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Help stop illegal logging in the Amazon rainforest! 0° (no replies)

Hi everyone, I wanted to share an important new project with you to stop massive illegal logging operations in the Amazon rainforest. Rainforest Connection turns recycled smartphones into solar-powered listening devices that can detect and pinpoint signs of environmental destruction in real-time. By having this alert system in place, local ...

Started by Nicholas M. this month, about Logging

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Future of Fashion - 'DPOL' Green, Ecofriendly and Sustainable 3° (3 replies)

Over the last years there has been a relative rush of books on eco and ethical fashion published across the globe. We think this is an excellent indicator of the public’s awareness of how, what, where and whom produced the clothes in our closets. Sustainable fashion is fashion that is ...

Started by Siddhartha U. in December 2008, about Clean Technologies, Design, Energy Saving, Green energy, Industry & Business, Organic, Recycling

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Do you think the Government should make recycling, reducing and reusing compulsory for their respective countries? 3° (3 replies)

Imposing fines on errant people who do not make an effort to recycle, reduce or re-use is an act that the Government can implement, but a rather strict one at that too. Any opinions on this?

Started by Green Grin F. in January 2011, about Recycling

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Lime: Water Purification? 3° (3 replies)

Last summer, I went on a trip to Haiti that changed my life in many ways: one of them was giving me a passion for providing water to the developing world. Last month, I went on a cruise to Bermuda (my parents made me, I swear!), which didn't change my ...

Started by Sora E. in November 2011, about Water

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MINUS ONE - REDUCE THE FONT SIZE BY 1 BEFORE PRINTING. SAVE PAPER. HELP THE FORESTS. 5° (5 replies)

The world bodies, like UN, WWF, Greenpeace are trying their best to save forests. But it isn’t just world bodies alone that can achieve the goal. It needs contribution from individuals like us. Everyone wants to save forests. But often they lack the resource, direction and time. So here is ...

Started by Shiva K. in January 2012, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Logging, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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Can We Solve Our Energy Problems with Existing Technologies Today Without the Need for Breakthrough Innovations? 17° (12 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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EcoArk Pavilion: Made From Recycled Plastic 1° (1 reply)

This is the pavilion I've been referring to that's been built for the International Floral Exposition (held in Taiwan this year). The EcoArk is built by Miniwiz and is constructed by 100% recycled plastic bottles. Full article here: http://taiwanreview.nat.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=117673&ctNode=1342&mp=1 Your thoughts welcome! :)

Started by Yi Chen in November 2010, about Architecture, Design, Recycling

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Are you willing to sacrifice? 26° (16 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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Proven way to reduce fuel consumption by 15% being blacklisted by all major oil companies 4° (4 replies)

Good morning, I apologize for the length of this statement. I have some concrete verifiable information that is truly astounding regarding the stranglehold the oil companies have on new technology to reduce fuel consumption . I just found Celsias via google as I am searching for the correct venue and ...

Started by James D. in July 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Emissions, Energy Saving, Green energy

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Air Pollution Causing Cancer 2° (2 replies)

I am a concerned citizen of Zenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina), where a global steel and mining company (ArcelorMittal) is emitting toxic chemicals into the air and the factory is basically in the city itself. As I've heard, the acceptable concentration of sulfur-dioxide in the air is 350 micrograms, and Zenica’s ...

Started by Ena F. in December 2013, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Clean Technologies, Health, Industry & Business, Pollution

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