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Biomimicry 3.8 & Murray's Law

Watch Janine Benyus describe what the new Biomimicry 3.8 logo really means.
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Greenversations » Recycle, Wrap It

Here’s a quick quiz: 1. What happens to the packaged snacks second graders decide not to eat? 2. What do hotels do with the half rolls of toilet-paper and half bottles of shampoo you leave behind? 3. Where does uneaten food, including food still in wrappers, end up after a conference ends.

You guessed it: these items end up in the trash.

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Myths About CSR in Developing Countries

Myths About CSR in Developing Countries | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Glocality - the act of thinking globally, acting locally - may be the antidote to CSR myths.
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10 Awesome Green Gadget Gifts for 2011

10 Awesome Green Gadget Gifts for 2011 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Check out 10 of our favorite green gadget gifts for the 2011 holiday season!
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First the Good News: IRIS Report Shows Impact Investing, MFI Profits; But More Analysis Needed | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

First the Good News: IRIS Report Shows Impact Investing, MFI Profits; But More Analysis Needed | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The team of Impact Reporting and Investment Standards (IRIS) released its very first performance data reportcontributing to data-driven market intelligence for the impact investing industry.

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Universal Guidelines for Climate Reporting Would Better Serve the Public

Universal Guidelines for Climate Reporting Would Better Serve the Public | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If journalists and scientists could agree on what good science reporting should look like, their guidelines would look something like this...
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Learning How to Kill Trees

Learning How to Kill Trees | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Scientists find evidence that the water distribution systems of aspens in Colorado were damaged during a drought, suggesting that they died of thirst rather than a lack of carbohydrates linked to a halt in photosynthesis.
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Investment Opportunities in Water: Produced Water – Part I | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Investment Opportunities in Water: Produced Water – Part I | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The water industry is renowned for being risk averse and conservative. It’s understandable. No one wants people to experiment with their water.
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Safe Sushi: New Sierra Club App Determines How Much Mercury Is In Your Fish

Safe Sushi: New Sierra Club App Determines How Much Mercury Is In Your Fish | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mercury poisoning doesn't just happen to Jeremy Piven. Mercury is released by industrial pollution and can accumulate in bodies of water, which fish then absorb.
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Benefit Corporations: Back to Purpose

Historically, businesses in America were given a charter for a specific public purpose that allowed them to operate and expired upon the completion of the chartered project. Profits were allowed, but they were legitimized by the mission within the business charter. In modern-day America, businesses are held legally accountable to maximize profits for shareholders, frequently at the exclusion of all else. However, some entrepreneurs and businesses don't want this to define the character of what their company is all about. They want to ensure that the mission of their company stays intact over time and factors like environmental stewardship, community involvement, and employee well-being are legally recognized in the DNA of their founding documents. A structure has emerged to serve this purpose, called the Benefit Corporation.

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UN's New Sustainable City Effort Starts With Asia - Green Flow

UN's New Sustainable City Effort Starts With Asia - Green Flow | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Download the UN's Shanghai Manual: Toward Sustainable Urban Development in the 21st Century  http://www.uncrd.or.jp/tr/doc/111114/Chapter%201.pdf

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Page-turners

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Best Books list from the Economist


Politics and current affairs
Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future. By Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan.

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» Careful New Review of Randomized Trials of Microfinance » David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog

» Careful New Review of Randomized Trials of Microfinance » David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
CGAP has published a nice summary of what we can learn from the growing collection of randomized studies of microfinance. I’ve been a bit slow to blog it because it did not generate sparks in my head.
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Rooftop and Community Gardens Can Help Feed Urban Areas

Rooftop and Community Gardens Can Help Feed Urban Areas | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
 
Sustainability is a topic that is becoming more and more important in the minds of both business and people in general.
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Asymptosis » Financialization and the Stripping of the Middle Class, in Twelve Graphs

Asymptosis » Financialization and the Stripping of the Middle Class, in Twelve Graphs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The Darwinian struggle to strip the flesh from insolvent consumers before one’s competitors do so is not a thriving economy nor a growing economy; it is a hollowed out economy at a dead-end of financialization and substitution of Federal debt for actual production.

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The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia

The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
What is getting people excited is how the project will be able to weave together multiple positive attributes into one cohesive plan.
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Study: As Gas Prices Rise, Americans Drive Less And Seek Public Transit

Study: As Gas Prices Rise, Americans Drive Less And Seek Public Transit | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Study: As Gas Prices Rise, Americans Drive Less And Seek Public Transit...
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Bikes Will Save You and the Planet (Infographic)

Bikes Will Save You and the Planet (Infographic) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's no secret that getting out from behind the wheel of your car and riding a bike can benefit both you and the planet. Like this infographic states, Americans alone spend 20% of their income on transportation.
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2011 Sets U.S. Record for Wet/Dry Extremes, Wettest Year in Philadelphia’s 2-Century Record, Wettest December Day in DC

2011 Sets U.S. Record for Wet/Dry Extremes, Wettest Year in Philadelphia’s 2-Century Record, Wettest December Day in DC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Figure 1. Departure of precipitation from average for 2011, as of December 6, 2011.  Remarkably, more than half of the country (56%) experienced either a top-ten driest or top-ten wettest year, a new record.
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Tax Policy Blowing in the Wind

Tax Policy Blowing in the Wind | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A report commissioned by the wind energy industry projects steep job losses in the sector in 2013 if a tax credit for production is not extended.
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Building Partnerships, Conserving Lands | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Building Partnerships, Conserving Lands | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As part of Toyota's commitment to our nation's environment and public lands, today we announced that we have made a $3 million grant to the National...
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When Is a Deal Not a Deal: COP 17 and Climate Change

The diplomatic community is publicly patting itself on the back for the "deal" in Durban. The problem is, as any first year American law student could tell you, there is no "deal." What there is is a promise to make a promise.
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The frog and the polar bear: The real reasons Americans aren’t buying climate change

The frog and the polar bear: The real reasons Americans aren’t buying climate change | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Why do Americans continue to react to global warming with indifference? Scary statistics and sad polar bear pictures just don't work, researchers say.
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What the Durban outcome means for business

What the Durban outcome means for business | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The whole world is now on course for a low-carbon economy, and the goods and services of innovative, fast-acting companies will be in demand...
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Gift Guide: Green Gifts for Moms | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Gift Guide: Green Gifts for Moms | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Gift Guide: Green Gifts for Moms By Kerry Crisley I recently stumbled upon a my 2011 resolutions, and I have to say, they were pretty good.
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