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My Top 5 Humanitarian Photo Blogs - Bread Blog

My Top 5 Humanitarian Photo Blogs - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
These women are part of a sewing/tailoring workshop at a family center run by MRDS.org in Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq. (Copyrighted photo courtesy of Heber Vega) If people remember a photograph, they are more likely to remember the issue or event...
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Colombian Bio Hotel Boasts a Beautiful Living Facade

Colombian Bio Hotel Boasts a Beautiful Living Facade | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Bio Hotel is a LEED-inspired hotel for Bogota, Columbia, featuring solar power, a planted facade, and gray water recycling.
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Insights from the Field: Forests for Species and Habitat | World Resources Institute

Insights from the Field: Forests for Species and Habitat | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

This issue brief reports on the mechanics of and lessons learned from a conservation incentive program focused on the gopher tortoise. Its aim is to inform the successful design and implementation of other candidate programs emerging throughout the southern forests and greater United States.

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13 businesses become first Benefit Corporations in New York

New York’s Governor has signed the Benefit Corporations Bill allowing businesses in New York to organize as Benefit Corporations...
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Mushroom kit has roots in used coffee grounds (video)

As UC Berkeley students, the co-founders of 'Back to the Roots' discovered they could grow mushrooms using recycled coffee grounds. Now their mushroom kit sells at grocery stores across the country.
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Bath Rehab with New WaterSense Products

Bath Rehab with New WaterSense Products | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I'm happy to announce that the last article in my Water-Wise Bath Redo project with HouseLogic is live today.
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GOOD Citizenship Task 11: Become a PCO #30DaysofGOOD - News - GOOD

GOOD Citizenship Task 11: Become a PCO #30DaysofGOOD - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Find out what a Precinct Committee officer is and how to become one.
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Safeway Announces Sustainable Tuna-Sourcing Policy

Safeway Announces Sustainable Tuna-Sourcing Policy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Safeway announces new sustainable tuna-sourcing policy just as the tuna fishing industry is addressing the negative ecosystem impacts of their practices and consumer demand for sustainably caught seafood is at a high.
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Clean Drinking Water for the Taj Mahal | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Clean Drinking Water for the Taj Mahal | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Israel’s Aqwise is proving to be a success story of international proportions in the arena of biological wastewater treatment.
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Green Homes Currently a $17 B Market

Green Homes Currently a $17 B Market | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Green homes comprised 17%, or $17 billion, of the overall residential construction market in 2011, according to new findings in the Green Home Builders and Remodelers Study by McGraw-Hill Construction.  Mc-Graw Hill predicts green homes will gain...
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Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It

Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The government safety net was created to keep Americans from abject poverty, but the poorest households no longer receive a majority of government benefits.
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More than 68% of New European Electricity Capacity Came From Wind and Solar in 2011

More than 68% of New European Electricity Capacity Came From Wind and Solar in 2011 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As the sovereign debt crisis unfolds in Europe, onlookers have questioned whether the region will stay committed to renewable energy.
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Arctic Sea Ice Update: Spectacular and Ominous

Arctic Sea Ice Update: Spectacular and Ominous | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Has the melt season started in the Barents and Kara Seas two months earlier than normal? by Neven Acropolis We are entering the final stage of the freezing season in the Arctic. Winter time is usually a boring time for watching the sea ice.
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A Street View for Rivers

A Street View for Rivers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two surfers embark on a five-year Internet project to document the state of the nation's rivers with a view from the waters. One aim is to show pollution levels.
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Morgan Planning “Plus E” Electric Roadster With Manual Transmission

Morgan Planning “Plus E” Electric Roadster With Manual Transmission | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Morgan Planning “Plus E” Electric Roadster With Manual Transmission...
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4 Lessons From The Social Innovation Hotbed Of Brazil

4 Lessons From The Social Innovation Hotbed Of Brazil | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last year, I moved from New York to Rio de Janeiro, where Purpose has opened its first overseas office. I have met with local innovators and interacted with all kinds of people on the streets, at the beach, and in botequins (informal bars).
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Tidal Energy: The Next Wave in Alternative Energy | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Tidal Energy: The Next Wave in Alternative Energy | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently issued its first pilot project license for a tidal energy project located in New York City’s East...
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'State of the WaPo' Watch: Two Articles Worth Reading

'State of the WaPo' Watch: Two Articles Worth Reading | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two newspapers focus on the problems one of those papers has...
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Young People Have the Bleakest Futures—But the Best Attitudes - News - GOOD

Young People Have the Bleakest Futures—But the Best Attitudes - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new study confirms our worst fears: Young people have the fewest jobs in 60 years. So why are we so optimistic?
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Green Car Congress: ExxonMobil, MIT and Synthetic Genomics team publishes results of LCA on algal biofuels; potential for large reductions in GHG

Green Car Congress: ExxonMobil, MIT and Synthetic Genomics team publishes results of LCA on algal biofuels; potential for large reductions in GHG | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

After modeling life-cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and on-site freshwater consumption for algal biofuels over a wide technology space (earlier post), researchers from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, MIT and Synthetic Genomics have concluded that algal biofuels can potentially yield large GHG reductions relative to fossil and other bio-based fuels with the use of appropriate technology options. Their paper is published in the ACS journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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Green Office or E-Office: Which is Better for Business and the Environment? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Green Office or E-Office: Which is Better for Business and the Environment? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As 21st century business leaders approach both improved ecological and economical models of conducting themselves, they are increasingly finding that these two...
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The Empowered Employee is Coming; Is The World Ready? - Forbes

The Empowered Employee is Coming; Is The World Ready? - Forbes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Guest post written by John Hagel, Suketu Gandhi and Giovanni Rodriguez John Hagel is co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. Suketu Gandhi is a principal with Deloitte Consulting.
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Cod Fishermen’s Alarm Outlasts Reprieve on Catch Limits

Cod Fishermen’s Alarm Outlasts Reprieve on Catch Limits | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Fishermen and federal officials are grappling with bleak prospects in the cod industry.
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Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative

Colors Tokyo’s Earth Blocks are an Eco-friendly LEGO Alternative | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Colors Tokyo's Earth Blocks are created from a composite of cedar tree bark, coffee beans, tea chaff and other recycled materials.
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