Sustainability

Environmental Economics

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12 tips for sustainable travel in 2016

Green Traveler Guides

| Green Travel News | It’s never too late to add this New Year’s resolution: travel sustainably. Green Travel News Xtras 12 tips for sustainable travel International Ecotourism Society

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Green Living 2.0, Sustainable Communities

Green Home Blog

Many of the Baby Boomers were born or grew up the 1960s and 1970s, which set the stage for all kinds of sustainable concepts from communal or community living to vegetarianism, or not eating meat.

When Can Sustainability Drive Business Growth?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sustainability and business growth don’t usually get talked about together. But an increasing number of businesses see sustainability as a key to generating value in the face of social, economic, and environmental change. The Next Wave of Corporate Sustainability.

Which world are we trying to sustain?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Which world are we trying to sustain: a resource to fulfill our desires of material prosperity, or an Earth of wonder, beauty, and sacred meaning? The notion of perpetual economic growth is a false one that will destroy the very Planet that we depend on for our survival and cannot be sustained on a finite Planet whose non-renewable resources have almost been depleted in their entirety. Earth green living Sustainability

High-Tech Trash Cans to Improve Sustainability

Living Green & Saving Energy

Trashcans are pretty straightforward: they stand there and collect trash. You remove the bag when it’s full, replace it, and it fills up with garbage again. It’s not exactly the domain of innovation and technology… or is it? Believe it or not, the trashcan is quickly becoming a site of technological advancement. In the years […]. eco-innovation green gadget green products reduce waste High-tech trash cans

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Sustainable Ocean Development is Possible: Q&A with Maria Damanaki

Conservancy Talk

Blue Growth by Design —which she and I are discussing this week at The Economist’s World Ocean Summit—incorporates conservation principles into ocean development plans to ensure growth in marine and coastal regions is sustainable. Healthy oceans, development and economic growth can coexist.

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Sustainable Happiness – Book Review

Green (Living) Review

Review by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Sustainable Happiness : Live Simply, Live Well, Make a Difference Edited by Sarah van Gelder and the staff of YES! Redefines happiness: The book argues that true happiness is sustainable not only for individuals but also for society and the planet.

Sustainable Bedroom Decor Photo Ideas

Green Furniture Home Design

Coming up with sustainable bedroom decor ideas doesn’t have to be difficult. By being aware of the materials used in construction, one can have a comfortable space that also remains ecologically conscious.

Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa: from sardines to gorgeous sustainability

Green Traveler Guides

All California Monterey North America United States best green hotel Monterey Bay Chef James Waller Green Hotel Cannery Row Monterey Plaza Hotel and Spa Schooners Coastal Kitchen sustainable seafood Monterey Bay waterfront green hotel in Monterey| Luxury At Bayside | This morning in Monterey is beyond glorious. Throwing open the windows to the briny tang of the bay, we hear the shreik of gulls. Seals barking. Terns are diving for breakfast.

Top 6 Online Sources for Sustainable Items

Hug a Tree with Me

While there are a few sustainable items available in conventional shopping places, you will have more of a selection if you choose to shop at places that specialize in only sustainable items.

Sustainability Advice for Small Businesses

Environmental News Network

But, as the world grows ever more environmentally conscious, and as sustainability becomes more a habit of everyday existence, it’s time for businesses – as well as individual consumers – to step up to the plate, too. Sustainability Concept image via Shutterstock.

Sustainable Alternatives to Petroleum Based Products

Hug a Tree with Me

We will never be completely free of petroleum, however, we can use less of, below is a partial list of petroleum based products along with a few sustainable alternatives. Sustainable Alternatives. glass, aluminum, cellulose, sustainable fabric , wood, bamboo, cork, reusable bags.

How to Sustain a Meaningful Romantic Relationship: 5 Simple Suggestions.

Elephant Journal

Being with someone with whom you can be best friends, share a vision for life and have great sex is being in a relationship worth sustaining.

Hydroponic Farms Sustain Urban Gazans

Green Prophet

With 15 aquaponic farms set up in Gaza City and more being planned, Somerville is optimistic that this method will prove a substantial, sustainable way to ensure Gaza’s food security.

Confused About Sustainable Fashion? 5 Easy Tips for Buying Ethically.

Elephant Journal

Questions like “how can you tell if something is sustainable?” and “What does sustainability even mean?” I create and manufacture clothing for a living, and talk with customers often about the hard decisions around buying clothes.

Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders

Green Traveler Guides

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La is the first Asia-Pacific hotel group to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Asia’s Shangri-La hotels cited as sustainability leaders is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. Asia China Hong Kong Hotels News Resorts DJSI 2014 Dow Jones Corporate Sustainability Index Green Travel News Reuters Shangri-La

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How to Grow a Sustainable Urban Garden.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Food Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) farming garden gardening organic food patio garden sustainable growing urban farmingAfter much research, I found that anyone can do it, even with a small patio. So, that is what I did and I have never looked back.

The True Value Behind Buying Sustainable (Yoga) Clothing.

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Yoga Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) eco fashion fashion local designer local fashion lululemon sustainable clothing yoga clothes

10 Ways to Use Electricity more Sustainably

Hug a Tree with Me

However, we can learn how to use electricity more sustainably. By using electricity more sustainably we can drastically decrease the amounts of emissions released while also inspiring a restored eco-system. Below are ten practical ways to use electricity more sustainably.

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.

Sustainable consumption

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The idea of sustainable growth and sustainable consumption is about the same as having sex to preserve for virginity or having a war for peace. You cannot have sustainable growth and neither can you have sustainable consumption. Sustainability and economic growth do not, actually, go together, especially not the capitalist idea of perpetual growth of wanting to sell more and more and then still more (of the same product).

Sustainable Hydropower: Are Small Dams Really Better for the Environment?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Small hydropower dams can certainly be part of a sustainable hydropower system. For both large and small, the key word is system: sustainable hydropower requires planning, siting, and operating dams within an overall system that seeks to balance a range of resources and values.

An Interview with Jonathan T. Scott–Sustainable Business Champion

Wend Magazine

As with his previous two books on sustainability , this book is very easy-to-read and is available as a free, 30-page, PDF document that explains what sustainability is, why it is important, and how sustainable practices are being successfully implemented in businesses around the world.

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Save the Planet in 3 Simple Steps: A Common-Sense Mom’s Guide to Sustainability.

Elephant Journal

This stuff isn’t just for hippies anymore. It’s becoming mainstream, and it needs to be.

How Can We Make Energy Security Sustainable?

Nature Conservancy - Science

We encourage regulators to learn about the promise of scenario-based analysis and implement these methods so that environmental licensing can become more effective in fostering sustainable development. Meeting energy development needs will require that we convert land from current uses.

The Ocean Cleanup wins Katerva – the Nobel Prize of Sustainability

Green Prophet

The Katerva Award identifies 10 of these companies as finalists annually in its global competition –– the Nobel Prize for Sustainability –– with The Ocean Cleanup , as the winning company this year. Finalists: World Community Grid , Sustainability Consortium , GoodGuide.

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Dubai’s “Sustainable City” Launches Next Month

Green Prophet

We’ve been hearing about Dubai’s version of Masdar City since 2011, but skeptics have doubted that “ Sustainable City ” would ever become more than a mirage in the desert. Solarized and sustainable.

Concentration, Confrontation, Collaboration: The Future of Sustainable Hydropower

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sustainable Hydropower: Is It Possible? Ultimately, they say, what is needed is “Integrative, strategic planning…applied at the basin scale, with the goal of finding balance between tapping hydropower potential and sustaining key natural resources.” Concentration.

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Orang You Glad Your Chair is from a Sustainable Source?

Conservancy Talk

Or furniture from certified sustainable forests that provide locals with a long-term revenue stream, that maintain habitat for wild animals, and that capture more carbon than they emit?

Egyptian Organic Farm Declared Sustainability World Leader

Green Prophet

SEKEM, an Egyptian organic farming community has been chosen as one of 16 ‘Sustainability Champions’ in the developing world which are tackling environmental and social problems.

Dubai Sustainability City Phase 2 Awarded to Baharash Architecture

Green Prophet

Diamond Developers selected Baharash Architecture to plan the second of four phases of Dubai Sustainable City – a 46 hectare, 500 villa eco-development slated for construction at the junction of Al Qudra and Emirates Roads in Dubai.

14 Simple Actions We Can All Take Right Now Towards Living More Sustainably.

Elephant Journal

Here are 14 simple actions we can all take right now towards living more sustainably. As the New Year rolls around, we take stock of the past year and set resolutions and goals to make the upcoming year better and more productive.

13 Principles of Sustainable Architecture From Nader Khalili Student

Green Prophet

Hit the jump for a look at our adapted list of Hart’s 13 principles of sustainable architecture. The average timber home uses 100 trees – and that’s not sustainable at all. Hassan Fathy is the Middle East’s Father of Sustainable Architecture.

Respecting Human Rights is Essential for Sustainable Conservation

Conservancy Talk

Effective partnership with Indigenous peoples and respect for their human rights are fundamental pillars of sound and sustainable conservation practice and environmental governance. Gina Cosentino is The Nature Conservancy’s Director of Indigenous and Communal Conservation.

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No giant leaps, but there are small steps for sustainability in the UAE

Green Prophet

With the recent news that Dubai and Abu Dhabi ranked number one and two respectively within the Middle East on the Arcadis 2016 Sustainable Cities Index, it’s worth noting that they are still many years away from other places in the world.

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Green Versus Sustainable

Environmental News Network

People hear a lot of talk about “green energy” and “sustainable energy”, and many times the populace assumes these are the same things. However, as a rule, things which are sustainable tend to be green, though not everything that’s green is sustainable.

15 Practical Tips for Sustainable Travel

Environmental News Network

The answer is sustainable travel or simply put, traveling responsibly. By supporting green hotel accommodations, you become an agent of sustainability. This is one way to help sustain tourism in the countries that you visit. Sustainable travel is about making simple choices.

Emotional Bank: Sustain or Drain.

Elephant Journal

How can we ensure a boost to the emotional bank? Love & Relationships (see below for Sexy) drain emotional bank friends relationships self-care

A Green Globe: 4 Surprisingly Sustainable Countries

Environmental News Network

But sustainability isn’t just a trend. Countries around the world are trying to become more environmentally sustainable, and some have been more successful than others. But it’s making waves in global sustainability. Christopher Beck is a sustainability consultant.