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Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
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Recycling Should Be Fun and Easy

Recycling Should Be Fun and Easy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new bin design in Portugal makes recycling more fun and easy, two qualities not often associated with sorting your trash. These qualities may be needed though, at least in higher-trafficke...
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How a National Alliance of Community Colleges Could Move the Country Forward - Education - GOOD

How a National Alliance of Community Colleges Could Move the Country Forward - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rebuilding America's Middle Class plans to advocate for workforce development, innovation, and affordability at community colleges.
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DARPA Joins TechShop and Makers for Advanced Manufacturing

DARPA Joins TechShop and Makers for Advanced Manufacturing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
DARPA, TechShop and VA join to promote 3D printing and other advanced manufacturing technologies while providing job opportunities for veterans and innovators.
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Solar-Powered Floating Island is an Off-Shore Green Retreat

Solar-Powered Floating Island is an Off-Shore Green Retreat | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
What could be a better eco tourist dream than drifting along the seaside in your own self-sustaining resort?
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New Solar Cell Could be Cheaper and Longer Lasting Alternative | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

New Solar Cell Could be Cheaper and Longer Lasting Alternative | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The standard solar cell uses silicon oxide, which is expensive and environmentally toxic.
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Crowdfunding Platform: Swap-O-Matic Aims to Become A Mascot of The New Sharing Economy

Crowdfunding Platform: Swap-O-Matic Aims to Become A Mascot of The New Sharing Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Barter at the touch of a button....
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Folditure’s Ultra-Thin Leaf Chair Folds Flat When Not in Use

Folditure’s Ultra-Thin Leaf Chair Folds Flat When Not in Use | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Folditure‘s Leaf chair is the world’s thinnest luxury folding chair combining high-tech components with age-old artisanal craftsmanship.
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How Safeway Became The Best Supermarket For Sustainable Seafood

How Safeway Became The Best Supermarket For Sustainable Seafood | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A massive amount of seafood goes through U.S. supermarkets every day. And then a massive amount of consumers literally consume that seafood.
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A splash of disease-busting color: Chemist develops insecticidal house paint

A splash of disease-busting color: Chemist develops insecticidal house paint | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Spanish chemist Pilar Mateo invents a house paint embedded with potent insecticides that's being touted as a 'vaccine for buildings and houses' in developing areas struggling with deadly, bug-borne diseases.
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Should Fighting Hunger Be a Franchise Business? - Business - GOOD

Should Fighting Hunger Be a Franchise Business? - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Despite the occasional controversy, two social enterprises are using the Coca-Cola model to fight hunger in Africa.
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"The Broken Legs of Global Trade" by Jagdish Bhagwati | Project Syndicate

"The Broken Legs of Global Trade" by Jagdish Bhagwati | Project Syndicate | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The failure to achieve multilateral trade liberalization by concluding the Doha Round means that the world lost the gains from trade that a successful treaty would have brought.
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Five Elements of Vegetable Garden Planning That You May Not Have Considered

Five Elements of Vegetable Garden Planning That You May Not Have Considered | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's funny sometimes how no matter how much planning and research you do on a subject you still discover all sorts of things from your personal experiences along the way.
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Four Urban Sustainability Projects You May Not Know About (Yet)

Four Urban Sustainability Projects You May Not Know About (Yet) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Cities strive to get it right....
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Join some of the world’s most innovative conscious business experts for a deep exploration into the transformative power of business

Join some of the world’s most innovative conscious business experts for a deep exploration into the transformative power of business | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Global conversations to awaken a world of conscious business...Join some of the world’s most innovative conscious business experts for a deep exploration into the transformative power of business. 

 

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How a 9-Year-Old Girl's Food Blog Forced Healthier Lunch Options - News - GOOD

How a 9-Year-Old Girl's Food Blog Forced Healthier Lunch Options - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Never underestimate the power of a blog and a hungry 9-year-old girl.
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A Tale of Two Desks: Integrated Reporting and the Road to Environmentally, Financially Sustainable Success

A Tale of Two Desks: Integrated Reporting and the Road to Environmentally, Financially Sustainable Success | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Businesses must be able to track their environmental and financial efficiency by integrating environmental resource silos into one universal metric.
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Social Responsibility Builds Long-Term Success: Opinion

Social Responsibility Builds Long-Term Success: Opinion | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Small business would be well-served to adopt a benefit corporation structure.
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From Connection to Dispersal: Urbanisation in the 21st Century | Newgeography.com

From Connection to Dispersal: Urbanisation in the 21st Century | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Commentators have long studied connections between cities and how these influence their development. The city is the natural focus of trade-based theories of growth. Exporting a surplus, based on local resources and specialisation was – and is – considered the way to city wealth.

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The Truth Will Out: The Power of Employees

The Truth Will Out: The Power of Employees | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The increasing power of employees in corporate social responsibility programs and initiatives is evident in employee commitment and engagement, as well as retention and hiring.
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Cloud Filmmaking: Using The Internet To Make Inspiring Films

Cloud Filmmaking: Using The Internet To Make Inspiring Films | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Tiffany Shlain could have been satisfied with her impact on American culture after founding the Webby Awards and co-founding the The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. But like most overachievers, she couldn’t stop there.
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The Rise Of The Micro-Entrepreneurship Economy

The Rise Of The Micro-Entrepreneurship Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Years ago, Russell Howze was working as a creative at an advertising agency in Atlanta when he got laid off due to budget cuts. He then spent years piecing together work through various corporate jobs, until he decided to follow his heart.
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Cashing In: How Local Businesses Are Getting Cash Mobbed

Cashing In: How Local Businesses Are Getting Cash Mobbed | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Cash mobs are popping up in the United States and worldwide, assembling en masse to shop at the small businesses within their communities.
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Winners: The View from Your Bike Photo Contest - Lifestyle - GOOD

Winners: The View from Your Bike Photo Contest - Lifestyle - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
See a slideshow with the five winning entries from our Facebook photo contest.
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Real Homes: Small, frugal, and green

Real Homes: Small, frugal, and green | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

There’s a simple way to make a huge difference right away in both the environmental and financial impacts of housing. Unfortunately, in light of the “bigger is better” story that has become firmly entrenched in the American belief system, the simple solution is not the easy one. Plainly stated, it’s this: Small is beautiful.

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Evaluating the Impact of Social Enterprises in Africa

Evaluating the Impact of Social Enterprises in Africa | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Trickle Out Africa is a research project financed by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of UK.
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