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Google Shows Off Futuristic Sustainable Campus Design

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Published on March 6th, 2015 |by Adam Johnston March 6th, 2015 by Adam JohnstonGoogle recently released futuristic, high-tech, sustainable-style design plans for its Mountain View, California, headquarters, which promises to be world class. The high-tech giant announced that designers Thomas Heatherwick from Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels from ...

Abengoa Commissions South Africa's First Concentrated Solar Power Plant

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Published on March 6th, 2015 |by Mridul Chadha March 6th, 2015 by Mridul ChadhaSouth Africa is celebrating yet another success of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Programme with the operationalisation of the country’s first concentrated solar power plant. Abengoa and Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have commissioned a ...

India Moves Into Top 5 Most Attractive Renewable Energy Markets

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Published on March 5th, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal March 5th, 2015 by Smiti MittalThe Indian Government’s aggressive policies and ambitious capacity addition targets have helped it jump to the best rank in market attractiveness in the renewable energy sector in at least about two years. The latest edition ...

Ghana Increases Levy On Petroleum Products To Fund Solar Power Projects

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Published on March 5th, 2015 |by Mridul Chadha March 5th, 2015 by Mridul ChadhaDeveloping countries are taking small yet definitive steps to reduce subsidies and implement taxes on fossil fuels, with Ghana being the latest to have taken a decision in the same direction. The President of Ghana ...

Overfishing, Plastic Pollution and Mass Extinction Got You Down? Better Call Sea Shepherd Legal!

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2 mentions14 hours ago
Having trouble with pollution? Overfishing got you down? Have you had it up to your dorsal fin with people hunting you and your friends to the brink of extinction? Well then, better call … Sea Shepherd Legal! Officially launched on World Wildlife Day 2015, the new Sea Shepherd ...

SunEdison: Solar & Wind Will Be $4T Value Opportunity By 2020

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Published on March 4th, 2015 |by Giles Parkinson March 4th, 2015 by Giles ParkinsonOriginally published on RenewEconomy. US-based SunEdison, now the largest renewable energy company in the world, says it sees a $4 trillion value opportunity in the global wind and solar markets by 2020. At its presentation ...

10 Things You Can Do Now to Help the Oceans

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2 mentions17 hours ago
It’s a big job, but if we all pitch in, we can improve the state of our oceans. Saving the ocean seems a daunting task, but you can help a great deal by changing some rather small things in your life. Water bottles, lunch bags, containers, shopping bags ...

Sweet Potato Noodles and Coconut Curried Veggies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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2 mentions21 hours ago
Dairy FreeHealthyKid-FriendlyNut FreeSoy FreeSugar Free / Low SugarVeganWheat Free Alena Grahn:Alena Grahn is the founder of Red Nail Green Veggies blog, which celebrates whole, plant based foods. The recipes you will find here are simple, fun, and most importantly full of nutrients that will have you feeling and ...

Marine Plastic Debris

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The quantity of marine plastic debris on our ocean beaches is increasing. Poor plastic waste management on land, as well as plastics dumped directly into the ocean through fishery and maritime activities, means that much of this plastic will eventually reach landfall. The global production of plastic has ...

Earth Balance Vegan Butter Commits to Sustainable Palm Oil, But is it Enough?

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Known for its buttery taste and illicit love affair with Jared Leto, vegan butter could soon be considered even more animal- and planet-friendly thanks to Earth Balance’s announcement that they’ll be using only sustainably-sourced palm oil in their products by the end of 2015. Part of the Boulder ...

DIY hugelkultur: how to build raised permaculture garden beds

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2 mentions14 hours ago
Although the term “hugelkultur” was coined by German horticulturalists Hans Beba and Herman Andra in the late 1970s, the actual technique has probably been used for thousands of years. Roughly translated into “hill culture”, this method consists of creating raised garden beds by covering rotting wood with compost ...

Women Farmers Making it Happen

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International Women’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the success and achievements of women in agriculture, while also calling on more resources and support. March 8th is International Women’s Day, and this year’s theme is “Make it Happen.” All over the world, there are innovative women inspiring us ...

Meyer Lemon Coconut Cream Tarts With Mint and Lavender [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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2 mentions2 days ago
I am 19 and have been blissfully vegan for over two years. On my blog – This Rawsome Vegan Life – I share my own recipes and experiences in the raw food lifestyle. I believe food is love, love is happiness, and happiness depends on health. I am ...

Adorable solar-powered floating eco-home is nearly 100% recyclable

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The 100-square-foot floating pod-shaped home measures 12 meters in diameter and 4 meters tall. Its curved body is constructed from recycled glued laminated timber and a recycled aluminum hull. The rounded wooden roof is topped by a 60-square-meter photovoltaic array capable of generating 4 kWp. Four skylights flank ...

Man Quits Job to Travel in Solar-Powered Home on Wheels

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Eco-friendly lifestyle is one thing, but eco-friendly travel is another when everything from taking planes to buying souvenirs can leave a mark on the planet. But an intrepid young man and his van proves that we can see the world and tread lightly at the same time. After ...

Vegan Taro Smoothie {Gluten-Free}

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2 mentions4 days ago
A vegan taro smoothie made with boiled and mashed taro root, coconut milk, sugar and ice is smooth, creamy and ever so slightly sweet. Both vegan and gluten-free. The first time I tried taro flavored anything was in a frozen yogurt shop in Washington DC. There was a ...

How do we make our oceans healthier?

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Sea life is one aspect of the ocean that requires protecting. Credit: Wikimedia Commons There was a time when humanity saw the oceans as limitless. A place where one could store as much waste as needed to stop it from piling up on the land. A spot where ...

3 Dairy Substitutes to Make Baking Vegan Desserts a Piece of Cake

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Going vegan is growing in popularity. Beyonce’s vegan meal delivery service, James Cameron’s vegan school and concerns about the impact animal agriculture has on our health and environmental sustainability is drawing main-stream media attention to the animal-free lifestyle. With increased interest in and curiosity about going vegan, concerns ...

Indian Government Approves 15 GW Solar Power Capacity For Auction

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Published on March 2nd, 2015 |by Smiti Mittal March 2nd, 2015 by Smiti MittalA crucial leg of the National Solar Mission was recently cleared by the Indian government which would allow 15 GW capacity to be auctioned over the next few years. The Indian government gave approval to ...

Want to Know What’s New in Natural Products? Follow Me at Expo West!

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Hi there! Don't miss out on my tips and special deals for green & healthy living! Subscribe to my newsletter or RSS feed. Thanks so much for visiting! It’s that time of year again! This Thursday I’ll be flying to Anaheim, CA to attend the Natural Products Expo ...

Women claim their place in the game industry

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Some prominent female game developers brought down the house again with an inspiring session on what it’s like for them to work — and persevere and thrive — in the male-dominated game industry. The session was the third annual #1Reason2Be panel at the Game Developers Conference in San ...

Fisheries Bycatch

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3 mentions2 days ago
Incidental capture in fishing gear (also known as bycatch) is likely the greatest threat to sea turtles and many other species worldwide. Approximately 40% of all animals caught in fisheries are discarded as trash. Marine mammals, sea turtles, seabirds, and other species are caught and discarded, usually dead.

Bay Pollution and the World’s Oceans

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Spanish explorers once called San Francisco Bay el brazo del mar, “the arm of the sea.” Highlighting this connection with the world’s oceans is even more appropriate in our time, as we observe the impact of plastic pollution flowing from the Bay out into our oceans. While Save ...

Where It's Best And Worst To Drive An Electric Vehicle

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If you're considering getting an electric car, here's an important thing to bear in mind: It may work better in some parts of the country than others. There are big regional differences in EV performance, with very hot and very cold areas generally doing worse than temperate ones.

Permadesign

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Reading nature’s book is what permaculture is all about. — Toby Hemenway If humans are ever going to live sustainably on this planet, we simply cannot continue thinking that sustainability is something we must engineer. — Paula Hay Permaculture has progressed from offering another way to farm and ...

These dangerously overloaded delivery bikes in Shanghai defy the laws of physics

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2 mentions17 hours ago
Video captured on the streets of Shanghai shows two dangerously overloaded delivery bikes stacked with boxes of paper. Produced by Jason Gaines. Video courtesy of Associated Press.

Frugal Vegan Dinner Recipes

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3 mentions18 hours ago
Your mom was right about that one. A vegetable-rich diet is essential to good health. One of the best ways to get more plant-based food into your diet is to add some vegan recipes to your rotation. Cutting back on meat is a great way to keep homemade ...

10 Tips for Making Your Home Smell Like Spring

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3 mentions2 days ago
When the seasons turn, crocuses show their bright heads through the melting snow, trees begin to display the beginnings of green leaves, and I get itchy to make my house smell like spring. There’s just something about the heavy spicy smell of winter that must be replaced with ...

The Government is Spending More to Train New Farmers Than Ever Before

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At New Orleans’ Recirculating Farms Coalition (RFC), vegetables grow in an intricate system of recirculating aquaculture systems and raised garden beds. Founded in 2009, the nonprofit organization trains urban farmers in both soil-based farming and fish farming—a combination that provides food for the local community. Now, thanks to ...

Metabolic path to improved biofuel production

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Researchers with the Energy Biosciences Institute (EBI), a partnership that includes the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, have found a way to increase the production of fuels and other chemicals from biomass fermented by yeast. By introducing new metabolic pathways ...

Large DIY Metal and Pegboard Command Center

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Hello Remodelaholic Readers!This is Mindi at MyLove2Create, where I blog about DIY, thrifty, and repurposed projects.I am thrilled to be contributing here, and happy to share my Large DIY Command Center. I originally made this project with corrugated metal, because I love the look of it, and planned ...

Unconventional Agriculture

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Get a FREE Issue of Earth Island Journal Sign up for our no-risk offer today. Go Back: Home > Earth Island Journal > Issues > Spring 2015 > Features Last year, all five of the first-year apprentices at Soil Born Farms’ headquarters near Sacramento, California were women. Another ...

Plastic Pollution Coalition REFUSE!

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Single use and disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution, on land and in the ocean. REFUSE is a global strategic initiative aimed at encouraging people to end their dependence in single use and disposable plastics, and to reduce their overall plastic footprint. The campaign is ...

Fishes' innate food choice could change with the environment

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The fact that fish choose their food based on what colours they can see, as opposed to how it tastes, is an inherited trait that could have implications for the evolution in the animal kingdom, new Deakin University research has found. Researchers from Deakin's Centre for Integrative Ecology ...

Michigan Democrats Seek 20 Percent Renewable Power By 2022

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Democrats are calling for Michigan to double the amount of electricity that comes from wind and other renewable sources. The current requirement is 10 percent by the end of 2015. Top Democrats on the Republican-led Legislature’s energy committees said Tuesday that the requirement should ...

Buffalo's $1 homes aren't as cheap as they seem

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In Buffalo, New York, the city is selling vacant properties for a buck to those willing to fix them up and live in them for a few years. Buffalo's Urban Homesteading Program, which has been around for almost four decades now, requires buyers to fix any code violations ...

Vegan Quinoa Power Bowls with Roasted Veggies and Avocado Sauce {Gluten-Free}

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Vegan Quinoa Power Bowls with Roasted Veggies and Avocado Sauce are made with oven roasted beets, sweet potatoes, cauliflower, asparagus and pan toasted chickpeas, served over a fluffy bed of quinoa and drizzled with a creamy and flavorful avocado dressing. The ultimate feel good meal.And I literally meal ...

Editor’s Note: An Ode to Our Writers

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Since 2009, Civil Eats has produced thousands of stories from a stable of hundreds of contributors and broken news on underreported stories. From state and federal policy to agroecology to urban farming and school lunch to food stamps, Civil Eats’ have reported on the most important food and ...

March 2015 - Transition Network Newsletter

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This month we have more on our conference and roadshows. A round up of the last theme 'The Power to Convene' and our new theme Social Change and the Arts. A call out to help us tell the Transition Story, The Transition Health Check to help uyou reflect ...

Billions invested in these smart cities: Intelligent infrastructure

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The Public Cloud market is still forming – but seems to be poised to soon enter the Early Majority stage of its development where user behavior, preferences, and strategies become more stable. Large enterprises are more discerning of Public Cloud IaaS offerings. Test and development appears to be a key entry point for them since scale, operational complexity, and security/compliance/regulatory demands require a more nuanced approach to Public Cloud for IaaS. Small and Medium enterprises have the greatest need for Public Cloud and should consider well-established, lower risk entry points ...

If Only GMO Farmers Would Adopt This Man’s Plan for Going Organic (And Boosting Profits Too)

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The explosion of organic food sales has left many people with one important question: where exactly is all this new food coming from, anyway? Short of deceiving customers, it seems that GMO farmers are going to have a lot of extra product laying around in the coming years ...

Congress Looks to Provide Clarity on Employee Wellness Programs

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As promised during a Senate hearing conducted earlier this year, members of the House and Senate have introduced a bill seeking to reduce the legal uncertainly in administering employee wellness programs. The Preserving Employee Wellness Programs Act (H.R. 1189, S. 620) would: Many companies offer various types of ...

The home for green crafts and tutorials!

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Published on September 17th, 2014 |by Julie Finn Got some scratched sunglasses, or an old pair of prescription glasses with a cracked lens? Pass them over to your kids, because this is a project just for them! Here’s how to make 3D glasses from an old pair of ...

Homeschooling and FAQs!

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This week on the WeGrowOurs show, Nick and Don talk education in home with Tiffany Davis of Imperfectly Happy, a homeschooling mom of 19 years. Tiffany Davis is a Phoenix homeschooling mom of 4. She’s an eclectic (and sometimes eccentric) home-school mom with 19 years of success and ...

Corporate Financial Wellness Programs Gain Traction

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Workplace wellness isn't just about your physical fitness anymore. Many employers have broadened the concept beyond health care to include programs that help workers get their finances in shape."I think financial wellness is becoming more than a buzzword," says Bob Harris, director of financial wellness at Waddell & ...

Water Harvesting is Poised to Invigorate the Job Market and Save the World

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By Nate Downey, Founder, Santa Fe Permaculture and Author, “Harvest the Rain” As news broke of an oil pipeline leak above the Yellowstone River, the 6,000 residents—and myriad species—of nearby Glendive, Montana were wondering how long their water would remain deadly. From my stormwater conference hotel room, all ...

Tom Vander Ark is the author of Smart Cities and...

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Tom Vander Ark is the author of Smart Cities and the founder of Gettingsmart.com Here is a short interview I did with him on the idea behind the book Smart Cities, and how cities without lots of universities and money in their backyards can still become “smart.” "As ...

Europe sounds alarm over freshwater pollution

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Environment agency review also charts gloomy news on biodiversity. Around half of Europe’s rivers and lakes are still polluted, a major environmental review has found, despite a 15-year-old target to restore all the continent’s waters to good ecological health by 2015. The synthesis report, the latest in a ...

Study: 103.7 million Americans ride bikes

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Bicycling participation among Americans is substantially greater than initially thought, according to a new study released Monday. The U.S. Bicycling Participation Benchmarking Report, commissioned by PeopleForBikes, indicates that 34 percent of Americans age three or older rode a bike at least once in 2014. For comparison, the same ...

Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity

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The Ark of Taste is a catalogue of foods at risk of disappearing that are a part of the cultures and traditions of the entire world. www.slowfoodfoundation.org/ark The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity coordinates Slow Food projects that preserve food and agricultural biodiversity: the gardens in Africa, the Ark of Taste (a catalogue of endangered traditional foods), the Presidia (projects sustaining small scale producers to save traditional products), the Earth Markets (farmers' markets) and the Slow Food Chefs' Alliance (a network of chefs using and promoting local products).
 

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