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B Corp Basics: What It Is, And Who Does It Best | Earthtechling

B Corp Basics: What It Is, And Who Does It Best | Earthtechling | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
B Lab has released its 2012 Best of the World lists, featuring certified B Corps that are making a difference socially and environmentally in their communities.
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Rising sea levels a 'sleeping giant' that could cost $226bn, report says

Rising sea levels a 'sleeping giant' that could cost $226bn, report says | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Analysis by the Climate Council finds Australia is likely to experience rises of 0.4m to 1m, putting infrastructure at risk
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STATEMENT: WRI Responds to New Climate Economy Report | World Resources Institute

STATEMENT: WRI Responds to New Climate Economy Report | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
NEW YORK//WASHINGTON (September 16, 2014)—The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate launched a new report, Better Climate, Better Growth: The New Climate Economy, that brings together research by leading global economists showing that the world can achieve economic growth and tackle climate change at the same time.
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We've defined poverty so that a lot of anti-poverty programs can't cut it

We've defined poverty so that a lot of anti-poverty programs can't cut it | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The poverty rate fell from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013. Here's what that misses.
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Countries at all income levels have the opportunity to build lasting economic growth and at the same time reduce the immense risk of climate change. But action is needed now.


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You can find the summary and  report on this web site....

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Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report

Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A major new report says the world can tackle climate change without harming economic growth. Here’s the digested read
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Fight Against Climate Change Seen Driving Economic Growth

Fight Against Climate Change Seen Driving Economic Growth | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Government and industry leaders need not choose between fighting climate change or growing the world’s economy. They can do both, according to a new study.
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‘Animated Life: Seeing the Invisible’

This animated documentary celebrates the scientist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, whose discovery of microbes would change our view of the biological world.
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Reconciling the Supply & Demand of Good Intentions

Reconciling the Supply & Demand of Good Intentions | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By John Cary
LinkedIn recently eclipsed a staggering 300 million members.
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Laura Hansen's curator insight, Today, 2:23 AM

Not following through on a good intention is the next big thing necessary in creating a better world. What have you promised to do to make your own life better or the lives of those in your community? Would do you need to bridge the gap between intention and action?


You can build that bridge effortlessly by recognizing the impact your actions. There are so many of our fellow citizens living on the edge in some way. Your action can be the tipping point to stability and hope.


If you live in the Sacramento area, I invite you to visit a Social Mission Central meetup.


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Big corporates leading the way on climate change with carbon pricing

Big corporates leading the way on climate change with carbon pricing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
New CDP report shows 150 major companies already use an internal price on carbon and many more are calling for clear pricing to help regulate emissions The progressive corporate sector plans to make a major push at next weeks climate change summit...
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Duke Energy Invests Heavily in Solar

Duke Energy Invests Heavily in Solar | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An RFP issued in February 2014 is paying off in spades for the solar industry with Duke Energy today announcing that it is making a $500 million commitment to solar power in North Carolina. Duke said that the announcement furthers its commitment to renewable energy, helps diversify its energy portfo
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Social Impact Investing: Making Money Make a Difference: Video

Ronald Cohen, chairman at Social Impact Investment Taskforce, explains the process of social impact investing, offering funding to people and businesses who aim to improve society and offers his thoughts on this week’s Scottish independence vote. He speaks with Guy Johnson on “The Pulse.”

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Are we on the path of 'Limits to Growth'?

Are we on the path of 'Limits to Growth'? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers are finding that the business-as-usual scenario in the 1972 "Limits to Growth" study is unfolding before our eyes. Will reality follow that scenario further into the beginning of industrial decline this decade?
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Drought bites as Amazon’s ‘flying rivers’ dry up

Drought bites as Amazon’s ‘flying rivers’ dry up | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Climate News Network: Deforestation and climate change responsible for forests not producing vapour clouds that bring rain to Brazil, scientists say
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New Urban Ag Study Touts Potential of Small Cities

New Urban Ag Study Touts Potential of Small Cities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
To see beyond the hype to urban agriculture's true potential to meet the growing need for healthy food in cities, a recent study published by IOPScience looked at how much food (specifically vegetables) the world's “urban clusters” could actually produce.
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Yale Environment 360: Tackling Climate Change Could Pay Off in as Little as 15 Years, Report Finds

Yale Environment 360: Tackling Climate Change Could Pay Off in as Little as 15 Years, Report Finds | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Limiting greenhouse gas emissions globally over the next 15 years is both economically feasible and likely to save money, according to a new report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate. Between 2015 and 2030, nations are expected to invest roughly $90 trillion in urban, land-use and energy infrastructure, the analysis estimated. Steering those investments toward renewable energy, efficiency improvements, and other low-emission technologies would make that global infrastructure investment more costly, the panel of government and business leaders conceded — but only marginally, adding about $4 trillion overall. But these costs could eventually be offset by the lowered operating costs associated with renewable power, the report suggested. Although they are difficult to quantify, health care savings associated with improved air quality would also offset costs. The biggest challenges for governments will be enacting stronger rules and economic policies that favor low-carbon development, such as cutting the $600 billion that countries currently spend on fossil fuel subsidies. The report highlights the plunging costs of renewable energy — solar technology costs have been cut in half since 2010, for example — and argues that limiting urban sprawl and deforestation are essential steps in combating climate change.

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A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED

A Neuroscientist’s Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious | Science | WIRED | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's a question that's perplexed philosophers for centuries and scientists for decades: Where does consciousness come from? Neuroscientist Christof Koch, chief scientific officer at the Allen Institute for Brain Science, thinks he has an answer.

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Musk Solar Strategy Used as Model for Record Investments

Musk Solar Strategy Used as Model for Record Investments | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Private equity and venture capital firms are pouring record investments into rooftop solar, following a model popularized by billionaire Elon Musk’s SolarCity Corp. -- sell power, not panels.
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Austin City Council Approves Edible Landscaping on Public Parkland (Texas)

Austin City Council Approves Edible Landscaping on Public Parkland (Texas) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Austin City Council unanimously passed an amended version of the Holly Shores Master Plan on the evening of August 28th, which includes
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Transportation For America – A dozen states have moved to raise transportation dollars, with more to come: Track them here

Transportation For America – A dozen states have moved to raise transportation dollars, with more to come: Track them here | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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New High Resolution Maps Show Greenhouse Gas Emissions at City-Level

New High Resolution Maps Show Greenhouse Gas Emissions at City-Level | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a new method for mapping global carbon emissions for individual cities on an hourly basis — a major improvement over previous techniques, which quantified greenhouse emissions less accurately and at coarser scales,...
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Duke Energy Commits To Largest Solar Farm East Of Mississippi

Duke Energy Commits To Largest Solar Farm East Of Mississippi | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Crews complete construction of the solar panel structure at the O2 Energies solar panel farm in Newland, N.C., in 2011.
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Rethinking prosperity: exploring alternatives to the economic system

Rethinking prosperity: exploring alternatives to the economic system | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Guardian Sustainable Business launches a new section delving into what it takes to create a more socially and financially equitable society that operates within ecological limits If you want to understand why we are not making faster progress...
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The UN Climate Summit: What’s in it for Cities? | TheCityFix

The UN Climate Summit: What’s in it for Cities? | TheCityFix | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

City leaders have a key role to play at next week’s UN Climate Summit in New York City, which brings together heads of state, mayors, business leaders, and civil society representatives to build momentum towards an international agenda to tackle climate change and build resilience.


The window of opportunity to make meaningful progress in the battle against climate change is shrinking. This is especially true in cities, which are set to gain 1.4 billion people by 2030 and develop trillions of dollars in new infrastructure. Since 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions originate in cities – and these same cities are expected to bear the brunt of climate change impact – any international climate agreement must address urbanization to address the full scope of the challenge.


The Climate Summit places cities high on an agenda packed with different ideas for reducing the world’s emissions. Specifically, municipal leaders will narrow in on three lines of action for low-carbon, sustainable cities: adaptation and resilience; greenhouse gas accounting; and closing the finance gap for sustainable urban development.

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The Next Generation Greenhouse

The Next Generation Greenhouse | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Four Dutch engineers have started a revolution. They have developed plan production units the size of a city block and just a few stories high capable of producing the same volume of crops as a large farm.

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The New Alchemy: How Self-Healing Materials Could Change the World

The New Alchemy: How Self-Healing Materials Could Change the World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Scientists are cooking up asphalt, concrete, and metals that heal themselves. That means smarter and stronger infrastructure—and just a dash of magic.
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