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Domestic Science: Cold-Water Washing, Powered by Enzymes - Environment - GOOD

Domestic Science: Cold-Water Washing, Powered by Enzymes - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Heat isn't the only force of nature that can loosen molecules of grease and dirt from clothes and speed up cleaning.
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This Is What 7 Billion Looks Like (Infographic)

This Is What 7 Billion Looks Like (Infographic) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This great infographic by Fathom, appropriately title Dencity, shows us. Larger dark circles show fewer people while brighter circles have a denser population. You can get the infographic for just $30 as an educational tool.
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Gifts for Foodies, Cyclists, Geeks and More

Gifts for Foodies, Cyclists, Geeks and More | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Choosing an authentically green gift may seem daunting. But there is an ever-expanding array of options, from bike lights that don't need batteries to planet-friendly water bottles.
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Benefit Corporations and B Corps: The Latest Buzz #2 | Small Business Green, Sustainability and Online Marketing Consulting | Cultivating Capital

Benefit Corporations and B Corps: The Latest Buzz #2 | Small Business Green, Sustainability and Online Marketing Consulting | Cultivating Capital | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

B Corporations and Benefit Corporations are changing the landscape of sustainable business. Here’s the latest from around the web about this important movement:

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With changes, the grid can take it

With changes, the grid can take it | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Over the next two decades, the U.S.electric grid will face unprecedented technological challenges stemming from the growth of distributed and intermittent new energy sources such as solar and wind po...
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A visual representation of renewable energy growth in the U.S.

A visual representation of renewable energy growth in the U.S. | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Renewable energy in the U.S. has exploded since 1970. Take a look at these maps to see how far we've come.
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The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London!

The World’s Largest Cardboard Christmas Tree Springs up in London! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Giles Miller has designed the world's tallest Christmas tree, which is currently on display in the the Design Museum London's public atrium.
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Youth poll reveals frustration on environmental progress

Youth poll reveals frustration on environmental progress | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Utah programs are working to reconnect kids with nature.
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Amazon Deforestation Rate Lowest Ever Recorded

Amazon Deforestation Rate Lowest Ever Recorded | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
According to a statement released by the Brazilian government, the latest figures on the rate of deforestation in the world largest rainforest show a drop to the lowest levels since satellite monitoring began in 1988.
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The Diverse Faces of Permaculture: 3 Awesome Films of Orlando Permaculturists (Video)

The Diverse Faces of Permaculture: 3 Awesome Films of Orlando Permaculturists (Video) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Every permaculture garden is different, as is every permaculturist. A beautiful set of online videos depicts the many faces of permaculture in Orlando, Florida.
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Chart: World Avoids Disruptive Carbon Emissions Cuts By Acting Now

Chart: World Avoids Disruptive Carbon Emissions Cuts By Acting Now | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If the world delays until 2020 to respect the established 2-degree limit in global warming, as appears to be the growing consensus at the Durban climate change talks, emissions cuts will much more disruptive than if sufficient action is taken now,...
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How Gaming Is Changing the Classroom - Education - GOOD

How Gaming Is Changing the Classroom - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Your favorites, like Angry Birds and World of Warcraft, are leading the educational gaming revolution.
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How to Green Your Holiday Travel - Environment - GOOD

How to Green Your Holiday Travel - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I've come to think of getting to Christmas as another part of the season's indulgence. But there are ways to get home and hold onto green principles.
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American High Speed Rail is Not Dead – It’s More of a Zombie

American High Speed Rail is Not Dead – It’s More of a Zombie | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
American High Speed Rail is Not Dead – It's More of a Zombie...
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Are Services the Trade of the Future? | Building Capacity through Rethinking Development

Are Services the Trade of the Future? | Building Capacity through Rethinking Development | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

You see trade in services happening all around us. Medical tourism is an increasingly popular option, as patients seek affordable medical treatment in countries such as Costa Rica and Thailand.

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Good News From Durban

In spite of the treacherously slow pace of these negations, and the ever-present danger that the whole process might collapse, there are more attractive snapshots to convey from this littoral city than just its beautiful beaches.
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30 Social Entrepreneurs That Didn’t Make the Forbes List

30 Social Entrepreneurs That Didn’t Make the Forbes List | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Last week, the Forbe’s List of the Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs was released, an amazing and inspring article showcasing some of the best in our field. The Impact 30 list goes to show the steps social entrepreneurs are taking to combat some of the most serious problems we as a global community are facing. It will make any #SocEnt proud, but is the Forbes list of just 30 enough?

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Land conservation, smart growth and the environment | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Land conservation, smart growth and the environment | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  Years ago, I was motivated to participate in what became the cause of smart growth, and now for many of us has evolved into the cause of sustainable communities, because of the devastating effect of suburban sprawl on the...
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Boxpark: London’s first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch

Boxpark: London’s first Pop-Up Shipping Container Mall Opens in Shoreditch | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This last weekend saw the inauguration of the Boxpark Shoreditch, a shopping mall made completely from shipping containers.
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Daimler Is Attempting To Make Its B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging

Daimler Is Attempting To Make Its B-Class E-Cell Plug-in Hybrid With Inductive Charging | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Daimler is working hard to make its B-Class E-Cell plug-in hybrid not need to plug in at all. The automaker is attempting to integrate wireless inductive charging into the green E-Cell, and says it has nearly achieved success.
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The G20 Challenge Applying Proven Business Models to the BoP | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

The G20 Challenge Applying Proven Business Models to the BoP | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Last week, the doors swung wide for full applications to the G20 Challenge on Inclusive Business Innovation. The Challenge doesn't offer prize money to winners; rather its value is in opening the doors of opportunity for BoP-focused enterprises with proven models.

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Urban Agriculture As Economic Stimulus: Help Grow a People-Funded Farm (Video)

Urban Agriculture As Economic Stimulus: Help Grow a People-Funded Farm (Video) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Community farming is not altruistic do-gooding. This NC collective argues it's about rethinking our entire food system.
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Low Cost Solar Cells Show Their Dots | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Low Cost Solar Cells Show Their Dots | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The cost of a solar cell is given per unit of peak electrical power. Manufacturing costs necessarily include the cost of energy required for manufacture.
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8 astonishing benefits of walking

8 astonishing benefits of walking | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Walking just 40 minutes a day could seriously benefit your health. Check out these amazing perks to taking a simple stroll around the neighborhood.
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