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In Our Backyard: Funding Projects To Make Neighborhoods Better

In Our Backyard: Funding Projects To Make Neighborhoods Better | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Not in my backyard is the common refrain of people who care about the environment, but aren’t so interested in, say, seeing a wind turbine out their bedroom window.
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A Bandage That Allows You To Save A Life While Patching Up Your Cut

A Bandage That Allows You To Save A Life While Patching Up Your Cut | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If you need a bone marrow transplant and aren’t white, you might have a problem.
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Tracing America's Urban-to-Urban Migration Through the Recession

Tracing America's Urban-to-Urban Migration Through the Recession | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An interactive map tracks movement between metro areas from 2004-2010.
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Walk the Green Carpet

Walk the Green Carpet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Public artists Gaëlle Villedary helped the French village of Jaujac celebrate the 10th year of its arts and nature trail programs by cutting a new green path through its city center. Using some...
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Three Ways to Manage Rising Gas Prices

Three Ways to Manage Rising Gas Prices | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By Derek Singleton There’s been a steady stream of articles about rising gas prices here on Triple Pundit.
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GOOD Citizenship Task 25: Clean Up Your Sidewalk #30DaysofGOOD - News - GOOD

GOOD Citizenship Task 25: Clean Up Your Sidewalk #30DaysofGOOD - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Random acts of kindness like picking up trash can inspire other to spread the goodness.
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» Tough Love: Bill Gates Calls on the Donor Community to Do Better on Food Security » Global Development: Views from the Center

» Tough Love: Bill Gates Calls on the Donor Community to Do Better on Food Security  » Global Development: Views from the Center | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This is a joint post with Peter Timmer and Julie Walz.

 

“If you care about the poorest, you care about agriculture,” declared Bill Gates in a high-profile speech in Rome yesterday, at a meeting of the Global Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

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Texas Drought of 2011 Killed Millions of Urban Trees | Environment | AlterNet

Texas Drought of 2011 Killed Millions of Urban Trees | Environment | AlterNet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The trees that line streets, shade homes and grow in local parks are all considered to be part of the urban forest.
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Follow These Simple Environmental Rules to Help Conserve USA National Parks

Follow These Simple Environmental Rules to Help Conserve USA National Parks | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Exploring one of the top 10 national parks in the United States is a great eco choice for your next vacation, however, it’s important to make sure that your visit doesn’t jeopardize these natural beauties.
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Bordeaux Unveils the “Ideal City Bike” | TheCityFix

Bordeaux Unveils the “Ideal City Bike” | TheCityFix | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

t looks like Bordeaux, France will be the next city to have its custom-designed bike for its bike-share program. Philippe Starck, a French product designer, unveiled the final rendering of the “ideal city bike” with Mayor of Bordeaux Alain Juppe during the second annual edition of Cyclab—a sociological, political, industrial and civic event that considers the future of the bike.

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100-Mile Houses Expand the Locavore Movement From Food to Architecture - Design - GOOD

100-Mile Houses Expand the Locavore Movement From Food to Architecture - Design - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Creating a home entirely from local materials challenges builders to carefully consider every piece of the structure, from the foundation to the eaves...
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To Fight World Hunger, the Secret Ingredient Could Be Bugs - Lifestyle - GOOD

To Fight World Hunger, the Secret Ingredient Could Be Bugs - Lifestyle - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The EU hopes to “exploit the potential of insects as alternative sources of protein” and feel out “their potential incorporation into food."...
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How Do You Innovate The Process Of Social Innovation?

How Do You Innovate The Process Of Social Innovation? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rob Shelton is the managing director of the San Jose office of PwC, and a student of how organizations can innovate.
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Next American City » Buzz » River Rising: Water Helps Revive a Washed-Up Industrial Town

Next American City » Buzz » River Rising: Water Helps Revive a Washed-Up Industrial Town | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Yonkers has a river that lay beneath an asphalt parking lot for years.
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GOOD Maker Finalist: Swings Tampa Bay Puts a Whimsical Spin on Community Building - News - GOOD

GOOD Maker Finalist: Swings Tampa Bay Puts a Whimsical Spin on Community Building - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In Tampa Bay, Florida, there are more than 100 handmade swings scattered across the city and its surrounding communities thanks to Swings Tampa Bay.
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8 Ways for Fast Food Companies to Green Up Their Packaging

8 Ways for Fast Food Companies to Green Up Their Packaging | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An interview with Scot Quaranda, Campaign Director at Dogwood Alliance on their new report, “Greening Fast Food Packaging: A Roadmap to Best Practices,” which outlines eight key attributes of environmentally friendly fast food packaging and...
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Fix This: Health Care Roundtable Discussion - Businessweek

Fix This: Health Care Roundtable Discussion - Businessweek | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The problems with our health-care system are well documented: rising costs, mismanagement, incompatible systems, limited access, and the lengthy development cycle for new medicines, to name just a few.

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Lindal Launches New ‘Architects Collaborative’ Prefab Home Line Featuring Designs from Our Favorite Architects

Lindal Launches New ‘Architects Collaborative’ Prefab Home Line Featuring Designs from Our Favorite Architects | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Lindal Cedar Homes launched The Lindal Architects Collaborative, a new prefab collection for the masses featuring designs from Marmol Radziner, Altius Architecture, Mates Masi + Architects, and The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture.
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Sustainable Tourism: A Key to Global Solutions

When most people think of tourism, they probably don't think about an industry that can contribute to global solutions for the difficult challenges facing the planet.
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The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors

The U.S. Metro Areas That Attract the Most Seniors | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
America is aging quickly, but some cities are welcoming more seniors than others.
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Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding?

Do Bike Paths Promote Bike Riding? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Research on the topic doesn't offer any clean answers — and two new reports just add to the confusion.
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Biomimicry in architecture and the start of the Ecological Age (Wired UK)

Biomimicry in architecture and the start of the Ecological Age (Wired UK) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Michael Pawlyn believes in biomimicry.The architect has founded his own architectural firm based on its tenants, just published a book with RIBA on the practice and has spoken at TED on its virtues...
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It's Time for Americans to Chill Out About Gas Prices - Environment - GOOD

It's Time for Americans to Chill Out About Gas Prices - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Let's exert our energy figuring out how to deal with the root problem.
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