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Network Weaving: Navigating Influence Networks

Our understanding of influence in communities and organizations is undergoing radical shifts thanks to the emergent wisdom from the social network sciences. We are also now seeing unprecedented shifts in influence landscapes on all levels around the world.

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The Hidden Reasons Solar Prices Are Dropping - Environment - GOOD

The Hidden Reasons Solar Prices Are Dropping - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There are more contractors competing for solar projects, and the government's making it easier for them to get their jobs done.
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Oxfam warns that modern day land rush is forcing thousands into greater poverty | Oxfam.ca

Oxfam warns that modern day land rush is forcing thousands into greater poverty | Oxfam.ca | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Oxfam warns that modern day land rush is forcing thousands into greater poverty.
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The military’s historic embrace of smart energy

The military’s historic embrace of smart energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The U.S. military's embrace of energy efficiency and renewable energy is going to be one of the great stories of the coming decade. The Department of Defense could change the politics of energy in this country.
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Why Peace Pays: Building a More Secure World Through Economic Development | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

Why Peace Pays: Building a More Secure World Through Economic Development | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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Porch House Prefab by Lake Flato

Porch House Prefab by Lake Flato | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
San Antonio-based Lake|Flato, an architectural firm with several AIA COTE Top 10 green projects, this week announced its latest endeavor in the world of prefab with the Porch House.  Porch House is an eco-friendly home that combines factory-built...
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How To Raise Four Million Pounds of Fish a Year—in Virginia

How To Raise Four Million Pounds of Fish a Year—in Virginia | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The demand for seafood in America is booming, to be sure—unfortunately, the ocean's fish stocks aren't exactly doing the same. So how does one meet this overwhelming demand for meat? Farming fish, obviously.
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Report: The state of solar power in the U.S. | SmartPlanet

Report: The state of solar power in the U.S. | SmartPlanet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Commercial projects gave the U.S. solar industry a giant boost in the second quarter. The manufacturing sector is an entirely different story.
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Are values and conservation inseparable? | The Cons Bio Blog

Are values and conservation inseparable? | The Cons Bio Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Conservation Biology is defined as a 'value-laden' or 'value-driven' discipline that necessarily makes explicit statements of value as a means to conserve, protect, and restore. The connection between applied science and the ...
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The rise of urban farming

The rise of urban farming | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Urban farming's trendy frugality is drawing converts in an age of economic uncertainty.
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How Method Turns Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Into Bottles

How Method Turns Plastic Pollution in the Ocean Into Bottles | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Photo credit: Method In 2006, Method reached a milestone—we made our first bottle entirely from post-consumer recycled plastic.
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Power Jobs: The Smart Grid Workforce | Department of Energy

Power Jobs: The Smart Grid Workforce | Department of Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
RT @ENERGY: “Really, anyone who likes science or math, we’ve probably got a job for you." Learn more: http://t.co/q18Kmusd #SmartGrid...
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2degrees Sustainability Essentials

Check out our 2degrees Sustainability Essentials series http://t.co/uc7noJip via @justmeans...
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Is Climate Change Already Causing Violent Conflict?

Is Climate Change Already Causing Violent Conflict? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
For years, the Pentagon has been saying that climate change is perhaps the biggest threat to American security of all.
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Can One Eco Action Add Up to Big Savings? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Can One Eco Action Add Up to Big Savings? | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
How many eco actions does it take for them to count? According to the post, Does Size Matter for Ideas?
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Paul Farmer explains why global health has to first focus on poverty | Humanosphere

Paul Farmer explains why global health has to first focus on poverty | Humanosphere | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
RT @globalwa: Why does global health have to first focus on poverty??
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Kind of a big deal: $1.6 billion coming for energy efficiency projects

Kind of a big deal: $1.6 billion coming for energy efficiency projects | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two large U.S. pension funds and a consortium of big businesses announced plans to sink money into energy-retrofit programs, which create jobs and present an excellent climate solution.
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Rotating Chickens, Rabbits and Rye in the Garden (Video)

Rotating Chickens, Rabbits and Rye in the Garden (Video) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Image credit: MushroomPatch The other day I posted video of one innovative Aussie gardener who had created a clever chicken tunnel system to fertilize his garden.
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Sasha Dichter: The Generosity Experiment | Video on TED.com

Sasha Dichter: The Generosity Experiment | Video on TED.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
TED Talks In this inspiring talk at the NextGen:Charity conference, Sasha Dichter of the Acumen Fund shares the results of his month-long "Generosity Experiment" where he said "yes" to every request for help.
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Robotic fish patrol rivers for water pollution | Ubergizmo

Robotic fish patrol rivers for water pollution | Ubergizmo | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Here is yet another effort to help keep our rivers clean, or at least, be able to monitor the kind [...]...
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conservation trends | «double vision»

conservation trends | «double vision» | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
'First, conservation is a strong a cultural value now as it was 60 years ago when the Conservation Council was founded. We may call it by different names, and the way we conserve has evolved dramatically (both in terms of ...
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B Corporation Blog

B Corporation Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
B Corporations are a new type of corporation that use the power of business to create public benefit.
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Solar-panel leases surge as no upfront costs make sun power "available to everyone" - The Denver Post

Solar-panel leases surge as no upfront costs make sun power "available to everyone" - The Denver Post | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Myphuong Le was planning to buy solar panels for her Denver home until she crunched the numbers — and decided leasing the panels was a better deal.
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Poverty In America — by the numbers

Poverty In America — by the numbers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the wake of the news last week that a record number of Americans now live in poverty, Pro Publica has put together a striking list of statistics that shed light on the scope of the problem. Here are a few that caught our eye: • Official U.S.
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A Surge of Wind Over Brazil

A Surge of Wind Over Brazil | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Brazil has suddenly realized the attractiveness of its immense wind power potential. Once deemed too expensive and small-scale, unable to meet the country’s power needs, it is now braced to grow sevenfold to 2014.
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