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Deconstructing Construction Waste & Saving Big with Modular [infographic]

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Construction accounts for 24 percent of all solid waste produced in the U.S. That’s approximately 160 million tons of construction and demolition debris created every year.


Reducing construction waste can have a tremendous impact on landfill costs, not to mention the obvious benefit to our environment. One solution for greener building is modular construction. Modular is inherently more resource efficient, and can dramatically reduce C&D waste.

This infographic shares some staggering construction waste figures and the waste and money savings that can result from modular building...


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Mercor's curator insight, January 31, 2013 9:03 AM

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Reading the City: What Makes a City Smart?

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In Barcelona last month for a conference on smart cities (specifically, on how technology can make cities smarter). There were intriguing presentations and cool-looking “smart” trucks & electric bikes. I could have spent a lot more time “interfacing” with all the technology housed in the Fira de Barcelona convention center.

But I didn’t.


There are two common-sense truths to smart cities.

First, technology is awesome, yes, but we should be viewing it not as a silver bullet but one admittedly phenomenal tool of many in any city’s arsenal. (And, as many asked when the power went out during a panel discussion: How do you have a smart city with no electricity?)

 

Second, the most successful technologies are well-hidden — invisible, even. So after absorbing about all I could about open data, demand-based pricing and fiber optic networks, I reached a decision: I’m in Barcelona. I can learn a lot more about how a city works by actually experiencing it...


Via Jandira Feijó, Territori, Lauren Moss
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Top 7 Websites for creating Future Cities

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Over 50% of the world's population now lives in cities, so the conditions are ripe for improving, adjusting and rethinking the urban landscape and city life. The web flourishes with digital platforms for community discussion, since now it’s city dwellers - rather than governing executives - that actively take part in city-related decision-making...
Check out the following seven websites that harness the power, wisdom and knowledge of the crowds to cultivate smarter future cities.


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EcoKids Home

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Great environmental education site for kids, parents and teachers. Fun eco activities to keep them entertained...
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50 Top Sources To Become A Better Teacher

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Teachers may spend their days imparting knowledge to others, but that doesn’t mean they should stop learning themselves.

A look at 50 resources for teachers to continue their growth as learners and educators, split into the following sections:

* Essential Resources - sites "filled to the brim with articles, resources, and learning materials for teachers"

* Courses and Workshops - sites to check out for professional development courses/workshops (free and for a fee)

* Field Specific - if you are looking for "professional development materials specific to the area in which you teach" check out this section of the post

* Skill Building - are there specific skills you need to learn for your classroom? These may help you out.

* Groups and Organizations - more offerings of professional development resources for teachers

* Social - ways to "reach out to other teachers and educational professsionals"


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ICT Across School's curator insight, January 21, 2014 6:52 AM

50 ideas ... I wonder if it is good to focus on one or two simple things rather than try and do too many.

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Libro Scatol8®: a Path To Sustainability | scatol8®

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Per cortesia riempite i campi sottostanti. Riceverete una mail con il link al file del libro.
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Energy Conservation

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Energy conservation starts at home....

 

This interesting National Geographic article emphasizes how consumption patterns in the home are a part of the larger global patterns.


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Teresa Gallego Navarro's curator insight, December 18, 2012 9:50 PM

The best energy is the one we don´t consumpt!!

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Cities: Drivers of Sustainable Human Development & Prosperity

Cities: Drivers of Sustainable Human Development & Prosperity | scatol8® | Scoop.it
As we plan for the future of our planet, it is imperative that we consider the effects of development on both the environment and human populations. A city is only truly sustainable if it uses natural resources efficiently while still fully meeting the needs of its inhabitants and a decent standard of living.

Recently, the UN Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) launched its “State of the World’s Cities Report 2012/2013” which addresses the prosperity of cities. According to the report, the first step to achieving prosperity is to define the goal: What does prosperity mean in 2012? This is a difficult question to answer given the vast disparity of living conditions throughout the world. Additionally, it is imperative that the definition of prosperity today consider the needs of future generations. To this end, UN-Habitat developed a “City Prosperity Index,” which translates the five dimensions of prosperity identified by UN-Habitiat—productivity, infrastructure development, quality of life, equity and social inclusion, environmental sustainability—into measurable indicators (see page 15 of the report).

 

This definition of the prosperous city is consistent with the principles of a smart, sustainable and just city... further reading at the article link


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Sustainable Technology: Our phones are depleting natural resources [INFOGRAPHIC]

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This infographic takes a look at this troubling technology trend, which is depleting the planet's supply of Rare Earth Elements.

Apple sold a record 5 million iPhones the first weekend the phone was on the market. And unlike in the iPhone’s early days, the latest Apple smartphones are not primarily being purchased by first time owners.

But did you ever stop to think about what happens to all those iPhone 3, 3GS, 4 and 4Ss now deemed out of date? While there are many recycling programs available, most smartphones are not efficiently thrown out.

Apple’s iPhones is far from the only culprit — most every smartphone, hard drive, hybrid car, satellite, MRI machine and GPS, along with dozens of other tech gadgets, are made from Rare Earth Elements.

This infographic takes a look at this troubling technology trend, which is depleting the planet’s supply of rare earth elements...


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