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Waste Not, Want Not: The "Cradle to Cradle" Paradigm Gets Competitive | Sustainable Development

Waste Not, Want Not: The "Cradle to Cradle" Paradigm Gets Competitive | Sustainable Development | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

2012 will mark a decade since German chemist Michael Braungart and American architect and designer William McDonough introduced the "cradle-to-cradle" (C2C) concept in Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things.

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Permaculture Cottage ~ 70,000 Visitors as People Seek a Better Way Forward!

Permaculture Cottage ~ 70,000 Visitors as People Seek a Better Way Forward! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Potting, planting, protecting and nurturing the future of Earth...the babies of Gaia are secure in the Nursery beds as the storm approaches from the west, with an early winter not far behind...in l...
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Pictures: 10 Most Threatened Forest Hot Spots Named

Pictures: 10 Most Threatened Forest Hot Spots Named | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From California's redwoods to Cambodia's wetlands—see which forest hot spots are in trouble around the world, according to a new report.
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Mississippi Lures 'Green' Manufacturing Jobs

Calisolar is the fifth green technology company in the last 18 months to announce plans to build manufacturing facilities in Mississippi, which is actively pursuing environmentally-friendly jobs.
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Hydro Jellyfish Concept to Clean Europe's Waterways

Hydro Jellyfish Concept to Clean Europe's Waterways | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A Belgian eco-architect has created 262-foot long vessel modeled on the jellyfish and design to purify the waters it travels.
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Crossing the Sustainability Chasm

Crossing the Sustainability Chasm http://t.co/epeM5Dd...
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SpringerLink - Climatic Change, Online First™

Boston U research: Today's hottest days will be new normal under even modest greenhouse warming http://t.co/XRxQ1RO

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RainSaucers Make Rainwater Harvesting More Accessible

RainSaucers Make Rainwater Harvesting More Accessible | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I love reading about little innovations that make life easier for so many people with eco-friendly solutions.
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Two Degrees of Innovation—How to Seize the Opportunities in Low-Carbon Power | World Resources Institute

This paper offers a strategic framework for those seeking to capitalize on the low-carbon transition.

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Google Reduces Carbon Use So We Don't Have to Reduce Google Use - Environment - GOOD

Google Reduces Carbon Use So We Don't Have to Reduce Google Use - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
No one’s arguing that we should cut back on internet searches, in part because Google doing a good job decreasing its data centers' energy use.
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GOOD.is | 10 Ways to Stop Wasting Water (Raw Image)

GOOD.is | 10 Ways to Stop Wasting Water (Raw Image) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Stop wasting water and money today!http://ow.ly/6pw4N #fb...
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Face Of Poverty Changing In Down Economy « CBS Dallas / Fort ...

Face Of Poverty Changing In Down Economy « CBS Dallas / Fort ... | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mike Corpier spent all day Thursday training for new certifications in telecommunications. His roommate, Johnny Allen, settled in across the hall after work in a warehouse.
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UN chief stresses need to ‘connect the dots’ on sustainable development

UN chief stresses need to ‘connect the dots’ on sustainable development | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today wrapped up a four-nation visit to the South Pacific with a call for countries to “connect the dots” between issues such as climate change, food insecurity and water scarcity and work towards ensuring sustainable...
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permaculture Nutrient-dense agriculture & food. Pertinent links

permaculture Nutrient-dense agriculture & food. Pertinent links | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Real Food Campaign
http://realfoodcampaign.org
"The Real Food Campaign (RFC) is calling for a return to food that is packed with life-sustaining elements. <...> The Real Food Campaign is ... (permaculture Nutrient-dense agriculture & food.
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Turning Power Plants Into Green Neighborhood Development

Turning Power Plants Into Green Neighborhood Development | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Industry analysts predict that environmental and economic factors will lead to the retirement of dozens of aging coal-fired power plants in the coming decade. Many of these occupy important locations in cities, often with valuable access to waterfronts. According to a new report, these sites present tremendous opportunities for new civic and private uses such as riverfront housing, shops, and offices -- as well as museums, parks, and other community amenities.


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The costs of economic growth on the environment - by Suzanne Rose - Helium

The costs of economic growth on the environment - by Suzanne Rose - Helium | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Economic growth has a variety of effects on the environment. Unfortunately, much of it is negative.
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New York City is Going Green | Caelus Green Room

New York City is Going Green | Caelus Green Room | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In December 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg challenged New Yorkers from all five boroughs to generate ideas towards improving the sustainability of their cit (New York City is Going Green, launches MillionTrees NYC
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The 'other' Arctic sea ice melt

The 'other' Arctic sea ice melt | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Real Climate: Reports focus on the possibility a record minimum for Arctic sea ice in September, but a major loss during the early summer months is climatologically more important...
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Mega-dairy factory farms are economically unsustainable

Mega-dairy factory farms are economically unsustainable | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Deborah Meaden: There is no denying our dairy industry is in desperate need of economic turnaround, but we must support small-scale farms...
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Early Stage Cleantech Venture and the Next Billion Dollar Businesses

Early Stage Cleantech Venture and the Next Billion Dollar Businesses | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Looks at how cleantech has the potential to produce the next billion dollar companies and become the engine of growth for the US; and goes on to look at how the venture ecosystem can be encouraged, especially in the critical early stage phase.
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Valuing the trees through the forest

How do you value an ecosystem?Putting a dollar value on natural systems such as forests has long beset economists.Forests provide “non-use values,” such as the pleasure of knowing that a natural syst...
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Innovation stats of the week

Innovation stats of the week | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The second edition of MNN's Innovation Index finds solar wilting, cleantech booming, deep seas cleared of fish and streets freed of cars. Here are the numbers that matter right now to the sustainable economy.
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Why Service Industries Should Master Sustainability | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Why Service Industries Should Master Sustainability | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
While service industries don't have smokestacks and may have less environmental impacts than a manufacturing facility, they too can benefit from sustainable...
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WWF - Worth Saving

WWF - Worth Saving | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
RT @WWF: Dress up your own fish & send an SOS to the UN telling them at that the deep sea is worth saving! http://ow.ly/6kh6c Pls RT!
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Biomimicry: Turning to Nature for Answers | Science | Epoch Times

Biomimicry: Turning to Nature for Answers | Science | Epoch Times | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When Nissan embarked on its daunting mission to halve the number of deaths and serious injuries involving its vehicles by 2015 compared to 1995, consumers had no idea the firm would be getting serious help from the bumble bee.
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