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Information to enhance and create ‘environments’ with short and long term generational goals that benefit and strengthen the human-nature interdependence. I call it the human element.
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from Alex Lightman: Domains of Entrepreneurship Eco-System

from Alex Lightman: Domains of Entrepreneurship Eco-System | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

from https://www.facebook.com/alightman

"My new delight is finding ways to visualize business ecosystems. Here's a colorful and overgeneralized but good one for the entrepreneurship ecosystem."

see http://www.seashepherd.org/ for more information related to Alex Lightman


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Report on a Potentially Dangerous New Weedkiller: Organic Gardening

Report on a Potentially Dangerous New Weedkiller: Organic Gardening | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

A new genetically engineered weedkiller could be introducing millions of pounds of toxic pesticides to the environment. Here's what you should know about it.


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Greening an Entire Block Instead of Just One Building

Greening an Entire Block Instead of Just One Building | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Most smaller commercial buildings can't afford energy retrofits on their own. But what if they banded together?
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Applications Of Nanotechnology

Applications Of Nanotechnology | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

The Possible Applications Of Nanotechnology Has Geeks Everywhere Rejoicing


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APAC ‘bright spot’ in gloomy solar industry | Eco-Business.com

APAC ‘bright spot’ in gloomy solar industry | Eco-Business.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The rapid growth of solar technology in key Asia-Pacific markets such as China, Japan and India has been instrumental in helping the overall industry overcome the ongoing transition toward fewer government subsidies and oversupply, say...
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Green Proving Ground: Using Technology to Improve Building Performance « The GSA Blog

Green Proving Ground: Using Technology to Improve Building Performance « The GSA Blog | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Green Proving Ground: Using Technology to Improve Building Performance http://t.co/4Ag0w0fe via @USGSA...
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Open Innovation Project

Open Innovation Project | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

The Open Innovation Project aims to create jobs and new businesses by stimulating the application of collaborative open innovation models to co-create and develop new products and services.


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Rick Passo's comment, April 7, 2012 9:50 AM
Welcome to Scoop-it, Melanie!
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Thanks Rick ;) I try to understand Scoop.it and to be relevant as far as possible ^^
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Private Aid Will Help Chicago With $7 Billion Plan

Private Aid Will Help Chicago With $7 Billion Plan | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that instead of waiting on federal financing, the city would form public-private partnerships to handle projects to transform the city’s infrastructure.
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Advanced power-grid research finds low-cost, low-carbon future in West

Advanced power-grid research finds low-cost, low-carbon future in West | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
The least expensive way for the Western U.S.
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Wind Map

Wind Map | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future.

This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US.

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What Does a One-planet City Look Like? » Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity

What Does a One-planet City Look Like? » Moving Toward Sustainable Prosperity | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

It isn’t easy being green. The City of Vancouver is learning what Kermit the Frog has known for a long time. In a bid to become the world’s Greenest City, Vancouver recently launched its Greenest City Action Plan that includes a goal to reduce its ecological footprint 33% by 2015, en route to a longer term goal to become a “one-planet” city.

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The most important story in the world: Guardian reporter Jonathan Watts’ parting thoughts on nine years of environmental journalism in China | chinadialogue

The most important story in the world: Guardian reporter Jonathan Watts’ parting thoughts on nine years of environmental journalism in China | chinadialogue | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Guardian environment reporter Jonathan Watts has spent nine years in China covering everything from pollution protests to species extinction. About to leave for pastures new, he shares some parting thoughts.

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An Uncertain Fate for Urban Projects in California

An Uncertain Fate for Urban Projects in California | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Many development projects are in limbo after the state’s 397 community redevelopment agencies went out of business in February.
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Are Urban Microcenters the Solution to Urban Sprawl? | Sustainable Cities Collective

Are Urban Microcenters the Solution to Urban Sprawl? | Sustainable Cities Collective | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
During the last decades, the conurbation problem in large cities has increased, reaching alarming levels.
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NYC Triples Solar Power Production with New Panels on 10 Buildings

NYC Triples Solar Power Production with New Panels on 10 Buildings | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
New York City has tripled its production of solar power by installing panels on City-owned buildings across the five boroughs.
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China sets up rare earth body to streamline the sector | Eco-Business.com

China sets up rare earth body to streamline the sector | Eco-Business.com | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
China has set up a rare earth association in a bid to streamline the sector's development, as it continues to face criticism over its policies.
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State Officials Issue Economic Impact Report on Ecological Restoration Projects - The Engineering Center

Officials from the Department of Fish and Game’s (DFG) Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) today issued a report detailing the economic impact of state-supported ecological restoration projects – including dam removals and culvert replacements.

 

The first assessment of its kind in Massachusetts, this report shows restoration projects generate an average employment demand of 12.5 jobs and $1,750,000 in total economic output from each $1 million expended.


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Funding and Incentivizing Energy-Efficient Building Retrofits | HUD USER

Funding and Incentivizing Energy-Efficient Building Retrofits | HUD USER | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
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Water-Ready Map: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources | NRDC

Water-Ready Map: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources | NRDC | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
NRDC: water readiness report...
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Reduce Waste, Energy and Water – and Boost Your Bottom Line

Reduce Waste, Energy and Water – and Boost Your Bottom Line | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
Improvements in reporting earth-related metrics prepare investors to identify leading companies with potentially higher profits & shareholder value.
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Urban agriculture in Brazil’s favelas

Urban agriculture in Brazil’s favelas | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it

"Established in 2004 by local social entrepreneur Hans Dieter Temp, an organisation called Cidades sem Fome (Cities Without Hunger) is working to reduce hunger and joblessness among some of the most economically deprived areas of Sao Paulo, through urban agriculture.
Local community members are given the tools and training to start producing fruit and vegetables on unused land acquired by the organisation. This not only brings much needed quality produce and food security to the community, but it is also addressing the issue of unemployment – a constant problem in Brazil’s favelas."

 

A wonderful project that is not only dealing with malnutrition and unemployment but is contributing to people's sense of importance, which is invaluable.

 

A shining example that shows that the way forward is through people working together.


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A Conversation About Water: To Obtain Freshwater – Urban Times

A Conversation About Water: To Obtain Freshwater – Urban Times | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
A three-part article of the Conservation Conversation series, tentatively extrapolating the seemingly simple and straightforward idea of water conservation.
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c_life: City as a Living Factory of Ecology – Urban Times

c_life: City as a Living Factory of Ecology – Urban Times | Restorative Developments | Scoop.it
In the face of climate change, it is essential to make our cities more resilient and environmentally friendly.
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