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Heathier yards without chemicals - Go Green - SustainLane

Heathier yards without chemicals - Go Green - SustainLane | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's possible to have a healthy, thriving yard without the chemicals.
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Energy awareness with just a push of a (green) button

Energy awareness with just a push of a (green) button | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra announces Green Button, an effort to make understanding (and adjusting) household energy consumption easier through a standardized online platform.
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Capturing Inner Beauty: Medical Imagery That Delves into the Aesthetic [Slide Show]: Scientific American

Capturing Inner Beauty: Medical Imagery That Delves into the Aesthetic [Slide Show]: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Norm Barker's photographs lie at the interface of art and science...
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A million face severe malnutrition in the Sahel, UNICEF warns

A million face severe malnutrition in the Sahel, UNICEF warns | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A hunger emergency looms in the Sahel: Half a million children face starvation in the Sahel if help doesn’t arrive on time, according to humanitarian agencies.
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Amelia Kegan on the Role of Poverty in the Upcoming Elections - Bread Blog

Amelia Kegan, senior policy analyst at Bread for the World, attended a panel discussion with Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity to discuss how poverty and hunger will affect teh conversations in the upcoming elections.
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Buy a WeWood Watch, Plant a Tree With American Forests | Ecouterre

Buy a WeWood Watch, Plant a Tree With American Forests | Ecouterre | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
WeWood's wooden watches, made from sustainably harvested or reclaimed hardwood, are gloriously anachronistic and beautiful to behold.
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Bring Clean Water to Africa - The Water Project

Bring Clean Water to Africa - The Water Project | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Nearly 1 billion people suffer needlessly without access to safe, clean water. We help provide water and sanitation solutions one village at a time.
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PROGRAM | Fit With Friends

PROGRAM | Fit With Friends | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Our local newspapers can sometimes reveal small surprises about our communities and the initiative of individuals. This includes a news item about a healthy living project developed by a local coup...
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Troubled Waters: Inside the Clean-Up of the Gowanus Canal - Environment - GOOD

Troubled Waters: Inside the Clean-Up of the Gowanus Canal - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Gowanus canal has been polluted for decades, but now the clean-up process is starting.
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Exploring the ingredients for Transition with Rob Hopkins: (transcript)

Exploring the ingredients for Transition with Rob Hopkins: (transcript) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

[transcription] Welcome everyone to our call today. This is Carolyne Stayton with Transition US. On our call we have Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network, and Vicki Robyn, who will be our host today. And you'll hear more about each of those two wonderful luminaries in a few minutes.

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[Image]: Decision Tree for Vision Manifestion

[Image]: Decision Tree for Vision Manifestion | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I just got back from a great trip to Burlington, VT, where I touched base with Amy Kirschner of the Vermont Sustainable Exchange. She and cocreator Kyra Pinchiera have been working on creating an i...
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A Crisis in Two Narratives - Raghuram Rajan - Project Syndicate

A Crisis in Two Narratives - Raghuram Rajan - Project Syndicate | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
With the world’s industrial democracies in crisis, two competing narratives of its sources – and appropriate remedies – are emerging.
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6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From roughing it in the Swedish woods to the not so roughing it perched over a pristine Montana Lake these eco resort designs are as diverse as the places they are located.
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MYTHBUSTING | #1 Middle class bastion

MYTHBUSTING | #1 Middle class bastion | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Having posted some suburban scenarios, it seemed appropriate to bust some myths (as other suburban narratives). First one is that suburbs are bastions of middle class privilege. These two maps, pro...
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We Need to Revive PACE to Boost Jobs and Clean Energy. Here’s How.

We Need to Revive PACE to Boost Jobs and Clean Energy.  Here’s How. | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
by Alisa Valderrama, cross-posted from NRDC’s Switchboard An innovative energy-smart finance program for homeowners – called Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE – has a chance for revival.
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UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard | Inhabitat New York City

UPDATE: Brooklyn Grange Farm is Expanding to a 45K Square Foot Rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard | Inhabitat New York City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Brooklyn Grange, believed to be the world's largest rooftop farm, is expanding to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
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01/25/2012: EPA Releases New Tool with Information about Water Pollution Across the U.S. / EPA to host webinar on how to use tool to access information on pollutants released into local waterways

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of a new tool that provides the public with important information about pollutants that are released into local waterways. Developed under President Obama’s transparency initiative, the Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR) Pollutant Loading Tool brings together millions of records and allows for easy searching and mapping of water pollution by local area, watershed, company, industry sector, and pollutant. Americans can use this new tool to protect their health and the health of their communities.

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Green Car Congress: California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package

Green Car Congress: California Air Resources Board unanimously adopts Advanced Clean Cars Package | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

In a unanimous vote on Friday, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) regulatory package (earlier post), launching California into another round of major automotive regulations for model years 2015-2025 that are designed to deliver cleaner air, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and to help build the future market for battery-electric and fuel-cell electric vehicles.

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sustain innovation

RT @Edu_Trends: Like this idea. We don't sustain innovation, we sustain the environment for it to happen.
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Healthier School Meals to Help Growing Number of Students Living in Poverty

Healthier School Meals to Help Growing Number of Students Living in Poverty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Every students' favorite period is in for a new curriculum this year. School breakfast and lunch menus across the country are getting the first major nutrition overhaul in 15 years.
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Greenversations » Upcycle!

Greenversations » Upcycle! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

It’s doubtful that clothing, jewelry, furniture, or even building materials comes to mind, right? Perhaps you were picturing bicycling uphill instead?

In fourth grade, my best friend was way ahead of the curve. She took a cracker box, paper towel roll, pieces of an empty cereal box, purple paint, sparkles, and glue to give another friend of ours a moving away gift they’d never forget.

Many would have overlooked and discarded that stuff to disintegrate in a landfill somewhere. Instead, she scooped them up and created a masterful “mantelpiece.”

Nowadays upcycled goods and ideas are everywhere. Granted, most of them are a bit more professionally constructed, but the idea is very much the same.

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Working together in the city that works

Working together in the city that works | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Joe Moore is the Alderman of Chicago’s 49th Ward. A lawyer by training, he has devoted the last two decades to serve as an elected official in his ward. In 2009, he initiated the first participatory budget in the United States. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process of deliberation and decision-making that started in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in 1989, and is now implemented in over 1,000 cities around the world.

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[Image]: A Manifesto for Self-Organization

[Image]: A Manifesto for Self-Organization | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
 

one of my fellow cocreators was drafting some core principles and guidance for self-organization today. i thought they were lovely and was inspired to make a picture. you can offer feedba...
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Making the Business Case for Conservation | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Making the Business Case for Conservation | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland making the business case for conservation and the value of nature.
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Why ‘Once Upon A Time’ Works Better Than ‘Grimm’

Why ‘Once Upon A Time’ Works Better Than ‘Grimm’ | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Because I have a particular fondness for fairy tale retellings, and occasionally, a girl’s got to watch television that she doesn’t analyze to death, I’ve been keeping up with both Grimm and Once Upon a Time.
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