Sustainable development and the end of history

September 11, 2017 by  
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Are we experiencing the end of an era — or the beginning of a new one?

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Project breakthrough: Exponential solutions to global goals

October 3, 2016 by  
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Change has become the only constant for business. As an old economic order unravels and a new one emerges, Project Breakthrough, a new joint venture between Volans and the UN Global Compact, is exploring how the transformation necessary to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals will come not from linear, incremental improvements, but from radical, exponential disruptions. Here are the business models, technologies and mindsets at the vanguard of this new opportunity space. 

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GreenBiz Studio: Whitney Austin Gray, Delos

October 3, 2016 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: How to choose the best HVAC for your home and the planet

February 16, 2015 by  
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Heating your home can be one of the biggest monthly expenses a homeowner has, accounting for anywhere from 35 to 50% of annual energy costs in colder areas. But modern HVAC systems can help alleviate not only the hefty price tag of heating a home, but also the heavy toll on the environment. When it comes time to replace your HVAC (or install a new one), choosing the right system can mean all the difference for your home, your wallet and the planet. The team at HVAC.com has put together this helpful infographic that will help you make the right choice for your space. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How to choose the best HVAC for your home and the planet Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: efficient heating and cooling , efficient homes , home efficiency , home heating and cooling , HVAC costs , HVAC efficiency , HVAC environmental costs , improving home efficiency

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Mysterious Giant Hole in Siberia Could be Caused by Climate Change

July 17, 2014 by  
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If you’re looking for an abyss to gaze into, a new one just mysteriously appeared at the end of the world. A giant hole in the Earth about 262 feet in diameter was recently discovered in Russia’s far north, and scientists are baffled about the cause of the chasm. Located in Siberia on the Yamal Peninsula (a place whose name translates to ‘end of the world’), the hole appeared near a forest just 19 miles from the largest part of the Yamal liquefied natural gas (LNG) project – the largest of its kind in Russia. Read the rest of Mysterious Giant Hole in Siberia Could be Caused by Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: change , climate , giant , hole , lng , massive , meteor , mysterious , russia , siberia , yamal

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Discarded Appliances Salvaged Using Cork

July 19, 2012 by  
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Living in a throwaway culture, many can’t imagine spending the time to tweak their old, worn out toaster when they can simply spend $12 on a new one. It’s that sort of mentality that leads to small household appliances piling up in our landfills,…

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Car Sharing to Get Boost from OnStar

July 19, 2012 by  
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Written by Melissa Hincha-Ownby, Mother Nature Network Car sharing services have gained in popularity over the past few years. Car sharing eliminates the need for many people to own their own vehicle and this reduces the amount of vehicles on the…

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20 Square Mile Fake City To Be Built As Technology Test Bed

September 8, 2011 by  
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Remember that scene in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull , where Indie is stuck in a completely fake town with no people, and that was the basis of the phrase, “to nuke the fridge”, which was going to replace “to jump the shark”? They blew that one away, but evidently a new one is being built in New Mexico as a test bed for new technologies. I thought there already acres of houses with no people all over Arizona and Nevada thanks to the real estate crash, but evidently that’s not good enough. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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GreenDeals: Groupon for Greenies

January 6, 2011 by  
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Not that there’s a shortage of venues for online bargain shopping, but here’s a new one that might interest TreeHuggers: GreenDeals, a recent initiative from Green America , one of the more reliable sources of information on environmentally-friendly and ethically-produced goods. GreenDeals offers deals around the country, and while the site design might not be as smooth as other Groupon sites, it has more promising options for people who want to make ethical buying choices but not ..

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What Can Kids Teach Us About Riding a Bike? It’s Fun, Silly

January 6, 2011 by  
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