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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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Is economic growth incompatible with sustainable development?

Is economic growth incompatible with sustainable development? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It is easier to point out the problems than find a systemic solution, but it is vital that we are able to articulate a better future, argues Jo Confino (Thanks for all the fascinating contributions to our debate on sustainable development and economic...
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Sustainability: It’s a wonderful L.I.F.E.

Sustainability: It’s a wonderful L.I.F.E. | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's not a bed of roses by any measure. It's a lot of hard work. But there are plenty of benefits to going green. Just ask the four TLMI member companies who offered their first-hand experiences wi...
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World-class cities are built from good ideas

World-class cities are built from good ideas | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
World-class cities are built from good ideas (RT @ArchAusMag: World-class cities are built from good ideas says Elizabeth Farrelly in @SMH http://ow.ly/6oiB4 MT @BVNArchitecture...)...
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New Data on Food Insecurity Shows Anti-Hunger Efforts Must Continue - Bread Blog

New Data on Food Insecurity Shows Anti-Hunger Efforts Must Continue - Bread Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This morning, the Department of Agriculture released new data showing that 14.5 percent of American families struggled to put food on the table in 2010. The technical term for this is “food insecure.” The good news is that while the...
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Kiva City: Using Microloans To Revitalize Small Businesses In Struggling American Cities | Fast Company

Kiva City: Using Microloans To Revitalize Small Businesses In Struggling American Cities | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Building off its incredible success funding entrepreneurs in the developing world, the microloan company has turned its eye toward America, where it is giving loans in cities like New Orleans and Detroit.

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Solar Industry Provides Growth in Green Jobs in the US | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Solar Industry Provides Growth in Green Jobs in the US | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
While the debate over green jobs rages on (catch up on some of the back and forth here), we’d like to stand back and thank the 100,000+ U.S.
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Water Issues Worry Americans Most, Global Warming Least

Water Issues Worry Americans Most, Global Warming Least | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Environmental issues that touch on water safety or supply worry Americans more than other environmental issues, with air pollution close behind. Global warming continues to concern them least, behind loss of tropical rain forests and urban sprawl.
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GE Launches Refrigerator Recycling Program

GE Launches Refrigerator Recycling Program | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
After several months of planning, GE's refrigerator recycling program will kick off with an event at a recycling facility in Philadelphia.
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Investment Fund Launches to Build Model Local Foodshed

Investment Fund Launches to Build Model Local Foodshed | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of hubbub these days about developing healthy, thriving local food systems, but who is actually financing this lofty endeavor?
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PlayDate: Biomimicry & Sustainable Design Solutions

PlayDate: Biomimicry & Sustainable Design Solutions | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Having reached the limits. Of nature's tolerance. And resources. We have to figure out. A way. To live. On this planet. Without destroying it. Biomimicry...

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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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First global portrait of greenhouse gases emerges from pole-to-pole ...

First global portrait of greenhouse gases emerges from pole-to-pole ... | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
BOULDER--A three-year series of research flights from the Arctic to the Antarctic has successfully produced an unprecedented portrait of greenhouse gases and particles in the atmosphere, scientists announced today.
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Ecology and Policy Blog » Blog Archive » Plans unveiled for 127 Marine Conservation Zones in England’s waters

Ecology and Policy Blog » Blog Archive » Plans unveiled for 127 Marine Conservation Zones in England’s waters | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
RT @BiolSciNews: BES Blog: Plans unveiled for 127 Marine Conservation Zones in England’s waters http://t.co/Rh4oKV8...
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10 things that make a great green city | Yahoo! Green

10 things that make a great green city | Yahoo! Green | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From bike lanes to smart energy policies, check out what makes a truly green city and decide how your town stacks up.
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This is what global warming looks like

This is what global warming looks like | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Polar scientists visited a glacier to see how much ice it'd lost in two years. The results were dramatic.
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Targeting the Urban Ultra Poor – Taking The Road Less Travelled | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise

Targeting the Urban Ultra Poor – Taking The Road Less Travelled | Blog | NextBillion.net | Development through Enterprise | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

In India, the urban population has grown from 78.9 million in 1961 to 286 million in 2001 and is estimated to double in the next 25 years. This has led to the exponential growth of slums in many cities and towns.

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Seafood Sustainability

Seafood Sustainability | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Approx. 80 percent of fisheries have been depleted, fully exploited, overfished or are recovering from depletion.
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Environmental Activist Hilton Kelley - Port Arthur Texas - Oprah.com

Environmental Activist Hilton Kelley - Port Arthur Texas - Oprah.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
What do you do when your hometown is dying - wheezing in the shadow of massive oil refineries spewing poison through parks and playgrounds around the clock? If you're Hilton Kelley, you get angry.
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Will TOMS Succeed in Extending Its “One for One” Model to Eyewear Products?

Will TOMS Succeed in Extending Its “One for One” Model to Eyewear Products? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In 2006 Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS Shoes, selling shoes under the Buy One, Give One model – for every pair of shoes you buy, TOMS gives one to a child in...
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Making Agriculture Preserve Land, Not Destroy It | Fast Company

Making Agriculture Preserve Land, Not Destroy It | Fast Company | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the beginning, there was nature. Then came agriculture. Though the existed side-by-side, the two never seemed to meet except along the borders of intensively plowed and fertilized fields.
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