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Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
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Nature Is Bad For The Economy: This Street Art Makes You Question Your Values

Nature Is Bad For The Economy: This Street Art Makes You Question Your Values | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two weeks ago, I saw one of the bumper stickers you can see here. A shock of irony sped through my retinas and a jolt of truth shot out my toes.
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Heart-Stopping Art of the Day: Giant Inflatable Tentacles

Heart-Stopping Art of the Day: Giant Inflatable Tentacles | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An artist from the U.K. makes it look as if buildings are being strangled by a malignant Kraken.
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Unsustainable Development: The Missing Discussion about Education at Rio+20

Unsustainable Development: The Missing Discussion about Education at Rio+20 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Allison Anderson argues that education is critical to realizing the goals of sustainable development and should be incorporated into the Rio+20 discussions.
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In New Urbanism’s Inner-Sanctum, A Rift Goes Public – Next American City

In New Urbanism’s Inner-Sanctum, A Rift Goes Public – Next American City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two godfathers of the New Urbanist movement butt heads at the 20th anniversary gathering of the organization they co-founded.
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Microscopic Neighbors, Evolving Together

Microscopic Neighbors, Evolving Together | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A novel experiment sought to demonstrate that how different living things in a community bump up against one another affects how they evolve.
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Beautiful planet: Highest resolution images of Earth ever taken (Video)

Beautiful planet: Highest resolution images of Earth ever taken (Video) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mesmerizing timelapse of the Earth is the highest resolution single-shot imagery ever taken of our planet from space.
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Charcoal Kills 2 Million People & Vast Swaths of Forest Every Year. Can Biofuel Stop the Carnage?

Charcoal Kills 2 Million People & Vast Swaths of Forest Every Year. Can Biofuel Stop the Carnage? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new venture seeks to produce sustainably farmed, clean-burning biofuel, turn a profit, and end the ills of charcoal in Mozambique—in one fell swoop.
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Transportation For America » Saving a transit system and turning the tide for the future of a mid-sized city

Transportation For America » Saving a transit system and turning the tide for the future of a mid-sized city | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Last month, the citizens of Baton Rouge, LA, voted to raise their taxes to preserve and expand their struggling bus system. The landmark measure will nearly double transit funding — saving the system from meltdown while laying the groundwork for dramatically improved service.

To pass it, churches, faith-based groups and local organizers teamed up with businesses and institutions. As we’ve seen in similar local measures, they won by explaining exactly what taxpayer money would buy, building a diverse coalition and getting out the vote.

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The X PRIZE Foundation Inspiring True Social Innovation for the Planet

The X PRIZE Foundation Inspiring True Social Innovation for the Planet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I stumbled upon the X PRIZE Foundation and wanted to share this extraordinary social innovation organisation with you.
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URBAN NATION: Ensuring Fair Transit Options for the Elderly and Disabled – Next American City

URBAN NATION: Ensuring Fair Transit Options for the Elderly and Disabled – Next American City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Bill presents an opportunity to rethink transportation accessibility.
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Strategic Priorities in Contemporary Africa: Part III

Strategic Priorities in Contemporary Africa: Part III | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Richard Joseph examines global engagement with Africa and argues that increased attention to shaping the strategic environment and preventing the outbreak of regional conflicts could help aid development.
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How Do You Put a Price Tag on a Brand New City?

How Do You Put a Price Tag on a Brand New City? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
South Sudan tries to estimate the costs of building Ramciel.
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Global Cities Initiative: Ohio and the Next Economy

Global Cities Initiative: Ohio and the Next Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
During a Global Cities Initiative event in Columbus, Ohio, Bruce Katz delivered remarks describing how U.S. cities can build on their local assets to boost exports and better connect with global markets.
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Citizen participation in the design of sustainable communities | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Citizen participation in the design of sustainable communities | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
     (Illustration courtesy of Julie Stuart, Making Ideas Visible) Today’s post is guest-authored by my friend and frequent collaborator, Lee Epstein.  Lee is an attorney and land use planner working for sustainability in the mid-Atlantic region.
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What's Killing the Electric Car? The Price of Batteries - Business - GOOD

What's Killing the Electric Car? The Price of Batteries - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ford's new EV is impressive, but like other automakers, it's facing a real barrier in battery technology.
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Patagonia Maps Out Its Supply Chain For Even More Transparency

Patagonia Maps Out Its Supply Chain For Even More Transparency | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Patagonia has released its Footprint Chronicles, one tool to help customers and stakeholders learn more about the the company’s global operations and suppliers.
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U.S. Military Not Retreating on Clean Energy | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

U.S. Military Not Retreating on Clean Energy | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
While many government officials nervously await the outcome of the November elections and speculate as to its implications for the cleantech sector, one federal...
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Low-VOC Light Sheetrock for Easy Install

Low-VOC Light Sheetrock for Easy Install | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It turns out lighter gypsum wallboard sells well.  In July 2010, USG Corporation tested the market for Sheetrock UltraLight panels, which are anywhere from 15-24 pounds lighter per panel depending on the size, and they outsold heavier product,...
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A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

A Lock Holds the Key to Restoring Migratory Fish | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Learn how a low cost, low risk and low tech solution is helping move millions of Alabama shad over dams for spawning.
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Q&A with Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab -- Generocity

Q&A with Jay Coen Gilbert, Co-Founder of B Lab  -- Generocity | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Greater Philadelphia's source for local nonprofit news, giving and networking.
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When a Bubble Becomes a Building

When a Bubble Becomes a Building | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
At a new festival in Rotterdam, the world's most fragile and temporary pavilion. ...
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The Intersection of Place and the Economy

The Intersection of Place and the Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Central to the search for sustainable sources of economic growth is the relationship between policies impacting special efficiency and macroeconomies.
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