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Things to do, consider and act on to create a sustainable future for people and planet
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6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World!

6 Green Roof Resorts from Around the World! | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
From roughing it in the Swedish woods to the not so roughing it perched over a pristine Montana Lake these eco resort designs are as diverse as the places they are located.
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10 giant edible crops you can grow

10 giant edible crops you can grow | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
We know, we know. Bigger isn't better. But with giant fruits and veggies from your kitchen garden, you can say 'super size me!' with no guilt at all.
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California OKs New Rules to Cut Tailpipe Emissions: Scientific American

California OKs New Rules to Cut Tailpipe Emissions: Scientific American | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
California's powerful air-quality regulator on Friday approved sweeping new rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles by requiring automakers to put many more electric and hybrid vehicles on the state's roads.
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It’s Alive : Buildings, Biology and Biomimicry | BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff

It’s Alive : Buildings, Biology and Biomimicry | BIM, the Built Environment and Stuff | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
So there is an excellent article recently posted on the Smart Planet titled The buildings are alive: in biology, designers and architects seek answers , well...
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Why Social Entrepreneurs Should Try Coworking

Why Social Entrepreneurs Should Try Coworking | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Over the past five years, coworking has emerged as a movement that is changing how entrepreneurs and innovators work.

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Soot: a Better Way to Stop Global Warming

Soot: a Better Way to Stop Global Warming | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Most efforts to slow the impact of global warming have focused on reducing carbon emissions, because it is the largest component and, according to the EPA, the most dominant and the fastest growing greenhouse gas.
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Reflection: The Concept of Enlightenment

Reflection: The Concept of Enlightenment | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
musings on Adorno & Horkheimer's Dialectic of Enlightenment.
When I review these passages, my mind speaks back - "the machine is using us".

The goal of the enlightenment was to free our min...
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San Francisco Wins Sustainable Transportation Award For Innovative New Programs (PHOTOS)

San Francisco Wins Sustainable Transportation Award For Innovative New Programs (PHOTOS) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
As has been previously noted, it ain't easy being Muni.
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Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point

Sustainability Nears a Tipping Point | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Findings from the 2011 Sustainability & Innovation Global Executive Study and Research Project...
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Big Snapshot: Blue Marble 2.0

Big Snapshot: Blue Marble 2.0 | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Reminiscent of the iconic 1972 'Blue Marble' photo of Earth, this stunning image was composited using multiple images of the planet's surface captured on Jan. 4 by the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite.
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The Environmental Value of Building Reuse

The Environmental Value of Building Reuse | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
It turns out that building reuse almost always offers environmental savings over demolition and new construction, according to a new study published by the Preservation Green Lab of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  The Green Lab...
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Why the Most Literate Cities in America Aren't the Wealthiest - Education - GOOD

Why the Most Literate Cities in America Aren't the Wealthiest - Education - GOOD | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Money can't buy literacy....
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When Marine Mammals Become Food

When Marine Mammals Become Food | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Rising human consumption of marine mammals in tropical regions poses a threat to animals like the dugong, which is similar to a manatee, and the Atlantic humpback dolphin, researchers write.
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Foodspotting app: Because not all your friends want to know what you ate

Foodspotting app: Because not all your friends want to know what you ate | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Not all of your Facebook friends care about the restaurant dish you ate last night, but all off your Foodspotting friends will.
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The magic of banyan trees

The magic of banyan trees | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
These members of the ficus family thrive in hot climates, where their bountiful shade is welcome.
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Ghostbusters! Saving Electricity by Fighting Vampire Power | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Ghostbusters! Saving Electricity by Fighting Vampire Power | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
These days we are surrounded by gadgets that require an increasing supply of electricity.
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Biomimicry Chicago: BProfessional Travelogue: Spain

Biomimicry Chicago: BProfessional Travelogue: Spain | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Lindsay and Amy just got back from our latest intensive week of visioning and deep learning about biomimicry in Spain. The Biomimicry Professional Pathways sent out this email summary and we thought we'd cross post it to give you a flavor of what we experienced. As always, it was an amazing experience. Amy has also written about her experiences at her blog: Liquid Triangle Sustainability. Please check it out!

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Biodiversity Loss to be Given Same Status as Climate Change

Biodiversity Loss to be Given Same Status as Climate Change | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Establishing a UN panel for biodiversity loss will give the issue the same status as climate change, which is the need of the hour.
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Where Sustainability Reporting is Headed: A Preview of the E&Y and GreenBiz Survey

Where Sustainability Reporting is Headed: A Preview of the E&Y and GreenBiz Survey | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
While at the GreenBiz12 Forum in New York earlier this week, I got a sneak preview of the findings of the new Ernst & Young and GreenBiz Group survey of trends in sustainability reporting.
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Pouring Water into a Volcano to Create Energy

Pouring Water into a Volcano to Create Energy | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Oregon to drive turbines with steam from deep underground.
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Biomimicry Chicago: Upcoming Biomimicry Seminar in Chicago

Biomimicry Chicago: Upcoming Biomimicry Seminar in Chicago | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it

Amy and Lindsay are presenting a seminar on Biomimicry as a design innovation strategy at the Chicago Center for Green Technology Thursday, April 12th at 6pm. The course is a professional service and free, but registration is required. Hope to see you there!

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The Economics of Sustainable Cities: Four Key Components | Sustainable Cities Collective

The Economics of Sustainable Cities: Four Key Components | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
After asking lots of questions about the economics of sustainable cities in last week’s blog post, we turned to Twitter to try and find some answers. During the very first #CityTalk - a monthly tweetchat launched by me and the chaps at Future Cape Town – we got caught up in a seriously fast-paced discussion on the subject, with four key trends emerging:
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California 'Clean Car' Regulations: State Poised To Vote On Historic New Standards (VIDEO)

California 'Clean Car' Regulations: State Poised To Vote On Historic New Standards (VIDEO) | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — The head of California's air quality board on Thursday called proposed rules that would require automakers to build less-polluting cars and trucks by 2025 a historic move for a cleaner environment.
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Look at The Big Picture for Big Energy Savings | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com

Look at The Big Picture for Big Energy Savings | CleanTechies Blog - CleanTechies.com | Sustainable Futures | Scoop.it
Balancing the big picture with the details can be tricky.
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