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Urge Congress to Prioritize Sustainable Agriculture in the Next Farm Bill!

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A Solar-Powered Alternative To Insecticides | Fast Company

A Solar-Powered Alternative To Insecticides | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Organic farmers have a wealth of alternatives to synthetic insecticides--biological pest control, row covers, and even natural insecticides.
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Why Companies Should Merge Voluntary and Required Sustainability Projects

Why Companies Should Merge Voluntary and Required Sustainability Projects | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Many environmental initiatives started out a simple compliance-based requirements, but as more companies go above and beyond what the law requires, there are ample benefits to tracking and reporting both kinds of projects together.
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Sustainability key issue for transportation and logistics sector

Sustainability key issue for transportation and logistics sector | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Sustainability key issue for transportation and logistics sector...
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Greenversations » A Healthy Family, A Healthy Community

Greenversations » A Healthy Family, A Healthy Community | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

“We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors: we borrow it from our children.” Native American proverb…

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A Degree in Doing Good: Social Enterprise Meets Education

A Degree in Doing Good: Social Enterprise Meets Education | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Education meets social enterprise as an increasing amount of universities and training programs are finding ways to implement social enterprise into their operations and curriculum.
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Track the Slave Labor Footprint of Common Products

Track the Slave Labor Footprint of Common Products | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Slavery Footprint is a website, launched last week, which calculates how much slave labor is used to produce the common products in our lives.
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10 Must-See Artists at "The Value of Water," a Conversationist Art Show in New York | Environment | AlterNet

10 Must-See Artists at "The Value of Water," a Conversationist Art Show in New York | Environment | AlterNet | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

"The Value of Water," a massive, well curated show just opened in Manhattan

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Harris County Flood Control District debuts online flood education mapping tools – Your Houston News: News | Online Education News

The Harris County Flood Control District has launched a newFlood Education Mapping Tool and website to help...
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4 Reasons Why The Smart Grid Has Failed To Take Off | Fast Company

4 Reasons Why The Smart Grid Has Failed To Take Off | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Since performing research for my book, Climate Capitalism (written with Hunter Lovins) a few years ago, I have become increasingly convinced that the smart grid has the potential to be one of the "holy grails" in the clean tech revolution.
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Why NGOs need to work with businesses, not against them

Why NGOs need to work with businesses, not against them | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Companies and NGOs must work together in the effort to face the environmental, social and economic challenges facing society today, says Manny Amadi...
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Plantable raincoat is made from potatoes and laden with seeds | Springwise

Plantable raincoat is made from potatoes and laden with seeds | Springwise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Equilicuá's Spud Raincoat is made from potato starch and impregnated with seeds, making it fully biodegradable, compostable and suitable for planting.
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What Qualcomm's Butterfly-Inspired Display Could Do for Your Paint

What Qualcomm's Butterfly-Inspired Display Could Do for Your Paint | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Imagine that you lived in a world where the trajectory of personal consumer choice had approached its zenith. Information, sustenance, and shelter, even, could be chosen and adjusted by individuals and coordinated within the community for, if not optimum good, at least for minimum conflict. Most objects that you would come in contact with would be "smart:" adjusting functions to you, rather than the other way 'round. In your home, chairs would re-form to fit your spinal structure, room dividers to your spatial needs, building facades to your preferences for sun or shade, indoor or outdoor, enclosed or open, Queen Anne or Moderne.

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Tiny Spanish Island To Be Completely Powered By Solar And Wind | Fast Company

Tiny Spanish Island To Be Completely Powered By Solar And Wind | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Intermittency is a well-known weakness of solar and wind power--they're good when the sun shines and the wind blows, say critics, but what about when it doesn't?

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Revitaliz NOW!

Revitaliz NOW! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Crowd sourcing for community redevelopment

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How Sustainability is Driving Employee Engagement and the Bottom Line

How Sustainability is Driving Employee Engagement and the Bottom Line | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Engaged employees can generate more profits for a company and make their sustainability programs succeed. Not sure how to engage them? Here's how.
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Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests

Brazil without poverty, is a Brazil with forests | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Addressing rural poverty is a vital cause, yet the irony is that while President Dilma champions this new initiative to relieve poverty, proposed changes to Brazil’s forest code legislation are threatening the livelihoods of forest communities by legalizing millions of hectares of new forest destruction and granting amnesty for forest crimes.
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Britain’s First Planned Solar Powered Town Should Inspire Communities Worldwide

 



Awareness about human caused environmental degradation, as well as our contribution to global climate change has put the environment in the spotlight in a very big way.
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New Advanced Biofuel Identified That Can Replace Diesel Fuel

New Advanced Biofuel Identified That Can Replace Diesel Fuel | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The continuing quest for advanced biofuels based off of synthetic biology has made an important advance with researchers at the Joint BioENergy Institute (JBEI) -- based at the Lawrence Livermore Lab -- announcing that they have bio-engineered a...
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» A New Kind of Overseas Charity is Born » Global Development: Views from the Center

» A New Kind of Overseas Charity is Born » Global Development: Views from the Center | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

GiveDirectly, which opened this summer, allows anyone on earth to directly wire money to the poorest of the poor.

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Smart cities to get their own OS

Smart cities to get their own OS | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Cities could soon be looking after their citizens all by themselves as researchers develop an operating system for the urban world.
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With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Crucial Climate Protectors

With Deaths of Forests, a Loss of Crucial Climate Protectors | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Trees, natural carbon sponges, help keep heat-trapping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. But insect and human threats are taking a heavy toll on them.
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5 chemical threats to the Great Lakes - Canada - CBC News

5 chemical threats to the Great Lakes - Canada - CBC News | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Great Lakes have faced various threats for years, from industrial pollution to invasive species, but another challenge worries many researchers these days — the emerging chemical threat.
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'Illusion of plenty' masking collapse of two key Southern California fisheries

'Illusion of plenty' masking collapse of two key Southern California fisheries | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A new study has found that overfishing of spawning areas and environmental conditions are behind the collapse of two bass species.
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Wheel of Life - Food, Climate, Human Rights, and the Economy - Publications - Heinrich Böll Stiftung

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