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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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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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