Culture trip through Frankfurt am Main in the MINI Cooper SE

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Mercedes?Benz and GROB launch battery cooperation

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Benz and GROB launch battery cooperation appeared first on Green Living Guy. Stuttgart/Mindelheim – Local battery production is a key differentiator for Mercedes-Benz and its electric push.


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Water Resources: Defusing Conflict, Promoting Cooperation

Environmental News Network

Water Resources: Defusing Conflict, Promoting CooperationThe EU funded project DAFNE has developed a methodology for avoiding conflicts of use in transboundary rivers.

Abu Dhabi and Israel cooperate to save the birds

Green Prophet

This is a momentous accord for IFHC, allowing us to cooperate with experts in a country that is an intercontinental bird migration junction and where great conservation efforts are being undertaken,” said H.E. Asian Houbara, via Argos.

Job opportunities with the Ecological Land Cooperative

Low Impact

There are exciting times ahead for our friends at the Ecological Land Cooperative, as they share news of five new job opportunities. There are currently 485 members of the Cooperative. The post Job opportunities with the Ecological Land Cooperative appeared first on

Trade Unions vs Workers' Cooperatives

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Trade Unions, across the board, do mot seem to very much like worker-owned cooperatives at all, to say the very least. This lack of enthusiasm for worker-owned enterprises and cooperatives of that nature is, nevertheless, understandable as workers who own the means of production are no longer in need tof a trade union.

Sixteen Building Blocks of a Green, Entrepreneurial, Cooperative Economy

Green (Living) Review

The transition from a capitalist to a cooperative economy could be one of the defining achievements of the 21st century. cooperative economy economyIn history, everything changes. The foundations of capitalism were built by merchants and mercantilists in the 16th and 17th centuries in response to the oppressiveness of feudalism.

Earth911 Podcast: Cooper Wechkin of RyeStrategy on Reducing Small Business Carbon Footprints


Cooper Wechkin, founder and CEO of Seattle-based RyeStrategy, explains how small businesses can start to… The post Earth911 Podcast: Cooper Wechkin of RyeStrategy on Reducing Small Business Carbon Footprints appeared first on Earth911. More here: Earth911 Podcast: Cooper Wechkin of RyeStrategy on Reducing Small Business Carbon Footprints.

How Cooperation Jackson is Transforming the Poorest State in the U.S.

Green (Living) Review

A powerhouse organization promoting economic justice, Cooperation Jackson was born of a need to transform the state, in particular its capital and largest city, Jackson. Cooperation Jackson is a network of interconnected yet independent institutions including an incubator and training center, a cooperative bank, and a federation of established cooperatives. Together, they''re exploring the potential of cooperatives to transform local communities.

When it comes to water cooperation, where is the Middle East?

Green Prophet

Since last September when the United Nations declared water as a sustainable development goal, a number of countries have intensified efforts to promote water cooperation with their neighboring countries. For decades, Iraq, Syria and Turkey negotiated treaties for cooperating on the Euphrates and Tigris Rivers without reaching any conclusion. There is a close relationship between regional peace and water cooperation.

Denmark’s top fur cooperative is closing


The news that an enormous Danish fur cooperative is closing is bittersweet. Kopenhagen Fur is the world’s largest fur auction house in the world, a cooperative owned by 1,500 Danish fur farmers and brokers. Denmark’s top fur cooperative is closing. While animal-lovers may rejoice at the end of Kopenhagen Fur, it comes on the tail of a massive culling of about 17 million farmed mink in Denmark due to worries that they could spread a mutated form of COVID-19 to humans.

Renewable energy and traditional baking cooperation in Palestine

Green Prophet

Erella Dunayevsky bats a red balloon at a little girl, who chases it giggling. It could be any grandmother and grandchild playing together. But in this case, not only are Dunayevsky and the little girl not related, but one is an Israeli and one is a Palestinian. “I’ve I’ve been coming here for 12 years and it’s very simple – I have the freedom to choose my own friends,” Dunayevsky, a therapist, tells The Media Line. The villagers here eke out a living herding sheep and goats.

K.A. CARE and Masdar show sound leadership with new cooperation framework

Green Prophet

Despite the turbulence tearing through the Middle East, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia have solidified their commitment to clean energy with the newly formed Framework Agreement on Strategic Cooperation between Masdar and King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (K.A.CARE.) With so much uncertainty elsewhere in the region, this cooperation acts like an arrow that pierces through the noise.

International Hazardous Waste Inspection Project Report Highlights Advantages of Cooperation

Green (Living) Review

Stopping illegal hazardous waste trade across borders requires the kind of cooperation INECE excels in,” said Durwood Zaelke, Director of the INECE Secretariat. Washington, DC, December 24, 2010: A report released today by the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Seaport Environmental Security Network (SESN) confirms the benefits of cross-border collaboration in combating the illegal trade in hazardous waste through seaports.

PG&E’s failures are spurring a movement toward electric cooperatives


See original here: PG&E’s failures are spurring a movement toward electric cooperatives. Beacause they directly serve the interests of ratepayers, co-ops often can invest more quickly in new technologies and approaches. Business Green and-the co-ops-often energy & climate food-companies greenbiz 20 interests regenerative agriculture win-wins-for

Survival Of The Nicest? A New Theory Of Our Origins Says Cooperation-Not Competition-Is Instinctive

Green (Living) Review

Darwin was no economist, but wealth-sharing and cooperation have always looked more consistent with his observations about human survival than the elitism and hierarchy that dominates contemporary corporate life. New peer-reviewed research by Michael Tomasello, an American psychologist and co-director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, has synthesized three decades of research to develop a comprehensive evolutionary theory of human cooperation.

Arabs and Jews Cooperate in Israel to Get Drugs Out of the Water

Green Prophet

These issues are being addressed in a new cooperative project between Israeli and Palestinian researchers. Alon Tal will be working with Israelis and Palestinians to determine what kind of compounds are found in the region’s water and waterways from a bottom-up approach, funded with a half a million dollars from USAID’s Middle East Regional Cooperation (MERC) Program. Why should a Palestinian man care if an Israeli woman is taking birth control pills?

Nature Cooperating & Laguna’s Bottlenose Dolphins

The Alien Next Door

Dolphins helping fishermen catch mullet A few posts back, I discussed the phenomenon called “ endosymbiosis ” by Dr. Lynn Margulis, who posited a cellular evolution based on ‘cooperation’ rather than simple ‘competition’ between viral or bacterial infection and host cell. Co-evolution (and cooperation by default) is now an established theme in the biology of virus-host relationships. The cooperation is helpful to both parties, he said.

Two top contenders at the GE ECOmagination challenge enter into cooperation

Green (Living) Review

In addition, GE will propose business deals to selected contenders, in close cooperation with major venture capital firms, and has allocated $200 million for financing. Two of the top contenders, James Post and Shawn Buckley, are announcing cooperation between their startups.

Same urgent cooperation needed on Climate Change as the Ozone Layer

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is urging the international community to cooperate on climate change in the same way that they united for the protection of the ozone layer. In the 1980s, computer models predicted a global disaster if no action was taken to protect the ozone layer against synthetic ozone-depleting chemicals such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).

China, North Korea to increase cooperation in renewable energy sector

Green Blog

China and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have agreed to collaborate in the sector of renewable energy. The agreement was reached between officials of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and Korean Workers Party (KWP) when the latter were visiting China recently. The KWP officials said that the main purpose of their visit was to learn from China’s experience in the geothermal sector.

Equal Exchange Does Democratic Business


Business Eco appeared-first business & policy cause-environmental cooperatives earth911 equal how & buy purchases small farms sustainable food brand wants-theirNobody wants their purchases to cause environmental harm or contribute to human rights abuses.

Water as a tool for peace for Israel, Palestine and Jordan

Green Prophet

A fascinating report published by Mumbai-based think tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) , asserts that trans-boundary water cooperation directly correlates with regional stability and peace. Published in 2013, Water Cooperation for a Secure World – Focus on the Middle East defines water cooperation as an active commitment between riparian countries, underpinned by detailed action plans to be realized within agreed time-frames.

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Earth911 Podcast: Nostromo Wants To Cool the World With Thermal-Energy Storage


Eco business & policy cause-environmental cooperatives earth911 mitch-ratcliffe nostromo nostromo-wants purchases storage sustainable food brand yaron-ben Earth911’s Mitch Ratcliffe speaks with Yaron Ben-Nun, chief technology officer at Nostromo, which has introduced… The post Earth911 Podcast: Nostromo Wants To Cool the World With Thermal-Energy Storage appeared first on Earth911.

10 Amazing Food Co-ops Across America

Green (Living) Review

Cooperatively owned grocery stores exist all over the country. According to a 2005 USDA report about successful co-ops in rural areas, it benefited from the guidance of local residents who’d been involved with CROPP, a local organic marketing cooperative which helps farmers transition to organic production. cooperatives food food co-ops

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Jordan’s special refugees: giving back to others

Green Prophet

Along with the amazing Shaza (that’s her mugging it up in the lead image), I help run CRP’s Hope Workshop, a craft cooperative composed of about two dozen women who meet weekly to learn new skills using mostly donated materials. Design Lifestyle gendercide iraqi refugees microfinancing refugee assistance syrian refugees women''s craft cooperatives

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Network Effect: From Neurocircuits to Circular Economies


Hear from neuroscientist turned circular economy start-up founder Garry Cooper, whose company, Rheaply, is generating millions in savings for partnered organizations by scaling corporate reuse and facilitating circular materials flows. Speakers Garry Cooper, CEO, Rheaply Holly Secon Wed, 09/09/2020 – 13:14 Featured Off. Business Eco Green action-and circular-wins- garry-cooper group holly-secon senior-analyst turned-circular

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Thrive: What on Earth Will it Take

The Alien Next Door

Easter message social change utopia evolution through cooperation Thrive GMO peace and love Easter environment hope for the futureHappy Easter! Jesus gave his life so that humanity could THRIVE in peace, harmony, compassion and love on a planet itself thriving in a living intelligent universe. This is my Easter message for you. Enjoy and God Bless.

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Meet The Employee-Centered Company That Could Eventually Take Down Wal-Mart

Green (Living) Review

cooperatives ethical shopping green living Prices as good or better than Wal-Mart? Healthcare coverage with dental and vision as low as $40 a month for employees? It’s not some stereotypical crunchy granola liberal health food co-op store in Brooklyn or San Francisco, it’s a company that has expanded across the Western United States (including Arizona and two new stores just opened in Texas) and it could be going nationwide before long.

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How Altruism Can Save the Planet: Q&A with Buddhist Monk Matthieu Ricard

Cool Green Science

We need to showcase the fact that we are all in the same boat – fundamentally interdependent – and that we need to enhance our level of cooperation and solidarity. Even if competition is generally more visible and more spectacular than cooperation, recent work has shown that evolution must involve cooperation in order to create higher levels of organization. It seems that today we need to move to the next level of cooperation to face the many challenges of our times.

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The Power of Community

Green (Living) Review

Community cooperation resilienceby Michael Smith (Veshengro) Cohesive communities are a threat – or at least are as such perceived – to the powers-that-be (but really should not be) and it is for that very reason that such areas, such communities, are always targeted for break up and its residents for dispersal.

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Israel and Palestine Join Hands Again to Build a Restorative Eco-Park

Green Prophet

Despite a recent accusation by the French Parliament that Israel is perpetrating water apartheid against the Palestinians , this new initiative demonstrates the willingness of the two people to cooperate. More on Palestine, Israel, Water, and Cooperation: Palestine/Israel: A Stunning Tale of Peace, Water, and Walls. Travel & Nature environmental cooperation green peace Mediterranean Sea Palestinian Authority water issues water pollution

2012 86

Palestinian Schoolkids Green-Up Jerusalem’s Holy Valley

Green Prophet

They’re achieving cooperation in a region where even garbage is a political flashpoint. Architecture & Urban eco-peace environmental cooperation environmental education Friends of the Earth Middle East Jerusalem Middle East recycling Only Green waste water treatment Water Resources Action Project Imagine trash and sewage filling six Olympic-size pools. Can you smell it? Now drain them into Kidron Valley which separates East and West Jerusalem, abutting their holiest sites.

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The Middle East Environmental Law Project Kickstarted By Vermont Lawyers

Green Prophet

Ultimately, the hope is that it will serve as a spring board for the development of environmental law in individual countries in the region and for multilateral cooperation on environmental issues across the region. The MEEL is a resource to help foster this cooperation within the region and across the world. :: Vermont Law School. Business & Politics environmental education Law North Africa pollution regional cooperation United States Vermont

Jordan’s Tiny Renewable Sector Receives a Fast $300 Million Boost

Green Prophet

Jordan received a $300 million grant from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which Minister of Energy and Transportation Alaa Batayneh says will be used to develop a host of solar and wind energy projects in southern Jordan, The Jordan Times reports. Cleantech, Science & Technology clean tech Gulf Cooperation Council renewable energy Solar Energy wind energyWhen 97 percent of a nation’s energy is imported, every renewable energy gift counts.

In a Remote Alaska Rainforest, a Tribe Protects Habitat and Restores Culture

Nature Conservancy - Science

I’m having lunch with members of the Hydaburg Cooperative Association, a federally recognized indigenous tribe, following a morning of collecting data for stream assessments ( covered in detail in yesterday’s blog ). Hydaburg”s Totem Park. For many years, totem carving and other tribal traditions were banned. A new effort is restoring those traditions–and nearby habitat. Photo: Matt Miller/TNC. By Matt Miller, senior science writer.

Electric Vehicles See Very Strong Sales

Green Living Ideas

An Electrification Coalition and Price Waterhouse Coopers study, “State of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle,” finds that PEVs — including Tesla’s Model S, GM Chevy Volt, and the Nissan Leaf — have dominated EV sales. This report was the first collaboration between the Electrification Coalition and Price Waterhouse Coopers in analyzing the EV market.

Jerusalem, 3/29: Ted-Inspired Environmental Peacemaking

Green Prophet

The Guardian emphasizes the importance of cross-boundary cooperation in order to solve the pending water calamity that could grip the Middle East in a near-permanent state of discontent and suffering. In focus will be environmental cooperation among Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians, with a particular emphasis on renewable energy, environmental education and research, and the connection between the environment and peace.

Children Teaching Grown-Ups a Lesson or Two About Green Issues

Green (Living) Review

Cooperative Society Co-Op The Coop children and environment Co-operative GroupChildren are resorting to “green pester power”, pushing their parents to act more sustainably – and their efforts are paying off, according to a new report published on the 20th September 2011. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Half of parents say they struggle to answer their children’s questions about green issues – more than half for instance, incorrectly put the blame for climate change on carbon monoxide.

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Carmen’s Opera at Masada Leaves No Trace

Green Prophet

Lifestyle & Culture Travel & Nature art Dead Sea environmental art environmental cooperation Israel Masada nature reserveIsraeli Opera Festival 2012 will feature five performances of the classic opera, Carmen, June 7 to 11 at Masada. According to the Israeli Opera’s Artistic Director, Michael Ajzenstadt, 705,000 people from across Israel and all over the world are coming to experience opera at the lowest point on earth, beneath the mountain of Masada and across from the Dead Sea.

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Buinka designs worlds first 3D-printed parkour playground


A cooperation between the private sector, the public sphere and research ventures, the new 3D-printed parkour playground is the first of its kind Building Society Stavební spo?itelna itelna ?eská eská spo?itelna itelna (Bu?inka), inka), the Czech Republic-based organization that brought us Protozoon, the country's first 3D-printed house, is adding to its list of 3D construction innovations with a new project.

COP 18: We Stand With the Philippines - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

In the Long-Term Cooperative Agreement Plenary session yesterday, a delegate from the Philippines said “instead of getting ready for Christmas, we may be counting our dead” referring to the impending landfall of Super Typhoon Bopha. Compass. « Packing List for the Second Week of COP18 | Main. | BP Should Pay Maximum Civil Damages for Deepwater Horizon Disaster » COP 18: We Stand With the Philippines.

Texas Utility Chooses Control4 for Smart Grid Deployment

Green Life Smart Life

Control4, a leading developer of Home Area Network (“HAN”) and consumer energy management solutions, today announced that it has been selected as the HAN provider for Texas-based utility Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative. Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is a progressive utility looking to maximize member satisfaction and encourage efficient energy use through its Smart Grid investments ,” said Will West,Chief Executive Officer of Control4.