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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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What Draws Creative People? Quality of Place

What Draws Creative People? Quality of Place | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Variety, stimulation, and an atmosphere of tolerance help attract people who can afford to be choosy about where they live.
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Investors Worth $20 Trillion Discussed Climate Change Risks and Opportunities at the U.N.

Investors Worth $20 Trillion Discussed Climate Change Risks and Opportunities at the U.N. | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Last week the U.N.had finally the chance to see a day of discussions on climate change, focusing on the risks and opportunities and leaving the politics out of...
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LEED Backlash - Maybe or maybe not

LEED Backlash - Maybe or maybe not | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The dominance of LEED—the world’s most popular green building brand—is facing two threats: governments are limiting its application as a policy benchmark and are pursuing other green building standards.
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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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A new era for commodities - McKinsey Quarterly - Energy, Resources, Materials - Environment

A new era for commodities - McKinsey Quarterly - Energy, Resources, Materials - Environment | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Cheap resources underpinned economic growth for much of the 20th century. The 21st will be different. A McKinsey Quarterly Energy, Resources, Materials article.
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From chocolate to chicken, we should really get to know each other better… | Forum for the Future

From chocolate to chicken, we should really get to know each other better… | Forum for the Future | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Forum for the Future is a non-profit organisation working globally with business and government to create a sustainable future.
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Green Jobs Training: Emerging Opportunities To Leverage Stimulus Dollars

Green Jobs Training: Emerging Opportunities To Leverage Stimulus Dollars | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A centerpiece of the stimulus package is an effort to put 3 and 4 million people back to work over the next two years.
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Beyond GDP: New Measures For A New Economy | Demos

Beyond GDP: New Measures For A New Economy | Demos | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A policy and advocacy center producing research, policy proposals, strategic litigation, and commentary at the intersection of government, the economy and democracy. Publishes PolicyShop.net and supports the next generation of progressive leaders.
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Green Building and Climate Resilience: A Report by the U.S. Green Building Council + University of Michigan

Green Building and Climate Resilience: A Report by the U.S. Green Building Council + University of Michigan | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Urban Science Center / SMP Architects; Photo © Halkin Photography As many of us have already realized, sustainable design contributes to an awareness of...
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Corporate Sustainability Efforts: Feast or Famine?

Corporate Sustainability Efforts: Feast or Famine? | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Is corporate sustainability on the wane or growing more important to top executives? At the beginning of the year, two big-picture reports on the state of green business painted divergent pictures.

 

Excellent analysis in Harvard Business Review blog of recent (disappointing) developments in corporate sustainability.


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The 20 Best Businesses For The World

The 20 Best Businesses For The World | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies B Corporations--companies that meet strict legal accountability, environmental, and social performance standards--has only been around for half a decade. During that time, over 500 companies throughout the U.S.
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An unconventional approach to creating a sustainable economy

An unconventional approach to creating a sustainable economy | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Unlike the economy, the planet is by nature sustainable and may offer alternative solutions to transforming our global economic systems, a new report suggests...
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Another oil shock? - McKinsey Quarterly - Energy, Resources, Materials - Oil & Gas

Another oil shock? - McKinsey Quarterly - Energy, Resources, Materials - Oil & Gas | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
It’s possible, though far from certain, that oil prices will spike in the years ahead. Here’s why—and how you can prepare.
A McKinsey Quarterly Energy, Resources, Materials article.
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With Federal Funds, Texas-Based ESCO Retrofitting First Commercial Building in New York City

With Federal Funds, Texas-Based ESCO Retrofitting First Commercial Building in New York City | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
During a 10-year contract, a Texas-based energy service company will deliver a free $1.4 million energy-efficient retrofit at 125 Maiden Lane in the Financial District in exchange for the energy savings that the improvements deliver.
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The Wisdom of Wastewater Recycling

The Wisdom of Wastewater Recycling | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
With new water-conscious projects, Burbank is becoming a model of water reuse.
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The Brilliant Economics of Green Buildings - Forbes

The Brilliant Economics of Green Buildings - Forbes | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Say what you will about the benefits of clean energy or the costs of pollution, the jury has returned an ambiguous verdict on the greening of the commercial real-estate market.  The niche has become mainstream.
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Cooking better biochar: Study improves recipe for soil additive

Cooking better biochar: Study improves recipe for soil additive | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A simple way to remove carbon from the atmosphere is by adding charcoal, or biochar, to topsoil -- a centuries-old practice that also boosts crop production.

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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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America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part I | Demos

America the Possible: A Manifesto, Part I | Demos | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
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Why True Leaders Make Us Uncomfortable

Why True Leaders Make Us Uncomfortable | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
'Why True Leaders Make Us Uncomfortable' blog post by John Elkington.
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Prince Charles Takes On Critics Of Sustainable Farming

Prince Charles Takes On Critics Of Sustainable Farming | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
In a global ecosystem that is, to say the least, under stress, our apparently unbridled demands for energy, land, and water put overwhelming pressure on our food systems.
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Study: Oceans Acidifying Faster Than They Have in Past 300 Million Years | OnEarth Magazine

Study: Oceans Acidifying Faster Than They Have in Past 300 Million Years | OnEarth Magazine | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

Fifty-six million years ago, a surge of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere raised the acidity of the world's oceans substantially. Many single-celled organisms, and most likely larger creatures farther up the food chain, went extinct.

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TED 2012: 10 innovations that could help shape a better world

TED 2012: 10 innovations that could help shape a better world | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A week before our own TEDxObserver event, the annual TED festival in California unleashed another collection of ideas, from how to transform medicine to why we should learn to be alone...
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