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The Practices of Systemic Sustainability

The Practices of Systemic Sustainability | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Systemic sustainability is a process of development—individual, organizational, or societal—involving an adaptive strategy of emergence that ensures the evolutionary maintenance of an increasingly robust and supportive environment.

Via Anne Caspari
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World’s First Renewable, Bio-Based Polyester Developed by Japanese Scientist

World’s First Renewable, Bio-Based Polyester Developed by Japanese Scientist | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A Japanese scientist has developed the world's first bio-based, renewable polyester...
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Berlin Laughter Project gets entire subway car giggling; what’s so funny?

Berlin Laughter Project gets entire subway car giggling; what’s so funny? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Laughter is contagious.(Berlin Laughter Project gets entire subway car giggling: http://t.co/eTjmOLQV...)...
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DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti!

DIY: How to Make Your Own Green Moss Graffiti! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A DIY from Stories from Space showing you how to make your own green moss graffiti.
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Talk About Showing Off – Students Display Successful Solar Car

Talk About Showing Off – Students Display Successful Solar Car | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Talk About Showing Off - Students Display Successful Solar Car...
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Warming Arctic Permafrost Fuels Climate Change Worries

Warming Arctic Permafrost Fuels Climate Change Worries | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Experts worry that if the permafrost thaws in the Northern Hemisphere, huge amounts of carbon will be released into the air, greatly intensifying global warming.
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Green Christmas: Santa’s carbon footprint [INFOGRAPHIC]

Green Christmas: Santa’s carbon footprint [INFOGRAPHIC] | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We all know St. Nick runs an important worldwide operation -- but could he green up his act? This infographic tackles the question.
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Good Climate News: USEPA OK's Hydrocarbon Refrigerants For Non-Vehicle Applications

Good Climate News: USEPA OK's Hydrocarbon Refrigerants For Non-Vehicle Applications | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
USEPA has approved hydrocarbon based refrigerants as substitutes for HCFC's CFC's and perfluorocarbons.
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SoMdNews.com: Dead zones decline in bay

Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts appear to be working, according to a study released recently analyzing 60 years of water quality data.

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Turnkey Concentrated Solar Photovoltaic Power System Now Available for Commercial Use

Turnkey Concentrated Solar Photovoltaic Power System Now Available for Commercial Use | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Fremont, CA-based GreenVolts emerged publicly with a first of its kind turnkey concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar power system and a partnership with ABB.
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Taking Stock of the Safety Net, Part 3: Helping Families Afford Decent Housing

Taking Stock of the Safety Net, Part 3: Helping Families Afford Decent Housing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
No one wants to spend the holidays without a safe place to call home.  Yet a growing number of families with children are homeless; a recent report estimated that one in 45 children in the United States was homeless during 2010.
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Restoring Buffalo's Once Great Train Station Starts with an Outdoor Eco-Classroom

Restoring Buffalo's Once Great Train Station Starts with an Outdoor Eco-Classroom | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An ambitious restoration of Buffalo's abandoned Central Terminal has begun with the creation of an urban habitat classroom.
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EU Fishing Quota Changes - Catch More, Fish Less

EU Fishing Quota Changes - Catch More, Fish Less | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Fishing fleets face fewer days at sea but bigger catch quotas after marathon talks which ended at dawn in Brussels.
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Harnessing the sun’s energy for water and space heating

Harnessing the sun’s energy for water and space heating | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rooftop solar systems, a simple, low-cost way to heat water and space, are taking off around the world as the pace of solar energy development accelerates.
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10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean -- National Geographic

10 Things You Can Do to Save the Ocean -- National Geographic | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Learn what you can do to help save the ocean with these 10 tips.
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How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials

How To Make a DIY Snow Globe From Recycled Materials | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A seven-step tutorial to make your own DIY snow globe from a recycled jar and household materials.
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Building a 3,000 Mile Bike Trail From Maine to Florida

Building a 3,000 Mile Bike Trail From Maine to Florida | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The East Coast Greenway urban trail system has been in the works since 1991 and is improving all the time.
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Indian Women Find Self-Reliance Through Embroidery Businesses

Indian Women Find Self-Reliance Through Embroidery Businesses | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In a store in my hometown of Ahmedabad, India, I was immediately charmed by the colorful display of intricate handcrafted embroidery on pillow covers, decorative wall-hangings and silk kurtas.
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The Year in Social Innovation: Seven Key Trends - Business - GOOD

The Year in Social Innovation: Seven Key Trends - Business - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
GOOD Business tracks the seven big social innovation trends in 2011.
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Two for one: Quantum dot solar cells boost power

Two for one: Quantum dot solar cells boost power | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Researchers seek third-generation solar cells able to capture high-energy photons normally wasted as heat to boost solar efficiency and lower costs. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Cutting Edge.
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Chef's 'miracle berries' turn sour foods sweet – What's Next - CNN.com Blogs

By Homaro Cantu, Special to CNN Editor's Note: Chef Homaro Cantu is a molecular gastronomist and owner of Chicago restaurants Moto and iNG. CNN featured Cantu in the November 27 episode of "The Next List.
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Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Going Mainstream - Environment - GOOD

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Are Going Mainstream - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Governments and manufacturers have taken a Field of Dreams approach to charging infrastructure, with stations everywhere from IKEA to Cracker Barrel.
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Save Us From Ourselves: Is Resilience the Key to Making Sustainability Mainstream?

Save Us From Ourselves: Is Resilience the Key to Making Sustainability Mainstream? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In uncertain times, stability and security are much in demand. Let's learn to market them well.
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Green Car Congress: 30 GM plants meet EPA energy-reduction challenge; average 25% reduction in energy intensity

General Motors has cut energy intensity at 30 North American plants by an average of 25—equivalent to the emissions from powering 97,000 US homes—to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Challenge for Industry.

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