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Turning Waste Plastic into Social Improvements

Turning Waste Plastic into Social Improvements | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
A new scheme aims to tackle plastic pollution by offering people goods and micro-finance in exchange for waste plastic.
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No-One Is Going To Pay Cities To Become Smarter | Sustainable Cities Collective

No-One Is Going To Pay Cities To Become Smarter | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
(The Bristol Pound, a local currency intended to encourage and reinforce...
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Sweet Gum Trees, More than Meets the Eye - American Grove

Sweet Gum Trees, More than Meets the Eye - American Grove | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
Sweet gum trees (Liquidambar Styracifulua) are notorious for the spiny seed balls they drop.  They are often confused for maple trees for their five pointed le…...

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Volunteer Trees And Fulfilling Dreams - American Grove

Volunteer Trees And Fulfilling Dreams - American Grove | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
Often I will work in my yard and notice a new tree sprouting up, perhaps a forgotten acorn.  Sadly, more often than not I remove the young tree as it interfere…...

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Socially Responsible Companies: The Ethical Corporation Shows Brands How to Benefit From Corporate Responsibility | Social Enterprise

Socially Responsible Companies: The Ethical Corporation Shows Brands How to Benefit From Corporate Responsibility | Social Enterprise | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
Sustainability is now integral to the management processes as it proves to create new business opportunities...

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Green Aristotle: Virtue, Contemplation and the Ethics of Sustainability

Green Aristotle: Virtue, Contemplation and the Ethics of Sustainability | Urban Green News | Scoop.it

Sustainability ethics, a subspecies of environmental ethics, refers to a set of positions that
emerge when the environmental state of things is not simply regarded as irritating, but as immoral, bad, wrong or evil.[1] Environmental ...


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Nature+: Towards a New Era of Conservation, Sustainability and Nature-based Solutions

Nature+: Towards a New Era of Conservation, Sustainability and Nature-based Solutions | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
Jeju Declaration by the IUCN President, the Minister of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the Chairman of the Korean Organizing Committee on the occasion of the IUCN World Conservation Congress,...

15 September 2012 - IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature #IUCN2012 Global Conservation Congress Declaration....


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Urban Green Chronicles

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Urban Green Chronicles, by Ilias Kontakos: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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Commercial urban farming -- what is it and why does it matter? | Sustainable Business Forum

Commercial urban farming -- what is it and why does it matter? | Sustainable Business Forum | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
commercial-urban-farm The current food production system is unsustainable and increasingly faced with resource scarcity issues.
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Tree report: State needs a strategy - TheDay.com

Tree report: State needs a strategy - TheDay.com | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
Tree report: State needs a strategyTheDay.comThe state needs a systematic, proactive strategy to manage its roadside trees and reduce the risk of a recurrence of the massive power outages that occurred after two major storms of 2011.

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Cities turn to innovative 'green infrastructure'

Cities turn to innovative 'green infrastructure' | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
From Seattle to Sweden, city and regional governments are using roof gardens, specially designed wetlands, and other forms of 'green infrastructure' to rein in pollution – and to save money.

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ANSI A300 Adds National Standard for Tree Planting - American Grove

ANSI A300 Adds National Standard for Tree Planting - American Grove | Urban Green News | Scoop.it
The American National Standards Institute has approved a major revision to ANSI A300 (part 6)-2012 which brings industry consensus around tree planting.  You w…...

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Loud & Clear - Go Green, Why not Protect our Environment? | All Infographics

Infographics on Go Green Environmental problem and issue and protecting world from Pollution and devastation on Beautiful earth at Environment Day resources...


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Do psychological wellbeing and caring for the environment go hand in hand?

Do psychological wellbeing and caring for the environment go hand in hand? | Urban Green News | Scoop.it

What's good for the individual and good for the environment are strikingly similar and can help the world move away from material consumption, writes Charlotte Sankey...

Social and personal psychologists typically list a handful of key actions that can help improve personal wellbeing but would they really stand up to being tested for planet friendliness too?

One of the most respected of such lists is the government's Five ways to wellbeing which came out of research co-ordinated by the New Economics foundation, as part of the Foresight report. The five actions are:

1. connect (with people, not technology)
2. be active
3. take notice
4. keep learning
5. give


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