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Restoring The Ocean Ecosystem: GreenWave Ignites An Aquacultural Revolution

Restoring The Ocean Ecosystem: GreenWave Ignites An Aquacultural Revolution | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it



In order to become an active member of a sustainable society, you actually don’t need to do much or invent anything. As a matter of fact, sometimes, doing nothing within a destructive system is enough.Instead, you have a look at your community to see what kind of open-source projects outside the usual paths present a challenge and opportunity.Empowering anyone with a love for the ocean, its ecosystem and fishing should be looking at GreenWave, a company founded by fellow commercial fisherman Bren Smith and Emily Stengal.$$!ad_code_content_spilt_video_ad!$$As experts in the field of sustainable food systems, they invented something truly remarkable. Their floating and underwater 3D farm is a revolutionary model of harvesting what lies beneath the ocean and a possibility for people willing to set up their own restorative ocean farm. All you need to invest is the sum of around $20,000 and one year of work. The design itself is meant to be replicated.With over 10,000 edible plants in the sea and more of the United States underwater than above, this is our opportunity to rearrange the seafood plate and reduce pressure on fish stocks, with sustainable seagreens in the middle and wild fish at the edges.You’ll then be such an active supporter for a sustainable world, helping to regenerate the ocean, providing jobs and sustainable food to others. The aqua cultural farming system promises to return plenty of seaweed and shellfish. Seaweed, in particular, is known to absorb or filter 5 times as much greenhouse gas as land-based plants.The work of GreenWave has been awarded many times already, and after being able to catch the Fuller Challenge back in 2015 they now reeled in another big fish, the 2017 INDEX: Award as a work winner.Learn more about the vision and mission of GreenWave here and help to build what is called the Blue-Green Economy.






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Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity

Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it




A batch of single-cell protein has been produced by using electricity and carbon dioxide in a joint study by the Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. Protein produced in this way can be further developed for use as food and animal feed. The method releases food production from restrictions related to the environment. The protein can be produced anywhere renewable energy, such as solar energy, is available."In practice, all the raw materials are available from the air. In the future, the technology can be transported to, for instance, deserts and other areas facing famine. One possible alternative is a home reactor, a type of domestic appliance that the consumer can use to produce the needed protein," explains Juha-Pekka Pitkänen, principal scientist at VTT.Along with food, the researchers are developing the protein to be used as animal feed. The protein created with electricity can be used as a fodder replacement, thus releasing land areas for other purposes, such as forestry. It allows food to be produced where it is needed.$$!ad_code_content_spilt_video_ad!$$"Compared to traditional agriculture, the production method currently under development does not require a location with the conditions for agriculture, such as the right temperature, humidity or a certain soil type. This allows us to use a completely automatised process to produce the animal feed required in a shipping container facility built on the farm. The method requires no pest-control substances. Only the required amount of fertiliser-like nutrients is used in the closed process. This allows us to avoid any environmental impacts, such as runoffs into water systems or the formation of powerful greenhouse gases," says Professor Jero Ahola of LUT.Tenfold energy efficiencyAccording to estimates by the researchers, the process of creating food from electricity can be nearly 10 times as energy-efficient as common photosynthesis, which is used for cultivation of soy and other products. For the product to be competitive, the production process must become even more efficient. 

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Carbon dioxide must be removed from the atmosphere to avoid extreme climate change, say scientists

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Former NASA Climate Chief Warns That Earth Could Become “Practically Ungovernable”

Former NASA Climate Chief Warns That Earth Could Become “Practically Ungovernable” | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Expert believes sea levels will be a bigger problem than temperatures in the future.
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What Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the Climate Accord Means for Teachers

What Trump's Decision to Withdraw From the Climate Accord Means for Teachers | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Teachers are grappling with how to present the recent overhaul in the federal government's stance on environmental issues.
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To Help Save the Planet, This Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Farms in Urban Cities

To Help Save the Planet, This Entrepreneur Builds Sustainable Farms in Urban Cities | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
This CEO and co-founder is focusing his efforts on sustainable farming -- one city at a time.

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The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem

The Arctic Is Rapidly Turning Green, and It's a Serious Problem | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Researchers have determined that thinning Artic sea ice has caused a massive bloom of phytoplankton that is growing under it.
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Engineering Nature: How Improved Photosynthesis Could Feed the World

Engineering Nature: How Improved Photosynthesis Could Feed the World | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
In terms of plants, the concept of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) often refers to the insertion of genetic information from one species of plant to another so that the recipient plant gains a desirable trait. This process has been used extensively to improve crop yields. For example, one type of rice has been made waterproof so that yields aren’t affected by heavy floods from typhoons.

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The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now

The Arctic Is a Profoundly Different Place Now | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The changes in the region are so significant they will have implications across the globe
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Tasha Leow's curator insight, June 29, 2017 9:56 AM
I was always aware of the deleterious impacts of climate change, but not to this extent. With the onset of sea ice melting, the loss of cover, and the climb in temperature, animals in the region are bound to be affected and shocking the environment. It is imperative we devote ourselves to protect our precious planet and reduce our global emissions in an effort to stabilize the rate of change that is consuming different parts of the world. 
Lim Li Fan Levant's curator insight, August 20, 2017 5:16 AM
This article is a warning that global warming is still an issue despite current measures to reduce its effect on climate change. The article describes how the environment of the Arctic is changing so rapidly that research quickly becomes outdated. As such, we should remain vigilant and understand how certain practices negatively affect the environment and climate over time. By doing so, we will hopefully be better able to manage how we as humans interact with the environment.
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How Google is disrupting the education system

How Google is disrupting the education system | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Google has unveiled plans to use its Squared Online course to disrupt the education system, as it says it is “successfully” merging classroom and online learning styles, something it claims rival tech firms have failed to do.

“Squared Online bridges the gap between the classic classroom experience, where you can’t get scale, and e-learning that can sometimes be a bit dry. It offers a more experiential learning experience,” says Shuvo Saha, director of the Google Digital Academy.

The course focuses on digital marketing and is split into five modules which look at disruption, how tech is changing businesses, the rise of social and mobile, data analytics and insights.

Squared Online originally began as a face-to-face class, but the tech giant soon realised it needed more scale and so decided to create an online interactive classroom. To do this it collaborated with Avado, a professional coaching company.

This allowed it to move from 30 people attending classes three to four times a year to working with up to 400 people at a time, in a much more collaborative way.

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Could be good. Depends on what is being "taught."

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Earth Day 2017 - 4K Earth Views From Space

Our planet is beautiful. In honor of Earth Day 2017, enjoy Ultra High Definition views of our home planet captured from 250 miles up on the Internationa
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Check Out “The Global Jukebox” For Folk Music From Around The World

Check Out “The Global Jukebox” For Folk Music From Around The World | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
The Global Jukebox is an amazing repository of folks songs from all over the world. They’re organized in a couple of ways, including geographically. Here’s how they describe themselves:…
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Play | Reach for the Sun | Games for Change

Play | Reach for the Sun | Games for Change | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Manage your plant to make as many seeds as possible before winter comes in this educational resource management simulation.
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In the past years in the U.S. many people have stopped skateboarding. Even though it has dropped in the U.S. skateboarding has become more popular in many countries around the world. Professional skateboarding has also became more common around the world. In the U.S. in 2006 10.13 million people participated in skateboarding, but in a 2015 only 6.44 million americans participated in skateboarding.  The cause of the numbers declining may be because of the number of injuries included in the sport. Also, police have started cracking down on skateboarding in towns and in some towns skateboarding is banned from the public. Even though the number of skateboarding participants has dropped there are still many skateboarders in the U.S.

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A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds

A History of Global Warming, In Just 35 Seconds | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Move over, temperature spiral. A new animation shows what global warming looks like in more than 100 countries.
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Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done

Cool the Planet? Geoengineering Is Easier Said Than Done | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
With the world facing increased warming, melting ice caps, rising sea levels, intense weather events and other global disasters, scientists are exploring ways to re-engineer the planet to counter the effects of global warming.
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Grow your own lamp out of mushrooms and hemp

Grow your own lamp out of mushrooms and hemp | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Mushrooms are disgusting, but growing a lamp out of fungi is both weird and cool. That’s the idea behind New York-based biomaterials company Ecovative design, which sells mushroom an
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Sea Level Rise Accelerates As Melting of Greenland Ice Sheet Intensifies

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Global warming could shift rainfall patterns

Global warming could shift rainfall patterns | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Dry areas could become drier while the wet areas get wetter.
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Climate Change and Energy Curricula - Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

Climate Change and Energy Curricula - Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Climate Generation offers a suite of Grades 3-12 curriculum resources in the form of curriculum guides, as well as online modules that can be downloaded fo

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Researchers develop recycling for carbon fiber composites

Researchers develop recycling for carbon fiber composites | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
A WSU research team for the first time has developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods to the wind energy industry.
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Pupil power: how students are turning schools green

Pupil power: how students are turning schools green | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
A scheme encouraging young people to take the lead on environmental projects is changing habits, growing leaders – and saving schools money
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There Are So Many Amazing Ways to Fight Food Waste -- This Documentary Is Here to Show You How

There Are So Many Amazing Ways to Fight Food Waste -- This Documentary Is Here to Show You How | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
It's massive: a new film by Anthony Bourdain takes on America’s gargantuan food waste problem.
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Tasha Leow's curator insight, June 29, 2017 10:49 AM
With delicacies at our fingertips and recipes beyond our wildest imagination, food can be recycled from scraps. Reducing our food consumption starts small. The key is to use bright tips to convert leftovers into something edible so as to prevent an excess of food wastage while helping to save the environment. In recent years, food consumption footprint has taken the globe by a storm, and hence there is a rising need to fix our bad habit and stop allowing our earth to bear the brunt of our decisions.
Lim Li Fan Levant's curator insight, August 18, 2017 7:26 PM
I think that food waste can be reduced in Singapore. After all, as a small country, measures to reduce food waste can be implemented more effectively as the population is more concentrated. While not many people are enthusiastic about eating unusual parts of an animal to reduce food waste, I think that simpler measures such as buying the appropriate amount of food to be eaten within their shelf life is a basic and simple means to reduce food waste. Such a measure helps people to understand how much food they really need and remind them not to buy too much food, resulting in food waste, and can also help them to reduce the amount of money spent on food to be used in other areas.
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3 modern Instructional Designer Skills for creating a cohesive learning experience

3 modern Instructional Designer Skills for creating a cohesive learning experience | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
Instructional Designers are trained in the latest cutting edge technologies and are adept at using creative techniques to build custom training solutions. They are known for their passion for learning, along with their writing, researching, and communication skills. They must also be effective project managers and flexible problem solvers. These Instructional Designer skills are necessary but will be insufficient unless they are applied with a “learner first” philosophy, which places the needs of the learner ahead of the presentation of the content in the eLearning course. Here are 3 modern Instructional Designer skills the experts use to focus on the needs of their learner:

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This Startup Is Building A Fitness Tracker For The Planet

This Startup Is Building A Fitness Tracker For The Planet | Education for Sustainable Development | Scoop.it
It seems like everything is tracked and measured these days. Order a pizza, and you get a notification when it’s put in the oven. Curious about how many times an NBA player (any player) dribbles per possession? That information is neatly presented on the league’s official site. Even dreams are being produced, collected, and analyzed as part of our “quantified self” data.

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