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The Sustainability Inequality

  Although this topic was quickly glossed over near the end of our class in day 1 (July 21), I was intrigued by the dichotomy of sustainability between the rich and poor. Prior to any research  conducted, I’ve always had

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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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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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How sustainability can save your business

Nowadays, companies are interested about making money and profit . But what if sustainability was a driver of innovation, business and ,as a consequence ,profit too ?

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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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Major changes start with small contributions: the Sustainable Printer

I want to introduce you to a Belgian company, named ‘the Sustainable Printer’, that could be an inspiring example for many other companies. Before 2004, the printing company struggled with lots of energy use. The CEO, Ignace Wills, started to

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