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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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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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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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my take home msg from Reims…

What I mean with this is that we should live within our means… that is within what the Earth can provide. We can achieve this by rethinking the way we do things. Live inside the box by thinking outside the

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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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China’s growing recycling industry

This video shows that sustainability is not only an investment in the future of our planet, but also a way to economic growth.

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