2007

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Summary of Climate change

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Book review from Benjamin “Climate Change is an issue of intergenerational justice. Greenhouse gases’ is the main contributor to climate change.

Down the drain?

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Musks and petroleum based materials for personal hygiene products can take a very long time to break down in the environment and some are toxic.

Climate Change - Youth Guide to Action

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Therefore, while a single hot year might not indicate climate change, a trend toward higher temperatures over many years would.

The End of Suburbia

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Link: [link] Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream. The consequences of inaction in the face of this global crisis are enormous.

If we hold on together

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These come via Tuco Rides - A cyclist and vegetarian willing to do some fairly crazy stuff to save a few polar bears. 1. The polar bear does.

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How to Green Your Lighting

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What’s the Big Deal? How we light up the places we live and work makes a big impact on how we feel. It also makes a big impact on the environment.

Behind the Greens

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Following a car crash in 1996, Hill found herself in Northern California, seeking direction. volunteers who drew her into their fold. Where is “away?”

Bhutan's happiness formula

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Click on Next to see more. YOUR PICTURE GALLERY IS NOW LOADING. The capital, Thimpu, is remarkable for its lack of advertising.

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Telling the new story

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Environmental devastation. runaway corporate greed. the grab for global power. the religion of hate thy neighbor. than through natural selection.”

The Systems View of Life - Fritjof Capra

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It allows us for the first time to integrate the biological, cognitive, and social dimensions of life" - Fritjof Capra.

Just Bin It!

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Singapore - Creative Digital Photography Competition [link] "A clean city is a strong reflection of our moral and civic values.

Environmental Economics: Basic Concepts and Debates

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This involves judging the extent to which future generations will have higher income and better methods for mitigating pollution affects.

Welcome to our group's blog

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Dear changemakers! Welcome to our group's blog, an additional site where we can share ideas, experiences, photos, writings, recommended books, movies.

The Future of Food

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grocery store shelves for the past decade. Shot on location in the U.S.,

Let’s make this World a better place to Live!

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Samita's report Paper- Recycling Workshop for Children, Rawal Resource Center, Islamabad, Pakistan, 22 nd -24 th September, 2007 Background: Children are not just our future but present as well. They are an important stakeholder in the development of a nation. Recycling is one of the most important ways of saving energy and conserving environment.

GPI, GNH, GCH: True Indicators of Progress

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Gross domestic product (GDP) is often used as an indicator to measure progress in the economy and society. Everyone usually welcomes GDP growth, and when we think it's not growing enough, we try to find effective measures to raise it. But is it really better when GDP continues to get larger and larger? Progress should be people-oriented."

Book report "Mining and the environment"

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Recently I have read a book concerning Corporate Social Responsibility which is named as “Mining and the environment”. And also the book suggests that new regulatory principle, which is named “pollution-prevention pays” should be implemented, as it aims to promote competitive and environmentally sustainable industrial development.

Buy Nothing Day Nov 24th 2007

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Hi friends! The 24th of November is Buy Nothing Day. To take a rest from consumption and think about the ways we are ruining the planet and other people's lives by buying things. Find more information here: The Adbusters Buy Nothing Day (BND) page: [link] UK BND page with links to what's happening in other (maybe your?) Kjell

Updates from Paddy

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Hi Guys! Just a quick update on some 'new' news on sustainability and where some things seem to be going! the UN just released this ground-breaking report depicting this global emergency in stark terms. It's called the 'Earth Audit' and its one of the greatest pieces of scientific collaboration in history. Keep in touch!

Strategy for Environmental Education for Sustainability in Mexico

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Book review from Unai Sacona National Strategy 2006-2014 The document collect the main objectives and strategies that national authorities will developed during the next years in order to improve the Sustainability in Mexico through Environmental Education. Strategic objectives: 1. Regards from Mexico , Unai.

Sustainable World SourceBook

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Download entire book as a pdf (free ) It's fairly large and may take a minute or two. Printed version is sold out; new edition expected in late 2007. Overview The SourceBook is a concise (58 pages), attractive and user-friendly personal manual for contributing to a sustainable world. Guidelines for creating and running Community Action Teams. a a 3.

Latest UN Environment Report Describes a 'Threatened Planet

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Link source : The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) has released its latest detailed report, "Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4)," which examines the state of the planet from a number of different aspects. The scientists who put the report together are concerned. The report is not entirely negative. Foreword iv.

The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

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Link: [link] When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, Cuba's economy went into a tailspin. With imports of oil cut by more than half – and food by 80 percent – people were desperate. This film tells of the hardships and struggles as well as the community and creativity of the Cuban people during this difficult time. Presentation: Low-energy Cuba.

Steep Decline In Oil Production Brings Risk of War and Unrest, Says New Study

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The German-based Energy Watch Group will release its study in London today saying that global oil production peaked in 2006 - much earlier than most experts had expected. The world soon will not be able to produce all the oil it needs as demand is rising while supply is falling. But it thinks the figure is only about two thirds of that.

Earth Is Reaching The Point of No Return, Says Major UN Environment Report

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Published on Thursday, October 25, 2007 by Times Online/UK by Lewis Smith The speed at which mankind is using and abusing the Earth’s resources is putting humanity’s survival at risk, scientists have said. The report, the fourth Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4), assessed the impact on the environment since 1987.

Environmentalism means less deprivation

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Link source from "No Impact Man" People ask me if the reduced use of consumer conveniences that goes with the No Impact project doesn't mean a lot of deprivation. I say that I spend more time with my family, eat more healthily, get more exercise and am a better dad. Then I ask: "Was I more deprived before or am I more deprived now?"

The New Values of the 21st Century Citizen

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Link source Values guide decision making Values guide decision making. They provide a shorthand to help your mind figure out what actions to take when a decision has to be made. But at least part of the choice is also made based on your values — which is more important to you? Values guide decision making in every part of your life. She was right.

Making A Happy World

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Link source: [link] How to create abundance The question is not, ‘How will humanity survive?’ The real question is, ‘What kind of life do I want to live now ?’ - R. It hasn’t. We screen out the world and live behind walls that separate us from the potential for noble, happy, healthy and integrated lives. Normal , huh? Something to aspire to?

5 Ways Save the World, While Getting Fitter, Saving Money, Simplifying, and Becoming Happier

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Link source from Zen Habits Editor’s note : This post is part of the Blog Action Day movement: thousands of blogs talking about the environment on October 15. If you have a blog, join in with the rest of us today and let your voice be heard regarding the environment. In what way are these ideas related to the environment? Let’s take a look at how.

21 Practical Ways to Help the Environment

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Source: [link] Concerned about the environment but feeling overwhelmed by all the issues out there? Feeling discouraged about how you as an individual can really make a difference? Not to worry. Here, we’ve compiled a short list of easy and practical ways that you can help the environment. Please note that this is by no means a comprehensive list.

Consumer Consequences

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Click Play to start calculation: [link] What would the world look like if everyone lived like me? Welcome to Consumer Consequences, our interactive game designed to illustrate the impact of our lifestyles on the Earth. Stay tuned to this site for more "Consumed" content). billion humans… if everyone lived like you.

Calculate Your Water Usage

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Source: [link] There is a basic simple tool that can be used to calculate how much water you are using. The BBC Water Calculator allows you to do some simple calculations to work out how much water you’re using or wasting. Firstly you enter how many people are living in your household. Then you can choose parts of your home to look at.

5 Simple Ways Your Business Can Go Green

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Source: [link] Having an environmentally friendly business not only clearly helps the environment, but can also make your business more efficient and reduce it’s costs. So how easy is it for your business to go green? 1. Reduce waste and save money Business waste, at least in the UK, carries a high premium. Can your business offer refills?

Smart Growth - narrated presentation

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This narrated presentation is viewable online through the FDOH website. Resource: [link] The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) offers a smart growth presentation that provides an overview of smart growth in the context of public health.