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White House Announces Green Button Energy Saving Partners

White House Announces Green Button Energy Saving Partners | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Obama Administration announces new round of partnerships for Green Button energy conservation initiative.
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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Building Your Green Prefab Home on Budget

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Building Your Green Prefab Home on Budget | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A handy guide to building your dream prefab home on a budget!
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Watch A Stunning Video Of Humanity’s Effect On Earth

Watch A Stunning Video Of Humanity’s Effect On Earth | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
According to scientists, we’re currently in the geological epoch known as the Holocene, which has lasted for the last 12,000 years. The Holocene encompasses the rise of humanity since the last ice age.
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Color-Changing Squid Inspire Technology that Could Finally Get Us That Invisibility Cloak

Color-Changing Squid Inspire Technology that Could Finally Get Us That Invisibility Cloak | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Scientists have created an artificial cell that replicates the color changing systems in squid and zebrafish. This new technology could lead to smart, camoflauging fabrics.
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World Urban Areas Population and Density: A 2012 Update | Newgeography.com

World Urban Areas Population and Density: A 2012 Update | Newgeography.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

The latest edition of Demographia World Urban Areas has just been released. The publication includes population estimates, urban land area estimates and urban densities for all nearly 850 identified urban areas in the world with a population of 500,000 or more. These urban areas account for approximately 48% of the world's urban population. Overall, data is provided for approximately 1500 urban areas, comprising approximately 1.9 billion people, or 52% of the world's urban population.

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A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs

A Gigantic Fake Forest For Birds-Eye Hang Outs | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Singapore's new "supertrees" provide an urban space in the sky.
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Visualizing the "edible city" in three minutes | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Visualizing the "edible city" in three minutes | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
   The American Society of Landscape Architects has produced another great video, this one about growing food in cities.  I'm a big fan of ASLA's work, in part because of their terrific skill at public and professional communications.
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Harvard and MIT Team Up to Educate a Billion People Online - Education - GOOD

Harvard and MIT Team Up to Educate a Billion People Online - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The new online learning platform edX will bring a Harvard and MIT education to the planet.
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» 84,788 New Data Points on Financial Inclusion » David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog

» 84,788 New Data Points on Financial Inclusion » David Roodman's Microfinance Open Book Blog | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If you follow microfinance blogs, you probably know that the World Bank has released a big database called Global Findex.
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Greek Mythology Family Tree Diagram

Greek Mythology Family Tree Diagram | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The ancient Greeks had a vast list of various deities, mythical beings and legendary characters in their culture. My task was to take their many mythical figures and show their relation to each other in a diagram.
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LOOK: Gobi Desert Dust Storms Seen From Space

LOOK: Gobi Desert Dust Storms Seen From Space | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert in northwestern China on April 26 and 27, and NASA's Aqua satellite was there to capture images of the storms from space, according to the agency's Earth Observatory website.
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Track Where Your Stuff Comes From, Down To The Tiniest Part

Track Where Your Stuff Comes From, Down To The Tiniest Part | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
If you have an iPhone, you probably know by this point a little bit about the factories where it was made. But what about everything else you own? Supply chains aren’t exactly easy for the average consumer to track.
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DIY Shed Plan Makes a Home Attainable

DIY Shed Plan Makes a Home Attainable | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
FreeGreen, an online source for green house plans, recently announced a strategic pivot to make homes better and cheaper. The company wants to give homeowners the opportunity to save money by helping them get involved in some of the finish work.
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NY State Buildings to Reduce Energy Consumption 20 Percent by 2016

NY State Buildings to Reduce Energy Consumption 20 Percent by 2016 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Officials say the $800 million investment will pay for itself.
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Sustainable Innovation Stems From Individuals, Not A Group

Sustainable Innovation Stems From Individuals, Not A Group | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
I went to art school at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. I don’t think I heard the word “innovation” uttered one single time during the happy four years I spent there.
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A Market (Rather Than Civil) Society (SSIR)

A Market (Rather Than Civil) Society (SSIR) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In his new book, Harvard political philosopher Michael Sandel asks what, if any, are the moral limits of the marketplace.
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Citizens Contribute Over 1 Million Observations to National Nature Database

Citizens Contribute Over 1 Million Observations to National Nature Database | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The one millionth observation was registered on the US National Phenology Network today. What's phenology? So glad you asked ...
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A Glimpse Into the New York Times Graphics Department | eagereyes

How does the New York Times Graphics Department produce the fantastic work that wins so many awards? To get a taste of the secret sauce, all you need to do is track down their Twitter accounts and blogs, where they openly share sketches and talk about process. Here is a guide.

 

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Restoring America's Innovation Economy

Restoring America's Innovation Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Harvard Business School professor and author of the HBR article "Enriching the Ecosystem."...
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GOOD Ideas for Cities: Creating Pride for Public Parks - Cities - GOOD

GOOD Ideas for Cities: Creating Pride for Public Parks - Cities - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Parks are often taken for granted. How can cities get residents to support their parks on an ongoing basis?
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The Solazyme Effect and Algae’s Second Wave | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

The Solazyme Effect and Algae’s Second Wave | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When it comes to navigating the advanced biofuels’ winding pathway to commercialization, no company is faring better than Solazyme.
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Thinking of a master plan: Portland’s mayor on building prosperous cities

Thinking of a master plan: Portland’s mayor on building prosperous cities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Portland, Ore., Mayor Sam Adams says that cities are ideally positioned to lead the way toward prosperity.
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What Impact Investing Could Do For Health Care

What Impact Investing Could Do For Health Care | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In his TedMed talk last week, where he called for a renewed focus on improving root causes of health problems rather than waiting until they cause full blown illnesses, Sandeep Kishore noted this somewhat startling statistic: Of the 30 years of...
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Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon

Why Storytelling Is The Ultimate Weapon | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In business, storytelling is all the rage. Without a compelling story, we are told, our product, idea, or personal brand, is dead on arrival.
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