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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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Posted in community, energy, industrial ecology, sustainable buildings, sustainable living, sustainable technologies

Sustainable Offices of the Future

I would like to share a new sustainability initiative the head office at Intrepid Travel has recently implemented. A few months ago everyone in the office was exposed to a new waste management and recycling system. The new system will

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I purpose a solution to these problems that some might consider against their religion or downright raciest.

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Posted in climate change, community, ecological degradation, ecological footprint, economic development, energy, food, government policy, pollution, sustainable buildings, sustainable development, sustainable living, US politics

Waste management – Biffa proves it’s not simply a load of rubbish!

While considering the business case for sustainable development, I find the story of UK-based waste services company, Biffa, particularly interesting. Biffa began its life as a road haulage company before acquiring a landfill site and moving in to waste management.

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Home (FR): We have 10 years left to change

Clic for ENG Trailer Clic for FR Movie (divided into chapters) Clic for IMDB reference Opening in 181 countries on June 5th, 2009 during the World Environment Day (WED) and thanks to the contribution of many luxury brands, this movie

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Floating rubbish dump in the pacific

As mentioned in class, the largest trash dump isn’t on land, it’s in the ocean (Pacific ocean). It is estimated twice the size of the state Texas and it is only going to get worse as our demand for petroleum

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