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Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
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House Transportation Bill Cuts Funding To Bikers, Walkers, In Favor Of Highways

House Transportation Bill Cuts Funding To Bikers, Walkers, In Favor Of Highways | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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To Increase Sustainable Consumption, Show People What’s In It For Them

This year at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, the concept of sustainable consumption took center stage.
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Recognizing Biases: How Our Minds Fool Us

Recognizing Biases: How Our Minds Fool Us | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
My late grandmother, when criticized or misunderstood, would often say “we don’t see ourselves.” While we don’t necessarily respond this way to our clients, customers, colleagues or employers, the truth is, they generally don’t – see themselves,...
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UN Calls Sustainable Development a Top Priority

UN Calls Sustainable Development a Top Priority | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The UN High-Level Panel Global Sustainability released its report in Addis Ababa yesterday entitled “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing.” The panel’s 99-page report, which will serve as an input to the UN Conference on Sustainable...
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Can Schools Create a Culture of Learning By Doing? - Education - GOOD

Can Schools Create a Culture of Learning By Doing? - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ensuring students know academic content is great, but teaching them to do something with it is essential.
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Bold sustability strategy by UN

Bold sustability strategy by UN | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Put planet and its people at the core of sustainable development, urges report

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How Clean Energy Projects on Public Land Will Power 3 Million Homes - Environment - GOOD

How Clean Energy Projects on Public Land Will Power 3 Million Homes - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is speeding up clean energy development, but must balance the interests of conservationists and developers.
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Kick-Starting the Bio-Based Economy

Kick-Starting the Bio-Based Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The biofuels industry may succeed by putting its attention elsewhere.
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» Where Oh Where Has the GHI Gone? The Whole of Government Approach Hangs in the Balance » Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog

» Where Oh Where Has the GHI Gone? The Whole of Government Approach Hangs in the Balance » Rethinking U.S. Foreign Assistance Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Amanda Glassman and Nandini Oomman, here at CGD, have released two separate notes (here and here) on the Global Health Initiative (GHI).  Amanda and Nandini, who both have deep backgrounds in global health issues, are critical of the GHI and cautious...
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Is Your Building Gobbling Energy?

Is Your Building Gobbling Energy? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new map gives New Yorkers a relative idea of how much energy the buildings in their neighborhoods are consuming -- and what it's being used for.
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Corporations That Don’t Practice Social Responsibility Can’t Hide Anymore

Corporations That Don’t Practice Social Responsibility Can’t Hide Anymore | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A feel-good brand won’t gain much respect (or sales) from consumers these days if it’s owned by a not-so-feel-good corporate parent.
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Can Cleaner Cooking and Solar Power Help Solve Energy Poverty in Africa? [Slide Show]: Scientific American

Can Cleaner Cooking and Solar Power Help Solve Energy Poverty in Africa? [Slide Show]: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
South Africa still struggles to ensure that all citizens enjoy modern energy services, just one example of how the U.N.'s International Year of Sustainable Energy for All aims to bring modern energy resources to the billions who lack it...
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The power of tribes

The power of tribes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

EVER since the collapse of the Soviet Union ended the old, neat division between East and West, people have been inventing new ways of dividing up the world.

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Watch: Aurora borealis in real time

Watch: Aurora borealis in real time | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As solar storms barraged the Earth last week, a photographer caught this amazing, real-time video of northern lights over Norway.
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The Cool Hunter - A Path In The Forest by Tetsuo Kondo

The Cool Hunter - A Path In The Forest by Tetsuo Kondo | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

With his light touch, Kondo created a 95-meter (311-foot) suspended walkway among some of the park's 300 year-old trees. The unobtrusive Path is similar to Kondo's 2010 work Cloudscapes for the Venice Architecture Biennale. Both works put humans on an uncommon level in relation to their surroundings, creating a new viewpoint and inviting further examination. - Tuija Seipell

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TRANSPORT | Fare’s Fair

TRANSPORT | Fare’s Fair | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A grumpy exchange unfolds on a facebook wall after a comment is made about the cost of inner city bus fares. In January, fares were increased by 15 per cent - significantly out of kilter with CPI -...
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Tropical Forests Store More Carbon Than Previously Believed, Study Says | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Tropical Forests Store More Carbon Than Previously Believed, Study Says | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new analysis calculates that vegetation in the world’s tropical regions stores about 229 billion tons of carbon, which is about 21 percent more carbon than...
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The hydrogen dream

The hydrogen dream | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Today the hydrogen dream is very different from Marchetti's. It starts with a home, self-reliant and grid-disconnected, housing a micro-generation system, mostly solar and wind, that primarily feeds the electrical system. Then surplus energy is converted into hydrogen and stored in a container in a special division of the house. This hydrogen can later be used to generate electricity through a fuel cell when the micro-systems do not match the instantaneous power needs; the waste heat generated by the fuel cell can also be used to heat the house. Finally, this hydrogen can be used to feed one or more vehicles powered by fuel cells. A general presentation along these lines opened the session by Sophie Didierjean from the University of Lorraine.

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Resilient people, resilient planet: a future worth choosing

Resilient people, resilient planet: a future worth choosing | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The Report of the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability, entitled Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing, contains six sections in its entirety:

Section I - The Panel’s vision
Section II - Progress towards sustainable development
Section III - Empowering people to make sustainable choices
Section IV - Working towards a sustainable economy
Section V - Strengthening institutions
Section VI - Conclusion: A call for action.

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GreenVolts Partners with ISD for Agricultural Solar Power

GreenVolts Partners with ISD for Agricultural Solar Power | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
GreenVolts has just announced a partnership with Independent Solar Developers, a company that designs solar power systems for farm operations.
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Bill Richardson's Global Crusade for Clean Energy

Bill Richardson's Global Crusade for Clean Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The former energy secretary tries to start a fire in Abu Dhabi.
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Amazing Cathedral Made From 55,000 LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights

Amazing Cathedral Made From 55,000 LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This year will see the second Festival of Lights take place in Ghent, Belgium with more than 200,000 visitors expected to visit the Luminarie Cagna, a massive cathedral made of over 55,000 colored LEDS lights.
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Embedded Health: Designing Future Health Interventions Around Our Weaknesses

Embedded Health: Designing Future Health Interventions Around Our Weaknesses | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Samsung recently got some decent press coverage for a new prototype smartphone that uses all sorts of subtle cues--things like how fast a user types, how often that user makes typos--to gauge the in-the-moment mental sta...
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The Solar Balance | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

The Solar Balance | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The sun is the base energy source for the Earth. What it emits is either absorbed or reflected. Observations showed some missing energy in this balance.
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Energy Consumption, Economics, and Environmentalism | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Energy Consumption, Economics, and Environmentalism | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
To simplify where we are as a civilization and where we’re going with respect to energy consumption, economics, and environmentalism, it’s useful to...
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