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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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Managinig Natural Capital through Natural Capital Accounting

Partly as a result of the invisibility of natural capital, ecosystems worldwide are deteriorating. Therefore, it is increasingly important that government, corporations and individuals around the world start valuing natural capital and its importance in the well-being of the entire

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Earth Debt

‘Antique Sunlight’, a term lifted directly from my recent viewing of the 11th hour resonated with me more than any other concept in Leonardo Di Caprio’s ecological wake up plea. We, as a race, are cashing in on previous generations

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Biomimicry and Beyond

Today in class we watched a video about biomimicry. It was pretty amazing to see different companies learning from nature to come up with designs for new products. The point Janine Benyus was making about “asking nature for the answer

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Are the ivory towers ineffectual?

University. The ivory tower of intellectual challenge, of pure research, of educating our youth. What better place to find the cutting edge of innovation, corporate technology partnerships and implementation a myriad of “Green” initiatives. We should be seeing sustainability initiatives

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