Vivienne Westwood is right: we need a law against ecocide. Designer Vivienne Westwood in Brussels in 2011.
Training Posted on December 2, 2014 The following post is from Washington State University: The promise of a bio-based economy. While consumers feel the pain at the pump, crude oil prices have more than doubled over the past five years, and economists continue to express concern that the volatile oil market hampers economic prosperity around the world.
Politically, Europe’s dependence on oil and gas imported from Russia has severely limited the region’s ability to respond to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Yet our society's dependence on oil will be difficult to break. Despite high costs, hydrocarbons typically remain the cheapest source of energy on the planet.
The most promising replacement – bio-based energy – is more viable than people think. For decades, scientists have known that organic biomass can be used to fuel cars, trucks and even airplanes. More complicated types of biomass – corn cobs, wood chips, waste paper – are far more difficult to turn into energy. Today, the greatest challenge is not one of science, but of scale. Handbook of Global Bioethics. AZA-White-Paper-April-2003. The Cradle-to-Cradle Alternative. By William McDonough & Michael Braungart, ©2003 from State of the World 2004 (Worldwatch / W.W.
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A couple of weeks a ago I interviewed Tess Brosnan, a film maker who wanted to talk about links between citizen science and hopeful tourism. This led me to read Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan and Irena Ateljevic’s “Hopeful tourism: A new transformative perspective” (pdf). I found myself reading while mentally replacing “tourism” with “computing”. For […] Innovative, Reusable "Replenish" Spray Bottle Could Disrupt Home... - StumbleUpon. We love to tout sustainability in the consumer sector, but of the 60 billion pounds of plastic discarded annually, only 7 percent is recycled—meaning that billions of pounds end up in landfills.
That said, recycling shouldn't be our only objective; the other Rs (reduce and reuse) should be our primary targets. That's where Replenish comes in. The company rightly describes its new spray bottle as a "disruptive" product: Its reusable spray bottle is made of a sturdy, durable PET-1 plastic, meaning you don't have to replace it (though every part of it is recyclable). At the bottom of the bottle is an interchangeable "twist-on concentrate pod. " Un modèle du monde vu du développement durable. Le développement durable affirme la volonté de concilier économie, société et environnement pour les générations futures. Les terres cultivables d'Ethiopie vendues pour produire des agro carburants. Du carburant pour les voitures «vertes» plutôt que de la nourriture.
En Ethiopie, le gouvernement a cédé plus de 250.000 hectares de terres dans la vallée de l’Omo, une des régions très fertiles et importantes pour l’approvisionnement en eau, à des entreprises qui y cultivent de la canne à sucre et des palmiers à huile pour répondre à la demande des pays développés. L’ONG Survival International dénonce ces cessions qui aggravent encore la famine dans la corne de l’Afrique. Promoting Eco Friendly Lifestyle to Save Enviornment - Ecofriend. Dreamflesh. Steve Jobs Understood Something About Emotions That The Green Movement Too Often Ignores.
Photo: Thierry Ehrmann/CC BY Going through all the Steve Jobs commentary this morning I came across actor-comedian-proud technophile Stephen Fry's commentary on BBC News.
Fry and Jobs have apparently been friends for a while and the whole thing is worth a listen. But there's one passage that really jumps out at me as being something the environmental community, particularly those involved in politics and those trying to motivate people to become more environmentally aware, should pay close attention to.Fry says, Steve Jobs has always understood that, as human beings, our first relationship with anything is an emotional one. ... Our Approach: 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) Building sustainable futures from the ground up At the foundation of Empowerment WORKS, 7 Stages to Sustainability (7SS) is a collaboration road map, an Asset Based Community-driven Development (ABCD) framework, philosophy of self-determination and an educational curriculum empowering communities to build sustainable futures from the ground up.
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You may have never heard of aquascaping, but to many people it’s a very serious art. The International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest holds an annual competition that ranks the best of aquarium design, and the results are phenomenal. Sign Up for Project Green Challenge. Erin Schrode is the co-founder and spokeswoman of Teens Turning Green, a student-led movement promoting global sustainability, youth leadership, environmental education and conscious lifestyle choices. Have you ever felt as if you wanted to “do something,” but didn’t know where to start? Are eReaders Really Green? 1. In 2009, the Book Industry Environmental Council set a couple of environmental goals for the U.S. book industry. Using a calculation of the industry’s total greenhouse gas emissions from 2006 as its baseline, the BIEC and its members pledged to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint by 20% in 2020 and by 80% in 2050.
When the pledge was made, the Kindle had existed for only a year and a half, and the Nook was still eight months away. (Kobo eReaders and iPads didn’t emerge until 2010.) eBooks, still in their infancy, accounted for a measly 5% of books sold in America. Today, it seems like many publishing houses are on their ways toward achieving the BIEC goals.
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