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Charge Electric Devices With Solar Power | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Charge Electric Devices With Solar Power | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
You may not have solar photovoltaic panels on your rooftop, but you can enjoy the benefits of solar power in several other ways.
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Creating Currency For A Resilient Local Economy | Money Metamorphosis

Imagine a world of sufficiency where needs are met through a web of local relationships, where meaningful exchanges circulate goods and services independent of the availability of national dollars.

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In Hong Kong, a Wasted Chance to Recycle Glass

In Hong Kong, a Wasted Chance to Recycle Glass | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Glass recycling efforts in Hong Kong show how waste management in many parts of Asia is struggling to keep pace with the rising amounts of garbage.
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TEXT | You Better Run to the City of Refuge

TEXT | You Better Run to the City of Refuge | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An article written in 1995 for the 4ZZZ 15th anniversary magazine, Sounds Like a Jilted Generation, edited by Jane Doyle. Ideas about heterotopia, territory, community and politics.
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How F.A.R. is Your Leadership?

How F.A.R. is Your Leadership? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In a recent exchange on Twitter, I was asked about my use of the Cynefin Framework.  For the uninitiated, this is a way of thinking about and making sense of different types of challenges in organ...
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9 Personal Capacities of Authentic Leaders

9 Personal Capacities of Authentic Leaders | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I came across the book The Lotus: a practice guide for authentic leadership toward sustainability on blurb.com yesterday.

Research by Baan, Long and Pearlman shows that successful sustainability...
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Eating off the floor: How clean living is bad for you | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Eating off the floor: How clean living is bad for you | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Ten steps to a healthier life and more wealth through embracing the bacteria around you.



Book titles are difficult to choose. In theory, a perfect title ...
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Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening–With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a fruit … ways to keep livestock, and more… | permac...

Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: A Practical Guide to Small-Scale, Integrative Farming and Gardening–With information on mushroom cultivation, sowing a fruit … ways to keep livestock, and more… | permac... | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Sepp Holzer farms steep mountainsides in Austria 1,500 meters above sea level. His farm is an intricate network of terraces, raised beds, ponds, waterways and tracks, well covered with productive fruit trees and other vegetation, with the farmhouse neatly nestling amongst them. This is in dramatic contrast to his neighbors’ spruce monocultures.In this book, Holzer shares the skill and knowledge acquired over his lifetime. He covers every aspect of his farming method… More >>

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Ambitious UN Sustainability Conference in Rio to Avoid Climate Talk

Ambitious UN Sustainability Conference in Rio to Avoid Climate Talk | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio will avoid controversial climate theories, said summit insiders seeking wide-ranging global agreements.
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Earth Sanctuary - 21st century for human & planetary sustainability and evolution

Humanitad is developing the Earth Sanctuary project as a dynamic and replicable blueprint which can directly address the socio-economic failures of our current ‘civilizational’ model. The objective...
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Future of design: Biomimicry workshop | GreenCityBlueLake

Future of design: Biomimicry workshop | GreenCityBlueLake | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
GreenCityBlueLake is the network of people and organizations creating a sustainable Northeast Ohio.
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How to Grow a Grassroots Green Team

How to Grow a Grassroots Green Team | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The following is a guest post by our friends at Saybrook University's Organizational Systems Program (a 3p sponsor) - designed for students who want to...
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A 'thermal battery' for villages in India

Startup Promethean Power had to ditch its dream of solar-powered milk chillers in rural India, but hit upon a novel energy storage system that's cheaper and overcomes the unreliable grid. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Cutting Edge.
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Climate Change Has Helped Bring Down Cultures | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Climate Change Has Helped Bring Down Cultures | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Humanity has weathered many a climate change, from the ice age of 80,000 years ago to the droughts of the late 19th century that helped kill ...
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TEDxYork - Hannah Nicklin - Re-imagining Cities

A new STEAM age - Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics - STEAM . Hosted by Pilot Theatre at The Ron Cooke Hub University of York, United Kingdom ...
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Asymptosis » Social Security: The Elevator Pitch

Asymptosis » Social Security: The Elevator Pitch | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

• Since Social Security started it has always brought in more money than was spent. It contributes a surplus to the total federal budget. That’s true today and will continue for quite some time.

• The extra revenue needed to make SS solid far beyond the foreseeable future (75 years) is tiny: 0.6% of GDP.

• A 0.6% revenue increase would not be a big burden. The U.S. has been taxing about 28% of GDP for decades, compared to 30-50% in other rich countries (average: 40%).

• Coincidentally, Scrapping the Cap on SS contributions — so high earners paid payroll tax above $110K — would deliver … 0.6% of GDP.

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Summary: The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge

Summary: The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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this is a book review/summary of Jean-François Lyotard’s 1979 book The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge
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How do we define 'knowledge' in a postindustrial society equipped...
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Iceland’s Cozy Green-Roofed Turf Houses are Countryside Cabins Built Into the Earth

Iceland’s Cozy Green-Roofed Turf Houses are Countryside Cabins Built Into the Earth | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Built with the simplest of natural materials, the Icelandic turf house is a warm and cozy escape from the chilly countryside...
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Where have all the fish gone?

Where have all the fish gone? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Where have all the fish gone?(RT @espositofood: The massive reduction in jack mackerel is an alarming indicator for all fish species http://t.co/fYhJmCsS...)...
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Abundance the Book – by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Abundance the Book – by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Your positive biases shape the way you think about the world.......

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Rights and Equity in the Compilation Document for Rio+20 | We Want Another Future

The following is an overview of equity and rights-based language in the submissions of member states and inter-governmental organizations compiled by the Secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development 2012. They are organized according to major themes:

Human rights in general;

Rights over the access, management, and ownership of natural resources;

Property and user rights;

Right to food;

Right to social services;

Right to information;

Women‟s rights;

Workers‟ rights;

Indigenous Peoples‟ Rights

Rights to Self-determination

Right to development

Common but Differentiated Responsibility

Social equity,

Equitable economic development,

Sustainable use of resources,

Equitable access to resources,

Equitable distribution of wealth, and

Equity in global trade

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A green bottom line | World Finance

Creating profit without being seen to consider environmental and social issues is no longer a sustainable option for financial services

In the current economic climate, the term “sustainable banking” might seem to refer to the idea of not going bust. But a number of so-called sustainable or green banks are succeeding in sending out green shoots – and in some respects, their timing couldn’t be better.

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Invest Africa Launches the First Micro-Venture Capital Platform Dedicated to the African Continent

Invest Africa Launches the First Micro-Venture Capital Platform Dedicated to the African Continent | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

While entrepreneurs sometimes receive start-up capital through micro-credit, these businesses often struggle to find funding that allow them to expand, grow, and create jobs.

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Green Car Congress: California’s newly ZEV rule introduces the BEVx; ARB staff expects these vehicles to play a longer-term role than plug-in hybrids

On Friday 27 January, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) adopted the new Advanced Clean Cars (ACC) package that sets out the regulatory emissions and technology requirements for light-duty automobiles through model year 2025. (Earlier post.) The Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) regulation—one of the three main regulatory packages that constitute ACC—introduces a new regulatory vehicle category: the BEVx, or a battery-electric vehicle with a small “limp-home” range extending engine or APU (auxiliary power unit)—i.e., not a series-hybrid type vehicle such as the Chevrolet Volt equipped with a full-capability engine.

Under the ACC, ARB will award BEVx credits on the same basis as BEVs—i.e., on zero-emission miles (the simplified ZEV credit scheme under the ACC is a linear one based on those zero-emission miles). BEVx vehicles can provide up to 50% of the pure ZEV requirement for manufacturers, and so they may emerge as a significant vehicle type.

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