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Sustainability Breakthroughs
Sustainability in all forms
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Norwegian town Rjukan installs giant mirrors to reflect light into valley

Norwegian town Rjukan installs giant mirrors to reflect light into valley | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
A town in Norway has placed giant mirrors on top of the hills surrounding it, to beam light into the valley in the dark winter months.
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Waste seashells can help clean wastewater

Waste seashells can help clean wastewater | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
A byproduct of the seafood industry could be a cheaper and more eco-friendly way to improve the quality of treated wastewater.
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How to Design Eco-Labels to Influence Consumers | Sustainable Brands

How to Design Eco-Labels to Influence Consumers | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

Eco-labels or sustainability ratings can be an important guide for consumers. But not all rating systems are equally effective at influencing consumers.

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University creates "world's first walkable solar panel pathway"

University creates "world's first walkable solar panel pathway" | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
A team at Washington DC's The George Washington University has created what is claimed to be the first walkable solar-paneled pathway in the world. It was...
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Eco-Friendly Package Designs: 20 Ways To Go Green

Eco-Friendly Package Designs: 20 Ways To Go Green | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Everything you buy from a store would leave some form of waste, particularly the packaging, which we’d throw away the moment its contents are released.

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This Brilliant Rain-Collecting 'Sofa' Can Help Address Scarce Water Supplies

This Brilliant Rain-Collecting 'Sofa' Can Help Address Scarce Water Supplies | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
A super useful piece of furniture for the outdoor urban living room.

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Four Books Explore Humans’ Relationship With Water

Four Books Explore Humans’ Relationship With Water | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
New books dive into our planet’s dwindling supply of clean water, a resource that might often seem omnipresent.

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Octavio Osorio's curator insight, October 9, 2013 1:41 PM

Preocupación a tiempo, podemos afrontar los problemas del agua mientras mas rápido será mas facil y económico.

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Tackling climate change: Copenhagen's sustainable city design

Tackling climate change: Copenhagen's sustainable city design | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Elisabeth Braw: Global warming poses a real threat to cities but planners in the Danish capital are taking visionary steps to ensure its resilience – and success – as far ahead as 2100

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The Dgrade Solution | Dgrade

The Dgrade Solution | Dgrade | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Plastic bottles are collected from recycling plants, washed, then flaked and sorted by type and colour, they are then compressed and bailed. Once in a crushed
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5 Ways Cities Are Using Big Data

5 Ways Cities Are Using Big Data | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Big data's kind of a big deal. Here's how a few cities and using mass information to make their residents' lives a little easier.
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Tracking Climate Change -- Comparing Total and Per Capita CO2 Emissions

Tracking Climate Change -- Comparing Total and Per Capita CO2 Emissions | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
A footprint comparison of total and per capita carbon dioxide emissions shows there's plenty of room for smaller countries to reduce their carbon footprints.
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Life Cycle of Reclaimed Wood [Infographic]

Life Cycle of Reclaimed Wood [Infographic] | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
As home and business owners become increasingly aware of the benefits of recycled wood products, Viridian Wood Products is often asked about the best places to find quality reclaimed wood.
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Leaders Discuss Private Sector's Role in Mitigating Climate Change at REDD+ Talks: NYC | Sustainable Brands

Leaders Discuss Private Sector's Role in Mitigating Climate Change at REDD+ Talks: NYC | Sustainable Brands | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
On September 18 at the Bronx Zoo, the United Nations hosted an event to celebrate the five-year anniversary of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) program and its offshoot REDD+.
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Forest regeneration in Sweden

Forest regeneration in Sweden | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
A short film showing how the forest regenerates itself as dead wood gives birth to new life. The trees in this forest have been responsibly harvested for the production of carton board which is used by the packaging industry.
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The building at the sharp edge of sustainability thanks to Tata Steel

The building at the sharp edge of sustainability thanks to Tata Steel | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
This sharp, jutting structure isn’t just at the cutting-edge of technical training provision for students in Nijmegen, Holland – it’s also one of the (The building at the sharp edge of #sustainability thanks to Tata Steel
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5 Reasons Mobile Is the Future of Sustainable Development

Social media and technology hold a unique position when it comes to shaping sustainable solutions for the future or our planet. At the core of many of these possibilities for ch...

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Wood pulp extract stronger than carbon fiber or Kevlar

Wood pulp extract stronger than carbon fiber or Kevlar | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Cellulose nanocrystals extracted from wood pulp are inexpensive as well as stronger than Kevlar or carbon fiber.
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Renewable Energy Patents Booming, Led By Solar And Wind

Renewable Energy Patents Booming, Led By Solar And Wind | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Renewable energy patents have dramatically increased over the last decade, especially solar- and wind-power innovations, thanks in large part to increased demand.
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Upcycling - An Alternative to Recycling

Upcycling - An Alternative to Recycling | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Upcycling is different from Recycling. Recycling is the process of changing discarded materials into new products to prevent waste.  Upcycling is the practice of converting waste materials or usele...

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Salman Zafar's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:00 AM

reatment of aluminum cans is the closest to a true upcycling model. These containers can be melted down and made into brand new cans, and in the process save over 90% of the energy required to make brand new cans from scratch. This cycle can be repeated forever, reducing energy consumption and effectively removing aluminum from the waste stream.

Jos Loock-Alaerds's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:02 PM

Upcycling new wave

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Global warming’s evil twin: ocean acidification

Global warming’s evil twin: ocean acidification | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Greenhouse gas emissions have warmed the oceans in regions such as the Baltic by as much as 1.3°C.
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Recycling Robot Of The Future "Erases" Concrete Buildings

Recycling Robot Of The Future "Erases" Concrete Buildings | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
A conceptual robot makes it possible to intelligently deconstruct a building without any of the fuss or mess.

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Deciwatt \\ GravityLight

doing more with less - Deciwatt is a product development organisation with a social goal – to empower people through sustainable and affordable low power solutions. Its first product is GravityLight, an innovative device generating light from gravity that enables people to break free from the economic, health and environmental hazards of kerosene lamps.

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nCycle, the First Electric Bicycle Concept of 2013

nCycle, the First Electric Bicycle Concept of 2013 | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it

The vast majority of current e-bikes are still 100+ year old designs converted somehow to electric, and you can tell it just by looking at them; to most people they still are almost the same, odd mix of tubes and wires and the extra electric hardware adds up in quite a clumsy way...

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How plants respond to the changing environment in geological time periods

How plants respond to the changing environment in geological time periods | Sustainability Breakthroughs | Scoop.it
Beijing, China (SPX) Oct 02, 2013 - Understanding the impact of environmental change on plant traits is an important issue in evolutionary biology.

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Data visualisation success hinges on solid storytelling skills

Learn more about the value of data visualisation. Tableau's Jock Mackinlay explains why data is inert and worthless without the twin practices of visualisation and storytelling.

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Samreen Sharif's comment, September 7, 2012 8:48 PM
cool