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Retrofit with Earthship Biotecture | retrofit Retrofit Temperature Stabilization This involves three things. Thermal mass, insulation and ventilation. (see the new book "Comfort In Any Climate" for definitions of thermal mass and insulation). Retrofit with Earthship Biotecture | retrofit
TEDxBerlin - Bernard Lietaer - 11/30/09
Sustainable Measures - What is sustainability, anyway?
New (Dec 2011): “Sustainable Lens: A visual guide” published by NewSplash available through Amazon. How to convey the essence of sustainability in a few sketched lines? I’m wading through the net and my bookshelves to find examples of the genre. I’m looking for schematics of the notion of sustainability itself rather than the underlying science – greenhouse, carbon, meso climate process, ground water, etc for which there are a zillion diagrams. The list is not meant to be exhaustive, but if I’ve missed your favourite diagram, leave a link and I’ll add it to the list. Visualising sustainability « Computing for Sustainability Visualising sustainability « Computing for Sustainability
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Carboun: Advocating Sustainability in the Middle East Guy El Khoury Despite the increasing global interest in renewable energy sources, electricity generation remains largely dependent on fossil fuels with approximately 70% of the world’s electricity currently being generated using coal, natural gas, and petroleum products. Coal, the most carbon intensive of the fossil fuels, accounts for the largest share of electricity generated globally, with 40% of all electricity generated. Such reliance on fossil fuels is coupled with a relatively low conversion efficiency from fossil fuels to electricity, which averages 35%. Carboun: Advocating Sustainability in the Middle East
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May 4-8, 2014 Montpellier, FR Nominations for the Elinor Ostrom Award are due by the 25th of May, 2014. The award, which honors the legacy of Elinor Ostrom reflects her own passion for research on the commons, collective action, and related institutions, as well as her legacy of mentoring young researchers and colleagues. Nominations for the Science and Practice of Ecology and Society Award The Science and Practice of Ecology & Society Award is given annually to the individual or organization that is the most effective in bringing transdisciplinary science of the interactions of ecology and society into practice. Nominations for this year's award are due by July 1, 2014. Visit E&S to learn more about the annual award and to read the articles written about past recipients. Resilience Alliance - HOME Resilience Alliance - HOME
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Home-Sustainability Perspectives - Sustainability 2030 I have found no better framing of our sustainability predicament that leads to an accurate understanding, the basis for authentic hope, and the possibility of constructive action than Donella Meadows' discussion (see the recent post) of love, hope and sustainability (Beyond the Limits: 1992). It is food for thought and a useful mental anchor, or at least perspective to remember, as we and the world move into 2013. In addition, Sweden's educating a nation campaign begun in 1990 with the launch of The Natural Step is an inspiring and instructive example of Donella's point. It may be worth contemplating them together as the basis for designing a global campaign in, say, 2014 (or sooner), such as, Educating the World for Sustainability (Regenerative) Decisions, Practice, and Success program! The Strategic Sustainability Institute 2030's New Year's resolution and challenge to the sustainability community for 2013 is catalyzing such an educational/action initiative globally. Home-Sustainability Perspectives - Sustainability 2030