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Bread Analysis Shows Hunger and Poverty Among African-American Women and Children Particularly High - Bread Blog

Bread Analysis Shows Hunger and Poverty Among African-American Women and Children Particularly High - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new analysis from Bread for the World shows that African-American women and children are at risk of poor nutrition due to hunger and poverty. Photo by Margaret W. Nea. Hunger and poverty are putting more and more African-American women...
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Green Car Congress: New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants

Green Car Congress: New international Climate and Clean Air Coalition to focus on reduction of short-lived climate pollutants | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants, a new global initiative to seize the opportunity of realizing concrete benefits on climate, health, food and energy resulting from reducing short-lived climate pollutants. The coalition will focus efforts on reducing black carbon, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and methane. The founding coalition partners are Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico, Sweden, and the United States, together with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

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Beautiful Photos Of The Ocean’s Deadly Plastic

Beautiful Photos Of The Ocean’s Deadly Plastic | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When Mandy Barker, an English photographer with a love for the ocean, set out to gather objects from the beach, she didn’t think they’d be made of plastic.
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5 ways to make your dollars make sense

5 ways to make your dollars make sense | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Americans’ long-term savings in stocks, bonds, pension, life insurance, and mutual funds total about $30 trillion. But not even 1 percent of these savings touches local small businesses, the source of half the economy’s jobs and output. Is it possible to beat Wall Street’s 5 percent long-term performance by investing in your community? The answer is a resounding yes!

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Bicycle Benefits Program Rewards Pedal-Powered Customers

Bicycle Benefits Program Rewards Pedal-Powered Customers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Bicycle Benefits is a national program that rewards people for biking to participating businesses.
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10 Trends in Corporate Disclosure

10 Trends in Corporate Disclosure | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Cynthia Figge, co-founder of CSRHub, contributes her take on 10 trends in corporate disclosure for Sustainable Industries Trendwatch 2012.
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Tracking How the World Guzzles Water

Tracking How the World Guzzles Water | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Globally, agriculture accounts for 92 percent of all freshwater use, a new study shows.
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“Best Ted Talk Ever:” Shawn Achor on Happiness and Productivity

"This was the best TED Talk ever."

"My favorite yet!"

"I loved this!  It totally spoke to me."

After a lapse of a few months, I found this morning a slot to share at all-school meeting a ...
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5 ways to promote a culture of smart thinking

5 ways to promote a culture of smart thinking | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Art Markman is a professor of psychology and marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and director of the program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations. His latest book, “Smart Thinking” was published in January.
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Fuel Gets Fruity: Converting Produce Scraps into Gas - Environment - GOOD

Fuel Gets Fruity: Converting Produce Scraps into Gas - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Composting isn't the only socially responsible way to manage food scraps.
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» You’ve Heard of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9. Here’s Nigeria’s 20-20-20 (and this one might fly) » Global Development: Views from the Center

» You’ve Heard of Herman Cain’s 9-9-9. Here’s Nigeria’s 20-20-20 (and this one might fly) » Global Development: Views from the Center | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Lately I’ve been thinking Nigeria should be a little bit more like, of all places, Iran. Yes, Iran. And maybe Alaska.  Here’s how. Africa’s most populous nation has been a massive underperformer since independence.
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The time is now for Big Geothermal

The time is now for Big Geothermal | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In North America alone, there is enough energy trapped beneath the Earth's surface to produce 10 times as much electricity as coal currently does. Geothermal power is clean, ubiquitous and reliable. And the technology to harness it is available.
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Encore Careers: Service In The Second Half of Life

Encore Careers: Service In The Second Half of Life | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In a turnaround of the old pattern, Paula Lopez Crespin followed in her daughter’s footsteps.
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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Michael Harris returns in our latest installment of a Green Guide to Prefab to give prospective prefab home buyers some tips on how to get the most out of their building site.
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A New Conservation Ethic for the 21st Century | Environment | AlterNet

A New Conservation Ethic for the 21st Century | Environment | AlterNet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The old conservation model isn't working to save the planet. Here's a provocative look at how to make it more effective.
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Don’t Do These 7 Things When Installing Solar Panels | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Don’t Do These 7 Things When Installing Solar Panels | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Every homeowner that makes the switch to solar becomes part of the solution to sustainably meeting the world’s energy needs.
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For the Love of Chocolate: Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Cocoa Program

For the Love of Chocolate: Rainforest Alliance’s Sustainable Cocoa Program | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Rainforest Alliance is working with cocoa farmers to increase industry sustainability. Large-scale customers Kraft and Mars have been onboard for years, helping the industry progress.
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Engage Your Employees, Educate Your Frontline, Increase Your Profits

Engage Your Employees, Educate Your Frontline, Increase Your Profits | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Author Hunter Lovins shows how engaging your employees and educating your frontline employees that interact with the customers the most, can increase your profits.
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CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
CASE and SOM's Active Modular Phytoremediation Wall System is a straight forward design that maximizes the plant’s capacity to clean the air thus reducing the need for fresh air in buildings.
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U.S. Pushes to Cut Emissions That Speed Climate Change

U.S. Pushes to Cut Emissions That Speed Climate Change | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A small group of countries led by the United States is starting a program to address short-lived pollutants like soot, methane and hydrofluorocarbons that account for 30 to 40 percent of global warming.
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Permies: goofballs that are nuts about permaculture

Permies: goofballs that are nuts about permaculture | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Most folks are looking for the full collection of permaculture forums. Within that there is the permaculture forum and forums on green building, organic / sustainable practices, woodland care, homestead and more.

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How to Keep Your Home Electricity Use Down (While Still Enjoying Your Favorite Gadgets!)

How to Keep Your Home Electricity Use Down (While Still Enjoying Your Favorite Gadgets!) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Quick! Do a mental scan of your house or apartment and guess the number of products you have that are continuously drawing power? Well, the typical home has 40! Chances are, quite a few of those are in the consumer electronics category.
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New Survey Says Malnutrition Kills 2.6 Million Children Each Year - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

New Survey Says Malnutrition Kills 2.6 Million Children Each Year - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
According to a report released today by Save the Children, 2.6 million children will die from causes related to malnutrition this year, and another 450...
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Biolite’s Brilliant Camp Stove Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity for USB Gadgets

Biolite’s Brilliant Camp Stove Converts Waste Heat Into Electricity for USB Gadgets | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Biolite's green Camp Stove works like a traditional campfire using twigs and a flame to help campers avoid using expensive and polluting petroleum.
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3 Rules For Social Innovation In The Developing World

3 Rules For Social Innovation In The Developing World | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rajesh Amandan is the senior vice president of UNICEF Ventures and Private Sector Partnerships.
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