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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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Tree Sitters in Berkeley, California 4° (4 replies)

There's a powerful tree sitting movement happening out here in California: http://saveoaks.com/SaveOaks/Main.html Can law really own trees? What do you think about the power of tree sitting movements?

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Media, Politics & Government

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What to do about rapidly developing nations... 30° (5 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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Good Food March 2012 - Call for Action! 2° (2 replies)

Good Food, Good Farming - Let’s march to Brussels! www.goodfoodmarch.eu It’s time for fair prices for farmers and shoppers It’s time to take our environment seriously It’s time for food sovereignty It’s time to deliver good food and good farming everywhere Start: End of August 2012 at different locations throughout ...

Started by Good Food March Call for Action in August 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Food, Health, Media, Organic, Permaculture, Politics & Government, Smart Growth, Transition Towns, Travel

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