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4 Reasons Why Companies Should Embrace Their Flaws

4 Reasons Why Companies Should Embrace Their Flaws | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Four reasons why businesses who embrace their flaws will come out on top, and why those who don't are likely to suffer.
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New York City Roof Study Shows Drastic Cooling with White Surfaces | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

New York City Roof Study Shows Drastic Cooling with White Surfaces | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A New York City roof covered in a white synthetic membrane was on average 43 degrees F cooler than surrounding black tar and asphalt roofs during times of peak...
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Jer Thorp TEDx Talk on the Weight of Data - information aesthetics

Jer Thorp TEDx Talk on the Weight of Data - information aesthetics | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

At TEDxVancouver in November of last year, data artist and NYTLabs artist in residence Jer Thorpetalked about all matters relating to "data" and "history", meanwhile showcasing his impressive range of creative data visualization projects, that all combine qualities of science, art and design.Watch the movie.

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Recent Investments Lead to More Microorganisms Producing Biofuel | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Recent Investments Lead to More Microorganisms Producing Biofuel | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In January of this year, Joule Unlimited received another $70 million in funding to pursue the expansion and commercialization of its biofuel process.
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Fighting Hunger with Good Nutrition - Bread Blog

Fighting Hunger with Good Nutrition - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Earlier this week we pointed to two federal nutrition programs that are in danger of being cut. If you want to learn more about U.S. nutrition programs — what they are, how they operate, and how they can be made...
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The 20 Best Businesses For The World

The 20 Best Businesses For The World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
B Lab, the nonprofit that certifies B Corporations--companies that meet strict legal accountability, environmental, and social performance standards--has only been around for half a decade. During that time, over 500 companies throughout the U.S.
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Canadian B Corps among “Best for the World” | News | Financial Post

Canadian B Corps among “Best for the World” | News | Financial Post | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We all know that more and more small businesses are baking social values right into their mission and vision. But now they even have their own star system.
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Oregon B Corps. lauded for being 'best for the world' | Sustainable Business Oregon

Oregon B Corps. lauded for being 'best for the world' | Sustainable Business Oregon | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In its annual report released Wednesday, B Labs, analyzed the top 10
percent of...
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What’s Wrong With Climate Change Economics In One Chart

What’s Wrong With Climate Change Economics In One Chart | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last week economist William Nordhaus slammed global warming deniers and explained that the cost of delaying action is $4 Trillion.
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The Built Environment Is Broken

The Built Environment Is Broken | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Dr. Richard Jackson, Professor and Chair of Environment Health Sciences, UCLA, said the built environment in the U.S. was designed in a way that is “fundamentally unhealthy” in a talk a...
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Explaining Transit's Secret Language

Explaining Transit's Secret Language | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In his new book, blogger-turned-author Jarrett Walker shows how transportation really works.
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The Evolving Urban Form: Hong Kong | Newgeography.com

The Evolving Urban Form: Hong Kong | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Hong Kong has experienced its slowest decadal growth in at least 70 years, according to the results of the recently released 2011 census. Between 2001 and 2011, Hong Kong added only 5.4 percent to its population, a decline of more than two-thirds from its 1991-2001 rate. Hong Kong's slowest growth rate since 1921-1931 was between 1981 and 1991, when 13.8 percent was added to its population. In previous decades growth had been much greater (Figure 1).

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Solar Power in Poor Rural Areas | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Solar Power in Poor Rural Areas | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Solar power works best of course where the sun is brightest. However, another major factor is the capital cost for a solar installation.
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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Developing the local experience when the world defines your city differently

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Developing the local experience when the world defines your city differently | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

While all communities are unique, few are exceptional in that they can't be compared and contrasted, and work in similar ways. I have argued DC is unique in one respect--because the entire world defines the city in terms of its being the national capital of the United States, it is consumed as part of the "National Experience."

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Greenversations » Oklahoma School Shows How to Improve Indoor Air Quality

Isn’t it great when a plan comes together? Schools across the nation are finding out that a good indoor air quality (IAQ) plan can make a big difference for a child’s education and health. As an asthmatic, I know firsthand the importance of creating a healthy indoor environment. As the schools coordinator for EPA Region 6, it’s great to see schools being proactive about addressing IAQ comprehensively and making students’ health a priority.

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Sustainable Culture Shift Begins with Gender Equity

Sustainable Culture Shift Begins with Gender Equity | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
To effect real change, we need to open our eyes and look straight at the magnitude of problems headed in our direction, and activate our massive collective intelligence, and that means gender equity.
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2 Manmade Marshes: One Planted, One Left to Nature

2 Manmade Marshes: One Planted, One Left to Nature | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ultimately, the plant life that flourished in each marsh was roughly identical. But the unplanted one sequestered more carbon.
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The 11 healthiest foods in the world

The 11 healthiest foods in the world | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Grown without chemicals and loaded with nutrition, these 11 foods will keep you (and the planet) healthy for life.
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Friends with Benefits

Friends with Benefits | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
On the surface, benefit corporations offer a less secretive, more socially benign way of doing business. How that plays out in real life is less clear.
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Where Did Social Enterprise Come From, Anyway? - Business - GOOD

Where Did Social Enterprise Come From, Anyway? - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This moment in history may be a perfect storm for the rapid rise of social enterprise.
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Should Companies Pay To Use Our Common Resources?

Should Companies Pay To Use Our Common Resources? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Even the poorest among us, in theory, own the oceans and the sky. As part of the commons, we share global resources--from the atmosphere to the benefits of political stability.
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It's unanimous: El Paso commits to a smarter, greener future | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

  Earlier this week, the city council of El Paso, the nation’s 19th-largest city, unanimously adopted a detailed comprehensive plan built around the principles of smart growth and green development.  With significant economic importance and a rich...
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Next American City » Buzz » The Aesthetics of Participation

Next American City » Buzz » The Aesthetics of Participation | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As tactical urbanism projects gain popularity, go viral and spread across the country, their aesthetics become codified—and less innovative.
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