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Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
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Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities

Mapping How the Seas Will Eat Coastal U.S. Cities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Miami, Boston, New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and other places that could have entire neighborhoods underwater by 2050.
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St. Patrick's Day By the Numbers

St. Patrick's Day By the Numbers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Did you know that 34.7 million U.S. residents claim irish ancestry, but nearly 122 million Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Explore the history of this popular holiday with facts about parades, traditions and its religious roots.
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Ethical Style: Don't Donate Clothes, Repurpose Them - Lifestyle - GOOD

Ethical Style: Don't Donate Clothes, Repurpose Them - Lifestyle - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Quality clothing means better fabric, and good fabric can be reworked again and again to make sure it never goes out of style.
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Solar's $10 Billion Potential

Solar's $10 Billion Potential | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
$10 billion. That is the annual dollar size of the proposal-flow for roof top solar systems being created by Clean Power Finance's national network of 1,550 installers.
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Up a creek: A rundown urban neighborhood finds life in a dead stream

Up a creek: A rundown urban neighborhood finds life in a dead stream | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In one of the tougher corners of San Diego, a group of committed residents and activists has set out to restore a long-forgotten waterway -- and in the process, give the community a much-needed sho...
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Luminous Windscape Pavilion Sways and Morphs With Each Passing Breeze in Lacoste, France

Luminous Windscape Pavilion Sways and Morphs With Each Passing Breeze in Lacoste, France | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Designed by nARCHITECTS, Windscape is a temporary pavilion, commissioned by the Savannah College of Art and Design for their Provence Campus.
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Of Fish and Princes | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Of Fish and Princes | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Conservancy marine scientist Mark Spalding recounts a recent special meeting with the future King of England on sustainable fishing.
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10 Must-See Design Destinations | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

10 Must-See Design Destinations | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
10 incredible design destinations that should be at the top of your list!
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A 6-Step Impact Investing Career Checklist (Part 1) – Opportunities & Roles

A 6-Step Impact Investing Career Checklist (Part 1) – Opportunities & Roles | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

This series is an abridged and revised version of a 5-part series originally published on GoodGeneration.org between Jan 15-23 , 2012.

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On Our Radar: Leveling the Plowing Field

On Our Radar: Leveling the Plowing Field | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Even though 43 percent of the farmers in developing countries are women, agricultural development efforts sponsored by wealthy countries often fail to consider this, experts meeting in New Delhi say.
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Do Your Part To Be Green From Head To Toe

Do Your Part To Be Green From Head To Toe | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From Terri Bennett, Founder of DoYourPart.com : Being fashionably green is about more than just what you wear.
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A high-tech corporate giant strengthens a walkable, transit-accessible neighborhood | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

A high-tech corporate giant strengthens a walkable, transit-accessible neighborhood | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
         Despite being all-in with blogging and social media, I’ll confess to some ambivalence toward electronic media that displace bricks-and-mortar retail experiences.  Whether it’s Apple’s iTunes dealing the final death blow to music stores or...
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Green, supportive housing for veterans should become a national model | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Green, supportive housing for veterans should become a national model | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If anyone deserves our thanks, appreciation, and support, it has to be veterans of the armed forces, many of whom serve at great risk and with honor only to return to civilian life devoid of much in the way of...
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Need Blind: Vision Spring and Warby Parker Shake Up Eyewear With Impact - Business - GOOD

Need Blind: Vision Spring and Warby Parker Shake Up Eyewear With Impact - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Two social enterprises partner to battle unfair eyewear markup, bringing affordable glasses to Brooklyn hipsters and Indian farmers alike.
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The Victims Of Carbon Pollution: Asthmatic Children

The Victims Of Carbon Pollution: Asthmatic Children | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Anti-science Republican candidate Rick Santorum said at a campaign event, “The dangers of carbon dioxide?
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Four Emerging Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility

Four Emerging Trends in Corporate Social Responsibility | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
New Media and CSR: Communicating Corporate Good, moderated by TriplePundit's very own Nick Aster, identified four major emerging trends in Corporate Social Responsibility in a free-wheeling discussion between Chris Miller, Christine Diamente, Mitch...
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Weighing the Risk of Sea-Level Rise

Weighing the Risk of Sea-Level Rise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The government has generally not been aggressive about educating Americans on the liabilities. One proposal by coastal scientists calls for pricing flood insurance at levels that reflect the true risk of coastal storms.
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Clean Your Plate, Save the World?: Scientific American

Clean Your Plate, Save the World?: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Cleaning your plate may not help feed starving children today, but the time-worn advice of mothers everywhere may help reduce food waste from the farm to the fork, help the environment and make it easier to feed the world's growing population.
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Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings

Scientists Use 3D Printer to Create World’s Smallest F1 Car and Other Famous Buildings | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I'll admit that when you see F1 cars, they are generally more impressive with bold colours and striking advertising logos. However this F1 car is not what it appears to be.
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MobiPrize: Moving Minds, Moving the Urban Poor | TheCityFix

MobiPrize: Moving Minds, Moving the Urban Poor | TheCityFix | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

How do you improve mobility and access for residents of favelas like Riocinha in Rio de Janeiro?

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Global Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011

Global Wind Power Climbs to New Record in 2011 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By J. Matthew Roney

Wind energy developers installed a record 41,000 megawatts of electricity-generating capacity in 2011, bringing the world total to 238,000 megawatts.
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1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women - Bread Blog

1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last Friday at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women in New York City, Bread for the World co-sponsored a side event called "1,000 Days: Improving Nutrition for Rural Women." Other co-sponsors included the Presbyterian Office at the United...
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Naomi Klein is half right: Distorted markets are the real problem

Naomi Klein is half right: Distorted markets are the real problem | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In Monday's Q&A, Naomi Klein said that the free market won't solve climate change. Gernot Wagner argues that markets aren't to blame -- distorted markets are.
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Method Has Fun In The Name Of Cleanliness

Method Has Fun In The Name Of Cleanliness | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Housecleaning is a tough thing to give a cool sheen. Swimming against that fast tide, environmentally savvy household product company Method has scrubbed out drudgery and infused lightheartedness into its new "Clean Happy" campaign.
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