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Worldwide, communities and initiatives spring up who transition to a culture of strong sustainability and harmony with the natural world. What is it that makes them tick?
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The Green Changemakers: Virtuous Circles: Values, Systems and Sustainability

The Green Changemakers: Virtuous Circles: Values, Systems and Sustainability | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

An alternative to the current linear paradigm is to develop productive systems that minimise external inputs, pollution and waste (as well as risk, dependency and costs) by adopting a circular metabolism. There are two principles here, both reflecting the natural world. The first is that natural systems are based on cycles, for example water, nitrogen and carbon. Secondly, there is very little waste in natural systems. The ‘waste’ from one species is food for another, or is converted into a useful form by natural processes and cycles.

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Shareable: Garbage is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How to Reach Zero Waste

Shareable: Garbage is a Terrible Thing to Waste: How to Reach Zero Waste | Transition Culture | Scoop.it

It all started innocently enough. Following the Holidays and New Year of 2007 we emptied out all of our garbage and recycling to clean up for the New Year. Many months later (May 14) it was time to put out our first bag of garbage and it dawned on me that in over four months we had only created a single bag of garbage. I wondered where could we take it to if we really dug in? Well …

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In France, "Resource Stores" Recycle, Repair, Upcycle and Resell "Waste"

In France, "Resource Stores" Recycle, Repair, Upcycle and Resell "Waste" | Transition Culture | Scoop.it
If you ever took high school French, you probably learned (and forgot) words like la patisserie and la boulangerie. But you likely never heard la ressourcerie - and it wasn't your teacher's fault. Joining France's countless pastry shops and bakeries is a new kind of shop, which collects unwanted goods, repairing them if necessary, selling or upcycling them if possible, and, if all else fails, properly recycling them. And their numbers are growing.
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