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Are you willing to sacrifice? 28° (18 replies)

Change is fundamentally about sacrifice. Whether it's choosing chocolate ice cream or vanilla, when we decide on a course of action we sacrifice alternative options. Faced with climate instability and the social and political turmoil that will result in "staying the course", most everyone who visits Celsias has already decided ...

Started by Andrew Hunt in July 2008, about Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Education, Health, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Travel

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What can Mars teach us about the possible future of Earth? 8° (3 replies)

NASA believes that the Phoenix Mars lander has found ice crystals in one of the trenches it dug. If true, and we then extrapolate backwards, could Mars have been as wet and verdant as Earth is today? If so, where are we heading next?

Started by Nick Lewis in June 2008, about Education, Environment & Wildlife, Events, Population, Water

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Dishwasher, good or bad? 5° (5 replies)

In many eco books I have read that using your dishwasher for full loads is more efficient than washing by hand on a water use ratio. I support green energy by purchasing Green Mountain Energy, and would like to get some opinions from others as whats right. Feed me back!

Started by Trevor C. in January 2009, about Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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Masters in renewable energy, sustainability? 4° (4 replies)

Hello Everyone, I'm hoping some of you might have some good suggestions for me. I have two bachelor degrees. One in business, and another in applied computer science. Since 1995, I've worked in IT. Mostly Oracle databases. Lots of contracts, and layoffs. I keep trying to do more with my ...

Started by Roger L. in September 2010, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Computing, Education, Electric vehicles, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Nuclear, Solar

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What are your favourite environmental podcasts? 4° (4 replies)

I'm spending a lot of time on the road these days, and would really like to make the best of my time to learn more about environmental issues by listening to podcasts on my Mp3 player. Currently, I download podcasts from BBC Radio 4's environmental programmes and several other websites ...

Started by Shom Teoh in September 2008, about Education

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What is business sustainabilty? 3° (3 replies)

What would you classify business sustainability as? What does it involve as a whole? Input into communities, charities, helping the eco-system etc?

Started by Jess S. in April 2011, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Consumerism, Design, Education, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Green energy, Industry & Business, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Recycling

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Vanishing glaciers 3° (3 replies)

Interested in the effect of climate change upon the world's glacier landscapes? How fast is the ice really Melting? Based on current research we have ascertained some of the following figures: In Uganda the glaciers of the Ruwenzori Mountains will be gone in 2025, In Tanzania the top of Kilimanjaro ...

Started by Klaus T. in April 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Art & Culture, Climate Change, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Education, Environment & Wildlife, Water, Weather

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Wordsworth and nature 3° (3 replies)

I've just spent the weekend on a literary landscapes excursion in the Lake District of England. Wordsworth was the predominant focus and I found his expression of the value of pure natural experience to be illuminating. Here is one of my favorites, though apparently acknowledged to be one of his ...

Started by C Robb W. in September 2008, about Education, Environment & Wildlife, Philosophy & Religion

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Growing Nature in Barren Environments?? 2° (2 replies)

Everyday on the news or radio we all hear something related to the rising CO2 emission and global warming. Just this past week, I heard on NPR about the rainforest only absorbing half of CO2 emissions as 10 years ago. So sad. So i have an idea that i would ...

Started by Andrew C. in April, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Economics, Education, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Food, Genetic Modification, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Organic, Pollution, Poverty & Development, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Smart Growth, Water

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6 key messages from Copenhagen 2° (2 replies)

2,500 of the worlds scientists from 80 countries have gathered in Copenhagen to build consensus and draw conclusions about the acceleration of the degradation of the planets' climate . The full report will come out in June but they have 6 key points ready for distribution now. I found them ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Education, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Politics & Government, Smart Growth

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