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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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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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Home "tiny green remodeling"--what else is there? 6° (6 replies)

I've learned recently that in addition to buying products that are better for the environment (such as energy saving bulbs and biodegradable cleaning products), there are some things that homeowners can do to reduce the environmental impact of our homes. From a friend, I heard about installing grey water systems ...

Started by Lindsey K. in June 2009, about Air Quality, Alternative, Cohousing, & Off-Grid Living, Climate Change, Consumerism, Design, Green energy, Lifestyle & Behavior, Pollution, Recycling, Solar, Water

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Bottled water companies effect on groundwater/aquifers 5° (5 replies)

Increasingly, more and more wells that have previously not run dry are doing so at the moment. In NH there are various bottled water companies taking huges amounts of water from what used to flow into wells. Am I wrong to worry about this?

Started by Joanne K. in August 2010, about Water

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Environmental Projections for the Anthropocene Epoch [Infographic] 4° (4 replies)

This infographic shows the effect of population and consumption on the environment. http://earthandeconomy.com/infographics/anthropocene-epoch.html Amidst a sea of statistical probabilities, one thing is for certain, there certainly will be no shortage of environmental projections for what our post-industrial revolution world should expect by 2100—increasing C02; increasing population; food and water shortages; ...

Started by Greg K. in July 2012, about Agriculture & Food, Climate Change, Population, Water, Weather

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Climate Change in Antarctica 2° (2 replies)

The Antarctic ice sheet has been looked as a whole that was completely in balance (accumulation equaled ablation). However in recent times it has been noticed that the ice is melting (in the western parts of Antarctica) at a rate much faster than it is accumulating ice (in the eastern ...

Started by Olivia B. in May 2015, about Climate Change, Environment & Wildlife, Water

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Water water everywhere....? 2° (2 replies)

Water covers approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface, of which only 2.5% is freshwater, and of this small percentage, only 0.3% freshwater is available in lakes and rivers. The future of the world’s water supply is uncertain due to rising population, increasing urbanization and the pressures of climate change. Consequently, ...

Started by Benjamin W. in March 2012, about Climate Change, Water

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A Climate Plan for Climate-Change Deniers – WIH Resource Group, Inc. 2° (2 replies)

Interesting Reading from The Washington Post on11/14/10 that was reposted on http://wihresourcegroup.wordpress.com/ In the global-warming debate, scientists are, admirably, still trying to save the day. Last week, the American Geophysical Union announced plans to mobilize about 700 climate scientists in an effort to improve the accuracy of media coverage and ...

Started by Bob Wallace in November 2010, about Action, Protest, & Activism, Air Quality, Carbon Sequestration, Carbon Trading, Climate Change, Emissions, Green energy, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS 2° (2 replies)

CHRYSENE FOUND IN FLORIDA WATERS DETECTED BY OPFLEX POM POMS & SWEEPS Braintree, Massachussets-based Geo Labs has confirmed the presence of Chrysene in the waters in and around Perdido Key, Florida. This substance was detected and absorbed by OPFLEX POM POMS and SWEEPS (OPFLEX is listed on the EPA's National ...

Started by J. Roberts in March 2011, about Coal & Oil, Environmental Disasters, Water

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The plastic in our oceans - Boyan Slat's initiative 1° (1 reply)

Do you know the amount of plastic we add to our oceans every year. The way it enters our body as a part of food we eat as fish. There is this amazing initiative by Boyan Slat called the Ocean Clean Up project. Read more about it: http://bit.ly/2186ASQ Do you ...

Started by BetterWorld I. this month, about Agriculture & Food, Environment & Wildlife, Lifestyle & Behavior, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water

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Global Youth Panel 1° (1 reply)

Hello to everyone! As you all know the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference is approaching, and here at Debatewise we are attempting to put together a one thousand strong panel of young people to debate the issues that arise in Copehagen. We want this panel to contain people from every country ...

Started by Ricky D. in October 2009, about Climate Change, Deforestation, Earth, Soil, & Landscape, Emissions, Environment & Wildlife, Environmental Disasters, Global Dimming, Logging, Pollution, Recycling, Rivers, Lakes, and Oceans, Water, Weather

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