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Sea Level Rise Could be more than twice as high as 2007 IPPC Projection

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This is more than two and a half times higher than the 2007 projection of a half to two feet by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

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?) country: [link] Wikipedia entry: [link] and a TV spot that MTV rejected: [link] best wishes from Germany and Happy Buy Nothing Day! Kjell

TetraPak Delivers 200 Billion FSC Labeled Products Since 2007

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Since 2007, TetraPak has delivered nearly 200 billion FSC labeled products to its customers worldwide. The post TetraPak Delivers 200 Billion FSC Labeled Products Since 2007 appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Lifestyle Forest Stewardship Council FSC labeled products TetraPak

2007 To Be Warmest Yet

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Scientists in Brittan are speculating that 2007 will be the warmest year on record because of El Nino and high levels of greenhouse gasses. Source: Environmental News Network, Scientists Say 2007 May Be Warmest Year Yet , by Raphael G.

Top Green Trends in 2007

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JWT, the world’s fourth largest advertising agency and the largest in the US has announced the trend setting products and services which will be the focus in 2007. Red Orbit has published the list of the Top Seventy Trends for 2007.

Behind the Greens

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Circle of Life E Magazine : What is the most pressing environmental issue in 2007? Julia Butterfly Hill: The most pressing environmental issue in 2007 is actually our disconnected consciousness.

Top Five Science Videos Of 2007

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New Scientist magazine shows us their most popular science videos of 2007; some of them are pretty bizarre. A species of squirrel that lives in the desert can tell the difference between a rattlesnake and a gopher snake, and heats its tail appropriately.

The End of Suburbia

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Link: [link] Suburbia, and all it promises, has become the American Dream. But as we enter the 21st century, serious questions are beginning to emerge about the sustainability of this way of life.

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.

Living Values Education

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Link to "Living Values Education" Young people around the world are increasingly affected by violence, social problems, and a lack of respect for each other and the world around them. Parents, educators and concerned citizens in many countries are asking for help to turn around this alarming trend.

Global Mind - Unity in Diversity

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Link source We can do ANYTHING. In this new millennium humanity can achieve whatever it fixes its will upon – even the evolution of our species into something more compassionate, wise, enduring and endearing.

How To Green Your Electronics

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Link source: [link] How To Green Your Electronics by Jacob Gordon, Nashville, TN on 03.22.07 TH Exclusives ( how to green your life ) What’s the Big Deal? Yes, electronic devices are becoming a bigger and bigger part of our lives, especially as they get smaller and smaller.

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. The kind of bulbs, the kind of fixtures, the kind of power, and the habits we keep can all add up to a very significant greening.

Envisioning a Sustainable Future

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My presentation at MUC Researcher Seminar, March 16th-17th, 2007

Environmental Economics: Basic Concepts and Debates

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NBER ) Go To Using Economics to Regulate the Environment Special thanks to Sonia Conly for her support, thoughtful suggestions, and careful editing © 2007, ProQuest CSA LLC.

Bhutan's happiness formula

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Click on Next to see more. YOUR PICTURE GALLERY IS NOW LOADING. The remote Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan is the only country in the world which puts happiness at the heart of government policy.

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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. It's time to say goodbye to all that and make the 21st century the Great Adventure for our species!

The Systems View of Life - Fritjof Capra

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"In this first lecture of the course, I would like to give you an outline of the new understanding of life that is now emerging at the forefront of science.

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. But clean cities do not just come by chance. They require much responsibility and dedication to maintain".

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. We can also discuss news and issues on sustainable development, environment, green-living, eco-solutions.

The Future of Food

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There is a revolution happening in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America -- a revolution that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat.

The Tech Museum Environmental Awards 2007

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These are the 2007 winners in the environmental category. The Tech Museum Awards is an international award and gala ceremony honouring people’s efforts in “technology benefiting humanity.”

Sustainable World SourceBook

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Printed version is sold out; new edition expected in late 2007. Download entire book as a pdf (free ) It's fairly large and may take a minute or two. Overview The SourceBook is a concise (58 pages), attractive and user-friendly personal manual for contributing to a sustainable world. It contains essential information on the state of the planet and recommended solutions, effective actions for greening your life, and a resource directory of useful organizations, books, films and websites.

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. A two days workshop on paper recycling was held for children on 22 nd and 24 th September, 2007. They are an important stakeholder in the development of a nation.

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

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Published on Monday, October 22, 2007 by The Guardian/UK · Output peaked in 2006 and will fall 7% a year · Decline in gas, coal and uranium also predicted by Ashley Seager World oil production has already peaked and will fall by half as soon as 2030, according to a report which also warns that extreme shortages of fossil fuels will lead to wars and social breakdown.

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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 bleak assessment of the state of the environment globally was issued as an “urgent call for action” amid growing concerns of worldwide waste, neglect and governmental inertia.

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? Can GDP really indicate true progress, including happiness? GDP goes up when money flows for whatever reason.

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”. In that book, which is consisted of 8 chapters, 237 pages; there were widely discussed issues of mining mineral resources and its influence on ecology, problems it brings such as air contamination, water pollution, air pollution, ecological degradation; and all environmental costs which occur.

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 'cutting edge' of sustainability seems to be sharpening up quick, but the bad news is that the earth's systems are just about in meltdown. 1)The Bad News EARTH AUDIT The global environment is on life support and its being tended to by a manic with a chainsaw. the UN just released this ground-breaking report depicting this global emergency in stark terms.

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. I want to share the document, because Mexico is one of the first countries, at national level, in elaborate a strategy on the UNDESD framework.

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. They identified a number of "major threats," including "climate change, the rate of extinction of species, and the challenge of feeding a growing population."

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. Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens.

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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 point is that the money we make, the things we buy and the planetary resources we use--or waste--aren't what make us happier.

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. If you were faced with a choice, for example, between buying a hybrid vehicle or buying an SUV, the decision would be based partly on how much they cost and how much room you needed for groceries, kids, etc. But at least part of the choice is also made based on your values — which is more important to you?

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. Heru Ayana “You believe in things you don’t understand…” - Superstition by Stevie Wonder Human-type beings are dynamic, warm-blooded domesticated primate mammals attempting to fit our varied dreams and destinies into a painful straightjacket that’s not designed for us.

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. When I sat down to write my Blog Action Day post, I tried to figure out what the “environment” has to do with some of the main themes of Zen Habits: simplicity, frugality, health and fitness, happiness.

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. The great thing about these tips is that in most cases you really won’t have to change your lifestyle radically to have an impact on the environment.

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. It's part of American Public Media's ™ special series, "Consumed," which explores whether the modern American lifestyle is sustainable in the long run. Stay tuned to this site for more "Consumed" content).

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. Garden/Garage - If you have a garden and/or garage you can enter how much watering you do, whether you use a pressure washer and how often you wash your car.

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? Reduce waste and save money Business waste, at least in the UK, carries a high premium. Latest research suggests it can cost as much as 4% of annual turnover.