How One Plant in India Learned to Turn Carbon into Baking Soda

February 23, 2017 by  
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As far as environmentalists are concerned, carbon dioxide and baking soda sit at entirely opposite ends of the eco spectrum. One is a greenhouse gas we have far too much of, an unfortunate by-product of our modern lifestyle; the other is a beloved…

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Reducing food waste is key to Sustainable Development Goals

September 25, 2015 by  
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Reducing food loss and waste is a Sustainable Development Goal in itself but doing so also will help us achieve all the other SDGs.

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Climate change is contributing to hunger; what we can do

August 17, 2015 by  
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Climate change and world hunger are each aggravated by the other. Conscientious food production choices that lead to sustainable cultivation are more important than ever.

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Study Shows Beautiful Buildings Outperform Other Green Buildings by 4 Times

August 28, 2012 by  
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According to a new study, beauty and sustainable building make for the most potent combination of high performance. The  Pattern Mapping Institute  had a hunch that buildings which were considered aesthetically superior also had a better range of environmental attributes. So through a study of correlated  AIA  Cote award winning and LEED Platinum projects , they found that integrated designs that aligned beauty and function had  4 times the impact of those with just LEED Platinum certification. Jump ahead to find out more on what their  white paper  said. Read the rest of Study Shows Beautiful Buildings Outperform Other Green Buildings by 4 Times Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AIA COTE , beautiful building and performance , best green buildings , green building performance , LEED platinum , Pattern Mapping Institute

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Could Outside Lands be the Greenest Music Festival?

August 10, 2012 by  
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  Other music festivals rose to the eco occasion this year, but in its fourth year, Outside Lands isn’t about to be outdone. The three-day San Francisco festival, which takes place August 10 through 12 at the legendary Golden Gate Park, has…

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Make Your Own Last-Minute Printables for Your Easter Treats

April 7, 2012 by  
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No time to hop on down to the stationary store before Easter? No problem. All you need is a printer to create La-fabrique-a-bricole ‘s colorful printable Easter cupcake toppers and tags for your Easter spread. They’re much cheaper than a comparable product you might find at the store. Additionally, printables are fully customizable, and you can reuse them for many years to come. Click through to see some of the other must-have Easter printables. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: crafts , Cupcake Toppers , DIY , Easter , etsy , Inhabitots , La-fabrique-a-bricole , Lafabriqueabricole , printables , stationary

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14 Charming, Eco-Friendly Flats Guaranteed To Put A Spring In Your Step

April 7, 2012 by  
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Letting your feet breathe after a long winter filled with wool socks and boots is one of spring’s sweetest gifts and a new pair of charming ballet flats are a great first step to letting those feet loose! They are cute, comfortable, and go with almost anything. Check out our 14 favorite eco-friendly (and mostly vegan!) flats and treat yourself to a guilt-free ‘spring is here’ present! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco friendly shoes , eco-fashion , eco-friendly ballet flats , eco-friendly flats , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , Nael Coce , sustainable ballet flats , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable flats , sustainable shoes , sustainable style , vegan fashion , vegan shoes , Vegan style

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Poetree Planter Offers Green Burial Alternative

February 22, 2012 by  
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It might be a dark subject, but looking on the bright side, the process of death is actually a green one. When the body decomposes, it eventually becomes the organic matter that surrounds us. The process of traditional burial, on the other hand,…

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US, Canada Launch a New Global Attack on Climate Change Pollutants

February 16, 2012 by  
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The $15 million effort involving four other countries and the United Nations Environment Program is aimed at reducing powerful but relatively short-lived pollutants to bring about near-term results in the battle against climate change.

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My 5 Favorite Events of the Year

December 13, 2011 by  
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One of the other encouraging trends we’ve seen in 2011 is the importance of events. Here are some of the better ones I had a chance to speak at this year.  

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