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Tim DeChristopher, a real American Hero 3° (3 replies)

He threw a spanner in the works of the Bush administration's industry controlled BLM by personally bidding on gas and oil leases being offered in some the of the most beautiful and pristine parts of the canyon country in the southwest. Of course he is now in need of a ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Pollution

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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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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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Making it easier to comply with "Green" ratings for buildings 1° (1 reply)

Various "Green building" rating systems out there have made it easy for building clients to ask for better performing architecture. programmes such as LEED, BREEAM, Green Star, etc allow one to use a simple phrase...such as "build me a 5 star project" to mean a whole spectrum of change, from ...

Started by Alex R. in July 2009, about Architecture

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Combined cycle hybrid cars 2° (2 replies)

My Idea is to modify a hybrid car in order to use the heat of the engine that goes in to the environment without any use. 60% of the energy on the fuel is thrown in to the environment without using it. All this heat from the radiator and the ...

Started by Klaus L. in July 2009, about Electric vehicles

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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 11° (1 reply)

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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What to do about rapidly developing nations... 29° (4 replies)

I think it's great that we're now moving towards a position where governments are seeing the need for a consolidated approach to addressing global warming. However, what should we do about those guys who don't want to play ball? Of course they have their own, shorter term interests in mind ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Finance & Money, Industry & Business, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Population

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Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams with your signature! 3° (3 replies)

Please sign my petition "Stop Misleading Energy Pipedreams." Remind Congress that we don’t want to be misled into conclusions based on distracting statements that suggest that energy “independence” substitutes for real energy security. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/973/117/362/stop-misleading-energy-pipedreams/ Thanks, Maria

Started by Maria L. in May 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Green energy, Industry & Business, Lifestyle & Behavior, Media, Politics & Government, Pollution, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Solar, Transport

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Climate Moms 2° (2 replies)

Over the last five years I have been giving talks about climate change to students, scouts, and youth groups. Because these young people are immersed in science in school, understanding climate change is not difficult, and they leave my talks ready to make changes in their lives to reduce their ...

Started by JoBea H. in February 2013, about Children and Families, Climate Change, Energy Saving, Recycling

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