2018: A year of living anxiously

January 24, 2018 by  
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Four practical suggestions to maintain momentum for sustainability initiatives.

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What you should know about setting ambitious yet realistic sustainability goals

January 24, 2018 by  
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Why setting goals that are realistic and ambitious is not a mutually exclusive process.

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Is the DNA of GDP evolving?

January 24, 2018 by  
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A new report from Davos critiques of GDP as an analog for economic success reflects efforts to preserve natural capital and ensure social equity.

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Wine Racks, Clocks, Sculptures and More Made from Recycled Scrap Metal and Engine Parts

March 5, 2011 by  
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All Images Courtesy of Randy Schwartz One man’s trash is another man’s…sculpture? This twist on the age-old saying is the underlying philosophy of Randy Schwartz , a San Antonio-based artist who sees junkyards as gold mines. Using 99% scrap metal and old engine parts, Schwartz makes objects ranging from the practical – wine racks and business card holders – to the whimsical – sculptures of cowboys and motorcycles….

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The Joys of Winter Cycling: Cold Noses, Pretty Landscapes and Fewer Fellow Bikers

December 27, 2010 by  
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Image credit: joiseyshowaa , used under Creative Commons license. The thing I love about The Guardian’s cycling blog is that it manages to masterfully tread (pedal?) that fine line between the practical and the philosophical. From discussing how to keep your feet warm biking in winter to talking about what you should do if you see a bike thief , ther…

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Rescued Sheep Supply Wool for Eco-Chic Knits for Winter (and Summer)

December 27, 2010 by  
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Photo: North Circular The North Circular ‘s chic knits are perfect for current winter temps, but they’re dually suited for cooler spring days and breezy summer nights. We’ve covered the UK-based knitwear label that uses only ethical wool– knitted by grannies, supported by supermodels –from Wensleydale sheep that graze on organic land before, but their most recent collection of soft, cozy knits for spring 2011–now available for men–is oh so crush-worthy: ..

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Wave Power Delivers Electricity to US Grid For First Time

September 28, 2010 by  
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photo: Ocean Power Technologies While wave power often seems like the poor cousin of the renewable energy world, and frankly doesn’t have the practical potential of wind or solar power, tapping the power of the sea does have its place and this next one is worth a bit of hand clapping: One of Ocean Power Technologies ‘ PowerBuoys can claim to be the first wave power device to deliver electricity to the US grid.

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Tony Blair at Climate Week NYC: Optimism, Leadership and Practical Solutions

September 24, 2010 by  
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The former U.K. Prime Minister address government and business leaders at The Climate Group’s Reception this week on how to re-focus business and political energy on climate action.

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Faith Leaders Hold No-Fly Climate Summit

January 16, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Faith Climate Connect From Copenhagen’s gargantuan carbon footprint to Al Gore’s emissions there’s no shortage of people complaining about the carbon emitted by those who want to cut carbon.

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11 Practical Reasons to Buy an Electric Car

January 12, 2010 by  
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Over the holidays I saw at least two lists dueling it out as to why electric cars may or may not be in your future. Those lists spanned the gamut from “ Dude, they’re too expensive! “, to “ Oil’s peaking, get off petroleum now! ” But, although they brought up some food for thought, what those lists didn’t cover were the practical reasons to consider buying some kind of electric car (pure electric or extended range electric) in the next couple of years

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