adventures. :)

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Can Ontario deliver the continent's best land-use plan? | Sustainable Cities Collective

Can Ontario deliver the continent's best land-use plan? | Sustainable Cities Collective | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
  Hamilton, Ontario viewed from the Niagara Escarpment (by: Tom Flemming, creative commons license)...
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Landfills: From Beast to Beauty

Landfills: From Beast to Beauty | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Turning dumps to destinations says a lot about a municipality’s commitment to the local environment and approach to handling trash. 

 

This is a pratice that needs to be implemented around the world.  We throw away too many resources that have tremendous value.

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The Economic Importance of Biodiversity

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Today we’re faced with a double crisis – environmental and economic, and all across the world there’s a tug of war between the need for sustained economic growth and the imperative for environmental protection.
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Converting food waste is not a rubbish idea | Eco-Business.com

Converting food waste is not a rubbish idea | Eco-Business.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Leftovers can be easily transformed into fertilizer, animal feed and energy, Diao Ying reports in Beijing.

Sheep wander amid mountains of rubbish as collectors dump garbage from carts.
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Green Codes And Standards

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The new news in California building is the zero net energy (ZNE) standard for residential and commercial construction. On an annualized basis, a zero net energy building consumes as much energy as it generates through a renewable energy system. 

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Americans support a revenue-neutral carbon tax

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Americans support a revenue-neutral carbon tax...
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Fossil fuels received more than $409 billion in aid in 2010 | Eco-Business.com

Fossil fuels received more than $409 billion in aid in 2010 | Eco-Business.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Anyone who believes that renewable energies are the most subsidised forms of energy is wrong.

This is one of the major reasons that Renewable Energy is not more prolific around the world.

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Urban Farming On Rooftops hits New York

Urban Farming On Rooftops hits New York | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Concepts for vertical forests and farms have grown in popularity due to the sustainable future they represent.
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2012’s Green Urban Policy Australia

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With the release of the federal government’s newest Urban Policy Forum the green building community will feel a new found sense of confidence in the future plans for urban development in Australia...
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From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a More Green Economy | greengopost.com

From Detroit to Doha, Citizens Are Building a More Green Economy | greengopost.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
This article, submitted for the United Nations World Environment Day blogging competition, covers how two very different cities with yet intertwined fates, Detroit and Doha, boast citizens building a new green economy.
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Microcultures: Cultural Sustainable Development in France - Knowledge@Wharton

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Microcultures: Cultural Sustainable Development in France by Knowledge@Wharton, the online business journal of the Wharton School.
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