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Ghostbusters! Saving Electricity by Fighting Vampire Power | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Ghostbusters! Saving Electricity by Fighting Vampire Power | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
These days we are surrounded by gadgets that require an increasing supply of electricity.
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Biomimicry Chicago: BProfessional Travelogue: Spain

Biomimicry Chicago: BProfessional Travelogue: Spain | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Lindsay and Amy just got back from our latest intensive week of visioning and deep learning about biomimicry in Spain. The Biomimicry Professional Pathways sent out this email summary and we thought we'd cross post it to give you a flavor of what we experienced. As always, it was an amazing experience. Amy has also written about her experiences at her blog: Liquid Triangle Sustainability. Please check it out!

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Biodiversity Loss to be Given Same Status as Climate Change

Biodiversity Loss to be Given Same Status as Climate Change | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Establishing a UN panel for biodiversity loss will give the issue the same status as climate change, which is the need of the hour.
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Where Sustainability Reporting is Headed: A Preview of the E&Y and GreenBiz Survey

Where Sustainability Reporting is Headed: A Preview of the E&Y and GreenBiz Survey | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
While at the GreenBiz12 Forum in New York earlier this week, I got a sneak preview of the findings of the new Ernst & Young and GreenBiz Group survey of trends in sustainability reporting.
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Pouring Water into a Volcano to Create Energy

Pouring Water into a Volcano to Create Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Oregon to drive turbines with steam from deep underground.
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Biomimicry Chicago: Upcoming Biomimicry Seminar in Chicago

Biomimicry Chicago: Upcoming Biomimicry Seminar in Chicago | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Amy and Lindsay are presenting a seminar on Biomimicry as a design innovation strategy at the Chicago Center for Green Technology Thursday, April 12th at 6pm. The course is a professional service and free, but registration is required. Hope to see you there!

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The Economics of Sustainable Cities: Four Key Components | Sustainable Cities Collective

The Economics of Sustainable Cities: Four Key Components | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
After asking lots of questions about the economics of sustainable cities in last week’s blog post, we turned to Twitter to try and find some answers. During the very first #CityTalk - a monthly tweetchat launched by me and the chaps at Future Cape Town – we got caught up in a seriously fast-paced discussion on the subject, with four key trends emerging:
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California 'Clean Car' Regulations: State Poised To Vote On Historic New Standards (VIDEO)

California 'Clean Car' Regulations: State Poised To Vote On Historic New Standards (VIDEO) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — The head of California's air quality board on Thursday called proposed rules that would require automakers to build less-polluting cars and trucks by 2025 a historic move for a cleaner environment.
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Look at The Big Picture for Big Energy Savings | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Look at The Big Picture for Big Energy Savings | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Balancing the big picture with the details can be tricky.
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A jump start for the clean economy

A jump start for the clean economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

A little-known source of clean energy funding could prove a crucial job-creation engine in the states, as federal support diminishes and they seek fresh growth drivers.

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Smart Resource Management: Good for Nature, People & Business | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Smart Resource Management: Good for Nature, People & Business | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland talking about how climate change. population growth & global prosperity impact natural resources.
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Bike the Nation: Miami-Dade County Part 2

Bike the Nation: Miami-Dade County Part 2 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bike the Nation: Miami-Dade County Part 2...
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Timberland Ecolabels Go Beyond Green Info

Timberland Ecolabels Go Beyond Green Info | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
More than just dispensing green data, Timberland’s ecolabels successfully merge consumer, environmental and technical information.
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It’s Alive : Buildings, Biology and Biomimicry | BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff

It’s Alive : Buildings, Biology and Biomimicry | BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
So there is an excellent article recently posted on the Smart Planet titled The buildings are alive: in biology, designers and architects seek answers , well...
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Why Social Entrepreneurs Should Try Coworking

Why Social Entrepreneurs Should Try Coworking | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Over the past five years, coworking has emerged as a movement that is changing how entrepreneurs and innovators work.

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Soot: a Better Way to Stop Global Warming

Soot: a Better Way to Stop Global Warming | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Most efforts to slow the impact of global warming have focused on reducing carbon emissions, because it is the largest component and, according to the EPA, the most dominant and the fastest growing greenhouse gas.
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Reflection: The Concept of Enlightenment

Reflection: The Concept of Enlightenment | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
musings on Adorno & Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment.
When I review these passages, my mind speaks back - "the machine is using us".

The goal of the enlightenment was to free our min...
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San Francisco Wins Sustainable Transportation Award For Innovative New Programs (PHOTOS)

San Francisco Wins Sustainable Transportation Award For Innovative New Programs (PHOTOS) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As has been previously noted, it ain't easy being Muni.
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Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point

Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Findings from the 2011 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study and Research Project...
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Big Snapshot: Blue Marble 2.0

Big Snapshot: Blue Marble 2.0 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Reminiscent of the iconic 1972 'Blue Marble' photo of Earth, this stunning image was composited using multiple images of the planet's surface captured on Jan. 4 by the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite.
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The Environmental Value of Building Reuse

The Environmental Value of Building Reuse | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It turns out that building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction, according to a new study published by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Green Lab...
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Why the Most Literate Cities in America Aren't the Wealthiest - Education - GOOD

Why the Most Literate Cities in America Aren't the Wealthiest - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Money can't buy literacy....
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Food & agriculture - January 26

Food & agriculture - January 26 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

If there is an epicenter of the nation’s farmland boom, it can be found here amid the rolling hills of northwest Iowa.A fortune is being plowed into the dirt of Sioux County, where well-heeled farmers and wealthy investors compete fiercely for some of the most fertile land in the Corn Belt. While farmland prices across Iowa have been among the heartland’s fastest growing - up 261 per cent since 2000 - they’ve more than tripled in Sioux County, rising faster than most of the state.

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» Love Thy Neighbor(s): The Need for Herd Immunity » Global Health Policy

» Love Thy Neighbor(s): The Need for Herd Immunity » Global Health Policy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As we posted recently, India had its first polio-free year, despite significantly lagging behind in other vaccinations.
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The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to Create a Sustainable World

The Power of Social Entrepreneurship to Create a Sustainable World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Dr Nawal Al Hosany sees hope in social entrepreneurship.
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