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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? 13° (13 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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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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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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Green Washing - Have you been fooled? 8° (8 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 7° (7 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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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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Hubris 5° (5 replies)

I've been thinking recently about hubris. I don't mean the the petty everyday hubris we experience in our relationships and human contacts. I'm thinking about the hubris we have developed along with our big brains through the millenia of evolution. As we have refined our ability to change our environment, ...

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

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Climate Change education 3° (3 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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Is Global Warming overshadowing other environmental issues? 3° (3 replies)

Global Warming is definitely getting the attention of the masses, but is that happening at the expense of other environmental issues? On the one hand, anything that makes people more environmentally aware, and modifies excessive consumption could have positive spin-offs for other environmental issues. Perhaps GW is bringing previously unaware ...

Started by Charles M. in September 2008, about Environment & Wildlife

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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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