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The Sustainability Debate

What follows is a somewhat lengthy, but extremely interesting, debate panel on sustainability. Representatives from major American corporations get together to discuss sustainability and the role their companies are playing in it. Recently, sustainability debates have popped up in many places; from reputable newspapers

Posted in climate change, community, corporate sustainability, food, greenwash, pollution, sustainable development, sustainable technologies, water

Elon Musk (Tesla): Sustainability Savant or Economic Genius…why not both?

Elon Musk, CEO and co-founder of Tesla Motors Inc has repeatedly stated that he wants ‘everyone to be driving an electric car’ both on his blog but also in press conferences. He feels that “the overarching purpose of Tesla Motors is to help

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A Litre of Light – making a solar light bulb from a PET bottle

This is an effective and cheap way some people are lighting their houses using recycled PET bottles, some water and a little bit of bleach. Imagine what this can do for people that cannot afford, or simply do not have

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Posted in climate change, community, ecological footprint, energy, sustainable living

The Governmental Role in Global Affairs

At one point in time, all people question the actions of their government; this in itself is not a surprise.  It is for this reason that the concept of majority rule was “invented”.  Going beyond the political aspect of this

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Posted in climate change, community, ecological footprint, economic development, energy, government policy, sustainable development, sustainable living, sustainable technologies, US politics

Earthship: a new way to live

Michael Reynolds is an American architect based  New Mexico known for the design and construction of eartship. He is a proponent of “radically sustainable living”. He has been a critic of the profession of architecture for its failure to deal

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Posted in community, energy, industrial ecology, sustainable buildings, sustainable living, sustainable technologies

Eco-friendly tips for home

As a whole, we are all much more conscious of using chemicals in the house and on our skin these days. The cost of buying different products could see our weekly grocery bills skyrocket. Here are few tips to try at

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Posted in community, ecological footprint, energy, greenwash, sustainable living

Successful Community Action Campaign – Earth Hour

The success of community action campaigns lies with the dissemination of information and the “hook” that the campaign promotes.  Like any information it needs to be interesting and engaging for people to take a look at it in the first

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