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The Venus Project 14° (9 replies)

I recently learned of an incredible project and I’d like to know what Celsias thinks of it. Here is a basic introduction taken from: http://www.thevenusproject.com/ The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any social system that has gone before. Although this description is ...

Started by Red Keane in November 2008, about Architecture, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Green energy, Solar

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Your coal-driven or nuclear profit-making electric car! 14° (9 replies)

Electric cars are being touted as a 'green' option, but where does your electricity come from now? Chances are, it comes from coal or nuclear, at least in part. So what makes you think that if electric cars become the norm, things will change at all? All that will happen ...

Started by Leanne V. in July 2008, about Clean Technologies

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Best green gift for 2010 13° (13 replies)

Hey folks check out the featured post on the best green gift at www.greenilo.com/blog

Started by Ethan M. in July 2010, about Clean Technologies

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Consumerism economic solution, environmental sin? 11° (6 replies)

Myself and one of my colleagues, David Pearce, have been discussing economics related to the environment. It became apparent quite quickly that the economic paradigm which exists is both the cause and solution to environmental degradation. The economic theory of 'growth at all costs' is without a doubt vastly responsible ...

Started by Roger K. in June 2008, about Economics

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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 10° (no replies)

The environment, social equity, and economic factors make up the triple bottom line upon which all consumption decisions should be made. How do you prioritize them? How often do you apply them?

Started by C Robb W. in June 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Economics, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Logging, Water

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Adam Smith and a Steady-State Economy 10° (5 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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GM crops increase pesticide use 10° (5 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Reducing vehicle CO2 emissions 9° (9 replies)

There's a common misconception that in a consumer context, green means more expensive. In fact that's not always the case. Carbon neutral insurance companies like ibuyeco offset 100% of customers' vehicle emissions, and the policies have been found to be much cheaper compared to other non-green companies. So even in ...

Started by Sophie H. in October 2008, about Carbon Trading

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Invite friends to join Celsias and make a difference! 9° (4 replies)

Hi everyone, I'm adding this request to the discussion board to ask readers to invite friends to join our site - it will really help increase climate change awareness, and help your friends become part of the solution... as well as providing the site with new blood and extra traffic! ...

Started by Matthew W. in November 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Computing, Media

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EU continues to see the light and listen to reason 8° (3 replies)

See Organic Consumers Association http://www.organicconsumers.org/gelink.cfm " Although more than 70% of the non-organic food in American supermarkets contains genetically engineered ingredients, massive opposition to GMO crops in Europe has basically kept them off the market (except for imported animal feed). According to the majority the EU, biotech crops pose unacceptable ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Food, Genetic Modification, Organic

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