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Ultramarathoners Running 10,000-Kilometer Silk Road Route to Raise Awareness About Water Shortages

Ultramarathoners Running 10,000-Kilometer Silk Road Route to Raise Awareness About Water Shortages | Green Initiative | Scoop.it

Most underplayed economic story of the week: European aircraft manufacturer Airbus "trounced" the traditional U.S. behemoth Boeing at the Paris Air Show, booking a record $50 billion more in orders for new planes. The reason: commercial plane buyers' demands for high fuel efficiency and low emissions.

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Bokashi: a Simple, Clean Way to Compost in Homes and Apartments

Bokashi: a Simple, Clean Way to Compost in Homes and Apartments | Green Initiative | Scoop.it

Bokashi composting is a two-step system, but one that eliminates many of the usual drawbacks of home composting. It’s very simple: as you collect food scraps in a bucket, you add a special inoculation of effective microorganisms – bacteria and yeast – which immediately begin an anaerobic fermentation process and prime the scraps to become compost. A week after the bucket is full, the fermented scraps are ready to be buried in your garden or planter box, where soil microbes, earthworms, and other decomposers will complete the composting process in about 10 days. This system provides many advantages:Source: sustainablog (http://s.tt/130ff)

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Top 10 Green Gadgets

Times have indeed changed. Never before have people talked about technology revolution and green revolution in the same breath, but it is very common to do so today.

 

Nowadays, being green is not just about preserving rainforests but also about making environment conscious adjustments in our choices of tech gadgets. We want ones that use renewable energy, recyclable and non-toxic materials – like these top 10 green gadgets

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More Cities Turning Off Street Lights: Good For Environment & Taxpayers...

More Cities Turning Off Street Lights: Good For Environment & Taxpayers... | Green Initiative | Scoop.it
Turning off the street lights reduces energy consumption, saves money, and mitigates against climate catastrophe. Hit the switch!
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Greenpeace stages protest at Mattel office over Barbie packaging

Greenpeace stages protest at Mattel office over Barbie packaging | Green Initiative | Scoop.it

Environmentalists have launched a global campaign against Mattel Inc. , the world's largest toy company, as part of a decade-long effort to force multinational corporations to purge their operations of any links to rain forest destruction. The ultimate target of the Greenpeace campaign is not Mattel, with $5.9 billion in annual sales, but a supplier to Mattel's Indonesian and Chinese packaging printers: Asia Pulp & Paper. APP, one of the world's largest producers of wood products, has leveled vast swaths of rain forest over the last two decades.

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How Much Plastic Do Fish Ingest?

How Much Plastic Do Fish Ingest? | Green Initiative | Scoop.it

Our world is becoming more and more plastic each year. From toys to packaging to gadgets and bags, it's not just that we produce more than 250 million tons each year around the world, but it's the fact that little of what we produce is ever recycled, so much of it ends up littering our planet. Specifically, the oceans have ended up becoming a giant dump for our plastic waste; some seven million tons end up in our oceans. A new study, according to The New York Times, seeks to calculate just how much of that plastic ends up in fish.

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Nutrition, Behavior and Education | Organic Connections

Nutrition, Behavior and Education | Organic Connections | Green Initiative | Scoop.it

There has been a lot of discussion, on-going debate, lobbying and political maneuvering on the subject of school cafeteria food. Jamie Oliver, Ann Cooper, Alice Waters, Michele Obama, Chef Greg Christian and host of other influencers have begun to turn the lumbering ship of school bureaucracy.

 

Here's a video that should end any debate or question about the direction school nutrition should take.

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Wind, Water, and Solar Power for the World

Wind, Water, and Solar Power for the World | Green Initiative | Scoop.it

We don’t need nuclear power, coal, or biofuels. We can get 100 percent of our energy from wind, water, and solar (WWS) power. And we can do it today—efficiently, reliably, safely, sustainably, and economically.

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In London, bike commuters now the majority in some places

In London, bike commuters now the majority in some places | Green Initiative | Scoop.it
Cyclists make up more than 50 percent of the traffic on some busy London commuter routes. But as in New York, two-wheeled travelers still have an image problem to overcome.
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Buying Local Matters

Buying Local Matters | Green Initiative | Scoop.it

Buying local within your supply chain is a viable CSR strategy. Emerging research demonstrates that local, independently owned businesses generate more than three times the return to our local economy than do national chain stores.

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