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Food & Trees for Africa | CharitySA

Food & Trees for Africa | CharitySA | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
RT @Gardening_Eden: Food and Trees for Africa is a South African social enterprise that realises sustainable development through...
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Enough: a worldview for positive futures

Enough: a worldview for positive futures | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

While the adoption of new technologies is crucial, so too is the need for a new, self-limiting worldview recognising that “enough is plenty”. This philosophy of “enough” is about the optimum — having exactly the right amount and using it gracefully.

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VIDEO: Andrea Air Purifier Uses a Plant to Clean the Air in Your Home

VIDEO: Andrea Air Purifier Uses a Plant to Clean the Air in Your Home | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The Andrea Air Purifier is a brilliant partnership between man and plant that accelerates nature’s natural ability to clean air in order to detoxify the atmosphereinside your home.
Read more: VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: Andrea Air Purifier, a Partnership Between Man and Plant | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

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Charting the “Explosive” Growth in Clean Energy Jobs

Charting the “Explosive” Growth in Clean Energy Jobs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
by Kate Gordon , Matthew Kasper, and Susan Lyon There’s one thing we know for certain about green jobs: They are real, well-paid, and growing.
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What Every Employer Should Be Doing To Lower Health Care Costs | Fast Company

What Every Employer Should Be Doing To Lower Health Care Costs | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation announced the results of its 13th annual survey of small and large employers, revealing that the costs of employer-sponsored group health plans increased to $15,073 this year, up a shocking 9% over 2010.
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Global warming and ocean heat content

Global warming and ocean heat content | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The connection between global warming and the changes in ocean heat content has long been a subject of discussion in climate science.
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Energy bills and emissions still rising due to gadget addiction, says report - The Guardian

Energy bills and emissions still rising due to gadget addiction, says report - The Guardian | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The GuardianEnergy bills and emissions still rising due to gadget addiction, says reportThe GuardianThe Energy Saving Trust says our obsession with gadgets such as plasma TVs is pushing up bills and emissions.
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BCI-biomimicry - BCI Blog - Mushroom Magic – Nature’s Neurological Network

BCI-biomimicry - BCI Blog - Mushroom Magic – Nature’s Neurological Network | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mushroom Magic – Nature’s Neurological Network http://t.co/iv9Ad0pP...
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Experimenting with green manure

Experimenting with green manure | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last time, Simon talked about growing alfalfa alongside his vegetables. He's gone a step further and planted his carrots next to his garlic and his lettuces under his tomatoes, all with a generous glug of nitrogen, fixed into the soil by alfalfa.
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Fisheries and Aquaculture Certification

Fisheries and Aquaculture Certification | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Public authorities and private operators should agree on a definition of sustainability for fisheries and aquaculture, which would enhance the credibility of a label or certification, provide transparency, ...
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Renewables Plan Would Push Vermont To 90%

Renewables Plan Would Push Vermont To 90% | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Vermont's newly released draft comprehensive energy plan calls for the state to get 90 percent of its power from renewable sources by 2050.
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Live Green - Simple ways your finances can work for good

Live Green - Simple ways your finances can work for good | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Do you know how your bank uses your money? Switching to a greener bank is simple these days and means that you’ll be helping preserve the planet’s resources for the long term.
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Shared harvest: Community-supported agriculture grows

Shared harvest: Community-supported agriculture grows | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
SOUTHERN PINES - Farmers do the work and consumers help pay the costs in a new partnership model that reaps rewards for both.
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Renewables and Job Creation

Renewables and Job Creation | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Investing in South Africa’s incredible renewable energy sources, like the sun and wind, won’t only give South Africa huge energy rewards, but will also create 150,000 new jobs by 2030!
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Solar Company Finds New Markets with Pay-As-You-Go System

Solar Company Finds New Markets with Pay-As-You-Go System | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A newly launched pay-as-you-go home solar power system is the latest demonstration of the creative ways in which solar companies are finding new customers for...
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How Heat-Loving Fungi Could Cook Up Better Biofuels - Environment - GOOD

How Heat-Loving Fungi Could Cook Up Better Biofuels - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Fungi that live in 150-degree compost piles love heat, are good at breaking plants down, and could help make biofuels more efficiently.
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Daily Dot | Texas drought pictures are pretty and painful

Daily Dot | Texas drought pictures are pretty and painful | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

At first glance, the boat ramp looks like a road to nowhere, a concrete slab ending abruptly in the middle of a field. The body of water in the distance appears almost as a mirage, the Hurst Harber Marina stranded ashore with Lake Travis in Austin roughly 46 feet below its normal level.

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Training Bacteria To Grow Consumer Goods | Fast Company

Training Bacteria To Grow Consumer Goods | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Thinkers at IDEO are working with scientists to find a way to have E. coli bacteria form objects--like a coffee cup--when exposed to light. It's nature's version of 3-D printing.

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Giant ozone hole found above Arctic

Giant ozone hole found above Arctic | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a hole five times the size of Germany in the ozone layer above the Arctic, allowing harmful ultraviolet radiation to hit northern Canada, Europe and Russia this spring.
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Health Buzz: Denmark Imposes 'Fat Tax' - US News and World Report

Health Buzz: Denmark Imposes 'Fat Tax' - US News and World Report | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
What kind of fats you should be eating? These 10 things could be sabotaging your weight loss. (Health Buzz: Denmark Imposes 'Fat Tax': Treating healthy foods as low-calorie foods.
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Smog Eating Roof Tiles | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens

Smog Eating Roof Tiles | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces | Urban Gardens | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Linking you to the freshest innovative and eco-friendly designs, trends, and ideas for the stylish urban garden.
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Tinker, tailor

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CRISES have a way of getting people to reassess tarnished ideas.
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Wineries Innovate to Re-use Wastewater · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Wineries Innovate to Re-use Wastewater · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Parducci, Caymus, Conundrum, Alpha Omega and Rombauer wineries are applying innovative methods to treat their wastewater, according to a San Francisco Chronicle article.
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Pacific nation may exhaust water supply by Tuesday – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Pacific nation may exhaust water supply by Tuesday – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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Sustainable Food: 5 Reasons to Eat Local

Sustainable Food: 5 Reasons to Eat Local | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

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Eat Local and Seasonal, Join a CSA
By: LORI WINTER
Locavore
The ‘locavore’ movement has been gaining attention over the last several years.

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