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Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Conservancy Talk

The 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit brought together more than 500 community leaders to help design Cleveland’s sustainable future. I was delighted to be invited by the Mayor and Matt Gray, Cleveland’s Chief of Sustainability. One of these is our high school internship program called LEAF, or Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future. So now I want to shift gears and talk about the “how” behind these big plans for sustainable cities.


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Our Sustainable Future Panel and Party: Circular Design in Fashion, Auto & Built Environment

Eco Chic

Wow, what an incredible turnout we had at the first-ever Our Sustainable Future event! What that means is we want to have a circular approach to how products are produced and will only use circular or sustainably sourced materials.”. General Motors’ area was a really fun, interactive area where the company showed off how the world’s largest automaker is making huge strides in sustainability (and has been for quite some time)!

Seed Saving: A Crucial Part of Our Sustainable Future.

Elephant Journal

There has been an erosion in the diversity of the foods we eat and in the tradition of specialty varieties has been declining while heirloom crops are getting lost in a mire of corporate hybrids. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green WAYLON: Today Only environment farmer''s rights gardening genetic diversity gmos growing heirloom monoculture revolution Seed saving the Living Seed Company

Leading the Way to a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Sustainability has often been defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The word “sustainability” shares the root of the word “sustenance”, which refers to the maintaining of someone or something in life or existence. So, sustainability can be thought of as living in a way that creates and nourishes healthy relationships among all living things, now and in the future.

Jordanian Activist Take To The Streets For A Sustainable Future

Green Prophet

Activists held a large banner that read “For a Sustainable Jordan: No to Nuclear Power,” while others carried out a street theatre activity demanding the government consider greener energy options such as solar and wind power. . Activist gathered on the streets of Amman today to say ‘No’ to nuclear energy and ‘Yes’ to renewables.

Banana Zombies, Healthy Halloween & Hope for a Sustainable Future

Green Living Ideas

But we diverted for an inspiring Green Dude segment with Jonathan Porritt, to talk about a sustainable future. Green Dude: Jonathan Porritt, Founder and Director of Forum for the Future. Jonathan Porritt is the founder of Forum for the Future , a wonderful UK-based organization dedicated to finding solutions to our environmental and social challenges, while seeing a hopeful vision for a sustainable and healthy future.

Calling for a Sustainable Future. {Boulder}

Elephant Journal

On April 16, I listened as scores of young people pleaded with City Council to consider Boulder’s transition into a green energy future, focused on slashing greenhouse gas emissions and tackling climate change. [.]. When you think of City Council, you don’t usually imagine a packed room, full of young people, raising flowers and raising hell.

Could Mindfulness hold the key to unlock a sustainable future?

The Green Changemakers

Posted by sdreyerleon in Uncategorized July 6, 2011 Educating for Sustainability: A Mindfulness Practice! During the interview, Thich Nhat Hanh says something that cuts to the heart of what I see as the relationship between mindfulness and sustainability. It puts me in mind of the reasons why I believe so strongly in the development of the field of Educating for Sustainability. For more in the Sustainable Business Strategy series, click here.

You’re Invited! Our Sustainable Future Discussion on the Future of the Circular Economy with GM, H&M and More

Eco Chic

We’re going to be talking about the Circular Economy with some amazing folks (see the lineup below) for Our Sustainable Future: How the Approaching Circular Economy will Change Fashion, Cars, and Buildings f or the (Much) Better. The next step in sustainable production is the circular economy. Our Panelists Are (Clockwise from top): Mari Kay Scott – Executive Director Global Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, General Motors.

Envisioning a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

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

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Green School - Getting Kids In On a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

By Suzanne Lindgren A sustainable future means teaching kids about climate change and living in balance with the earth. But as we struggle to slow the environmental destruction that’s led to a changing climate, we must also plant the seeds of permanent and profound sustainability. Aptly titled Green School, the organization teaches sustainable thinking and practical skills to students from pre-kindergarten through high school, including kids in their own sustainable future.

Smart Strategies for a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Green Communities is a web-based toolkit and planning guide designed to help communities access the tools and information to help them become more sustainable, Green Communities. Begin your journey toward sustainability by clicking on Step 1: Where are we now! This step encourages communities to look into the future to determine how changes in population, for example, may alter the face and character of their community in the absence of intervention.

Sustainable Future for a Small Planet

The Green Changemakers

[link] Sustainable Futures for a Small Planet This high school social studies unit makes connections between how we live, the global economy and the natural world. Designed initially to engage students in Alberta Social Studies 10/20 (Quality of Life, Alternative Futures), these 20 innovative activities have many applications for other provinces. Investigates topical Alberta issues of energy use and depletion, climate change and alternative energy futures.

Local Communities Showcase the Way to Sustainable Future

Green Life Smart Life

This movement is showing that Main Street truly is the way to building a better, more sustainable future. Dedicated to promoting and sustaining local business, Local First organizations across the country are campaigning for a shift in the way we act, in the way we think and most importantly, in the way we spend. In the midst of this global economic crisis, there is a movement happening in some of the hardest hit places in America – local communities.

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Permaculture -- The Path to a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Scientists, biologists, economists and even a few politicians are becoming aware that it is simply not sustainable. We dimly perceive that we are dangerously close to exhausting the earthly resources that sustain life on this planet. We can't see any clear path to the future. We must look squarely, bravely and with clear eyes at the mistakes of the past while re-vamping our vision of the possible future. Tags: Sustainable-development Green Permaculture

SUSTAINABLE FUTURES: Replacing Growth Imperative and Hierarchies with Sustainable Ways

The Green Changemakers

In May 2008 Coalition for Environment and Development launched a nine-month research project under the title CULTURES OF SUSTAINABILITY - SUSTAINABILITY OF CULTURES: Africa-Asia-Europe Dialogue on the Future of Low Ecological Footprint Communities. The aim of the project is to find ways of preserving the ways of sustainable societies and transforming unsustainable ones by engaging in dialogue with concerned people in Finland, India, Kenya, Nepal and Tanzania.

Celestopea: Gateway to a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

A beautiful, self-sufficient, sustainable eco-community, floating serenely upon the sea, birthed with love by its citizens, and bound by a common vision of the greatness the human race can become, with a common passion to live the vision Imagine a place. Where you live in a garden of delight, with tall, shading palm groves standing sentinel over white sand beaches, and a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds growing both wild and on sustainable, organic farms.

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The Necessary Revolution: Creating a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

Tags: Future Sustainable-development Economics

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Energy for a Sustainable Future Ebooks, online resources

The Green Changemakers

[link] Time : 9 hours Level : Introductory Introduction Introduction Resource Access to safe, clean and sustainable energy supplies is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity during the twenty-first century. 2 Definitions: energy, sustainability and the future 2.1 Resource ‘Energy is Eternal Delight’ 3 Present energy sources and sustainability 3.1 6 Energy in a sustainable future 6.1 Tags: Sustainable-development Ebook Energy Education

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Links Between a Poverty Fighting Present & a Sustainable Future

The Green Changemakers

In this context, was born a brave experiment in finding the nexus between sustainable development and poverty eradication. "We The primary focus is on poverty alleviation, based on the belief that sustainable development can be best implemented if it improves the quality of life and the standard of living of local residents. Key to its future success, says Sugrue, is the full transfer of the initiative to the community in the medium-term.

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Sustainable Olives

Green Earth Journey

- Musco Family Olive Company - Investing in a Sustainable Future from Cosimo Bullo on Vimeo

Teach Kids Sustainable Behaviors and their Parents will Follow

Green Living Ideas

What are the barriers to adoption of sustainable behaviors, and how can we encourage people to reduce their energy consumption at home? This report from Oregon State University explains that when kids learned ‘energy-saving’ behavior, the parents followed suit, giving us a great path forward for future [&hellip. The post Teach Kids Sustainable Behaviors and their Parents will Follow appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Nature’s Place on the Global Stage

Conservancy Talk

How to lift millions from poverty while ensuring that a growing middle class uses resources sustainably are at the top of the agenda. He voiced his appreciation for the leadership shown by the panelists and commented that UNDP maintains a high level of commitment to environment for development, adding “nature based solutions will continue to be a pillar of UNDP’s solutions well into the future.”.

A Poem for Earth Month – Thank You Mother Earth

Hug a Tree with Me

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Global warming could end the tradition of ice hockey in Canada


Time and again, we have harped about the prime importance of a low carbon, sustainable future essential for the very survival of the generations coming after us. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets. Recycling. Green Living. Innovations.

Get Ready for the 2011 International Green Awards!


By honoring celebrities, businesses, governments and entrepreneurs, the awards ceremony will highlight the best and brightest who are working hard to create a sustainable future. On November 24th at the Natural History Museum in London, the International Green Awards will celebrate the incredible contributions being made by the world’s eco community.

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‘Community is the cornerstone of our energy future’

Green (Living) Review

Local people taking control of energy generation in their area is the key to a sustainable future, argues Clare Martynski Whether it’s headlines about rising energy bills, statistics revealing the near rock bottom levels of trust the UK population has in our energy providers or evidence that more families are in fuel poverty than at any time for a decade, it’s clear that our current energy system is under strain and increasingly unfit for purpose. - Supplying Organic Feed, Grain and Fertilizer 

Hug a Tree with Me

Organic gardening and organic farming encourages a healthier more sustainable future, and I am proud that our family is a part of that in our tiny little way. I am super excited to get started on our first ever organic garden. We do not have very much space so it will be a tiny project but Jordy and I are crazy pumped. I am hoping that our hard work will reward us with plump tomatoes and peppers, lush peas and broccoli and an assortment of yummy herbs.

Shop Ethical and Fair-Trade at Paper High

Hug a Tree with Me

We found alternatives such as buying fair-trade , handmade and local, and although big business and unethical still dominates the marketplace, we are buying more ethically today than ever before which is highly encouraging for a sustainable future. All of the products that they offer are handmade by skilled artisans from India, Sri Lanka and Nepal with the use of sustainable materials.

What is Cradle to Cradle Manufacturing?

Green Living Ideas

Cradle to cradle manufacturing is a design, building, and sourcing certification for products that ensures a more sustainable future. The post What is Cradle to Cradle Manufacturing? appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Green Consumerism C2C cradle to cradle design process green building green living LCA manufacturing planned obsolesce

Louie Santaguida and his goal of creating zero energy condominiums

Green Living Ideas

Reducing the environmental impact of the buildings we inhabit will be a major step toward reducing our CO2 emissions and bringing us in line with a more sustainable future. A few statistics to consider: traditional buildings using mainstream technology and design consume 40 per cent of the total fossil fuel in the United States and. The post Louie Santaguida and his goal of creating zero energy condominiums appeared first on Green Living Ideas.

Incorporating Plants in the Existing Urban Fabric


Perhaps a bold assumption, but one might argue that sometimes simple is more efficient and that by following what flows naturally within a set environment and connecting to the local natural habitat, is a much better way of using resources and creating an environmentally sustainable future. Throughout her studies, she incorporates nature within her design and strives for a sustainable built environment. The addition of plants within the urban fabric.

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Responsive Architecture


The incorporation of natural elements such as micro-organisms within our buildings would imply a more sustainable future through air filtration, use of micro-organism as source of green energy. These nature inclusive solution will provide a sustainable future due to the fact that, by leaving nature take ownership and enhance our urban fabric, we create a natural and balanced living scenario that would work as a cyclical environment and not as a linear, wasteful one.

'It Is Not Hopeless,' says World's Chief Climate Scientist

Green (Living) Review

"It gives us the knowledge to make informed choices, the knowledge to build a brighter, more sustainable future. As Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change opens meeting to finalize latest report to the world, head of agency says meeting challenge of global warming will not be easy, but that it can be done "It is not hopeless."

How Does Deforestation Affect Animals?


Perhaps one of the most effective solutions to the problems of deforestation around the globe is to change the valuation of products that are obtained through deforestation to the valuation of global forests for the important ecosystem services and other important resources they provide, including the storage of carbon in a carbon-constrained future. Additionally, trade agreements push governments to use only sustainable products. Forests cover 31 percent of earth’s land.

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of LEED

Green Home Blog

Most of us can agree that moving towards environmentally-friendly building practices is one of the keys to a more sustainable future. Only a few decades ago, very few designers were looking into building sustainably, and there weren’t very many people in the industry with the knowledge to take on these projects. There are currently very few government regulations for green buildings, which means it’s up to those in the industry to set sustainability standards.

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Urban Permaculture

The Green Changemakers

By applying permaculture principles to our urban designs, we can develop new techniques and (de)pave the road to a sustainable future. From the Urban Permaculture Institute in San Francisco With over half of the world’s population now living in dense urban centers, it is critical that real solutions are discovered for these increasingly unhealthy environments.

Biomimetic Material Innovations


design gravitates towards is the creation of new and exciting materials that would help create a more sustainable urban fabric. The first material experiments within “new methods of using cellulose [that] will open the doors to novel sustainable architectural practices” [5]. The effect of this process results in a strong and translucent piece of would that could make it the “future alternative to glass that could create loadbearing windows that do not shatter” [6].

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Ecotopia: Permaculture in Sweden

Green (Living) Review

Ecotopia, named after and deeply inspired by Ernest Callenbach’s utopian novel of the same name, is a knowledge centre focused on permaculture and sustainable development in Sweden, run by social entrepreneurs Karin Malmgren and Roland Birgersson. The operation is intended to help bring about a sustainable future and explore holistic solutions. One strand of Ecotopia’s efforts to spread permaculture and sustainable ideas and skills is through the provision of its own courses.

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5 Impactful Strategies for Communicating Sustainability Online

Green Prophet

It’s our responsibility to get better at communicating the things that matter most to building a sustainable future for our planet. We’re on a mission to communicate the importance of sustainable living. When you align your content with the goodwill of others, instead of casting blame on bad actors, you’ll achieve a more desired impact on delivering a sustainable future. People are searching for information about global warming online. Don’t believe me?

Circular Electronics Day aims to extend the lifespan of electronics

Green (Living) Review

By prolonging product life, individuals and organizations can contribute to a more sustainable future. The aim is to maximize product lifetime and handle discarded products as valuable resources, used to manufacture new products”, says Andreas Rehn, project manager of criteria development at TCO Development, the organization behind sustainability certification for IT products, TCO Certified.

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Please be patient as I try to work this out on my own

Environmental Economics

While that may sound like a good, green development for a city seeking a more sustainable future, there’s a downside to the declining consumption: It’s helping to drive up customers’ rates — raising them more than 80 percent since 1999. Here I go, trying to be all Aguanomics on you and all: Louisville Water Co. officials never talk about conservation — not that it has mattered. Water use has declined on its own.

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