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7 buts | Transition Network

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This may help you answer to the ones who don't know how to act for a sustainable future.

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"L'objectif de Parrot est de connecter le jardin à l'Internet"

"L'objectif de Parrot est de connecter le jardin à l'Internet" | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Henri Seydoux, PDG de la société française Parrot, présente Flower Power, un capteur qui contrôle la santé des plantes, au CES, le salon de l'électronique de Las Vegas.

Via Bruno Vitasse \\ Zone-AH!
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Un million d'alternatives: un autre monde existe déjà! | Slate

Un million d'alternatives: un autre monde existe déjà! | Slate | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Avec son livre «Un million de révolutions tranquilles», la journaliste Bénédicte Mannier déconstruit le dogme thatchérien du «There is no alternative» et redonne le sourire et l'envie d'agir à tous ceux qui avaient abandonné tout espoir dans le...
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"Toute proposition ne rentrant pas dans le cadre de référence qu'est devenu le libéralisme mondialisé étant considérée, au mieux, comme irréalisable et utopiste. Avec son livre Un million de révolutions tranquilles, la journaliste Bénédicte Mannier déconstruit ce dogme et envoie dans les cordes la Dame de fer et ses disciples."

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Lithuanians Recycle Christmas trees into Biofuel

Lithuanians Recycle Christmas trees into Biofuel | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Having brought joy to Lithuanian families over the holidays, Christmas trees will now warm them through the rest of winter after being converted into biofuel.

Via Ron Wolford
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May be more straightforward to burn it, but still...

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Art Structures In the Works To Revitalize Buffalo

Art Structures In the Works To Revitalize Buffalo | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
As post-industrial areas struggle to keep up with the suburban strip mall societies, many are falling short and needing a miracle to revitalize their o
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How to foster regeneration through artistic elevated gardening structures.

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Spanish Researchers Develop Biological Concrete that Easily Builds Living Walls

Spanish Researchers Develop Biological Concrete that Easily Builds Living Walls | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Researchers from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya have created a multilayer biological concrete that grows Mediterranean vegetation and retains water.

Via Bruno Vitasse \\ Zone-AH!
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Concrete allowing the spread of moss and lichens on its external structure, with all the benefits therefore brought - water retention, thermal insulation, biodiversity...

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Cité Industrielle

Cité Industrielle | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
There was only one drawback about sharing the onion soup proposed by Le Jardin Nomade : missing the kiwi gathering at La Cité Industrielle, happening at the same time.
La Cité Industrielle used to...
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My daily blog post, on kiwi gathering in the heart of Paris.

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L'ULg va créer une spin-off d'agriculture urbaine

L'ULg va créer une spin-off d'agriculture urbaine | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
A Liège, les friches d'ArcelorMittal vont servir de potager... La sidérurgie est morte, vive les légumes!
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How to transform an old metal producing factory into a food producing hub - although it is heavily technological and automatized, it remains quite inspiring.

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Making Urban Agriculture a Success [Infographic] | Sustainable Cities Collective

Making Urban Agriculture a Success [Infographic] | Sustainable Cities Collective | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Urban Agriculture is a movement towards growing and raising more food within densely populated areas of major cities. Today, about 15% of the world’s food is now grown in urban areas.
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Some figures about UA in Washington DC, together with some growing tips.

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READ | The Enabling City

READ | The Enabling City | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
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Aggregates some very interesting initiatives in the field of growing and eating food - amongst others.

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Marseille: Des jardins partagés vont pousser dans un nouveau parc du 15e

Marseille: Des jardins partagés vont pousser dans un nouveau parc du 15e | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Un jardin partagé est en cours d’aménagement dans le 15e arrondissement de Marseille.
Via échoplanète, Nathalie Chaline
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Des jardins partagés pour coloniser les espaces verts abandonnés à Marseille.

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Save time and energy with the fenced chicken coop/garden by John Silveira Issue #44

Save time and energy with the fenced chicken coop/garden by John Silveira Issue #44 | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Save time and energy with the fenced chicken coop/garden. Article by John Silveira from Issue #44
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A smart symbiosis system between chicken and a vegetable garden, which would be, in my opinion, applicable to cities.

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Jardinier résistant, échange graines de laitues contre plants de tomates

Jardinier résistant, échange graines de laitues contre plants de tomates | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Jardinier résistant, échange graines de laitues contre plants de tomates
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comme un jardin dans la ville

du jardin partagé à l'agriculture urbaine
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Excellent court-métrage sur les jardins partagés et installations d'agriculture urbaine à Paris.

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La moitié de la nourriture produite dans le monde est gâchée

La moitié de la nourriture produite dans le monde est gâchée | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Selon un rapport, 1,2 à 2 tonnes d'aliments n'atteindront "jamais un estomac humain", alors que 860 millions de personnes souffrent de malnutrition.
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Avant d'imposer les OGMs "pour nourrir le monde", peut-être faudrait-il penser un peu "systémique"...

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L’agriculture urbaine ou comment repenser la ville? | Rumor

L’agriculture urbaine ou comment repenser la ville? | Rumor | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
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Lyon starts thinking about urban agriculture.

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La planète en 2030 vue par les services de renseignement américains

La planète en 2030 vue par les services de renseignement américains | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
La planète en 2030 vue par les services de renseignement américains
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Les services secrets américains alarmés par l'expiration des ressources, le changement climatique et l'insécurité alimentaire d'ici 2030.

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L'Aligresse

L'Aligresse | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
I hesitated a little before entering l’Aligresse. It was the first garden I was visiting in Paris, and did not really know how to get in touch with the gardeners. There was someone obviously working...
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My daily blog post, on how I was offered lilac during my first visit ever to a Parisian community garden.

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Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant

Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant. Solar cooking!
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Traveling solar restaurant cooking meals only on sunny days.

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1.9 Million Worms Chomp Down Airport Waste in North Carolina

1.9 Million Worms Chomp Down Airport Waste in North Carolina | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
The Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina invested $1.2 million in a composting and recycling project which includes 1.9 million worms used to chomp down food waste

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"Thinking in Systems" by Donella H. Meadows (pdf)

"Thinking in Systems" by Donella H. Meadows (pdf) | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it

"Thinking in Systems is a concise and crucial book offering insight for problem-solving on scales ranging from the personal to the global. This essential primer brings systems thinking out of the realm of computers and equations and into the tangible world, showing readers how to develop the systems-thinking skills that thought leaders across the globe consider critical for 21st-century life. While readers will learn the conceptual tools and methods of systems thinking, the heart of the book is grander than methodology. Donella Meadows was known as much for nurturing positive outcomes as she was for delving into the science behind global dilemmas. She reminds readers to pay attention to what is important, not just what is quantifiable, to stay humble and to continue to learn. In a world growing ever more complicated, crowded, and interdependent, Thinking in Systems helps readers avoid confusion and helplessness, the first step toward finding proactive and effective solutions. A vital read for students, professionals and all those concerned with economics, business, sustainability and the environment."

 

"Managers are not confronted with problems that are independent of each other, but with dynamic situations that consist of complex systems of changing problems that interact with each other. I call such situations messes...Managers do not solve problems, they manage messes."

Russell Ackoff, operations theorist


Via Ignacio López Busón
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The best book I have heard of to understand how to think in systems, why it can be helpful to do so, and why not.

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Le Jardin Nomade

Le Jardin Nomade | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
After Barcelona, let’s move to Paris.
Besides working at Sony CSL during the week, I spend at least one afternoon per weekend to visit some of the 67 community gardens blooming inside the very heart...
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My daily blog post on a delicious and warm onion soup shared at Parisian community garden "le Jardin Nomade."

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Émeraude Création - Accueil

Émeraude Création - Accueil | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
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Entreprise d'éco-conception fournissant composteurs, récupérateurs d'eau et mobilier urbain.

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Tota Coca Vi

Tota Coca Vi | Urban Greens Watch | Scoop.it
To close this four-articles session around Barcelona, let’s leave the field and move to the shop. Well, a special kind of shop.
After several delicious tapas dishes in Barri Gotic, we met Patricia not...
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A consumer cooperative within Barcelona.

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