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The Value of Connection: Microphilanthropy Challenge #30DaysofGOOD - News - GOOD

The Value of Connection: Microphilanthropy Challenge #30DaysofGOOD - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's $30 for 30 Days of GOOD, our microphilanthropy challenge. Here are three stories of people who donated money to help people connect.
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Jane Goodall and Affordable Housing | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

Jane Goodall and Affordable Housing | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

I recently joined some 200 business executives, social entrepreneurs and investors from Canada to the tip of Chile attending the Americas Business Council (abc*) Foundation's 2011 Continuity Forum.

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A Community Traces Its Entire Water Cycle. Can You?

A Community Traces Its Entire Water Cycle. Can You? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Knowing where your water comes from, and where it goes to, can be key to treating it with respect.
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Modern Electric Grid Essential for America’s Clean Energy Future | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Modern Electric Grid Essential for America’s Clean Energy Future | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers recently released a study examining the future of the U.S. electric grid.
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William & Mary plans campus 'eco-village' | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

William & Mary plans campus 'eco-village' | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  Next up in the growing number of colleges and universities pursuing sustainability may be the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Last week, the highly regarded academic institution reaffirmed plans to build an ‘eco-village’ of...
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Harnessing the sun’s energy for water and space heating

Harnessing the sun’s energy for water and space heating | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rooftop solar systems, a simple, low-cost way to heat water and space, are taking off around the world as the pace of solar energy development accelerates.
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2012 Brings New Electric Bicycles From Yamaha

2012 Brings New Electric Bicycles From Yamaha | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
2012 Brings New Electric Bicycles From Yamaha...
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10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean -- National Geographic

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean -- National Geographic | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Learn what you can do to help save the ocean with these 10 tips.
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How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials

How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A seven-step tutorial to make your own DIY snow globe from a recycled jar and household materials.
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Building a 3,000 Mile Bike Trail From Maine to Florida

Building a 3,000 Mile Bike Trail From Maine to Florida | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The East Coast Greenway urban trail system has been in the works since 1991 and is improving all the time.
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Indian Women Find Self-Reliance Through Embroidery Businesses

Indian Women Find Self-Reliance Through Embroidery Businesses | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In a store in my hometown of Ahmedabad, India, I was immediately charmed by the colorful display of intricate handcrafted embroidery on pillow covers, decorative wall-hangings and silk kurtas.
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The Year in Social Innovation: Seven Key Trends - Business - GOOD

The Year in Social Innovation: Seven Key Trends - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
GOOD Business tracks the seven big social innovation trends in 2011.
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Two for one: Quantum dot solar cells boost power

Two for one: Quantum dot solar cells boost power | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers seek third-generation solar cells able to capture high-energy photons normally wasted as heat to boost solar efficiency and lower costs. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Cutting Edge.
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Is Solving Nonprofits' Challenges as Easy as Creating a Map? - News - GOOD

Is Solving Nonprofits' Challenges as Easy as Creating a Map? - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Organizations frustrated by scarce resources, missed opportunities for collaboration, and the inability to conduct research are looking to mapping.
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Gifts for the Philanthropist: 10 Scrappy Alternative Charities We Admire

Gifts for the Philanthropist: 10 Scrappy Alternative Charities We Admire | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From a surfer delivering water-filtering membrains to a solar bottle bulb campaign, these organizations have worthy causes in need of support.
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Himalayas Glacial Lakes Drain And Refill As Ice Melts (VIDEOS)

Himalayas Glacial Lakes Drain And Refill As Ice Melts (VIDEOS) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By Mark Fischetti(Click here for original article.) Himalayan glaciers are melting and retreating at their edges because of global warming.
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Survey: People Want More Green Homes

Survey: People Want More Green Homes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It turns out that a green, energy efficient home built with sustainable materials is most wanted, according to a Yahoo!
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The Practices of Systemic Sustainability

The Practices of Systemic Sustainability | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Systemic sustainability is a process of development—individual, organizational, or societal—involving an adaptive strategy of emergence that ensures the evolutionary maintenance of an increasingly robust and supportive environment.

Via Anne Caspari
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World’s First Renewable, Bio-Based Polyester Developed by Japanese Scientist

World’s First Renewable, Bio-Based Polyester Developed by Japanese Scientist | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A Japanese scientist has developed the world's first bio-based, renewable polyester...
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Berlin Laughter Project gets entire subway car giggling; what’s so funny?

Berlin Laughter Project gets entire subway car giggling; what’s so funny? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Laughter is contagious.(Berlin Laughter Project gets entire subway car giggling: http://t.co/eTjmOLQV...)...
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DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti!

DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A DIY from Stories from Space showing you how to make your own green moss graffiti.
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Talk About Showing Off – Students Display Successful Solar Car

Talk About Showing Off – Students Display Successful Solar Car | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Talk About Showing Off - Students Display Successful Solar Car...
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Warming Arctic Permafrost Fuels Climate Change Worries

Warming Arctic Permafrost Fuels Climate Change Worries | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Experts worry that if the permafrost thaws in the Northern Hemisphere, huge amounts of carbon will be released into the air, greatly intensifying global warming.
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Green Christmas: Santa’s carbon footprint [INFOGRAPHIC]

Green Christmas: Santa’s carbon footprint [INFOGRAPHIC] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We all know St. Nick runs an important worldwide operation -- but could he green up his act? This infographic tackles the question.
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Good Climate News: USEPA OK's Hydrocarbon Refrigerants For Non-Vehicle Applications

Good Climate News: USEPA OK's Hydrocarbon Refrigerants For Non-Vehicle Applications | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
USEPA has approved hydrocarbon based refrigerants as substitutes for HCFC's CFC's and perfluorocarbons.
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