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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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Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says

Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative. The study “Working towards sustainable development: Opportunities for decent work and social inclusion in a green economy” says that these gains will depend on whether the right set of policies are put in place.

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Rebuilding the dream: jobs for the environment

Rebuilding the dream: jobs for the environment | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

"We seem to forget that everything that is good for the environment is a job. Solar panels don’t put themselves up. Wind turbines don’t manufacture themselves. Houses don’t retrofit themselves and put in their own new boilers and furnaces and better-fitting windows and doors. Advanced biofuel crops don’t plant themselves. Community gardens don’t tend themselves. Farmers’ markets don’t run themselves. Every single thing that is good for the environment is actually a job, a contract, or an entrepreneurial opportunity."

 

Excellent analysis on the Climate Progress blog from the new book of the White House's former green jobs advisor Van Jones.


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Structuring Environmental Management Choices - Structured Decision Making: A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices - Gregory - Wiley Online Library

Structuring Environmental Management Choices - Structured Decision Making: A Practical Guide to Environmental Management Choices - Gregory - Wiley Online Library | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

This is a great new book on decision making in organizations: Structuring Environmental Management Choices. It focuses on the triple bottom line.

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Urban Omnibus » The Staten Island Bluebelt: Storm Sewers, Wetlands, Waterways

Urban Omnibus » The Staten Island Bluebelt: Storm Sewers, Wetlands, Waterways | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

The ecology of southern end of Staten Island, otherwise known as South Richmond, is unique in New York: a ridge of rocky hills slopes to a vast network of freshwater wetlands, kettlehole ponds, streams and creeks that drain into the Atlantic Ocean.

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Google, KRR end 2011 with new investment in solar power - Business - English (United Kingdom) - Ecoseed Information Network

Google, KRR end 2011 with new investment in solar power - Business - English (United Kingdom) - Ecoseed Information Network | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Goggle Inc. is ending the year with another clean energy investment together with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. by investing in four solar farms to provide enough electricity for about 13,000 homes in California.
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EPA offers free apps to check air quality, UV index – - CNN.com Blogs

EPA offers free apps to check air quality, UV index – - CNN.com Blogs | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

If you wanted to know the air quality Monday morning in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (good), Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (moderate), or Modesto, California. (unhealthy for sensitive groups), a new smart phone app from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could have helped.

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The Economics of Sustainable Cities: Four Key Components | Sustainable Cities Collective

The Economics of Sustainable Cities: Four Key Components | Sustainable Cities Collective | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
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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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How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation?

How Much Will it Cost to Save Our Economy’s Foundation? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Many will ask, "Can the world afford these investments?" But the only appropriate question is, "Can the world afford the consequences of not making these investments?
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Philosophy of Sustainable Development ~ Sustainable Sphere

Philosophy of Sustainable Development ~ Sustainable Sphere | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

The nature of sustainable development is such that it cannot be achieved without the careful conservation of biological resources. Sustainable development covers not only the ‘green’ issues but also the ‘brown issues’ - it sees "environment" in the broader sense to encompass the social, economic, political, institutional and urban dimensions of this term, not just ecological / biological.

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Revenue From Building Energy Management Systems to Reach $6 Billion by 2020 | Caelus Green Room

Revenue From Building Energy Management Systems to Reach $6 Billion by 2020 | Caelus Green Room | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
According to the U.S.Department of Energy (DOE), 18% of all the energy produced in the United States is employed to cool, heat, light, or accomplish other...
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By 2050 We're All Likely To Be Using Fewer Resources, Whether We Like It Or Not

By 2050 We're All Likely To Be Using Fewer Resources, Whether We Like It Or Not | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The latest UN report on sustainable development reads like the TreeHugger archive, in terms of sustainable development solutions.
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Green City Index - Siemens Global Website

Green City Index - Siemens Global Website | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

The Green City Index, how does your city stand up to the rest?

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The Economic Importance of Biodiversity

The Economic Importance of Biodiversity | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
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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