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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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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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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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Laurent Janssens's curator insight, July 14, 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/


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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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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
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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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Transportation and Cities and Serving People | Sustainable Cities Collective

Transportation and Cities and Serving People | Sustainable Cities Collective | sustainability | Scoop.it
Transport is inherently linked to urban development. The viability of transport systems relies on densely populated neighborhoods that allow for more convenient trips between urban communities.
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Public transport systems is one of the core area  that was neglected in the past and now we playing catchup after years of government neglect and poor management decisions. If cities are going to have any chance of being sustainable we have to develop systems that provide more and better public transport systems.

 

We have to design cities for people not the car

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Building Information Modeling and Green Design

Building Information Modeling and Green Design | sustainability | Scoop.it

In a perfect world, energy simulations and design tools would be so well integrated that each time an architect moved a wall, added a window, or changed a lighting specification, the building’s predicted energy performance would be updated and displayed instantly. With that sort of real-time feedback, designers would quickly become skilled at optimizing the energy performance of their designs, and new buildings would be rapidly approaching carbon neutrality. Along the way, other aspects of a building, such as how well it uses daylight, how procuring its material will affect the planet, and even how much it will cost to build, could be similarly tracked and optimized. And all of this would be done while sharing a design seamlessly across disciplines...


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The future of how we build our future cities is an imperative. Having the right tools will add to how we will contruct a sustainable future

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2020 Gender Diversity Index | 2020 Women on Boards

2020 Gender Diversity Index | 2020 Women on Boards | sustainability | Scoop.it
2013 Key Findings () () Number of Women on Boards Increased: The percent of board seats held by women in the 2020 Index companies increased to 16.6% in 2013 from 15.6% in 2012.The percentage of board seats held by women in 2011, the first year of...
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This is a topic that About People will be discussing. Women in senior position within companies and hwo women are bringing a management style more suited to the future of business

 

The e-newsletter coming out on Friday will have a story on one womens journey  - My Secret Weapon of Understanding

http://aboutpeople.com.au/newsletter.html

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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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LIZCUD-Cities

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Building low impact zero carbon urban developments

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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
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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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Tips on speed dating a sustainable designer: Dick Clarke from Envirotecture - Architecture and Design

Tips on speed dating a sustainable designer: Dick Clarke from Envirotecture - Architecture and Design | sustainability | Scoop.it
Tips on speed dating a sustainable designer: Dick Clarke from Envirotecture Architecture and Design The Alternative Technology Association (ATA), a not-for-profit organisation that aims to connect and assist people to make sustainable choices in...
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Dick Clarke has been a player in sustainable design for many years and been a great person who has given much of his team to his local community helping to create sustainable living environments where ever he goes

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Technology, innovation crucial to advancing sustainable development, Ban says ... - UN News Centre

Technology, innovation crucial to advancing sustainable development, Ban says ... - UN News Centre | sustainability | Scoop.it
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Cobalt the Answer to Cheaper, More Sustainable Solar Cells ...

Cobalt the Answer to Cheaper, More Sustainable Solar Cells ... | sustainability | Scoop.it
When cobalt replaces iodine, solar cells are cheaper and more sustainable - Image Courtesy images-of-elements.com. A copper-based dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is relatively inexpensive compared to its silicon cousin ...
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The options are endless to what will provide the solutions to future energy needs that are both clean, green and sustainable.

 

Could cobalt be one of them

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5 Lessons in Sustainable Living for Kids and Teens - Ways2GoGreen Blog

5 Lessons in Sustainable Living for Kids and Teens - Ways2GoGreen Blog | sustainability | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent, it’s never too early to instill values of sustainability into your kids. Here are lessons in sustainable living for kids and teens.
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The messages we give our children is important so that they realise that they can take control of their lives

 

It is something I ask myself often what was it that influenced me during the 60's to have the desire for creating a sustainable future

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Sustainable consumption and production .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform

Sustainable consumption and production .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform | sustainability | Scoop.it
United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform - dedicated to improving the well being of present and future generations through the promotion of sustainable development.
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Knowledge is power - Creating change that creates a sustainable future

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