Locally Based Monitoring: Are Scientists at Risk of Losing Their Day Jobs?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Michelle Venter studies whether local monitoring efforts might be just as effective as monitoring completed by professional scientists. Today, poster winner Michelle Venter explains why locally based monitoring may be just as effective as monitoring done by professional scientists. Conservation projects could benefit in numerous ways from locally based monitoring, such as this project carried out by community members in Papua New Guinea.

ICLEI Case Studies - Locally-based projects that support sustainability

The Green Changemakers

[link] ICLEI Case Studies profile locally-based projects that support sustainability. Each study documents: the local context of the project the anatomy of the project results lessons learned the project's replication potential budgeting and financial issues Please note: Case Studies 1 - 55 will be available soon. Tags: Environment Water Project Sustainable-development Poverty Energy Urban Local


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Jon Hallé: Introducing the Big Solar Co-op, and how you can help renewables and the co-op sector

Low Impact

I’ve been working in community energy for almost 20 years, and the model is very small co-ops , locally based. But why not have a situation where there’s a national co-op with local groups. That frees up time for local people to go out and find new sites and get solar installed.

Literary Fest at Gladstone Hotel May 25th

The Alien Next Door

For anyone interested in the literary arts, particularly for those thinking of a career in the literary arts, these locally-based venues in the heart of multiplex Toronto provide a wonderful opportunity to mingle with those engaging in original expression.

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Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Network: the future for local economies, Part 2

Low Impact

This is a continuation of an interview with Naresh Giangrande, co-founder of Transition Totnes and the Transition Network, on the future for local economies post-covid. And local groups don’t always keep their contact details up to date. There’s the Local Economic Forum.

New report outlines US land and water conservation plan by 2030


To fulfill this promise, the new report offers solutions that are community-based. Related: Biden pushes to expand offshore wind energy The report focuses on leading local campaigns to revitalize native ecosystems. In the words of the document, it proposes a “Ten-year, locally-led campaign to conserve and restore the lands and waters upon which we all depend, and that bind us together as Americans.”

Sustainable paving from Interpave at EcoBuild

Green (Living) Review

Paving for Sustainability considers a wide range of issues including precast concrete as a locally based, British industry, providing national coverage while minimising transportation and supporting local economies and communities. The trade association Interpave’s stand at Ecobuild focuses on the wide ranging sustainability credentials of precast concrete paving products – particularly permeable paving for SuDS and the extensive information resource www.paving.org.uk.

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Green (Living) Review

Transition Initiatives are locally based groups working to equip their communities with the tools they need to build resilience in the face of fossil fuel depletion, climate change and the economic crises. Transition US works in close partnership with the UK-based Transition Network ( www.transitionnetwork.org ) set up in early 2007 to support the emergence and growth of the Transition Movement internationally.

ICLEI USA launches magazine Planet Earth

The Green Changemakers

The mission of ICLEI USA's new carbon neutral publication, Planet Earth magazine, is to highlight today's environmental challenges and innovative solutions around the globe at the local level. Never before has the phrase, 'think globally, act locally' been more relevant; Local governments are recognizing that their communities are often the first to feel the impacts of worlwide issues such as climate change and they are taking their responsibility to the planet in stride.

One Planet Living - a practical solution

Green (Living) Review

And from this experience they have developed a simple approach and sustainability framework based on ten principles, which enables others to implement One Planet Living. Secondly by developing prototype national one planet plans working alongside progressive countries and locally based organisations from both the developed and developing world.

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Smart by Nature

The Green Changemakers

Smart by Nature is based on four guiding principles: Nature is our teacher; Sustainability is a community practice; The real world is the optimal learning environment; Sustainable living is rooted in a deep knowledge of place. It helps them imagine and contribute to locally based solutions to problems. more > Overview Locally Based Solutions Solving problems locally promotes sustainability and community self-sufficiency.

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FOR HUNGER-PROOF CITIES Sustainable Urban Food Systems

The Green Changemakers

It examines existing local food systems and ways to improve the availability and accessibility of food for city dwellers. Power 2000 PART 2 : LOCAL FOOD SYSTEMS Promoting Sustainable Local Food Systems in the United States Kenneth A. Hamm et Monique Baron 2000 Public Policy and the Transition to Locally Based Food Networks Ellie Perkins 2000 PART 3 : URBAN AND COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE Urban Agriculture in the Seasonal Tropics: The Case of Lusaka, Zambia A.W.

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Real Family Values

The Green Changemakers

Community groups or local agencies invest in homes and share the equity with homeowners. Green and locally based jobs are our best bets: Fund job programs that create and retain jobs at the local level. Increase the minimum wage so that those who work can support their families and increase local economic activity. (In Support community-based centers with services and mutual support for veterans. Invest in local jobs and sustainable communities.

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The Work Ahead

The Green Changemakers

From this view, it is understandable how a professor of agricultural business, skeptical of the small farm and local food movements , would despair at seeing a promising student take an interest in family farming and spurn the chance to have smooth, clean, un-calloused hands. 8 Ways to Join the Local Food Movement How to turn a lawn into lunch, swap preserves, glean, boost your food security, and live the good life.

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Gaia Education

The Green Changemakers

The key program is a UNITAR-endorsed 4 week holistic introduction to designing sustainable settlements called Ecovillage Design Education (EDE), based on the GEN "living and learning" principle. Materials for download The curriculum is available for download in PDF format: EDE curriculum, 112 pages (2 MB) Front cover (3 mb) Back cover (250 kb) Living and learning The teaching method of Gaia Education is based on the GEN principle of "Living and Learning".

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The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil

The Green Changemakers

Cubans share how they transitioned from a highly mechanized, industrial agricultural system to one using organic methods of farming and local, urban gardens. A small group of Australians assisted in this grass-roots effort, coming to this Caribbean island nation in 1993 to teach permaculture, a system based on sustainable agriculture which uses far less energy. Furthermore, without a substitute for fossil-fuel based large-scale farming, agricultural production dropped drastically.

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