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10 Innovations Poised to Change Sustainable Industries

10 Innovations Poised to Change Sustainable Industries | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
NASA, USAID, Nike and the State Department don't sound like teammates, but they have partnered on LAUNCH, an accelerator focusing on sustainable programs.
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wow,many great innovations, which have to have an impact on the world! They MUST, because they are great. There are already so many sustainable solutions to many unsustainable life cycles, like clothing, or plastic bottles. So fingers crossed these will find their way into the industry!

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Environmental profit and loss reporting: Shouldn't companies account for their environmental costs to reflect the real cost of doing business? | The case of PUMA

Environmental profit and loss reporting: Shouldn't companies account for their environmental costs to reflect the real cost of doing business? | The case of PUMA | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Puma chairman Jochen Zeitz talks to Jo Confino about putting an environmental price tag on Puma's products and creating a business coalition to scale up EP&L reporting

Via Amy Raisbeck
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great article about scaling up the environmental costs of clothing and shoes. I'm psyched to see a sports giant like Puma launching this coalition to make the sports clothing industry more transparent for the consumer to be able to make conscious decisions when they buy the products.

I think this cradle to cradle reporting, which in theory has already long been developed, will have a great impact on the whole clothing industry. Hopefully many companies will follow suit and we will be able to start tackling the social issues in that industry as well.

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By Playing This Game, You Deliver Bikes in Africa

By Playing This Game, You Deliver Bikes in Africa | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
'Sidekick Cycle' is a mobile game that helps deliver bicycles to those in need in Africa as part of a partnership with the World Bicycle Fund.
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Now this is a cool advance in connecting gamification with charities :) why not tap on the passion of gamers who are also passionate about doing good?!

I hope to see more cooperations between game developers and charities, since this seems hold more potential for help as straight donations or government funded programs, which are too sensitive to economical fluctuations (financial crisis was a big fluctuation).

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10 Empowering Apps for Social Good

10 Empowering Apps for Social Good | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
We rounded up 10 of our favorite social good apps in the gallery above.
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incorporate some great apps for social good into your daily life! It is very easy, since most of those apps many of us use anyway, but without the giving part. So check them out!!

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Why You Should Eat This $330,000 Burger

Why You Should Eat This $330,000 Burger | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Showing your support for the lab-grown burger is one of the most important things you can do for the planet today.
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That is a good solution building a bridge between meat lovers and vegetarians who often label them as unresponsible towards environmental issues. This is your chance all you beef pattie enthusiasts! :)

 

Though this was just an experiment and like the text points out, needs much more time to become a realistic solution, it still takes the right direction.

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Washing Machine Transforms Into A Lounge Chair [Pics] - PSFK

Washing Machine Transforms Into A Lounge Chair [Pics] - PSFK | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Designer Antonina’s “I Used To Be A Washing Machine” series features a manual that guides people through building chairs from parts.
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You have a broken washing machine you want to get rid of? Don't throw it away just yet! Take a look at this manual on how to transform those parts into beautiful and stylish chairs :)

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Ganz ohne Öl: Schülerin macht Plastik aus Bananen - n-tv.de

Ganz ohne Öl: Schülerin macht Plastik aus Bananen - n-tv.de | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Ausgerechnet einer 16-jährigen Schülerin gelingt der Durchbruch: Zwei Jahre lang tüftelt sie, dann entwickelt sie eine Methode, die die Plastikproduktion revolutionieren könnte.
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Eine 16 Jahre junge Schülerin macht der Welt vor wie man de Umwelt schützen kann, einfach geil!

Plastik aus Bananenschalen - eine geniale Idee, denn es ist Abfall, der sonst, außer vielleicht für einen Kompost nicht verwendet wird. Und wenn wir dadurch Plastik zu einem nachhaltigen Material machen können, wäre das toll!

Durch die nur langsame Abbaufähigkeit von Plastik verschmutzen wir jetzt schon viel Land und Meere von denen Menschen und Tiere betroffen sind.

Also weiter so! Jetzt seid ihr gefragt Unternehmen/Produzenten! Stellt eure Produktion um und beweist dass auch ihr an der Zukunft unserer Erde interessiert seid.

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Autos von Peugeot und Citroen fahren mit Luft - n-tv.de

Autos von Peugeot und Citroen fahren mit Luft - n-tv.de | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Ein Auto, das nur mit Luft fährt? Da werden Erinnerungen an die großen Töne der Firma MDI aus Frankreich wach, die seit 1995 regelmäßig ein Druckluftauto für den Markt ankündigt. Bis heute gibt es diesen Wagen nicht.
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Und wieder ein Schritt weiter Richtung Ressourcenschonung, Citroen sei Dank. Und zwar mit einem Mischbetrieb von Druckluft und Benzin. Kein neues Konzept, aber diesmal funktioniert es! :)

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Self-Healing Hydrogen Leaf Could Power the World

Self-Healing Hydrogen Leaf Could Power the World | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
There are plenty of scientists out there trying to solve our impending energy crisis. Many of their creations never leave the lab. Here's one that is on its way to commercializa...
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Wow! in my opinion another mind blowing innovation, which is much needed. I just wish the ongoing development and results of such innovations would be made more public for people to be able to follow and become convinced of the innovations power.

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How To Create Sustainable Behaviour Change

A BETTER WAY TO CHANGE (RT @AndyGCook: How To Create Sustainable Behaviour Change http://t.co/BsoLtR94)
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Sustainability news roundup – October 2013 | Ethical Corporation

Sustainability news roundup – October 2013 | Ethical Corporation | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Sustainability news roundup – October 2013 http://t.co/Vi8sQJLO33
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A very good magazine to keep you up to date on important global sustainabilty developments and news.

Also really handy to have a summary of headtitles, which saves a lot of time. Check it out!

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Ecover to Launch Bottles Made From Salvaged Sea Plastic and Bioplastic

Ecover to Launch Bottles Made From Salvaged Sea Plastic and Bioplastic | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Ecover introduced a new plastic made from sugarcane that is 100% renewable, reusable, and recyclable, and the company has also partnered with Waste Free Oceans to salvage plastic waste from the sea and turn it into new bottles.
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Yeah baby!, like Austin Powers would say :) great project! ocean plastic waste is a big problem and this shows that problems can become a base for an innovative venture and thus reenters the cycle instead of being forgotten and damaging water and animals.

 

Hope this will get the attention of more investors and especially consumers, who are critical in the future development of such ventures. I mean, when did you get the chance, to easily help clean the ocean by simply buying a reusable and recycable plastic bottle?!

 

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'Causes' Relaunches as Social Network for Civically Engaged

'Causes' Relaunches as Social Network for Civically Engaged | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Causes is reincarnating as a social network defined outside of the Facebook eco-system, where it started in 2007 as one of the 10 original apps.
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finally! it was time causes became independent from facebook. I think the network looks good.

Iin my opinion It will defenitely enhance the active participation of people in causes. I at least did not take it very seriously as an app from facebook. It looked more like a decorative app like bumper stickers and not like a platform for connecting like minded people, trying to change something in this world.

So yeah, support what's important to you and connect with people and getv started :)

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Carbon-Based Cellphones on the Horizon

Carbon-Based Cellphones on the Horizon | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Researchers are taking steps toward building a cellphone out of carbon nanotubes. These cylinders can be used to either conduct electricity or store energy.
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With that, there should hopefully be less exploitation and economic wars on rare metals. And the carbon nanotubes can be also used for better batteries, another problem many electric devices have (electric cars is big on that list as well). So go research! :)

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Eco-Friendly Water Carafe Sends New Filter Automatically Each Month [Future Of Home Living] - PSFK

Eco-Friendly Water Carafe Sends New Filter Automatically Each Month [Future Of Home Living] - PSFK | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
This innovative water filter utilizes completely natural and biodegradable materials.
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a very cool water filtering system based on biodegradable materials for a green home ;) I still prefer bobble, since it is mobile.

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EcoVéa - Intelligent ecological shower

The EcoVéa is the world's first intelligent shower. Its innovative, patented system allows considerable water and energy savings, whatever the length, flow, ...
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Great idea to save water and energy. It is smart, adaptable, easy to use and has a good design. That is in my eyes a truly well made sustainable product, which I would like to have in my own apartment.

 

Why not make that choice for the consumer, instead of putting so much lost effort into trying to change his behaviour. We also shower to relax, not only to clean ourselves. First one I've seen, which takes this solution. Might not be the first one. Interested to hear about other well thought out solutions.

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Leef-Teller – eine Antwort für die nachhaltige Konsumgesellschaft (inkl. Crowdfunding-Kampagne)

Leef-Teller – eine Antwort für die nachhaltige Konsumgesellschaft (inkl. Crowdfunding-Kampagne) | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
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Nachhaltigkeit pur! Weiter so! Teller aus Blättern, die von Bäumen fallen ;) tja, so einfach kann man sich auch Ressourcen beschaffen, ohne Natur zu zerstören. Kompostierbar sind sie auch noch. Und dazu werden ebenfalls nachhaltige Prinzipien bei der Herstellung beachtet. 

 

That always puts a smile on my face. Sustainability in its simplest, most ingenious form! Fully compostable plates made out of fallen leaves! :)

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Australian Scientists Develop Printable A3-Sized Solar Cells

Australian Scientists Develop Printable A3-Sized Solar Cells | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
What if you could print your own solar panels?
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Go science! :) Another important stepping stone in making renewable energy more available and easy to use. Good to see people putting in their effort to create a more secure and ecofriendly future!

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Can This Surprising Discovery Fix Climate Change?

Can This Surprising Discovery Fix Climate Change? | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
You know how gloomy the global climate picture looks: temperatures are inching up. Droughts are on the rise. Populations are growing. Forests and grassland are disappearing. And...
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Now this is really an interesting suggestion to tackel climate change and desertification! It's really surprising, but if it works even half as much as he explains, it's so worth it! I mean, they tried it successfully already. This is great!! :) DO IT!

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Corporate Culture and M Creative Thinking join forces to offer sustainable behaviour change support to UAE firms | TheMarketingblog

Corporate Culture and M Creative Thinking join forces to offer sustainable behaviour change support to UAE firms | TheMarketingblog | The different facets of sustainability | Scoop.it
Corporate Culture, the UK-based sustainable behaviour change agency, and M Creative Thinking, a branding and communications specialist based in the UAE, have (RT @CCLtd: More coverage of our Middle East launch: http://t.co/hfUfPV8n)...
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