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10 Practices Showing That "Sustainability" is More Than Just a Buzzword! Sustainability is the buzzword that’s making the world a better place!

10 Practices Showing That "Sustainability" is More Than Just a Buzzword!

You have probably realized that the way we manage our resources is gaining more space in the media and transforming our means of production and development. On the other hand, you may also have bought some products being advertised as sustainable and, later, discovered that certain stages of their production were contrary to this principle. A sustainable world. Global village. Poverty Complicated, Feeding Children isn't. rPe2jBQ. HOW TO REBUILD OUR WORLD FROM SCRATCH. What our civilization needs is a billion-year plan.

DIY. Global Village Construction Set. Definition[edit] The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that enables fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.

Global Village Construction Set

The name, GVCS, has been coined for the first time in 2008 - at a lecture at the University of Missouri, Columbia - see UM Presentation. Media[edit] Key Features[edit] GVCS Machines[edit] See main article GVCS Machine OSE is developing 50 machines of the Global Village Construction Set via module-based design. Sustainable development. The One Community Earthbag Construction Village (Pod 1) Open Source Hub. Home Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability Programme - Blekinge Institute of Technology. The Master's in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) Programme is a 10-month transformational masters programme in Karlskrona, Sweden that focuses on advancing your knowledge, skills, and global networks, in order to build your capacity to be a strategic leader in the co-creation of thriving, sustainable societies.

Home Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability Programme - Blekinge Institute of Technology

Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, one of the programme´s co-founders, on the essence of MSLS: Applications close on March 30th! Sosmart_eu. Top Five Most Sustainable Cities in the World. From using renewable energy to cutting back on emissions, five cities across the globe are leading the way when it comes to implementing sustainable initiatives.

Top Five Most Sustainable Cities in the World

Vancouver, Canada Consistently performing well in worldwide “livable city” rankings, Vancouver has an ambitious goal of becoming the “the greenest city in the world” by 2020. They already lead the world in hydroelectric power—making up 90 percent of its supply—as well as regularly tapping into renewables like wind, solar, and wave power. Thanks to mass transit, bike lanes (248 miles worth), ride sharing programs, and greenways, Vancouver has the lowest per capita carbon emissions of any major city on the continent.

As part of their 2020 goals, they aim to decrease emissions an additional 33 percent, while also enacting strict green building codes (all new developments must be carbon neutral) and improving the energy efficiency of existing structures by 20 percent. San Francisco, U.S. Off-Grid Sustainable Housing : Timeless Earth Solutions. All housing and community spaces will be built as beautiful, clean, ‘living’, functional, efficient, sustainable and regenerative Several aspects of living successfully in community are addressed to provide workable options for our members: Zoning: In order to maintain a sense of freedom while maintaining a respect for the space and privacy of other members, zoning by use will be employed.

Off-Grid Sustainable Housing : Timeless Earth Solutions

Although community involvement, participation and celebration is encouraged, so is respect for members’ desire for quiet, focus, contemplation, meditation and rest. Can we live inside the doughnut? Why the world needs planetary and social boundaries. This blog summaries a new Discussion Paper published by Oxfam.

Can we live inside the doughnut? Why the world needs planetary and social boundaries

Sustainability Principles. The Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. Solutions are in our nature. 7 Benefits to Bringing Nature Back to Cities. Nature scarcity in cities has been observed for centuries.

7 Benefits to Bringing Nature Back to Cities

Only recently have we detailed the acute symptoms of separation anxiety felt by urban society. Urban greening creates projects that simultaneously restore our health and invite plants and animals to reclaim their place among us. Floating Islands to bring Agriculture & Industry to Haiti. Boston-based architect E. Kevin Schopfer in collaboration with Tangram 3DS (visualization) envisions”Harvest City” in Haiti as a floating agricultural / light industrial city off the shores of the island. Harvest City would be a vibrant fully functioning city of 30,000 residents which embraces three major concepts.

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest. Forget meadows.

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest

The city’s new park will be filled with edible plants, and everything from pears to herbs will be free for the taking. World’s largest sustainable city developed in China. The world's largest sustainable city, extending about 30 square kilometers, with urban living conditions has been developed in South Asian country of China.

World’s largest sustainable city developed in China

Rising from wastelands in China, the globe's biggest eco-city of Tianjin is located 150 kilometres (93 miles) southeast from Beijing that means less than an hour on the new high-speed train line. The city, designed to be around half the size of Manhattan Island in the United States, is slated to be enriched by the hottest energy-saving technologies. A solution to reverse Africa's growing deserts. I've often said that the most sophisticated "green" technology on the planet is the humble tree.

A solution to reverse Africa's growing deserts

Trees sequester carbon, fix nitrogen into the soil, create organic compost, prevent erosion and encourage rain, while providing sustainable crops, shape, lumber and even fuel. The single most important activity on the planet (I believe) is planting trees, a fact backed up by the latest McKinsey study on abating the effects of global warming. Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Jnorman13. Technologies naturelles. Sustainable Future. Sustainable SOLUTIONS. Environment + Sustainability. Projet design surpopulation existant. SUSTENTABILIDAD. Sustainability & Development. Sustainability. Sustainable. Sustainability. SUSTAINABILITY. Sustainability. Sustainable communities & Permaculture. Sustainable Villages/ Resilient Communities. Sustainable Living. Justice / Sustainability Resources. Permaculture is the future. Permaculture. Permaculture. Agriculture urbaine & périurbaine. Aquaculture. Aquaponics. Grow your own food. Another weird dream: organic farming if life goes to crap. Gardening. Farming & gardening. Urban farming. Vertical farms sprouting all over the world - tech - 16 January 2014. Royal Institution of AustraliaRiAus - Australia’s national science hub.

Growing up - is vertical farming the future? Are high rise farms, vertical farming, and urban farming the solution to feeding our growing population? More and more architects, politicians and urban planners are latching on to the idea that something radical has to be done to feed the world’s rapidly growing cities in the coming decades. And not just cities, what about the world’s increasing arid zones, and areas of depleted farming land? What about the pressures to control carbon emissions and reduce food miles? THE FUTURE OF THE FOOD SUPPLY IN THE CITY REVISITED: IS VERTICAL FARMING (AT THE PRECIOUS HEART OF THE CITY) A GREENER AND ALTERNATIVE WAY TO PRODUCE FOOD? NOW, AFTER TRIALS AND ERRORS, THE IDEA IS ABOUT TO BE PROVEN.

“An indoor farmer doesn’t pray for rain”. Several studies confirm that, by the year 2050, nearly 80% of the Earth’s population will reside in urban centers (today’s rate is up to 60%). Applying the most conservative estimates to current demographic trends, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people during that period, posing new challenges to sustainability and development.

Singapore’s Vertical Farms. 'Vertical farm' blossoms at meatpacking plant. Greens and mushrooms grown at the Plant with homemade sauce and bread by Carla, the plant's mycologist. John Edel is building a zero waste veritcal farm on Chicago's South SideIt has bakers, fish farmer, tea brewer and other farms working with each other to use wasteEdel hopes this will show other businesses the ease of adapting to green initiatives (CNN) -- An old meatpacking plant on Chicago's South Side is being transformed into an eco farm, which its founders says will produce food sustainably, while creating zero waste.

American entrepreneur John Edel is the founder of "The Plant," a vertical-farm initiative that he hopes will show people the ease of adapting to green food production in urban living environments. The Vertical Farm Project - Agriculture for the 21st Century and Beyond. Vertical farming. La ferme du futur. Vertical farming. Des fermes verticales. Vertical farm II. Studiomobile: seawater vertical farm. Vertical Farms. Safe Organic and/or natural products.

Permaculture. Hacia una cultura sostenible. PERMACULTURA | Hacia una cultura sostenible Comunidades a prueba de crisisLa permacultura, teoría y práctica creada en los ’70, consiste en el diseño de hábitats humanos sostenibles, siguiendo los patrones de la Naturaleza. Stefania Strega Scoz*Martes 19 de mayo de 2009. Número 102 En breve, podrás encontrar ampliado este artículo en esta página sobre ’Que es la Permacultura’. Es interesante plantearse y describir qué es y cómo ha avanzado la permacultura en estos tiempos de crisis económica, energética y climática, porque lejos de ser un tipo de agricultura (como a menudo se clasifica), la permacultura es algo dinámico y en constante cambio que ahora abarca todas las facetas del conocimiento humano, enfocado en crear sociedades humanas sostenibles, a prueba de crisis.

Sustainability. Sustainability. Creating a Sustainable Civilization. Namibian desert beetle. High-Tech Supermarket Farm to Grow Food for Cities in The Netherlands. Building The Bionic City: The Ultimate Smart City. The Four System Conditions of a Sustainable Society. Inventory: Social Sustainability Initiatives online.

One Community Pod 2 Details - Straw Bale Ecobuild and Construction. Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches and Communities. This guide is written for anyone seeking help from federal programs to foster innovative enterprises in agriculture and forestry in the United States. Specifically, the guide addresses program resources in community development; sustainable land management; and value-added and diversified agriculture and forestry. I am the author of 'The Knowledge: How to rebuild our world from scratch' about the science and technology you'd need to reboot civilisation as quickly as possible after an apocalypse. AMA! : IAmA.