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Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
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Save a Reef, Save a Life | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy

Save a Reef, Save a Life | Cool Green Science: The Conservation Blog of The Nature Conservancy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
May is National Cancer Research Month, and much of the research that sustains our hope for a cure begins in our oceans.
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Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique

Africa’s First Sustainable Biofuel Plant Opens in Mozambique | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
NDZiLO’s ethanol plant in the province of Dondo has a capacity to supply two million liters of cassava-based ethanol. The cassava will be grown by local farmers using a sustainable crop rotation system developed by the company’s agriculture experts.
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Unreasonables, Episode 14: Food Is The Most Important Issue Of Our Time

Unreasonables, Episode 14: Food Is The Most Important Issue Of Our Time | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
NoteWatch the previous episode here.Mohamed Ali Niang is a native African who grew up in relatively prosperous circumstances. His life’s work has been to try to solve the malnutrition problem in Mali and around the continent.
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A Dark Vision Of A World Where Being A Girl Is A Disease

A Dark Vision Of A World Where Being A Girl Is A Disease | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where being born a girl is treated like a disease, spreading across communities. In this world, girls are scooped up for having the wrong genes.
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The Solar Eclipse on Sunday: Will Your City Be Able to See It?

The Solar Eclipse on Sunday: Will Your City Be Able to See It? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A yawning black hole opening up in the dead center of the sun is on the bill for May 20.
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30 Minutes on Mass Transit in 20 World Cities

30 Minutes on Mass Transit in 20 World Cities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Visualize how far you can get on public transportation in the time you have.
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New housing forecast mostly good for walkable communities | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

New housing forecast mostly good for walkable communities | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  The housing price recovery has begun, says a new report from The Demand Institute, a think tank recently launched by Nielson and The Conference Board to track consumer demand.  Among the findings that are promising for more sustainable...
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What Do We Do at the End of Free Range Capital?

What Do We Do at the End of Free Range Capital? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I remember singing “Home, Home on the Range” in an endless loop when I was young and wandering through the woods, probably a vestige of hearing Gene Autry crooning.
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Interview: Chuck Slaughter, Living Goods

Interview: Chuck Slaughter, Living Goods | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Living Goods mission is Empowering micro-entrepreneurs to deliver life-saving and life-changing products to the doorsteps of the poor.
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Berlin’s Jungfernheide Park Lets You Climb Amidst Hundred-Year-Old Treetops

Berlin’s Jungfernheide Park Lets You Climb Amidst Hundred-Year-Old Treetops | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Located at the heart of idyllic Berlin's Volkspark Jungfernheide -- The People's Park --Waldhochseilgarten consist of 12 climbing circuits for kids and adults to enjoy nature while having lots of fun.
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Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Mobile retail

Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space: Mobile retail | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Boston Business Journal has a story, "Could Boston be 1st in Fashion Trucks: 7 Startups need Newbury Street Parking," on how the City of Boston is going to permit 7 mobile trucks to sell fashionable clothes. I think that this form of "pop-up" retailing is interesting, but will be difficult to pull off successfully with longevity because apparel in particular is a "specialty" good, and people like to shop different stores before they buy.

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5 Commitments To Become Part Of A Solution To The World’s Problems

5 Commitments To Become Part Of A Solution To The World’s Problems | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Everywhere we look today destructive floods, windstorms, heat waves, and other extreme weather events seem to be on the rise. Joblessness continues to haunt us. And, economic inequity remains excessive.
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A national clean energy standard is good policy — and good politics

A national clean energy standard is good policy — and good politics | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Americans support a clean energy target for this country. So why is the Senate dragging its heels on the Clean Energy Standard Act?
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Galveston’s Green Revival House is a LEED Platinum Renovation With Historic Charm

Galveston’s Green Revival House is a LEED Platinum Renovation With Historic Charm | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Historic houses can become energy-efficient without losing charm – just look at the Galveston Historical Foundation‘s Green Revival House at 3101 Avenue Q in Galveston, Texas.
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3 Movement Builders On How To Create Engaged Citizens

3 Movement Builders On How To Create Engaged Citizens | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
How can we better engage citizens in the political process and in driving change? The leaders of three different organizations trying to do just that--all of whom part of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business--offer their thoughts here.
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Living Planet Report Highlights Alternative Energy For Sustainable Future | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Living Planet Report Highlights Alternative Energy For Sustainable Future | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The 2012 edition of WWF’s Living Planet Report warns that our way of life is way beyond the Earth’s capability to restore itself, that is, it is...
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How and Why American Cities Are Coming Back

How and Why American Cities Are Coming Back | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A conversation with Alan Ehrenhalt, author of The Great Inversion, on what it means for communities across America.
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The Quest for High-Tech Solutions in New Mexico “Ghost City” – Next American City

The Quest for High-Tech Solutions in New Mexico “Ghost City” – Next American City | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the New Mexican desert, a smart tech development company wants to create a gigantic, unpopulated city where companies and governments can test for solutions to urban problems.
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Blink and You Will Miss These Urban Memes

Blink and You Will Miss These Urban Memes | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Street art can be elegant, enigmatic, or just plain goofy. In a new addition to our series of posts on how the built environment can be transformed through new forms of “rebel” or str...
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Second-Hand Innovation: Getting the public involved

Second-Hand Innovation: Getting the public involved | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Speculations. Crazy Videos. Weird features. Trending Articles. The buzz never stops around an iDevice.
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LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House!

LivingHomes Introduces C6.2, a LEED Platinum Prefab House! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
LivingHomes has launched the C6.2, an affordable 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom prefab house that is certified LEED platinum and costs $159,000.
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Artist Creates Epic Cityscapes Using Vintage Letterpress Pieces

Artist Creates Epic Cityscapes Using Vintage Letterpress Pieces | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Hong Seon Jang's Type City is a giant cityscape sculpture made from recycled letterpress letters and wood.
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"The Smartest Ways to Save the World" by Bjørn Lomborg | Project Syndicate

"The Smartest Ways to Save the World" by Bjørn Lomborg | Project Syndicate | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If you had $75 billion to spend over the next four years and your goal was to advance human welfare, especially in the developing world, how could you get the most value for your money?
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Don’t believe the hype: Five things you should know about clean energy investments

Don’t believe the hype: Five things you should know about clean energy investments | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As Republicans hold yet another hearing questioning government investment in clean energy, here's what you should know about how that investment supports the U.S. economy.
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