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How do you apply the triple bottom line in your life? 12° (2 replies)

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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GM crops increase pesticide use 11° (6 replies)

From Organic Consumers Association "According to a recent (December 2008) global summary report from the Worldwatch Institute: 1) The U.S. leads the world, by far, in genetically engineered crop production and consumption. 2) The widespread planting of crops genetically engineered to resist specific pesticides (which allows farmers to apply more ...

Started by C Robb W. in February 2009, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Genetic Modification, Organic, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans

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Where can I find a large storage tank for a large scale rain catchment system? What type of tank if recommended? 10° (10 replies)

The Homestead will be putting in a large scale rain catchment system once we have our new roof (lots of leaks) on this summer. Ideally, I would be interested in a 1.5-2 story cylindrical holding tank to be placed outside near the house. I can't seem to find anything on ...

Started by Jayne Bielecki in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Consumerism, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Recycling, Water

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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 7° (7 replies)

I recently had the opportunity to attend a conference that addressed "Green Washing". I always thought that I was careful in the things that I purchased, using "green" products and purchasing from manufacturers who utilized "green" practices in their manufacturing process, but I learned there were a lot of manufacturers ...

Started by Virginia L. in July 2008, about Agriculture & Food, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Deforestation, Energy Saving, Environment & Wildlife, Health, Industry & Business, Media, Recycling

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ARCTIC CASES- OIL COMPANIES IS THE CORE PROBLEM 5° (5 replies)

Currently we the people and our planet, the ongoing climate change with its impacts, Arctic zone and its ice is very important in reflecting incoming solar radiation back to the space, the oil companies include shell and BP wants to take advantage of melting ice so as to get a ...

Started by Joseph Bukula in September 2012, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Climate Change, Coal & Oil, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Weather

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Climate Change education 4° (4 replies)

Please see the film that I'm working on - I'd really really like some feedback and opinions about the film so far - it's in Spanish and English at the moment. http://odyssey2050.blogspot.com/p/contact-odyssey-2050.html and youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjFG-v82Sew

Started by Benjamin W. in February 2012, about Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling

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Electrasol's effect on the environment (hint: it's not good). 3° (3 replies)

It has been known that phosphate has been bad for the environment for quite some time. Since 1977, the government has banned phosphate levels over 0.5 in laundry detergents. Why then, do Electrasol tabs contain 8.7% phosphate content? The gels have less, 4.9%, but still far more than the environmentally-safe ...

Started by Vadim G. in August 2008, about Clean Technologies, Environment & Wildlife, Pollution, Water

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Safety Standards for Environment 3° (3 replies)

Why is it that the environmental safety standard are made using human beings as the refference point. Anything which can hurt human being is considered unsafe for environment. Why not consider every living beings. This means anything which does not have a considerable harm to human being is considered safe. ...

Started by Kennedy O. in June 2012, about Environment & Wildlife

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How Much is Wasted Every Holidays [Infographic] 3° (3 replies)

The infographic shows how much waste do Brits throw away each year just to celebrate annual holidays like Easter, Halloween, Valentines Day and Christmas. http://www.generalwastecollection.co.uk/what-a-waste-infographic

Started by Bianca H. in June 2012, about Clean Technologies, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Pollution

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The Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline 3° (3 replies)

I worry about the future of BC's north if the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline were to go through. I predict that the Great Bear Rainforest, its wildlife and the livelihoods of coastal First Nations would be destroyed if we allow this to happen. Save BC's Great Bear Region from Enbridge's ...

Started by James M. in September 2012, about Environment & Wildlife

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