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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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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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Electric transportation in Bermuda, and elsewhere. 2° (2 replies)

I test drove an EVT 4000e electric motorbike a few days ago. It handles and accelerates just like a fossil fuel powered bike but quietly without any exhaust. The lithium battery pack will go for nearly 100 miles and costs about $1 to charge. Clearly widespread adoption of electric vehicles ...

Started by C Robb W. in March 2009, about Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy, Pollution, Solar

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When it comes to power generation - Small is Beautiful 2° (2 replies)

Amory Lovins, chief scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute, negawatt guru and all around energy expert, has written a piece in the NY Times freakonomics blog regarding big power plants compared to small distributed generation power systems. It's fascinating stuff and the way forward. Yet another nail in the coffin of ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Coal & Oil, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Nuclear, Smart Growth, Solar

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i might of mis understood 1° (1 reply)

ning of the fourteenth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP14). The meeting is the fourth of its kind this year. And even though the U.S. delegation will be comprised of the outgoing Bush team, the pending change in American leadership ...

Started by Samantha N. in December 2008, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Agriculture & Food, Air Quality, Architecture, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Celebrities, Children and Families, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Computing, Consumerism, Deforestation, Design, Economics, Education, Electric vehicles, Emissions, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Events, Finance & Money, Food, Genetic Modification, Global Dimming, Green energy, Health, Industry & Business, Logging, Media, Nuclear, Organic, Philosophy & Religion, Politics & Government, Pollution, Population, Recycling, Solar, Transport, Travel, War, Water

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East Africa Trust Newsletter 1° (1 reply)

East Africa Trust http://www.surreycommunity.info/eastafricatrust/ is a charity working to promote sustainable healthy lifestyles through appropriate technology, consultation, and hard work. If you are interested in Tristan's work please contact him at eastafricatrust@aol.com Rwanda joined the East African Community, EAC, in 2007, joining Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi in a union ...

Started by C Robb W. in January 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Education, Energy Saving, Green energy

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The Venus Project 14° (9 replies)

I recently learned of an incredible project and I’d like to know what Celsias thinks of it. Here is a basic introduction taken from: http://www.thevenusproject.com/ The Venus Project advocates an alternative vision for a sustainable new world civilization unlike any social system that has gone before. Although this description is ...

Started by Red Keane in November 2008, about Architecture, Clean Technologies, Energy Saving, Green energy, Solar

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Are car drivers more likely to be climate skeptics? 1° (1 reply)

I'm not sure if this is a stupid question. Maybe I've been naive, but it never really crossed my mind that this might be the case until a blog post I wrote recently pondering why it seems climate deniers are generally old men was posted on a car forum. It ...

Started by Joel W. in December 2009, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy Saving, Transport

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