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Write for Celsias 2° (2 replies)

Hi All, just thought I would spread the word over here too: Celsias is seeking new writers and contributors on an ongoing basis. Celsias contributors produce cutting edge content that challenges thinking, shares new ideas and technology, and influences behaviour. Interested in joining our team? Drop us an email and ...

Started by Chris Tobias in December 2008, about Media

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Global Climate Day of Action -- What is going on in your area? 2° (2 replies)

We are looking for stories from around the world centering on the Global Climate Day of Action, Saturday 6 December. (Check out http://www.globalclimatecampaign.org/) If you have something planned, or witness anything in your community, please send us your material! From stories of local individuals doing great things, or pictures from ...

Started by Chris Tobias in December 2008, about Climate Change, Events, Media, Politics & Government

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Think you've got it bad? Think again. 7° (2 replies)

Thanks to Karen Jones over at Community Garden Digest. "In view of tragic events that continue to occur around the world, let's think about the following and count our blessings. If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Philosophy & Religion

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Green Bed 4° (4 replies)

Hello everyone, I'm on the hunt for a new bed and trying to be as clean and green as possible. Does anyone have any companies or products they would recommend? If anyone's bought a new bed recently tips would be appreciated. Many thanks, Annabel

Started by Annabel Youens in September 2008, about Consumerism

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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 11° (11 replies)

This is the topic of an Oxford-style debate on solving the world’s energy crisis at the Economist -http://www.economist.com/debate/index.cfm?action=hall&debate_id=11&sa_campaign=debateseries/debate11/spr/blog/tb13 The argument for solving our energy needs with today's technology is made by Joseph J. Romm, Senior Fellow at the Centre for American Progress and the argument for the need for technology ...

Started by Leslie B. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Economics, Energy Saving, Industry & Business, Politics & Government

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Adam Smith and a Steady-State Economy 4° (4 replies)

"Properly functioning markets allocate resources efficiently, but they cannot determine the sustainable scale; that can be achieved only by government policy." - Herman Daly Human beings are the strangest of creatures. We make observations about our surroundings or about our behaviors, these observations become cast into theory, and then these ...

Started by John V. in August 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Consumerism, Economics, Energy Saving

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Can Our Economy Grow Forever? 49° (44 replies)

Over the last twenty years the government where I live (Ireland) has put a lot of emphasis on growing our economy. The economy has grown, but has it benefited the average person? Yes, people have more money, bigger houses and more stuff. However, they also have a lot more stress ...

Started by John P. in August 2008, about Consumerism, Economics, Health

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Do changing lightbulbs really help the environment? 33° (13 replies)

I've heard that high-efficiency bulbs actually contain rather nasty stuff like mercury. Is that true? And if so, which is better, using less electricity or keeping such nasties out of our landfills?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Health, Recycling

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The World Bank cites bio-fuels for causing 75% increase in food prices. How come food in US hasn't increased by this amount? 3° (3 replies)

World Bank points to food riots in Bangladesh and Egypt. Yet we've not been so badly effected here in the U.S. Why not?

Started by Brian O. in July 2008, about Food, Industry & Business

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America farmers still burning crops. What will it take to get "old timers" on board with newer practices that will save $ and preserve the earth? 10° (5 replies)

This morning I received an email from Arkansas farmer Norwood Creech, whom YERT corresponded with while seeking out rural farmers in the South. She wrote with great concern about "old time" farmers burning off crop stubble (rather than turning it under as compost). There no evidence that charring fields improves ...

Started by Julie E. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food

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