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Unilever Reaches Sustainable Palm Oil Goal Three Years Early

Unilever Reaches Sustainable Palm Oil Goal Three Years Early | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Unilever has announced it will reach its target of 100 percent certified sustainable palm oil covered by GreenPalm Certificates by the end of 2012, three years ahead of its original schedule.
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Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System?

Can Light Rail Carry a City's Transit System? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It can if it's built right, as in Portland or San Diego, and new research explains why.
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Thin Ice: Melting Greenland Might Be Set for a Mining Boom - Environment - GOOD

Thin Ice: Melting Greenland Might Be Set for a Mining Boom - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The vast island is nearly pristine, but not for long.
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The Fish in the Ditch | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

The Fish in the Ditch | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Can a roadside ditch help conserve populations of fish? It may seem odd but those little channels may be vital in restoring northern pike populations.
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The Link Between the U.S. Drought and Climate Change

The Link Between the U.S. Drought and Climate Change | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We’re not creating weather patterns we’ve never experienced before, but they're exacerbated by a warming climate.
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Why Schools Should Help Students Find Their Passion - Education - GOOD

Why Schools Should Help Students Find Their Passion - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We don't need another generation of workers simply enduring their lives.
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New Social Innovation Report, ‘Hit the Gas’ Throws Light on Another Green Energy

New Social Innovation Report, ‘Hit the Gas’ Throws Light on Another Green Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new social innovation report, called, ‘Hit the Gas,’ published this July by Centre Forum, a think tank, says the U.K.
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"My Plug" Cuts Electricity Waste via Text Message

"My Plug" Cuts Electricity Waste via Text Message | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A "smart plug" from French company Orange lets users control and monitor their energy use via cell phone.
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Biodegradable disposables: The garden party

Biodegradable disposables: The garden party | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Goodbye landfill-clogging plastic Solo cups, hello compostable, corn-based beer vessels. If single-use tableware comes into play at your next al fresco fiesta, ensure that it's of the biodegradable variety.
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Low-Tech Food Artisans Get High-Tech Online Home - Business - GOOD

Low-Tech Food Artisans Get High-Tech Online Home - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Can technology help craft food scale up? The Bay Area entrepreneurs behind Good Eggs are experimenting with a new business model for artisans.
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Planting a Seed for the Environment

Planting a Seed for the Environment | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This year, high school students competing in the Envirothon were challenged to develop sustainable infrastructure for stormwater runoff in two Pennsylvania townships.
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A New Point System Lets You Measure The Sustainbility Impact Of Anything

A New Point System Lets You Measure The Sustainbility Impact Of Anything | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There are any number of problems facing the world right now, and a limited amount of resources and time to handle them. Sometimes, you have to think about triage.
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Cities Wooing Immigrants for Economic Growth – Next American City

Cities Wooing Immigrants for Economic Growth – Next American City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last week, the Washington Post ran an article describing Baltimore’s efforts to make itself an attractive destination to immigrants.
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Announcing: Emerging Leader Labs: A Social Incubator Running on the Gift Economy

Announcing: Emerging Leader Labs: A Social Incubator Running on the Gift Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It’s an idea whose time has come! Only a little over a month ago, I was sitting at a table with Art Brock & Eric Harris-Braun of the Metacurrency Project, discussing the possibility of launchin...
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San Francisco Embraces the Pop-Up for Neighborhood Revitilization - Cities - GOOD

San Francisco Embraces the Pop-Up for Neighborhood Revitilization - Cities - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In San Francisco, pop-up incubator SQFT attempts to showcase the potential of temporary business for economic development...
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Crazy Maps Show The World Organized By Human Activity

Crazy Maps Show The World Organized By Human Activity | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ever since Gerardus Mercator created his iconic map of the world in 1569--the one that first enabled ships to navigate at sea without getting lost--people have been drawing maps using the same fundamental concept of conveying physical space.
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Parks Are Part of Our Healthcare System

Parks Are Part of Our Healthcare System | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
“Parks are a part of our healthcare system,” said Dr. Daphne Miller, a professor of family and community medicine, University of California, San Francisco, at the Greater & Greener:...
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We Can Reforest the Earth

We Can Reforest the Earth | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By Lester R. Brown

Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health.
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Southern Ocean Carbon Sink | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Southern Ocean Carbon Sink | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A team of British and Australian scientists has discovered an important carbon sink from water drawn down from the surface of the Southern Ocean to the deep...
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Timelapse of the Day: A Trip Around Paris

Timelapse of the Day: A Trip Around Paris | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mayeul Akpovi's cameras travel as they shoot, sliding through the freeze-framed city.
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How to Make a Great Impression With a Green Company | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

How to Make a Great Impression With a Green Company | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Finding a job in today's highly competitive employment market can be difficult.
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Jonah Lehrer and the Tyranny of the Big Idea - News - GOOD

Jonah Lehrer and the Tyranny of the Big Idea - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We expect writers like Jonah Lehrer to blow our minds with an Earth-shattering new insight every week. Perhaps that isn't entirely fair.
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5 Great Pedestrian Malls Demonstrating Car-Free Urban Possibilities

5 Great Pedestrian Malls Demonstrating Car-Free Urban Possibilities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
These pedestrian malls are all great places to spend time exploring great car-free retail, dining, and entertainment.
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