Comments Off on The business case for holistic management
Agriculture is the “most destructive industry” in history, but Allan Savory reveals ancient practices that can enrich the future.
The business case for holistic management
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Comments Off on Finland’s ‘School of the future’ prioritizes collaboration and interaction
Finland is well known for its innovative, personalized education system that is regarded among the best in the world. Now the country is also giving attention to the school buildings themselves, and how they could better engage young learners. Of note is the Saunalahti school in the city of Espoo. The fluid space designed by Verstas Architects looks more like a contemporary art space than a basic, if not dreary, brick and mortar public school building. All of the elements are purposefully designed in order to create a more positive learning experience for both children and the community. The school’s atmosphere, both inside and outside, is one of a warm welcome and connection with nature . The large windows mean that students need not feel disconnected or far from the outdoors. The brickwork was intentionally arranged in different building methods and in random patterns to help encourage the children’s learning. Each hallway is a distinct color, to help avoid getting lost. Notably absent are any fences.The unconventional learning space lends itself toward the inclusive, collaborative approach Finland’s education system is well known for. Related: Finland is giving 2,000 citizens a free basic income Across this 10,500 square meters of the school, students are invited to have open discussions, and sit comfortably as they choose. The cafeteria, shared by both teachers and students, doubles as a theater . The school’s open spaces are intentional-to inspire students to walk around and engage with one another. The school also plays a role in the wider community, and is open to all citizens of the community after school hours. The overall affect is one of learning without walls. The school, thanks to its design, sets a tone for students to thrive. + Saunalahti School Via Arch Daily
Comments Off on Why city transportation is on the brink of a revolution
New report shows that when it comes to the future of urban transportation, self-driving cars are just the start.
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Why city transportation is on the brink of a revolution
December 5, 2016 by
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Comments Off on Meet the Beer That Could Reduce Climate Change
Long Root Ale might look like any other can of craft beer, but its contents could have a huge impact on what you eat and drink in the future — as well as the environment. That’s because the new brew from Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland contains…
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Meet the Beer That Could Reduce Climate Change
Comments Off on Think again before building public parking garages
City leaders in Des Moines, Iowa, are among several cities across the nation rethinking the future of parking downtown.”They’re saying, ‘Don’t build parking lots, don’t build garages, you aren’t going to need them,'” said Councilman Skip Moore, citing city planners at national conferences across the country.
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Think again before building public parking garages
Comments Off on Episode 50: Overhauling oil; Congress and climate risk
Up this week on the GreenBiz 350 podcast: A dispatch on the future of renewable energy and a look at the oil and gas industries in a climate-constrained world.
Comments Off on 3 trends propelling the spread of sustainable business
Big Data and circular economy principles play a starring role in this recent evolution.
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3 trends propelling the spread of sustainable business
Comments Off on Degraded reefs provide new hope for ocean conservation
Simply abandoning devastated reefs is not the answer for the future of conserving our oceans, but perhaps creating new MPAs for restoration and reconnection is.
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Degraded reefs provide new hope for ocean conservation
Comments Off on This is not your parents’ conversation about carbon capture
What’s changing the conversation and technology around carbon storage? Watch for a “back to the future” approach.
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This is not your parents’ conversation about carbon capture
Comments Off on Hyperloop to high-speed rail: Who will build the future of mobility?
Two very different versions of the future of transportation — each with its own labor shortages looming — create quite a conundrum.