Building your own sustainable future

Low Impact

It has taken more than twenty years to put in place all those things that help life to be sustainable, including a firewood system, large veg plot , glass house , and the large self-built wind and solar home power generation system. This chasing of pretend futures is a pointless exercise.

Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Cool Green Science

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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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.

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.

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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.

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)!

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Values for peace and a sustainable future

The Green Changemakers

Daisaku Ikeda Imagine there's no countries Imagine all the people Living life in peace The United World Colleges "United World Colleges makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. Global Spirit The wisdom to perceive the interconnectedness of all life and living. The courage not to fear or deny difference; but to respect and strive to understand people of different cultures, and to grow from encounters with them.

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.

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

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.

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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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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.

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Nature’s Place on the Global Stage

Cool Green Science

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.”.

Sustainable Olives

Green Earth Journey

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

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Earth Overshoot Day: we have just exceeded what Earth can regenerate in a year

A Greener Life

The climate summit needs to make the decisions that will deliver our planet on a safer and more sustainable future. Earth environment resources sustainability biocapacity carbon footprint COP26 COVID-19 deforestation Earth Overshoot Day ecological footprint emissions regeneration

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How to Green Our Education System

Green Living Guy

Every day, more people join in by greening their lifestyles and creating a more sustainable future. Let’s teach children about the importance about the environmental movement. For it has never been stronger.

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Global warming could end the tradition of ice hockey in Canada

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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

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The new normal: Can business focus on driving positive change?

AGreenLiving

Sponsored: If the pace of innovation and level of commitment to building a sustainable future are any indication of future trends, the 2020s will be the decade of circularity. Here is the original: The new normal: Can business focus on driving positive change? Business Green circular economy climate change innovation-and pace reporting sponsored the-2020s the-decade the-pace

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.

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Putting straw on the public building map: the UP STRAW 2020 Yearbook

Low Impact

This purpose-built straw and timber office accommodation was designed and built using public procurement procedures, which demonstrates a sustainable future for many public buildings.

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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.

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Incorporating Plants in the Existing Urban Fabric

Greentumble

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

Greentumble

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.

Circle by Norm works toward a circular economy one step at a time

AGreenLiving

Belgian sneaker brand Norm is taking steps toward a sustainable future. Norm was built on the principles of sustainability, transparency and modernity. In trying to create the most sustainable sneakers possible, Norm is also setting an example for others.

How Does Deforestation Affect Animals?

Greentumble

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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'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."

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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Biomimetic Material Innovations

Greentumble

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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Best Universities For Environmental Initiatives

Green Prophet

A lot of educational institutions support environmental initiatives in order to become the “green” and address all-natural problems with such valuable resources as energy, water, and materials as they want to build a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly society.

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.

Solar Panel Maintenance and Cleaning: What You Need to Know

Axia PR

Of course, you should enjoy the feeling of having done the right thing, generating clean, renewable energy and helping the planet move towards a sustainable future. These can scratch the surface of your solar panels and affect their future performance. Investing in solar panels is a. big decision – a lot of time, thought and money goes into choosing the right panels, finding the best installer and arranging for the building and/or installation work to be done.

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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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The 12 principles of permaculture: a way forward

Low Impact

It offers everyone the chance to be part of the transition to a more eco-friendly, ethical and sustainable future. Being observant and responding to what we see is really important in moving towards a more ethical and sustainable way of life.