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Greenversations » Calling All Efficiency Enthusiasts!

Greenversations » Calling All Efficiency Enthusiasts! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

If you are reading this post, you probably already consider yourself an environmentally conscious person. I am willing to bet that you have been recycling for years and make it a point to turn off the lights when you leave a room. And, chances are the ENERGY STAR label probably appears on the electronics and appliances around your house. But, have you heard about the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR? It is a new recognition effort from EPA’s ENERGY STAR program that will help early adopters of energy efficient technology stay ahead of the curve and lead the way in environmental protection.

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Ending "Farmer's Wife" Syndrome

Ending "Farmer's Wife" Syndrome | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Fairly often, when someone comes to our farm to make a purchase or do a job, the implicit assumption is that they should talk to Eric. The first time I remember seeing this was when we were farm shopping back a decade ago - we met our first realtor and visited our first farm, and the realtor led me into the house and then turned to Eric and said "Let me show you the barn." My husband's very calm response was "Sharon knows much more about barns than I do, I'm going to take our son for a walk." This was the beginning of my experience with "farmer's wife" syndrome.

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Sustainable Development Makes Housing Affordable - Environment - GOOD

Sustainable Development Makes Housing Affordable - Environment - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rent isn’t the only variable that determines how affordable a particular home is. Access to transit and amenities like groceries matters, too.
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» Saving Lives by Counting Deaths » Global Health Policy

» Saving Lives by Counting Deaths » Global Health Policy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
A recent study from the Lancet says that malaria caused 1.24 million deaths in 2010 (compared to previous estimates of 655,000), suggesting that the number of deaths from malaria globally may be twice as large as previously believed.
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Insights from the Field: Forests for Climate and Timber | World Resources Institute

Insights from the Field: Forests for Climate and Timber | World Resources Institute | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

This brief provides an overview of the Carbon Canopy, a novel partnership among companies, landowners, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that seeks to leverage markets for ecosystem services to increase the area of southern U.S. forests certified as sustainably managed. It is designed to inform companies, NGOs, and other organizations interested in developing or participating in similar programs that link forest certification with carbon offsets.

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Floating Cities Could Be A Reality Within Decades (VIDEO)

Floating Cities Could Be A Reality Within Decades (VIDEO) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It's not just a pipe dream. The Seasteading Institute, a think-tank out of California, is working on developing sustainable cities on the world's oceans.
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Ron Peters's curator insight, October 13, 2013 9:16 PM

Interesting concept... 

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Electric vehicles: This time it really is different

Electric vehicles: This time it really is different | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
The near-term picture on EVs is fuzzy at best, but electrification is the future of the auto industry with hybrids leading the way. Read this blog post by Martin LaMonica on Cutting Edge.
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Kraft Uses Stakeholder Engagement to Achieve Zero Waste

Kraft Uses Stakeholder Engagement to Achieve Zero Waste | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Kraft used a model of employee engagement to come up with viable plans to reduce waste and reach the zero waste target in 36 plants across 13 countries.
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The Elephant in the Sustainability Program | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

The Elephant in the Sustainability Program | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It should come as no surprise that the large majority of environmental impact takes place outside a company’s physical boundaries.
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Citiwire.net » ‘Rustbelt’ to ‘Legacy’ — Rethinking Old Cities’ Potential

Citiwire.net » ‘Rustbelt’ to ‘Legacy’ — Rethinking Old Cities’ Potential | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

For years we’ve needed a new word for the arc of cities and regions, stretching from the Northeast to the Great Lakes and so deeply damaged by decades of vanishing factories, abandoned properties and alarming population loss.

 

Now, a new report and book, “Rebuilding America’s Legacy Cities,” gives us a way out. Looking deeply into the plights of our Youngstowns and Toledos, Detroits and Flints, it’s the report of the 110th session of the American Assembly, the non-partisan political forum founded 62 years ago by Dwight D. Eisenhower when he was president of Columbia University.

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A City Education: A Positive School Environment Can Keep Students Motivated - Education - GOOD

A City Education: A Positive School Environment Can Keep Students Motivated - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
In the lunchroom, there's a mural of City Year corps members playing with notable characters from famous books.
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Will Global Warming Ruin Football in the South?

Will Global Warming Ruin Football in the South? | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Football’s heartland will become dangerously hot Back in November, GE’s TXCHNOLOGIST blog pointed out that climate change “could ruin Texas football,” indeed all southern U.S.
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Practicing Mindfulness and Living Sustainably

Practicing Mindfulness and Living Sustainably | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Working to create a sustainable world hasn't been easy. One reason for this is that people are highly capable of knowing something but acting as if they didn't.

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Top Ten Sustainability Initiatives of Al Gore | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Top Ten Sustainability Initiatives of Al Gore | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., more commonly known as Al Gore, was the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under former President William...
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Matchmaking Between Migrant Workers and US Farmers - Institute Notes: A Dialogue on Overcoming Hunger and Poverty

Net migration is the net total of migrants during the period, that is, the total number of immigrants less the annual number of emigrants, including...
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» Implementing Oil-to-Cash – Todd Moss » Global Prosperity Wonkcast

» Implementing Oil-to-Cash – Todd Moss » Global Prosperity Wonkcast | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
When a poor country finds oil, bad things often get worse.
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Rural Folk Bike and Walk as Much as City Slickers

Rural Folk Bike and Walk as Much as City Slickers | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rural Folk Bike and Walk as Much as City Slickers...
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Green Jobs for Ex-Cons: Fixing Broken Systems

Green Jobs for Ex-Cons: Fixing Broken Systems | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Our country, a promised land of opportunity, needs a national green jobs program that targets ex-offenders.
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The Quantum Physics of Free Will: Scientific American

The Quantum Physics of Free Will: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Do we have autonomy, or are our choices preordained? Is that a false choice? And what, if anything, does physics have to say about that?
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NASA: Human Activity, Not Solar Activity, Drives Global Warming and Returning to 350 ppm Is Needed to Stop It

NASA: Human Activity, Not Solar Activity, Drives Global Warming and Returning to 350 ppm Is Needed to Stop It | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Earth’s Energy Budget Remained Out of Balance Despite Unusually Low Solar Activity Adam Voiland, NASA’s Earth Science News Team, in a repost.  The research brief by Hansen et al is here.
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Change.org shows that we are more powerful than we think

Change.org shows that we are more powerful than we think | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
With new internet petitions, regular people are coming together to affect corporations' policies.
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Presentation Zen: Hans Rosling: The Jedi Master of data visualization

Presentation Zen: Hans Rosling: The Jedi Master of data visualization | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Dr. Hans Rosling is one of my presentation heroes; he's been featured or mentioned in all my books and several times on presentationzen.com over the years. If there is a Jedi Master of presenting data clearly, visually, and simply, then...
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LiveDiverse Event - IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science - The University of Dundee

LiveDiverse Event - IHP-HELP Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science - The University of Dundee | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

As rice represents 20% of the world's per capita caloric consumption and over half of the world's population is dependent upon rice for 80% or more of its diet (source) any price hikes for this foodstuff will be highly disruptive effect very negatively on billions of people worldwide.

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Tribe Dynamics: Appreciating Your Team’s Strengths to Build Coherence & Trust

Tribe Dynamics: Appreciating Your Team’s Strengths to Build Coherence & Trust | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
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Tribe Dynamics: Appreciating Your Team’s Strengths to Build Coherence & Trust

February 4, 2012

tags: alignment, appreciation, coherence, gifts, performance, strengths, team, trust

coherence ::

1. the quality or state of cohering: as

a : a systematic or logical connection or consistency

b : integration of diverse elements, relationships, or values

2. the property of being coherent <a plan that lacks coherence>

How can we best surface our gifts and strengths?

How can we engage in meaningful work that motivates us through the elements of autonomy, mastery and purpose?

How do we amplify the strengths of our peers and cocreators?

How do we appreciate those strengths and align with them in order to build dynamic, high-performance, and highly coherent work teams?
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