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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

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man versus mother (nature)

Where would you rather get your water from? Are water treatment plants really a better alternative to what we had? Man made water Mother Nature made water What’s your choice http://goo.gl/CNFDGC

Posted in climate change, climate sceptics, corporate sustainability, ecological degradation, ecological footprint, economic development, energy, food, greenwash, industrial ecology, pollution, sustainable development, sustainable living, sustainable technologies, water

Some Important Facts about Water

This is a FAO video explaining the global issues about water : Poor drinking water quality or its scarcity is the first cause of mortality in the world;that kills 2.2 million of people per year

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF WATER RESTRICTIONS

Melbourne, and much of Australia, has experienced serious to critical water shortages in its recent history.  Most states experienced water restrictions in the past five years ranging from stage one up to a critical stage 7 in some parts of

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Is China Colonizing Africa?

Today Reuters published an update on China-Africa strategic partnership as President Hu addressed the opening ceremony of Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing. President Hu called China the “good brother” of Africa and offered

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Dirty Water No more…

During group #1’s presentation, Yukiko mentioned the fact that 70% of china’s rivers are polluted.  This made me think of a TED video that I came across in 2009 on an innovative water filtration device called LifeSaver. You have to

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Green Practices: Home and Business

Over this past week, we have learned many approaches and frameworks for how to implement green, sustainable practices and policies from a corporate and State level.  However, I thought it would be worthwhile to highlight some simple green practices and tidbits

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