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Green Car Congress: Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis

Green Car Congress: Bill Ford outlines “Blueprint for Mobility”, calls for automotive and telecommunications industries to collaborate to address coming personal mobility crisis | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ford envisions a future of intelligent vehicles and a smart transportation system that will tie all modes of travel into a single network and payment system. Public and personal transportation will be fully integrated to save time, conserve resources and lower emissions. Click to enlarge.

During his keynote address at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford outlined a plan for connected cars to help avoid a potential future of what he called “global gridlock—a never-ending traffic jam that wastes time, energy and resources.”

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How Private Water Companies Are Fleecing its Customers | Water | AlterNet

How Private Water Companies Are Fleecing its Customers | Water | AlterNet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Private companies are aggressively trying to expand their share of the water service market, and too often we're getting a raw deal.
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Economist: Clean Air Regs Cost U.S. $21 Billion A Year But Produce $100 Billion In Benefits - Forbes

Economist: Clean Air Regs Cost U.S. $21 Billion A Year But Produce $100 Billion In Benefits - Forbes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Economist Chad Syverson. University of Chicago photo. Clean air regulations cost the United States about $21 billion per year in lost productivity, a University of Chicago economist said this afternoon.
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The Secret of Pop-Up Restaurants: It's Not Just About Cost - Business - GOOD

The Secret of Pop-Up Restaurants: It's Not Just About Cost - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Boba Guys found the right model for their tea shop by thinking of it as a startup.
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One In Five Americans Report Not Having Enough Money For Food In 2011

One In Five Americans Report Not Having Enough Money For Food In 2011 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
According to a new report released today by the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), nearly one in five Americans report not having enough money to feed themselves or their family at some point last year, a slight increase over 2010.
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In Our Backyard: Funding Projects To Make Neighborhoods Better

In Our Backyard: Funding Projects To Make Neighborhoods Better | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Not in my backyard is the common refrain of people who care about the environment, but aren’t so interested in, say, seeing a wind turbine out their bedroom window.
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A Bandage That Allows You To Save A Life While Patching Up Your Cut

A Bandage That Allows You To Save A Life While Patching Up Your Cut | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If you need a bone marrow transplant and aren’t white, you might have a problem.
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Tracing America's Urban-to-Urban Migration Through the Recession

Tracing America's Urban-to-Urban Migration Through the Recession | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An interactive map tracks movement between metro areas from 2004-2010.
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Walk the Green Carpet

Walk the Green Carpet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Public artists Gaëlle Villedary helped the French village of Jaujac celebrate the 10th year of its arts and nature trail programs by cutting a new green path through its city center. Using some...
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Three Ways to Manage Rising Gas Prices

Three Ways to Manage Rising Gas Prices | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By Derek Singleton There’s been a steady stream of articles about rising gas prices here on Triple Pundit.
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GOOD Citizenship Task 25: Clean Up Your Sidewalk #30DaysofGOOD - News - GOOD

GOOD Citizenship Task 25: Clean Up Your Sidewalk #30DaysofGOOD - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Random acts of kindness like picking up trash can inspire other to spread the goodness.
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Green Car Congress: EPA GHG draft inventory shows overall emissions rose 3.3% in 2010 from previous year; transport CO2 emissions up 1%

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Inventory of US Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2010” draft report shows that in 2010, overall greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions increased by 3.3% from the previous year. This trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an expansion in the economy. There was also an increase in air conditioning use due to warmer summer weather during 2010.
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See-through Solar Technology Achieves New Breakthrough | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

See-through Solar Technology Achieves New Breakthrough | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
New Energy Technologies’ SolarWindow is a promising photovoltaic solar technology that we have been following for a while.
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How to Promote Pedestrianism | TheCityFix

How to Promote Pedestrianism | TheCityFix | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

In order to encourage walking and re-educate the public on transportation choices, members of a new campaign in Raleigh, North Carolina placed unsanctioned street signs designating the amount of time it takes to travel to key destinations by walking. “Walk Raleigh” is a campaign to help people discover how many minutes it takes to get somewhere by foot, instead of how many miles it would be for them to drive, Matt Tomasulo explains.

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From Terminator to Pollinator: Bees Go Robotic - Technology - GOOD

From Terminator to Pollinator: Bees Go Robotic - Technology - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Harvard researchers are designing a swarm of mini-robots that will fly, think, and communicate autonomously.
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Enlisting Nanoparticles to Help Replace Oil

Enlisting Nanoparticles to Help Replace Oil | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A company tries to make natural gas vehicles more practical by incorporating new materials into the high-pressure storage tanks, making them lighter and stronger.
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U.S. Drop In Energy Use: It's A Feature, Not A Bug!

U.S. Drop In Energy Use: It's A Feature, Not A Bug! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Investment advisors like Barron’s are apparently alarmed by a sudden drop in U.S. energy use, and believe that it indicates that our economy must now be in the deep freeze.
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How Do You Innovate The Process Of Social Innovation?

How Do You Innovate The Process Of Social Innovation? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rob Shelton is the managing director of the San Jose office of PwC, and a student of how organizations can innovate.
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Next American City » Buzz » River Rising: Water Helps Revive a Washed-Up Industrial Town

Next American City » Buzz » River Rising: Water Helps Revive a Washed-Up Industrial Town | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Yonkers has a river that lay beneath an asphalt parking lot for years.
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GOOD Maker Finalist: Swings Tampa Bay Puts a Whimsical Spin on Community Building - News - GOOD

GOOD Maker Finalist: Swings Tampa Bay Puts a Whimsical Spin on Community Building - News - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In Tampa Bay, Florida, there are more than 100 handmade swings scattered across the city and its surrounding communities thanks to Swings Tampa Bay.
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8 Ways for Fast Food Companies to Green Up Their Packaging

8 Ways for Fast Food Companies to Green Up Their Packaging | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An interview with Scot Quaranda, Campaign Director at Dogwood Alliance on their new report, “Greening Fast Food Packaging: A Roadmap to Best Practices,” which outlines eight key attributes of environmentally friendly fast food packaging and...
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Fix This: Health Care Roundtable Discussion - Businessweek

Fix This: Health Care Roundtable Discussion - Businessweek | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The problems with our health-care system are well documented: rising costs, mismanagement, incompatible systems, limited access, and the lengthy development cycle for new medicines, to name just a few.

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