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Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
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Tidal Power: Pros and Cons

Tidal Power: Pros and Cons | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Day and night, the vast waters of the ocean press and recede along the shorelines of Earth’s every continent in accordance to the celestial movements of our planet, in relation to the sun, and the moon.
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Using Food Trucks to Get Meals to Hungry Kids - Bread Blog

Using Food Trucks to Get Meals to Hungry Kids - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Photo by Flickr user ricardodiaz11 Yesterday, an NPR story highlighted a new initiative by school food services in New Haven, Connecticut, to combat hunger among children through the use of food trucks.
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Bringing the Biofuel Cooking Stove to Africa

Bringing the Biofuel Cooking Stove to Africa | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Can a company succeed in uprooting an entrenched charcoal cooking habit with a biofuel alternative?
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China's Top Growth Centers | Newgeography.com

China's Top Growth Centers | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

China's growth rate has fallen substantially and the United Nations has projected that the nation will experience population decline starting between 2030 and 2035. However, China's urban areas have grown strongly as people have continued to move to cities for better opportunities. According to World Bank research, China's economic progress since 1981 has lifted more people out of poverty than ever before in the world.

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5 Kickstarter Projects That Get Creative with High Tech - Technology - GOOD

5 Kickstarter Projects That Get Creative with High Tech - Technology - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Brought to you by Intel. Check out cool Kickstarter projects that you can help support now.
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Redefining Security for the 21st Century

Redefining Security for the 21st Century | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

 By Lester R. Brown

One of our legacies from the last century, which was dominated by two world wars and the cold war, is a sense of security that is defined almost exclusively in military terms.

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Resisting the splurge: The travails of an urban hunter-gatherer

Resisting the splurge: The travails of an urban hunter-gatherer | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Grist’s green-living pioneer, the Greenie Pig, quit shopping, cold turkey, for a month. Well, almost. What do you think -- in the No New Stuff challenge, did she pass or fail?
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Going From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-One

Going From One-Size-Fits-All Education, To One-Size-Fits-One | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In June of 2009, after Michael Jackson died, I decided it was time to learn how to moonwalk. I went to YouTube and found the “How to Moonwalk” video with the most hits, a simple 2:15 minute homemade job by Montreal DJ AngeDeLumiere.
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Prefab Wet-Cores Used in Next-Gen Home

Prefab Wet-Cores Used in Next-Gen Home | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The concept of using off-site fabricated modules for core elements of a home is not necessarily new.  In fact, most recently Proto Homes introduced a hybrid-prefab system with the Proto Core, which is a chase for mechanical, plumbing, and...
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Walkable Neighborhoods Can't Just Be For Rich People - Environment - GOOD

Walkable Neighborhoods Can't Just Be For Rich People - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Right now, only the wealthiest people can afford to live in the most walkable neighborhoods. That needs to change.
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Solar or Wind Power: Which is More Efficient? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Solar or Wind Power: Which is More Efficient? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This is a question that many of us who follow the clean energy industry may have asked ourselves: which one represents more value for money, wind or solar...
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GOOD Video: How Do We Make Learning Relevant to Students? - Education - GOOD

GOOD Video: How Do We Make Learning Relevant to Students? - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Future Learning, a micro documentary from GOOD, taps the expertise of education innovators from around the globe.
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Paul Hawken: Be Bold and Fail

Paul Hawken: Be Bold and Fail | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There are a ton of sustainable business ideas out there. Some of these ideas build gradually build upon prior technology. Other ideas catapult us beyond our imaginations. So what should an entrepreneur do?
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Blindry: A multitasking window blind that comes in handy on laundry day

Blindry: A multitasking window blind that comes in handy on laundry day | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The winner of a prestigious red dot award, 'Blindry' is a fold-down window blind/laundry rack hybrid geared for space-strapped, drying machine-avoiding urbanites.
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Sleek, Modern Furniture Is Made from Recycled Tomatoes, Car Parts & Clothes

Sleek, Modern Furniture Is Made from Recycled Tomatoes, Car Parts & Clothes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Dutch design firm Springtime makes furniture from wrecked cars, shredded textiles and agricultural waste.
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Transportation For America » Weight of the Nation series highlights transportation’s potential to help fight obesity

Transportation For America » Weight of the Nation series highlights transportation’s potential to help fight obesity | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

HBO’s new film series highlights the shocking state of our country’s obesity levels and worsening health, highlighting the impacts of the transportation systems we build and where we live on those alarming trends. An influential public health expert weighs in for T4 America on the movie and the connections to transportation.

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Our Fine Feathered Frenemies - Environment - GOOD

Our Fine Feathered Frenemies - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Humpback whales make the journey from Alaska to Hawaii every year. Salmon run inward, against the flow, from the ocean to the river to spawn....
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Social Enterprise in UK Recycling Food

Social Enterprise in UK Recycling Food | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
FoodCycle Bristol is a unique social enterprise run by the students at the University of Bristol, UK that is helping combat food poverty.
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Turn Waste Into Energy, Group Urges New York

Turn Waste Into Energy, Group Urges New York | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
To save money and cut greenhouse gas emissions, a group suggests that New York City use regional treatment plants rather than transporting the garbage by truck to other states.
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Arctic CO2 Hitting 400ppm - Greenland Sets New High Temperature Record for May

Arctic CO2 Hitting 400ppm - Greenland Sets New High Temperature Record for May | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Though the global average still remains below these high Arctic readings, it's a sign of dangerous things to come. The last time global CO2 was this high was 800,000 years ago.
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Why Some States Are More Economically Mobile Than Others

Why Some States Are More Economically Mobile Than Others | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The impact of income, class, and religion.
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How Do the Parks in Your City Rank?

How Do the Parks in Your City Rank? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
On the heels of WalkScore and the new BikeScore, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) just launched its own park rating system: ParkScore. Covering 40 major cities in the U.S., ParkScore enables an...
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Five Practical Tips for Developing a Sustainable Workplace for Employees

Five Practical Tips for Developing a Sustainable Workplace for Employees | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
How can an organization create a workplace that fosters creativity? Five practical tips for developing a sustainable workplace.
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Increased Support For Small And Growing Businesses Helps Advance Emerging-Market Prosperity

Increased Support For Small And Growing Businesses Helps Advance Emerging-Market Prosperity | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Small and growing businesses in emerging markets typically receive investments of $20,000 to $2 million--far greater than the average microfinance investment ($973), and far lower than most private equity investments.
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