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Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
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How High Gasoline Prices are Creating Jobs and Growing The Economy

How High Gasoline Prices are Creating Jobs and Growing The Economy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
For the first time in U.S. history the pain at the pump is not killing our economy. Here's why.
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Arianna Huffington On The Rise Of Empathy In America

Arianna Huffington On The Rise Of Empathy In America | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Last month, I spent a fascinating couple of days at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship in Oxford, England.
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Ask the Experts: Why Hasn't Cradle-to-Cradle Design Caught On Yet?

Ask the Experts: Why Hasn't Cradle-to-Cradle Design Caught On Yet? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It seems like everybody who knows the Cradle-to-Cradle principles thinks they're brilliant, yet adoption of the methodology and design philosophy seems slow. What is holding it back? William McDonough answers.
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Beyond Boom and Bust: Putting Clean Tech On a Path To Subsidy Independence

Beyond Boom and Bust: Putting Clean Tech On a Path To Subsidy Independence | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
This paper examines the United States’ piecemeal energy policy.
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If You Build Bike Lanes, They Will Ride - Cities - GOOD

If You Build Bike Lanes, They Will Ride - Cities - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It doesn't matter if your city is hot or cold, wet or dry, young or old: If you want more bike commuters, build more bike lanes. Science says so!
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Social Enterprise Means Reaching Our Highest Potential

Social Enterprise Means Reaching Our Highest Potential | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Reimagining work amidst a global recession might seem crazy, but as Albert Einstein famously said, the true definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
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Traffic explained, then fixed in 4 entertaining minutes | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC

Traffic explained, then fixed in 4 entertaining minutes | Kaid Benfield's Blog | Switchboard, from NRDC | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
  This great little video, produced by ITDP Mexico, simplifies and explains induced travel demaind about as well as I've ever seen.  Fast moving and fun.  Props to Streetsblog for tweeting it:   Related posts: What traffic congestion looks like...
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Three Paths to Large-Scale Urban Regeneration

Three Paths to Large-Scale Urban Regeneration | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Paris, San Francisco, and Guangzhou have very different approaches to realizing big plans.
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What I Learned About Community By Working with Community Gardens

What I Learned About Community By Working with Community Gardens | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Just outside Washington, D.C., our small nonprofit collects extra food to help hungry neighbors.
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Charting a New Course for the World Bank: Three Options for its New President

Charting a New Course for the World Bank: Three Options for its New President | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Johannes Linn argues that the new World Bank President Dr.
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Another Buffett Rule: No Shortcuts on the Environment

Another Buffett Rule: No Shortcuts on the Environment | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Warren Buffett: Take no shortcuts on the environment and sustainability.
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Aeolus Pavilion is a Gigantic Acoustic Sculpture that Sings With the Wind in London

Aeolus Pavilion is a Gigantic Acoustic Sculpture that Sings With the Wind in London | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Installed at London's Canary Warf, Aeolus Acoustic Wind Pavilion is a giant sculpture designed by Luke Jerram that makes wind audible.
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Transportation For America » Guest Post: In Honor of Powell Calhoun and Donna Williams

Transportation For America » Guest Post: In Honor of Powell Calhoun and Donna Williams | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

They were hit by a car as they walked and rolled along a frontage road in Jackson, Mississippi two weeks ago. Ms. Williams uses a wheelchair and Mr. Calhoun helped push her around the streets of Jackson. He died at the scene; she died a few days later of her injuries. The deaths were all the more painful because three years ago, another man using a wheelchair was killed as he traveled in the breakdown lane of another Jackson road without an accessible sidewalk.

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The Five Hats Worn by Every Successful Chief Sustainability Officer

The Five Hats Worn by Every Successful Chief Sustainability Officer | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Companies are increasingly reporting bottom line benefits they’ve achieved by integrating social and environmental issues into the DNA of their business operations, and those results are quite impressive.
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Big Business, Little Splash – Tackling the World Water Crisis | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Big Business, Little Splash – Tackling the World Water Crisis | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
About 2.4 billion people live in water-stressed countries, according to a report by the Pacific Institute.
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Huge Biomimetic 'Supertrees' Taking Root on Singapore's Waterfront (Video)

Huge Biomimetic 'Supertrees' Taking Root on Singapore's Waterfront (Video) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
These towering, tree-like vertical garden structures are designed to collect sunlight, water, regulate temperatures and "breathe" for the buildings below.
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The World Mapped According to Wikipedia Articles in 7 Different Languages - information aesthetics

The World Mapped According to Wikipedia Articles in 7 Different Languages - information aesthetics | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

There is something strangely mesmerizing about maps with a lot of dots. The project Mapping Wikipedia [tracemedia.co.uk] consists of an interactive world map that reveals all geo-coded Wikipedia articles that are published in at least 1 of 7 different languages: English, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, Swahili. The impressive visualization was developed by TraceMedia using an analysis of Wikipedia by the Oxford Internet Institute.

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Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water - Environment - GOOD

Interactive Infographic: Your Daily Dose of Water - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Find out all the hidden ways your daily habits add to your water footprint on a typical day.
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Watch: Northern lights on Friday the 13th

Watch: Northern lights on Friday the 13th | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
An aurora hunter in Michigan shows luck is what you make of it.
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Which Cities Tend to Be the Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You

Which Cities Tend to Be the Greenest? The Answer May Surprise You | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Some metropolitan areas emit much more CO2 than others.
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Making a Game Out of Town Hall Meetings

Making a Game Out of Town Hall Meetings | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
By awarding points for civic participation, MindMixer has helped cities across the country increase citizen engagement.
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The Global Economic Dominance of U.S. Cities

The Global Economic Dominance of U.S. Cities | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Collectively, America's cities contribute more to global GDP than the rest of the world's cities combined.
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The Metropolitan Revolution: Building the Next Economy from the Ground Up

The Metropolitan Revolution details the most important attributes of America’s next economy.
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A Wind Turbine Turns Dry Desert Air Into Precious Drinkable Water

A Wind Turbine Turns Dry Desert Air Into Precious Drinkable Water | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Water is everywhere, but there’s hardly a drop to drink. The vast majority of the Earth’s surface is either arid or salty ocean.
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Nomad Solar Lamp Makes Off-Grid Lighting Easy

Nomad Solar Lamp Makes Off-Grid Lighting Easy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A solar powered lamp can be placed in the sun during the day, then brought inside at night.
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