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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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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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When playing soccer became a renewable source of energy

Many governments and private organizations around the world are searching for new ways of producing energy. Often, the focus is on renewable energy -energy that comes from natural resources (or natural capital) that are constantly and sustainably replenished. Yet, we

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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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Ethanol Fuels – Conceptually correct, practically flawed…

Ethanol, for those that are unaware, is pure alcohol that can be derived through a number of processes and a number of primary sources. The one that I will be focusing on today is the most common source used in

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African Sun for Europe

The plan is to put a huge amount of solar power plants in the Sahara Desert and bring the power into Europe the project would eventually supply Europe with approximately 50% of if energy needs.

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