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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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Here Come the Plurals! | Newgeography.com

Here Come the Plurals! | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

This month America’s destiny as a pluralistic democracy took a new and unprecedented turn. First, early in May, USA Today asked Americans what name they thought would be appropriate for the country’s newest generation now moving into grade school classrooms with its unique behavior and perspectives. Plurals is the name suggested by communications research and consulting firm, Frank N. Magid Associates, with only the Apple product related notion of an iGeneration getting more votes.

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Climate talks stall with nations 'wasting time' - Go Green - SustainLane

Climate talks stall with nations 'wasting time' - Go Green - SustainLane | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The latest round of UN climate talks has made little progress, observers say.
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Green Car Congress: MIT report finds China’s actions on climate change crucial; argues for global economy-wide greenhouse gas tax

A new report from the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change shows the importance of all major nations taking part in global efforts to reduce emissions—and in particular, finds China’s role to be crucial.

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40% of Americans Who Rely on Public Transit Live in Rural Areas

40% of Americans Who Rely on Public Transit Live in Rural Areas | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
And surprise! There aren't very many good options for getting around.
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Global Scarcity: Scramble for Dwindling Natural Resources by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360

Global Scarcity: Scramble for Dwindling Natural Resources by Diane Toomey: Yale Environment 360 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
National security expert Michael Klare believes the struggle for the world’s resources will be one of the defining political and environmental realities of the 21st century.
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The many scenes of Memorial Day | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

The many scenes of Memorial Day | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
     San Francisco What does Memorial Day mean to us as Americans?  The opening of the summer season? The beach?  Finally, a three-day weekend?  A barbecue with friends?  A parade?  A family gathering or block party?
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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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A 30,000-Square-Foot Community Garden, in a Parking Garage

A 30,000-Square-Foot Community Garden, in a Parking Garage | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Seattle is building one of the country's biggest rooftop planting spaces.
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Modular SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Mimics the Geometry of Sea Urchin Shells

Modular SPACEPLATES Greenhouse Mimics the Geometry of Sea Urchin Shells | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Danish designers N55 and Anne Romme have designed a modular greenhouse using pure plate structures that mimics the geometry of a sea urchin's shell.
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Eco-Immunology Charts Pathways of Disease in Nature

Eco-Immunology Charts Pathways of Disease in Nature | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Eco-immunology seeks both to understand the immune systems of wild animals and to use that knowledge to gain a better understanding of human immune systems.
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Radical Sharing for the New Industrial Revolution

Radical Sharing for the New Industrial Revolution | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The access economy, also known as collaborative consumption, is characterized by the sharing of goods, space, services and expertise, in innovative ways; typically through an online platform.
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Why We Pay More for Walkable Neighborhoods

Why We Pay More for Walkable Neighborhoods | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
New data points to the economic power of walkable neighborhoods – and the high cost of living in them.
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Chicago's Ambitious Plan for Zero Traffic Fatalities

Chicago's Ambitious Plan for Zero Traffic Fatalities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Can a city reduce the number of deaths to zero?
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