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Steel Can Labels 2° (2 replies)

The little known fact about steel (tin) can recycling that could make a big difference. Who among you would like to help save a million trees a year? What if I told you that saving those million trees could also eliminate the CO2 from 10,000 average American cars? Do I ...

Started by Steve N. in February 2012, about Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Emissions, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Smart Growth

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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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Marketing Renewable Energy Products in a deep recession 1° (1 reply)

I have owned & operated a Renewable Energy company marketing PV Solar, Residential-sized Wind Turbines, Solar water-heaters, and Ground Source Heat-Pumps for the past two (2) years. The first year went better than I anticipated and I made a fair profit. This second year has gone slightly better, but I ...

Started by Chris T. in July 2010, about Consumerism

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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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Kentucky Fried Chicken 9° (9 replies)

Massive excess packaging with a large dirty dye content thrown in, drive throughs 15 cars long Fatty as hell products Underpaid overstressed staff. KFC you have a lot to answer for. A fine example of rampant unchecked commercialism in our open society. My ultimate quarter pack will consist of. 1 ...

Started by John G. in June 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Recycling, Transport

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Musings on science, religion, and Us 1° (1 reply)

I was listening to a lecture/conversation between Wes Jackson of the Land Institute and Wendell Berry this morning and the topic wandered to science and it's mandate. To paraphrase, science doesn't decide what's good, culture does that, within culture religion has largely had a monopoly on that word, that task, ...

Started by C Robb W. in October 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Philosophy & Religion

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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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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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