Sustainable Futures
Follow
Find
19.6K views | +1 today
Sustainable Futures
Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
Curated by Flora Moon
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

eRecyclingCorps turns old phones into store credit

eRecyclingCorps turns old phones into store credit | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Kleiner Perkins invests $35 million in eRecyclingCorps, which takes back old phones at carrier stores and gives consumers a credit on the spot. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Green Tech.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

German Village Embraces Alternative Energy and Becomes Global Model | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

German Village Embraces Alternative Energy and Becomes Global Model | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
One village in Germany is producing more energy than it needs. Best of all, it’s alternative energy sourced from clean sources.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Floating, Desalinating “Solar Cucumbers” Could Be the Future of Water Purification

Floating, Desalinating “Solar Cucumbers” Could Be the Future of Water Purification | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

When it comes to solving serious problem, innovation is necessary.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Helping Communities Cope With Tanzania’s Changing Climate | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Helping Communities Cope With Tanzania’s Changing Climate | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Nature Conservancy is working in Tanzania to understand how climate change is affecting the environment and to find nature-based adaptation strategies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

The Rules Of: Creative Philanthropy - Lifestyle - GOOD

The Rules Of: Creative Philanthropy - Lifestyle - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Eight steps to paying it forward....
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Sony Develops a Battery That Runs on Paper

Sony Develops a Battery That Runs on Paper | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It seems that renewable energy now grows on trees as electronics giant Sony have now developed a battery that is actually made from paper.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Multinational Corporations Collaborate On Finland's Urban Sustainability

Multinational Corporations Collaborate On Finland's Urban Sustainability | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Companies including Toyota, TNT, Acciona, Siemens, and UTC are helping a city in Finland to work toward urban sustainability.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

The Role of Women in Combatting Climate Change | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

The Role of Women in Combatting Climate Change | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last week I traveled to Durban, South Africa to participate in the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Carpet Gets Greener with Econyl Project

Carpet Gets Greener with Econyl Project | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When Aquafil began manufacturing carpet fiber almost 50 years ago, sustainability wasn’t an option but a must.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Do Paper-Powered Batteries from Sony Have a Future?

Do Paper-Powered Batteries from Sony Have a Future? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Sony has demonstrated success at powering a fan with paper, but we're not sure about these "bio batteries."...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

N.Y. City Council Requires Toxic Chemical Alerts

A council vote requires city education officials to contact parents when toxic chemicals are discovered in classroom lighting fixtures, though officials say they already do.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Policies for a shareable city #12: Food sharing

Policies for a shareable city #12: Food sharing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Some foods are just too good not to share, which is one reason to think about policies for food sharing. A more sobering reason is that close to 15 percent of households in the U.S. have been identified as food insecure. Food sharing is a joy and a necessity, and it’s also just a practical and obvious thing to do.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Can Manhattan's High Line Be Replicated? Several Cities Are Trying - Design - GOOD

Can Manhattan's High Line Be Replicated? Several Cities Are Trying - Design - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Every week, it seems, a different city is pitching its old steel rails as the “next” High Line.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Arctic Methane: Is Catastrophe Imminent?

Arctic Methane: Is Catastrophe Imminent? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Scientists say that an ocean warming sufficient to destabilize a lot of methane hydrates would almost certainly take thousands of years.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

CHANGESCAPING | TALK | Right to the City

CHANGESCAPING | TALK | Right to the City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In her keynote address for the Right to the City Symposium (April 2011), Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Margaret Crawford, made a...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

The Heliotrope House Automatically Follows The Sun Like A Plant | Fast Company

The Heliotrope House Automatically Follows The Sun Like A Plant | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If the siting of a home in relation to the sun is so important--think of everything you've ever heard about south-facing windows--why can't buildings simply rotate to take advantage of natural light?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

One Percent Foundation Unleashes Next Generation of Philanthropists - Business - GOOD

One Percent Foundation Unleashes Next Generation of Philanthropists - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A modern twist on old-fashioned giving circles takes microphilanthropy macro.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Beirut Wonder Forest Would Cover the Lebanese Capitol With Hanging Gardens

Beirut Wonder Forest Would Cover the Lebanese Capitol With Hanging Gardens | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Beirut Wonder Forest is an ambitious proposal that seeks to transform the Lebanese capital into a lush green city by planting tree on its rooftops.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Naturwall: Disposal plastic cups get second life in vertical gardening system

Naturwall: Disposal plastic cups get second life in vertical gardening system | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From eco-minded Turkish design firm Designnobis comes Naturwall, a flat-pack, DIY living wall system that incorporates disposable plastic beverage cups as planters.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Green Car Congress: car2go completes pilot program, enters new agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share Austin Program; more than 21,000 registered members

car2go, the largest carsharing network in Austin, Texas, has completed its two-year car2go North America Pilot Program with the City of Austin. Under a newly signed agreement with the City of Austin’s Car-Share program, car2go will continue operations in Austin.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Texas Drought Caused The Deaths Of Millions of Trees

Texas Drought Caused The Deaths Of Millions of Trees | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- A preliminary state estimate says as many as a half-billion trees died this year across Texas from the drought persisting across much of the state.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Kinetic energy may power our home and gadgets starting in 5 years

Kinetic energy may power our home and gadgets starting in 5 years | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the next five years your shoe may be what powers the battery in your cell phone. Engineers are harnessing the power of kinetic energy and one IBM employee thinks widespread usage of the technolo...
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

The Tree of Life Gets a Makeover

The Tree of Life Gets a Makeover | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Newly mapped evolutionary relationships between plants may provide clues for improving agricultural practices.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Announcing the U.S. National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security

The first-ever National Action Plan on Women and Girls will weave the perspectives of women and girls into the DNA of our foreign policy.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Flora Moon
Scoop.it!

Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects

Argentine Brand Eco Lala Recycles Plastic Packaging into Funky Objects | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Eco Lala's recycled packaging bags, clutches, bike accessories, dustbins and even seats will cheer up any home that dare some funky creations.
more...
No comment yet.