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The Mighty Mississippi to Run Dry? - theTrumpet.com

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The Porch: Philadelphia Creates a New Public Space

The Porch: Philadelphia Creates a New Public Space | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
A new public space in Philadelphia helps make the city more human-scale and increase quality of life for people who work or pass through the area.
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Getting to sustainability, one step at a time - Pacific Sun

Getting to sustainability, one step at a timePacific SunWondering how to create a city-wide plastic bag ban or a green building ordinance, or how to stop a government planned aerial pesticide spraying of your own 'hood?
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Sustainability and green living leaders show off projects in Green Neighbors Tour

Sustainability and green living leaders show off projects in Green Neighbors Tour | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Inspiring Eugene and Springfield residents to go green on any kind of budget, a special summer bike tour series has returned, giving anyone an inside look at what some local residents are doing to lead the way in sustainability.
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Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Physicist Geoffrey West has found that simple, mathematical laws govern the properties of cities -- that wealth, crime rate, walking speed and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population.

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'Occupy' as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation

'Occupy' as a business model: The emerging open-source civilisation | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
The Occupy Wall Street movement is a model for a new economic paradigm, in which value is first created by communities.

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The Rise of the New Economy Movement

The Rise of the New Economy Movement | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it

From cooperatives, to employee owned businesses to social responsible companies to complementary currencies... we are birthing!


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Peace Overtures's curator insight, March 16, 2014 9:41 AM

In It's Just Commerce we write about the new "set point" that's emerging in business. As this article states, "Just beneath the surface of traditional media attention, something vital has been gathering force and is about to explode into public consciousness."

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How to talk to a climate change denier

How to talk to a climate change denier | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Communications expert George Marshall of Talking Climate offers six strategies for talking to people who don't accept that climate change is ...
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A Sustainability Story: Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery

A Sustainability Story: Black Star Co-Op Pub and Brewery | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Co-operatives are businesses owned by the people who use its services or who work at it. You don't have to be a member-owner to come to the brewpub, but supporting Black Star Co-op means supporting livable wages, ...
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Monitoring program will test sustainability of oilsands, says scientist - Vancouver Sun

Monitoring program will test sustainability of oilsands, says scientist - Vancouver Sun | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Monitoring program will test sustainability of oilsands, says scientistVancouver SunHe suggested that these were "necessary additions to develop the oilsands in a sustainable way." "The issue with some of these other (previous) monitoring programs...
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General Motors and Enterprise Holdings to Address Corporate Sustainability at ... - MarketWatch (press release)

General Motors and Enterprise Holdings to Address Corporate Sustainability at ... - MarketWatch (press release) | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
General Motors and Enterprise Holdings to Address Corporate Sustainability at ...MarketWatch (press release)Their panel discussion, to be live streamed, will be moderated by sustainability expert and journalist Marc Gunther.
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Rio+20: A Momentum for Resource Economics - Huffington Post

Rio+20: A Momentum for Resource Economics - Huffington Post | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
The GuardianRio+20: A Momentum for Resource EconomicsHuffington PostThis month's summit in Rio de Janeiro marks the 20-year anniversary of the first Earth Summit on sustainable development.
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World Environment Day 2012: Challenge for actions for green economy - Business Mirror

World Environment Day 2012: Challenge for actions for green economy - Business Mirror | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
World Environment Day 2012: Challenge for actions for green economyBusiness MirrorEACH year, governments and environmentalists celebrate World Environment Day (WED) on June 5 with activities that raise awareness on global environmental issues and...
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Geoengineering projects around the world - map

Geoengineering projects around the world - map | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
ETC Group has produced a world map of geoengineering that represents the first attempt to document the expanding scope of research and experimentation in the large-scale manipulation of Earth or climate systems (@sailor_bill @qualitysocks @APMcGinge...
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Green moving is not just about the environment - NBCNews.com

Green moving is not just about the environment - NBCNews.com | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Green moving is not just about the environmentNBCNews.comBut what Fox, 35, has to say about using reusable plastic boxes instead of the old standard corrugated cardboard boxes has less to do with the environment and more about saving money and...
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Eight Fallacies about Growth

"Our decision-making elites may tacitly understand that growth has become uneconomic. But they have also figured out how to keep the dwindling extra benefits for themselves, while “sharing” the exploding extra costs with the poor, the future, and other species. The elite-owned media, the corporate-funded think tanks, the kept economists of high academia, and the World Bank — not to mention GoldSacks and Wall Street — all sing hymns to growth in harmony with class interest and greed. The public is bamboozled by technical obfuscation, and by the false promise that, thanks to growth, they too will one day be rich. Intellectual confusion is real, but moral corruption fogs the discussion even more."

 

Herman Daly (ex World Bank) provides another must-read article on the fallacies of economic growth and explains why the potential for "decoupling" is limited and why economic growth has become "uneconomical".


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Sustainability: It's in the Water - Justmeans

Sustainability: It's in the Water - Justmeans | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Sustainability: It's in the WaterJustmeansWater is a precious commodity and it has become a central sustainability issue with concepts such as "water footprint" and "embedded water" quickly catching up with carbon in terms of importance.
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The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise

The world is closer to a food crisis than most people realise | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Lester R.Brown: Unless we move quickly to adopt new population, energy, and water policies, the goal of eradicating hunger will remain just that...

 

Another warning but no one is listening until it is too late and then we will get the "free" rock concerts again.


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Eli Levine's curator insight, March 11, 2014 1:29 PM

This should be truly terrifying to thsoe who hold political and social power at our present juncture.

 

Yet what are they doing to mitigate the problems of these impending crises, other than to prepare civilization for marshal law?  How are they actually helping others (and themselves) through the constant resorting to the jack-boot?

 

Not very enlightened.

 

Not every inspired.


Not very original.

 

Think abouti it.

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Radical Social Entrepreneurs | Explorers of a better world

Radical Social Entrepreneurs | Explorers of a better world | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Explorers of a better world...

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Individual Actions Just Don't Add Up to Environmental Change

Individual Actions Just Don't Add Up to Environmental Change | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it

"The bottom line is that green shopping, even when practiced by millions of people, just doesn’t add up to enough to affect the system. Sociologists call this the behavior-impact gap.."

 

Excellent contribution by Annie Leonard ("The Sory of Stuff") to an interesting NY Times debate on sustainability, green consumption and system change.


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Small-scale fuel cell designed for the home

Small-scale fuel cell designed for the home | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Individual homes could soon be powered with their own solid oxide fuel cell systems, thanks to a breakthrough in performance.
The new system, from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest ...
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Global CO2 Emissions Hit New Record in 2011, Keeping World on Track for 'Devastating' 11°F Warming | Environment | AlterNet

Global CO2 Emissions Hit New Record in 2011, Keeping World on Track for 'Devastating' 11°F Warming | Environment | AlterNet | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
The scientific literature now makes clear that even 7°F warming would destroy the livable climate 7 billion people have come to depend upon.
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Students Help Environment By Pickup Up Butts - KAALtv.com

Students Help Environment By Pickup Up Butts - KAALtv.com | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Students Help Environment By Pickup Up ButtsKAALtv.com"We found that you know there's so many cigarette butts and it really doesn't make our city look very good so we knew that was something small that we could pick up and help the environment,"...
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Emerging Issues: Can Sustainability Be Sustained? - Nation's Cities Weekly

Emerging Issues: Can Sustainability Be Sustained? - Nation's Cities Weekly | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
Emerging Issues: Can Sustainability Be Sustained?
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Sustainable development 'facing major challenges' - China Daily

Sustainable development 'facing major challenges' - China Daily | Sustainability in the Philadelphia Area | Scoop.it
China DailySustainable development 'facing major challenges'China DailyBy Lan Lan ( China Daily) China's sustainable development faces greater challenges ranging from a fragile natural ecological environment to resource constraints, senior Chinese...
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