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6 Herbs That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes and Fleas

6 Herbs That Naturally Repel Mosquitoes and Fleas | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Lay off the OFF! This summer, and try these 6 natural bug repellents you can grow in your own garden.

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Taking Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility Outdoors - LaPorteCountyLife.com

Taking Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility Outdoors - LaPorteCountyLife.com | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Taking Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility Outdoors LaPorteCountyLife.com Andrew-Ave-Building-1 The idea behind the addition of Andrew Avenue Outdoor Education and Recreation facility was not to simply create more soccer...
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Urban Street Art and Urban Innovation | Sustainable Cities Collective

Urban Street Art and Urban Innovation | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Whether for the good of commercial or cultural interests, public art and street art are widely recognized for their benefits to the urban environment in terms of their contribution to things like urban innovation.
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Westerly Teens Expand Their Grease Recycling Program - Rhode Island Public Radio

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Westerly Teens Expand Their Grease Recycling Program
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Lin and her teammates had learned at an expo at the University of Rhode Island that waste cooking oil could be converted into biodiesel fuel.
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Spain's communist model village - The Guardian

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The Guardian Spain's communist model village The Guardian The village was suffering more than 60% unemployment; it was a farming community with no land, its people frequently forced to go without food for days at a time, in a period of Spanish...

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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, October 20, 2013 2:28 PM

Wonderful, brave, resourceful people...

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Vertical Farming The Future Of Urban Food? | PopularResistance.Org

Vertical Farming The Future Of Urban Food? | PopularResistance.Org | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Sky Green in Singapore may be the largest vertical farming project in the world In Singapore, the challenge of feeding a growing population is pushing the concept of urban farming to new heights. A super-efficient vertical ...

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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, October 20, 2013 2:29 PM

I have my doubts...

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28 Ingenious Solutions To Our Climate Woes

28 Ingenious Solutions To Our Climate Woes | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Three years ago, MIT's Climate CoLab attempted an ambitious feat: crowdsourcing an international climate agreement, with the results presented to the U.N., Congress, and the Department of Energy.

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:47 PM

"Our new approach is breaking problems down into smaller pieces. We have items more focused on a sector, a particular problem," says Robert Laubacher, the acting executive director at the Center for Collective Intelligence.

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Limitless energy might be just under our bottoms | DVICE

Limitless energy might be just under our bottoms | DVICE | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
It's called a No-Mix Vacuum Toilet and it uses vacuum suction, a la an airplane toilet, to separate the waste into liquid and solid. The solid waste is processed into biogas, and the liquid waste is processed for chemicals like ...

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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:40 AM

So admire these guys working in a very unglamorious industry - but really world changing. 

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Paradise or Oblivion

Paradise or Oblivion http://www.thevenusproject.com This video presentation advocates a new socio-economic system, which is updated to present-day knowledge,...
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Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World

Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently Around the World | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
On Wednesday, the Landscapes Blog focused on the right to food in honor of World Food Day and Blog Action Day. While hunger, nutrition, and food security is often discussed in relation to rural com...
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Public food forest takes root in Seattle - Deutsche Welle

Public food forest takes root in Seattle - Deutsche Welle | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Public food forest takes root in Seattle
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The urban gardeners express confidence their unfenced bounty won't be abused. Volunteers work on planting the ...

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Study Shows Organic Farming Increases Soil Quality : Conscious ...

Study Shows Organic Farming Increases Soil Quality : Conscious ... | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
To a chemist, organic means that a compound contains carbon. It turns out that organic farming actually may make the soil more organic in the chemical sense.

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Climate Change: Mayors Around The Globe Leading An Urban Revolution - CounterCurrents.org

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CounterCurrents.org Climate Change: Mayors Around The Globe Leading An Urban Revolution CounterCurrents.org Part of the Sustainable Urban Masterplan for Shanghai, this image shows the channels with pedestrian and slow traffic lanes on the right,...

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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:19 PM

Revolution.... I don't think so

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NASA: Watch the Earth getting warmer....

An analysis of global temperatures by NASA scientists shows that 2013 was the seventh warmest year since 1880 (tied with 2006 and 2009). Nine of the 10 warme...
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Clean Energy, Italian Style - EarthTechling

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Clean Energy, Italian Style
EarthTechling
He realized the valley's clean air and unspoiled land were assets and opportunities.
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Clean Technology: Remaking Auto Alley - Mother Earth News

Clean Technology: Remaking Auto Alley - Mother Earth News | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Mother Earth News Clean Technology: Remaking Auto Alley Mother Earth News Catherine Tumber, Research Affiliate with MIT's Department of Urban Studies and Planning, believes that renewable clean technology can bring industry and prosperity back to...
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Homeless To Be Housed In Tiny House Village In Austin (VIDEO / PICS)

Homeless To Be Housed In Tiny House Village In Austin (VIDEO / PICS) | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
"Community First Village" sits on 27-acres, providing affordable, sustainable housing for approximately 200 homeless disabled people in Central Texas.
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Climate Change: Mayors Around The Globe Leading An Urban Revolution - CounterCurrents.org

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CounterCurrents.org Climate Change: Mayors Around The Globe Leading An Urban Revolution CounterCurrents.org Part of the Sustainable Urban Masterplan for Shanghai, this image shows the channels with pedestrian and slow traffic lanes on the right,...

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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:19 PM

Revolution.... I don't think so

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Five Examples of Successful Urban Agriculture Done Differently ...

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Sixty percent of the global population is predicted to live in cities by the year 2030, and feeding those people will become more challenging without innovative solutions for growing and distributing food in urban environments.

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An Oasis Grows in an Urban Food Desert | QUEST - Science - KQED

An Oasis Grows in an Urban Food Desert | QUEST - Science - KQED | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Through Growing Power, his urban farm in Wisconsin's largest city, the zealous Allen spreads a gospel of urban renewal through growing and selling fresh, healthy food in a neighborhood where nutritious options are limited.

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Hundreds of Vacant Lots to Become World's Largest Urban Farm in Detroit

Hundreds of Vacant Lots to Become World's Largest Urban Farm in Detroit | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it
Hantz Woodland has bought 150 acres of land that will be transformed into the world's largest urban farm.

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"The Choice is Ours" documentary series

The series shows an optimistic vision of the world if we apply science & technology for the benefit of all people and the environment.
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How US cities are rethinking energy vs. water

What can states learn from Arizona and Colorado about uniting water and energy planning?

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kalexandera's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:31 PM

Systems Thinking applied????

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Tackling climate change: Copenhagen's sustainable city design - The Guardian

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Tackling climate change: Copenhagen's sustainable city design
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If all goes according to plan, Copenhagen's sustainable climate change adaptation plan – which recently won the Index Design Award – will be completed by 2033.

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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, October 10, 2013 2:20 PM

Scandinavians get on with the job while others just talk!

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A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright

A Must See Interactive Graphic on Teaching Students about Copyright | Sustainable Communities | Scoop.it

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