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Bring Clean Water to Africa - The Water Project

Bring Clean Water to Africa - The Water Project | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Nearly 1 billion people suffer needlessly without access to safe, clean water. We help provide water and sanitation solutions one village at a time.
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PROGRAM | Fit With Friends

PROGRAM | Fit With Friends | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Our local newspapers can sometimes reveal small surprises about our communities and the initiative of individuals. This includes a news item about a healthy living project developed by a local coup...
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Troubled Waters: Inside the Clean-Up of the Gowanus Canal - Environment - GOOD

Troubled Waters: Inside the Clean-Up of the Gowanus Canal - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The Gowanus canal has been polluted for decades, but now the clean-up process is starting.
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Exploring the ingredients for Transition with Rob Hopkins: (transcript)

Exploring the ingredients for Transition with Rob Hopkins: (transcript) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

[transcription] Welcome everyone to our call today. This is Carolyne Stayton with Transition US. On our call we have Rob Hopkins, co-founder of the Transition Network, and Vicki Robyn, who will be our host today. And you'll hear more about each of those two wonderful luminaries in a few minutes.

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[Image]: Decision Tree for Vision Manifestion

[Image]: Decision Tree for Vision Manifestion | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I just got back from a great trip to Burlington, VT, where I touched base with Amy Kirschner of the Vermont Sustainable Exchange. She and cocreator Kyra Pinchiera have been working on creating an i...
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A Crisis in Two Narratives - Raghuram Rajan - Project Syndicate

A Crisis in Two Narratives - Raghuram Rajan - Project Syndicate | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
With the world’s industrial democracies in crisis, two competing narratives of its sources – and appropriate remedies – are emerging.
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6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From roughing it in the Swedish woods to the not so roughing it perched over a pristine Montana Lake these eco resort designs are as diverse as the places they are located.
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10 giant edible crops you can grow

10 giant edible crops you can grow | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We know, we know. Bigger isn't better. But with giant fruits and veggies from your kitchen garden, you can say 'super size me!' with no guilt at all.
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California OKs New Rules to Cut Tailpipe Emissions: Scientific American

California OKs New Rules to Cut Tailpipe Emissions: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
California's powerful air-quality regulator on Friday approved sweeping new rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by requiring automakers to put many more electric and hybrid vehicles on the state's roads.
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It’s Alive : Buildings, Biology and Biomimicry | BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff

It’s Alive : Buildings, Biology and Biomimicry | BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
So there is an excellent article recently posted on the Smart Planet titled The buildings are alive: in biology, designers and architects seek answers , well...
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Why Social Entrepreneurs Should Try Coworking

Why Social Entrepreneurs Should Try Coworking | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Over the past five years, coworking has emerged as a movement that is changing how entrepreneurs and innovators work.

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Soot: a Better Way to Stop Global Warming

Soot: a Better Way to Stop Global Warming | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Most efforts to slow the impact of global warming have focused on reducing carbon emissions, because it is the largest component and, according to the EPA, the most dominant and the fastest growing greenhouse gas.
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Healthier School Meals to Help Growing Number of Students Living in Poverty

Healthier School Meals to Help Growing Number of Students Living in Poverty | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Every students' favorite period is in for a new curriculum this year. School breakfast and lunch menus across the country are getting the first major nutrition overhaul in 15 years.
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Greenversations » Upcycle!

Greenversations » Upcycle! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

It’s doubtful that clothing, jewelry, furniture, or even building materials comes to mind, right? Perhaps you were picturing bicycling uphill instead?

In fourth grade, my best friend was way ahead of the curve. She took a cracker box, paper towel roll, pieces of an empty cereal box, purple paint, sparkles, and glue to give another friend of ours a moving away gift they’d never forget.

Many would have overlooked and discarded that stuff to disintegrate in a landfill somewhere. Instead, she scooped them up and created a masterful “mantelpiece.”

Nowadays upcycled goods and ideas are everywhere. Granted, most of them are a bit more professionally constructed, but the idea is very much the same.

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Working together in the city that works

Working together in the city that works | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Joe Moore is the Alderman of Chicago’s 49th Ward. A lawyer by training, he has devoted the last two decades to serve as an elected official in his ward. In 2009, he initiated the first participatory budget in the United States. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process of deliberation and decision-making that started in Porto Alegre (Brazil) in 1989, and is now implemented in over 1,000 cities around the world.

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[Image]: A Manifesto for Self-Organization

[Image]: A Manifesto for Self-Organization | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
 

one of my fellow cocreators was drafting some core principles and guidance for self-organization today. i thought they were lovely and was inspired to make a picture. you can offer feedba...
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Making the Business Case for Conservation | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Making the Business Case for Conservation | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Mark Tercek is at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland making the business case for conservation and the value of nature.
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Why ‘Once Upon A Time’ Works Better Than ‘Grimm’

Why ‘Once Upon A Time’ Works Better Than ‘Grimm’ | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Because I have a particular fondness for fairy tale retellings, and occasionally, a girl’s got to watch television that she doesn’t analyze to death, I’ve been keeping up with both Grimm and Once Upon a Time.
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When Marine Mammals Become Food

When Marine Mammals Become Food | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rising human consumption of marine mammals in tropical regions poses a threat to animals like the dugong, which is similar to a manatee, and the Atlantic humpback dolphin, researchers write.
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Foodspotting app: Because not all your friends want to know what you ate

Foodspotting app: Because not all your friends want to know what you ate | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Not all of your Facebook friends care about the restaurant dish you ate last night, but all off your Foodspotting friends will.
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Ghostbusters! Saving Electricity by Fighting Vampire Power | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Ghostbusters! Saving Electricity by Fighting Vampire Power | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
These days we are surrounded by gadgets that require an increasing supply of electricity.
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Biomimicry Chicago: BProfessional Travelogue: Spain

Biomimicry Chicago: BProfessional Travelogue: Spain | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Lindsay and Amy just got back from our latest intensive week of visioning and deep learning about biomimicry in Spain. The Biomimicry Professional Pathways sent out this email summary and we thought we'd cross post it to give you a flavor of what we experienced. As always, it was an amazing experience. Amy has also written about her experiences at her blog: Liquid Triangle Sustainability. Please check it out!

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Biodiversity Loss to be Given Same Status as Climate Change

Biodiversity Loss to be Given Same Status as Climate Change | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Establishing a UN panel for biodiversity loss will give the issue the same status as climate change, which is the need of the hour.
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