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Green Jobs Help The Planet And Communities Of Color

Green Jobs Help The Planet And Communities Of Color | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

When Earth Day celebrated its first year in 1970, the words “green” and “job” were disparate concepts. This weekend, however, on the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, green jobs are remaking and transforming the economy to be less polluting, more efficient, and more equitable. In addition to helping the planet by reducing pollution and greenhouse gases, green jobs also provide economic opportunity for communities of color in urban centers that have felt the worst of the economic recession.

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Electronic Recycling Is Increasing Thanks To the eCycling Leadership Initiative

Electronic Recycling Is Increasing Thanks To the eCycling Leadership Initiative | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Electronic waste is a problem in the U.S. Over 4.6 million tons of e-waste ended up in U.S. landfills in 2000 according to the EPA.
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Earth Day / Earth Night: How Green Is Your Sleep?

Earth Day / Earth Night: How Green Is Your Sleep? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This week, we celebrate the heightened awareness and many major environmental initiatives promoted by Earth Day. But, what about Earth Night?
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How Obama and Romney compare on green issues

How Obama and Romney compare on green issues | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A handy chart lets you compare the presidential candidates' policies on fossil fuels, clean energy, public lands, and oil subsidies.
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Teens Turning Green's 'greenstyled challenge'

Teens Turning Green's 'greenstyled challenge' | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
College kids can style up their own vintage or used clothes to create cute outfits - and win cash!
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The most important story in the world: Guardian reporter Jonathan Watts’ parting thoughts on nine years of environmental journalism in China | chinadialogue

The most important story in the world: Guardian reporter Jonathan Watts’ parting thoughts on nine years of environmental journalism in China | chinadialogue | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Guardian environment reporter Jonathan Watts has spent nine years in China covering everything from pollution protests to species extinction. About to leave for pastures new, he shares some parting thoughts.
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Why Are Young Women More Ambitious? They Have to Be - News - GOOD

Why Are Young Women More Ambitious? They Have to Be - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Perhaps guys aren't focused on their futures because they know it usually works out better for them.
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Be Part of the Conversation this Earth Day | It's Our Environment

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Be Part of the Conversation this Earth Day

2012 April 20

This weekend, people across the US and around the world will celebrate the 42nd annual Earth Day. After four decades, the event that started with 20 million Americans has blossomed into a day of service and celebration for nearly a billion people in every part of the planet. Every year I’m reminded that at the heart of Earth Day there is a simple goal: Help every person see the connections between our lives and the health of our environment.

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'Food Forward' PBS Series Debuts With 'Urban Agriculture Across America' Episode

'Food Forward' PBS Series Debuts With 'Urban Agriculture Across America' Episode | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In less than a century, the United States has gone from being a mostly agrarian society to an urbanized one.
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An Artificial Kidney To Take Patients Off The Transplant Waiting List

An Artificial Kidney To Take Patients Off The Transplant Waiting List | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As anyone who has watched a medical drama knows, organs are in short supply and must be rushed everywhere in coolers only to be delivered at the last moment. But this is actually sort of true, especially of kidneys.
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Honda Successfully Pulls Off Large-Scale Hybrid Battery Recycling

Honda Successfully Pulls Off Large-Scale Hybrid Battery Recycling | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Honda Successfully Pulls Off Large-Scale Hybrid Battery Recycling...
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One Family's Unconventional Solution to Save Water | Environment | AlterNet

One Family's Unconventional Solution to Save Water | Environment | AlterNet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Self-composting toilets make a lot of sense when water is already a cause of national uprisings and covert wars.
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Crowd-Funding Site Brings Urban Chicken Farms, Hi-Tech Sewer Monitoring to Your Backyard

Crowd-Funding Site Brings Urban Chicken Farms, Hi-Tech Sewer Monitoring to Your Backyard | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ioby, an environmental nonprofit launched in 2008, helps communities crowd-fund an impressive array of green projects in their own backyard.
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Top 5 American Treasures To Protect In 2012

Top 5 American Treasures To Protect In 2012 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The United States is home to some of the most stunning and unique natural areas in the world, including 397 national parks, 101 national monuments, and 556 national wildlife refuges. But many more public lands—managed by the federal government and owned by all Americans—are worthy of protection for future generations. This Earth Day it’s worth thinking about the places that have strong local coalitions calling for protection that should be granted this year.

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Fowl play: Raising illegal backyard chickens [VIDEO]

Fowl play: Raising illegal backyard chickens [VIDEO] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Meet some outlaw chickens and the people who harbor them -- in their quiet backyards.
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Why Regulate Auto Emissions?

Why Regulate Auto Emissions? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Why Regulate Auto Emissions? Just the facts on when and why the legislation was put in place.
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Interview: Hunter Lovins at Fortune Brainstorm Green

Interview: Hunter Lovins at Fortune Brainstorm Green | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
At this week's Fortune Brainstorm Green conference, I had a chance to talk briefly with a long time colleague and inspiration, Hunter Lovins.
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EARTH DAY 2012: Resources from Carnegie Council

EARTH DAY 2012: Resources from Carnegie Council | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Carnegie Council is the world’s leading voice promoting ethical leadership on issues of war, peace and global social justice. Its mission is to be the voice for ethics in international policy.
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For Earth Day, Pledges for the Planet - Environment - GOOD

For Earth Day, Pledges for the Planet - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We asked environmental leaders to us what they'd pledge to do on Earth Day to help the planet. What will you do?
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Five Earth Day Ideas for the Entire Family

Five Earth Day Ideas for the Entire Family | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, April 22, is Sunday, and everyone ages zero to 100 can show their appreciation to Mother Nature and the planet.
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Tipping a Hat to the Planet

Tipping a Hat to the Planet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From free park admission to performance art to a bayou cleanup, there are dozens of ways to observe Earth Day.
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Why The World Needs A More Feminine Version Of Success

Why The World Needs A More Feminine Version Of Success | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Before making something new, a smart designer needs to answer a few questions. What is it exactly that we need? Who are the users? What conditions are we designing for? How long do we want it to last?
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Mexico Approves Landmark Climate Law: Scientific American

Mexico Approves Landmark Climate Law: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The North American country will become only the second nation--and the first developing nation--taking legal measures to combat climate change...
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Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants Turn To Solar Power to Get Greener | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants Turn To Solar Power to Get Greener | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Water and wasterwater facilities in California, Arizona and Nevada will be enjoying the benefits of solar power thanks to a new partnership struck with...
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