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An Introduction To Urban Food Growing at Winterbourne House & Garden on 3 Jun 2014

An Introduction To Urban Food Growing at Winterbourne House & Garden on 3 Jun 2014 | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
An Introduction To Urban Food Growing 3 Jun 2014 at Winterbourne House & Garden, 58 Edgbaston Park Road
Birmingham.
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5 Million Reasons for Communities to Lower Their Energy Use

5 Million Reasons for Communities to Lower Their Energy Use | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it

5 Million Reasons for Communities to Lower Their Energy Use.The Georgetown University Energy Prize challenges small- and medium-sized communities to develop creative ways to cut their energy consumption, helping put America on a path to a more energy-efficient future. To take home the ultimate prize -- $5 million for local energy efficiency programs -- communities will have to engage their residents, utilities, schools and local governments and think outside the box to create innovative, replicable solutions for lowering their energy use in homes and municipal buildings.


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What Does “Sustainable” Food and Agriculture Really Mean? - PR Web (press release)

What Does “Sustainable” Food and Agriculture Really Mean? - PR Web (press release) | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
What Does “Sustainable” Food and Agriculture Really Mean?
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Better Buildings Challenge Partners Cut Energy Use

Better Buildings Challenge Partners Cut Energy Use | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it

Since President Obama launched the Better Buildings Challenge in 2011, more than 110 organizations representing over 2 billion square feet of commercial and industrial space have joined the initiative. These leading organizations committed to reduce their portfolio-wide energy use by 20 percent by 2020, and they are well on the way to meeting their goal -- improving their energy intensity by an average of more than 2.5 percent. Those energy savings equate to 8.5 trillion BTUs and $58 million in savings.


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UN Climate Chief Calls for Tripling of Clean Energy Investment ...

Video produced by Tim McDonnell, Climate Desk. The United Nations climate chief has urged global financial institutions to triple their investments in clean energy to reach the $1 trillion a year mark that would help avert a ...
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Climate change poses serious threat to Britain's peat bogs - Imperial College London

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Climate change poses serious threat to Britain's peat bogs
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British peats will shrink away in the face of climate change and disappear from many regions of the UK, a team of leading experts has found.
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Dear Santa: It's time to rethink toys

Dear Santa: It's time to rethink toys | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
This Christmas, Erik Assadourian asks Santa for a sustainable toy industry.
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“Less Is the New More” in Annie Leonard’s New Video ‘The Story of Solutions’

“Less Is the New More” in Annie Leonard’s New Video ‘The Story of Solutions’ | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
Annie Leonard, the creator of the highly acclaimed videos The Story of Stuff and The Story of Change, is back with a story about solutions.
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India likely to approve program guaranteeing 800 million a right to food, but ... - Washington Post

India likely to approve program guaranteeing 800 million a right to food, but ... - Washington Post | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
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Water Changes Everything.

Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affect...
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Enough about climate change! | Sustainable Green Homes

Enough about climate change! | Sustainable Green Homes | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
Is climate change the best way to motivate people toward greater sustainability? No. Only a minority will ever act. Let's give it a rest and find what works. (RT @ecofhp: Enough about #climate change!
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Germany: 100% renewable energy and beyond : Renew Economy

Germany: 100% renewable energy and beyond : Renew Economy | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
Germans not only believe they can switch to 100% renewable energy, many are convinced they can and should so within a few decades’ time. Here's why.
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Energy Saving Trust

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Powering the nation shows how much we need to do to reduce our energy use in the UK and work towards a low-carbon future. Find out more.
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Robert Redford: Take the path to clean energy - CNN

Robert Redford: Take the path to clean energy - CNN | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
CNN Robert Redford: Take the path to clean energy CNN (CNN) -- I've been in Georgia for the last few weeks, where I'm filming a movie about two out-of-shape geezers who take on the long walk of the Appalachian Trial -- the Blue Ridge Mountains, the...
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Panera to give all food additives the heave-ho - USA TODAY

Panera to give all food additives the heave-ho - USA TODAY | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
Panera to give all food additives the heave-ho
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Panera is about to announce a radical plan for all artificial additives in the food it sells: junk 'em.
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The History of Showers (with images, tweets) · MikeRobbers

We sometimes tend to think that most of the everyday practices of our modern lives were invented in present times. Guess what? They go way back...

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Map shows which countries are contributing the most to climate change

Map shows which countries are contributing the most to climate change | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
This map, created by New Scientist, shows the size of the world's countries based on how much their emissions are contributing to climate change and global warming.
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Can Global Warming Be Contained? [Infographic]

Can Global Warming Be Contained?  [Infographic] | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
MapsofWorld.com has created the mother of all infographics with its Fry-Day Poll:  Can Global Warming Be Contained?
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allAfrica.com: Africa: Lessons Learned in Urban Food Response (Page 1 of 5)

allAfrica.com: Africa: Lessons Learned in Urban Food Response (Page 1 of 5) | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (RT @allafrica: Lessons Learned in Urban Food Response http://t.co/lhfsbdSwE6 #africa #food #crowdsourcing #mapping)...
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Shoppers stick to ethical principles despite financial pressures - The Guardian

Shoppers stick to ethical principles despite financial pressures - The Guardian | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
Shoppers stick to ethical principles despite financial pressures
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When money is tight, you might expect food shoppers to ease up on their principles. Pay extra for sustainability credentials?
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Will Scotland become the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy? Tidal power initiative puts the U.S. to shame - News - Bubblews

Will Scotland become the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy? Tidal power initiative puts the U.S. to shame - News - Bubblews | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it

Come on, folks. The U.S. has a lot of coastline, too, but Scotland is light years ahead of us in developing tidal energy. A huge new project will be sponsored by the Scottish government to make Scotland the potential equivalent of Saudi Arabia when it comes to renewable energy. The project will create the largest tidal turbine energy project in Europe. 

The project will be located at Pentland Firth, between Orkney and the Scottish mainland, according to BBC News. A nine megawatt demonstration project will be developed in stages. The next goal is to build an 86 megawatt system that would power about 42,000 homes by 2020. The ultimate goal is to install 400 submerged turbines at the site, generating a total of 398 megawatts of power. This could be twenty percent of power in the UK.


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This house is so energy efficient, you can heat the entire thing with a hair dryer

This house is so energy efficient, you can heat the entire thing with a hair dryer | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
If you think super-efficient solar-powered homes are only for people with money to burn, Habitat for Humanity's latest project may change your mind.

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Greenland's Melting Ice Sheets: Climate Change's Disastrous Effects

Greenland's Melting Ice Sheets: Climate Change's Disastrous Effects | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
Greenland's ice sheets are melting faster than anyone predicted. Why Jason Box's radical theory may not be so radical after all.

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Greg Russak's comment, July 27, 2013 9:02 AM
Future generations, if there are any, will not look back at the climate science deniers - and the gay haters, and the immigrant haters, and the minority voter haters (see a picture developing here?), and the all-religions-except-Christianity haters, and the government regulation haters, and the public education haters, and the list goes on - with anything but contempt and disdain.
Joseph Pomponio's comment, July 29, 2013 11:34 AM
Read a good article on Eco watch about this. Methane being released on Siberian coast in large amounts. When will eveyone wake up?
Greg Russak's comment, July 29, 2013 12:30 PM
You and I are awake, Joe. The Coffee Party is awake. Those who aren't - and I'm tired of mincing words about this - might never wake up. To deny what over 250 years of industrialization and a current population of more than 7 billion human beings has done and is doing to the planet requires a kind of willful ignorance of facts and science coupled with a blind obedience to the fossil fuel industries and the liars who obfuscate the facts on their behalf that isn't just laughable, it's reprehensible in its selfishness and dangerous to the planet and every living thing on it.
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Hedegaard urges development banks to divest from fossil fuels

Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard has called for development banks with a
combined annual lending pot of €130 billion to end support for fossil fuels
in their energy lending policy reviews.
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Natural Resources Institute appoints food security expert

Natural Resources Institute appoints food security expert | Sustainable Consumption | Scoop.it
Food security expert Professor John Porter, who specialises in crop and ecosystem services, has been newly appointed to the Natural Resources Institute (NRI) as Professor of Agriculture and Climate Change.
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