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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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Biofuels - a con right now, but the war for supremacy will only gather momentum 4° (4 replies)

Biofuels is big business - there's simply no debating that. What we need to do is think how to address the infrastructure/transport/genetic issues surrounding production, rather than screaming 'they're no good'! But we need to get this sorted soon, as methods for production will be too entrenched to change if ...

Started by Matthew W. in June 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Genetic Modification, Industry & Business, Transport

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Is Airfoam a sustainable option for home insulation? 2° (2 replies)

We have an old house and want to make sure we get the most environmentally friendly option we can.

Started by Elizabeth M. in July 2008, about Clean Technologies, Energy Saving

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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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Mitigate, adapt, or both? 1° (1 reply)

One of the lecturers, Peter Harper, at my last module for my MSc stressed the importance of developing carbon capture and storage as a last ditch effort to mitigate anthropogenic climate change. Others discussed the looming need for planetary engineering proposals and a willingness to consider implementation of such schemes. ...

Started by C Robb W. in August 2008, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Coal & Oil, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environmental Disasters

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Cost of War - Reliance on Fossil Fuels? 8° (3 replies)

I have recently been using youtube to get my fix of decent BBC Comedy and stubbled upon Rob Newman's (AKA one half of Newman and Baddiel) excellent one man show - The History of Oil. He comes to a very interesting conclusion that the war in Iraq had little to ...

Started by Roger K. in July 2008, about Coal & Oil

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Fuel Protests 14° (14 replies)

What do you think should/will be the outcome of the fuel protests breaking out globally? see: http://www.celsias.com/2008/06/12/fuel-protests-spread-like-wildfire/

Started by Alexandra Smith in June 2008, about Coal & Oil, Finance & Money

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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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