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The World Isn’t Keeping Up With The Need To Invest In Sustainable Energy

The World Isn’t Keeping Up With The Need To Invest In Sustainable Energy | sustainability | Scoop.it
Global investment plateaued at roughly $360 billion in 2012, despite a need for almost twice that amount per year.
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There is appoximately 1,000,000 homes in Australia that PV or solar hot water. It is about us all be part the change as we move toward creating a truly sustainable world

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Daniel LaLiberte's curator insight, October 27, 2013 12:52 PM

Investing in renewable energy shouldn't be viewed as a "sacrifice" because, actually, NOT investing in renewable energy is the real sacrifice.

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BackyardForestGarden Sustainable Gardening Australia SGA YouTube

BackyardForestGarden Sustainable Gardening Australia SGA YouTube.
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Our future food security is about have control of growing food locally. And that can be in your backyard and there are lots of empty backyard going to waste

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Urban Integration Working Group

We are building low impact sustainable urban communities

Thursday, Nov 5, 2015, 10:00 AM

Lismore Workers Club
231 Keen Street, Lismore NSW 2480, AU

3 Change makers Attending

We are building low impact sustainable urban communities The event program and details will be added over the next couple weeks The event includes lunch and refreshments during the Thursday and Friday Workshops and Exhibition on Thursday 5th and 6th Friday Topics to be covered: • Prefabricated building systems, what is currently available • Buildi...

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We are building low impact sustainable urban communities

The event program and details will be added over the next couple weeks
The event includes lunch and refreshments during the Thursday and Frida

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Join us. So together we can make a difference

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow - NPR (blog)

New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow - NPR (blog) | sustainability | Scoop.it
Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.
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No thank you ! Exactly how safe are they and have they been independently tested

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Urban Integration Working Group

The Starting Line - Professionals, Suppliers of products & services

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014, 12:30 PM

Location details are available to members only.

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UIWGroup BRINGS ALL THE COMPONENTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEAM/TEAMS FOR PROJECTS

This will be a flow on from Friday 7th November that will bring the outcomes of that meeting to those who attend
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HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN OUR TOWNS AND CITIES?

The focus of the two workshops is to find  appropriate people who have  similar core values as UIWGroup and  want to be part  of the development of the project that will include finance, design and construction.

OUR IDEA

Our idea is to create vibrant, resilient, healthy and sustainable communities around Australia commencing in Sydney.  Our aim is to bring together skills that challenge the current way we design our urban spaces.  Our focus is  on the building of  spaces where we live and work and how we can better create sustainable communities.

OUR FOCUS

The focus for the workshops is to discuss developing this vision and bringing to reality a development that  demonstrates what is possible and  what will be an example for future developments. It is how we bring all the required components together that will create sustainable cities. This is THE STARTING LINE


For Information

http://www.uiwg.com.au/tsl-workshop---nov-2014.html

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12 Agrihoods That Are Building Sustainable Communities

12 Agrihoods That Are Building Sustainable Communities | sustainability | Scoop.it
Twelve neighborhoods where everyone is as excited about fresh, healthy food as you are...
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Ever wish you could live at your CSA? Or move to a neighborhood where everyone is as excited about fresh, healthy food as you are? All over the United States people are embracing local food production in an exciting new way. Called 'agrihoods,' this new type of neighborhood serves up farm-to-table living in a cooperative environment. Instead of being built around a pool or tennis court, these housing developments are centered around a farm, often using the sweat-equity of residents to create a sustainable food system for the entire community.

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Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

Open-sourced blueprints for civilization | sustainability | Scoop.it
Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).
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This is information that we will all need

 

Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).

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UK's first professional body for corporate responsibility and sustainability ... - edie.net

UK's first professional body for corporate responsibility and sustainability ... - edie.net | sustainability | Scoop.it
UK's first professional body for corporate responsibility and sustainability ...
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UK's first professional body for corporate responsibility and sustainability

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Laurent Janssens's curator insight, July 14, 2014 1:59 AM

To build a standard body of knowledge and common understanding, this go through the development of a professional association. 

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Unilever seeks young entrepreneurs with sustainable ideas to change the world - Canada NewsWire (press release)

Unilever seeks young entrepreneurs with sustainable ideas to change the world Canada NewsWire (press release) TORONTO, July 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Building on the success of its first Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards in 2013,...
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They have some questionable past credentials but this is something that is worth supporting along as they true to there to the ideas that #UIWGroup follows

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Sustainable tourism industry needs third party certification - Blue & Green Tomorrow

Sustainable tourism industry needs third party certification - Blue & Green Tomorrow | sustainability | Scoop.it
Blue & Green Tomorrow Sustainable tourism industry needs third party certification Blue & Green Tomorrow As tourists are becoming increasingly conscious of their carbon footprint and the impact they have on the destinations they visit, the industry...
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David Baggs  is an opportunity for Global Green Tag 

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How Women Can Lead the Transition to a Cleaner, Sustainable Environment - Care2.com

How Women Can Lead the Transition to a Cleaner, Sustainable Environment - Care2.com | sustainability | Scoop.it
How Women Can Lead the Transition to a Cleaner, Sustainable Environment Care2.com So we have a choice: continue business as usual towards an ever hotter and inhospitable planet, or take steps now to create a healthier, more verdant and equitable...
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It is women all over the world who are providing the leadership for creating  sustainability an all levels. I am so glad they make 51% of the worlds population

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Mission Green India-Economic Affairs Approved National Mission for a Green India

Mission Green India-Economic Affairs Approved National Mission for a Green India | sustainability | Scoop.it

Mission Green India-Economic Affairs Approved National Mission for a Green India Economic Affairs Approved National Mission for a Green India The CCEA of India Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a must awaited and important mission to protect the environment called Green India on ... http://commonstupidman.com/mission-green-india-economic-affairs-approved-national-mission-green-india/


Via Current Affairs, sustainability.wp
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If they can do it in India why can't we do it in Australia

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Humanity's overall environmental footprint is not sustainable

Humanity's overall environmental footprint is not sustainable | sustainability | Scoop.it
Substantial, fundamental changes in the world economy are required to reduce humanity's overall environmental footprint to a sustainable level. This is the conclusion of Arjen Hoekstra, professor of Water Management at the ...
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This is a no brainer

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Backyard Orchards Offers Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Landscape Design - Buffalo Rising

Backyard Orchards Offers Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Landscape Design - Buffalo Rising | sustainability | Scoop.it
Backyard Orchards Offers Eco-Friendly, Sustainable Landscape Design
Buffalo Rising
Just in time for the growing season, a start-up landscaping business is sprouting in Buffalo with a new focus – sustainable garden design rooted in ecology.
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Another example of what people are doing at a local community level. It is happening all over the world

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Lismore - 5th to 7th November 2015 - We are building low impact sustainable communities

Lismore - 5th to 7th November 2015 - We are building low impact sustainable communities | sustainability | Scoop.it

A series of workshops plus product and systems exhibition on building low impact sustainable urban communities will be held.

 

Where:    Lismore Workers Club Lismore 2480

When:     Thursday 5th & Friday 6th November 2015 professional workshops

                Saturday 7th November 2015 - public workshops

 

The professional workshops will cover all aspects of design and construction.  These will include products and systems to be used, the design philosophies and certification being followed, the integration of building design with energy, recycling of waste, water and sewerage and  the potential to integrate food growing systems within an urban community.

 

On 7th November  a series of public workshops will be held to provide information on products and systems that can be used in your current or future home.

JOIN US - 5th & 7th November

Book early bird tickets

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More then just talkfest - We want results!

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97% of companies fail to provide data on key sustainability indicators

97% of companies fail to provide data on key sustainability indicators | sustainability | Scoop.it
New report finds only 129 of 4,069 largest companies listed on the world’s stock exchanges are disclosing the most basic sustainability information
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This goes hand in hand with Facebook not fessing up to there energy consumption & carbon footprint. The same goes for all companies that pollute in all there forms. 

 

We all have responsibility to make change and if they had half a brain they should be looking at the long term benefits to their profits. 

 

Time to change our home depends on it.

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Facebook refuses to disclose carbon emissions information - The Guardian

Facebook refuses to disclose carbon emissions information - The Guardian | sustainability | Scoop.it
Despite joining coalitions that call for action on climate change, the social media giant has failed to disclose its carbon emissions data to NGO CDP
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FACEBOOK - show us a bit of transparency. We will not like you any less if you where to tell us. Also show us a bit of leadership that sets an example for all to follow. 

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TSL Workshop - Nov 2014

TSL Workshop - Nov 2014 | sustainability | Scoop.it
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UIWGroup BRINGS ALL THE COMPONENTS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEAM/TEAMS FOR PROJECTS -Tuesday 11th November

 

This will be a flow on from Friday 7th November that will bring the outcomes of that meeting to those who attend this meeting.

We would expect people to attend who are interested in being involved in aspects of the project, including design, construction, material and service suppliers, government, urban farming (growing of food commercial or community gardens) supply of water, sewage  and power supply (with possibility of micro grids). Additional to the above are all the components that follow on from a project’s completion. These would be facility management, R&D and research into the ongoing operation of the sites and the surrounding community, community liaison, education and development.

 

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF CREATING A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE IN OUR TOWNS AND CITIES?

The focus of the two workshops is to find  appropriate people who have  similar core values as UIWGroup and  want to be part  of the development of the project that will include finance, design and construction.

OUR IDEA

Our idea is to create vibrant, resilient, healthy and sustainable communities around Australia commencing in Sydney.  Our aim is to bring together skills that challenge the current way we design our urban spaces.  Our focus is  on the building of  spaces where we live and work and how we can better create sustainable communities.

OUR FOCUS

The focus for the workshops is to discuss developing this vision and bringing to reality a development that  demonstrates what is possible and  what will be an example for future developments. It is how we bring all the required components together that will create sustainable cities. This is THE STARTING LINE

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Workshop

Workshop | sustainability | Scoop.it
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THE STARTING LINE  WORKSHOP

Venue:        Petersham Town Hall 107 Crystal St, Petersham NSW

Time:           12.00 pm for start 12.30 pm  to 5.o pm

http://www.uiwg.com.au/workshop.html


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LIZCUD-Cities

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Goal:

Building low impact zero carbon urban developments

Vision:

Creating vibrant, resilient, healthy and sustainable urban communities in our cities and towns

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Perth's growing population putting pressure on roads, public transport

Perth's growing population putting pressure on roads, public transport | sustainability | Scoop.it
Perth's major roads have never been more congested and commute times have never been longer. (Too many people vs. insufficient, sustainable infrastructure.
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Then do not keep spreading the urban sprawl. We have to get over the current practices of urban planning and development and really start thinking about  creating sustainable urban communities not dependent of cars. We have to develop walkable cities and maje people king not the car

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Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma promotes sustainable neighborhoods - NewsOK.com

Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma promotes sustainable neighborhoods - NewsOK.com | sustainability | Scoop.it
Neighborhood Alliance of Central Oklahoma promotes sustainable neighborhoods NewsOK.com So, while he is fortifying the home by updating the kitchen and extending previous owners' modernization of the house's flow and livability, he also is...
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This should be happening globally. This what #UIWGroup is doing creating sustainable urban communities

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President Pranab Mukherjee calls for sustainable habitats and energy ... - Daily News & Analysis

President Pranab Mukherjee calls for sustainable habitats and energy ... - Daily News & Analysis | sustainability | Scoop.it
Daily News & Analysis
President Pranab Mukherjee calls for sustainable habitats and energy ...
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And why aren't we doing this  in Australia

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Cleaning up deforestation from palm oil needs more than greenwash

Cleaning up deforestation from palm oil needs more than greenwash | sustainability | Scoop.it
Momentum to stop deforestation is coming from palm oil producers and brands, but unless the RSPO strengthens its standards, Indonesia's forests will continue to burn (Cleaning up deforestation from palm oil needs more than greenwash -
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This sets the bar on unsustainable forestry and farming practices. But they are not alone

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Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community - Worldwatch Blogs

Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community - Worldwatch Blogs | sustainability | Scoop.it
I traveled to 5 continents, living in 14 ecovillages and doing in-depth interviews with their members over the course of a year, and publishing the results in Ecovillages: Lessons for Sustainable Community.
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We have to have a focus on creating sustainable communities

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Study measures nature's wealth for more sustainable planet - Phys.Org

Study measures nature's wealth for more sustainable planet - Phys.Org | sustainability | Scoop.it
Phys.Org Study measures nature's wealth for more sustainable planet Phys.Org Researchers found that the value of preserving live reef fish in the Gulf of Mexico was more than $3 a pound in 2004, a price that jumped to almost $9 in 2007 after...
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It makes difference when we include the natural processes in the equation

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