October 23, 2014

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World Water Day – The World Is Thirsty Because We Are Hungry

Today is World Water Day, and to celebrate we are posting a series of videos from the UN Water’s World Water Day 2012 campaign. Enjoy!

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Sustainability » The Only Solution

Planning for sustainability requires that we develop new ways to collect, evaluate and integrate available information to allow green design techniques and sustainability strategies to flourish. But are we ready?

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Why Should I Care About Water Conservation?

The fact that water scarcity is probably one the most crucial problems than needs to be addressed in our fight for climate change makes water conservation a defining concept for our long-term sustainability. This infographic summarizes the important issues about water scarcity and why we should start to care about how much time you spend showering every day.

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Infographic » How much water is used in our daily activities?

How much water is used in our daily activities? This infographic gives us some food for thought and illustrates some good examples so you can begin to calculate your footprint and try to reduce your gallons.

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New Report Maps Climate Change Vulnerability Index

A new world map based on a report published by UK think tank Maplecroft earlier this year maps ‘The Climate Change Vulnerability Index.’ The map shows the fastest growing populations most at risk from environmental impacts

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Carbon Nation » A Climate Change Solutions Movie

carbon nation is an optimistic, climate change solutions film that shows tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national & energy security and promotes health & a clean environment.

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Energy [R]evolution – A Future Without Fossil Fuel Is Possible

Can we bring upon a future of free and renewable energy? This brief presentation makes us think that not only it is possible, but the change is already happening.

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Eco-Minimalism: The Way Forward for Green Architecture?

In an age of environmental desperation and ‘green-washed’ architecture solutions, buildings are suffering the wrath of green ignorance and consumerism. High-tech green solutions and government subsidies for alternative technologies are shifting the construction industries towards a future of inefficiency and wastefulness – an approach which could end up doing more harm to environment than good. Can Minimalist Green Architecture be the antidote?

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Environmental Film » If A Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

On December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front– a group the FBI has called America’s “number one domestic terrorism threat.” This remarkable must-see film tells the story of the ELF…

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7 New Green Films & Tv Shows You Must See

This year, all the conversation amongst green circles seems to be focusing not only on policy and energy consumption but on recent man-made and natural disasters as well. The list below reflects these current concerns in a creative way through the medium we know best, TV and Film.

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concrete buildings are not sustainable

Impact of Buildings on Global Resources and Sustainability

The construction industry is killing our planet, so is it not time we use our great advances in technology to devise a way to reduce raw materials needed to build and find ways to develop sustainable urban environments? Well, first we need to consider a few principles of sustainability and urban cohesion…only then we can begin to think about architecture

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Infographic » How Bad is the Internet for the Environment?

In honor of Earth Day, the folks at WordStream have done a little digging around to find out just how bad (or good) the Internet is for the planet. Here is yet another catchy infographic depicting their findings

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A Billion Acts of Green for Earth Day

In an effort dubbed “A Billion Acts of Green,” organizers encouraged people to observe Earth Day 2011 by pledging online athttp://act.earthday.org/ to do something small but sustainable in their own lives to improve the planet’s health — from switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs to reducing the use of pesticides and other toxic chemicals.

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Infograph » World’s Water Crisis

Today is World Water Day. This marks another year when water gets less attention than oil, and the coming crisis becomes more severe. Through the Middle East and parts of America and Asia, water is a physical scarcity. In Africa and other parts of the southern hemisphere, water is an economic scarcity, which means an adequate supply is not economically feasible. So please help spread the word and we can try to divert interest from the blood thirsty oil conflicts towards the real global problems that affect the future of millions of people in this ailing planet.

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Biological Water Treatment in New York Uses Oysters for Purification

Biomimicry is a term that is getting passed around more and more in the field of sustainable architecture and urbanism these days. Learning from nature we can potentially build sustainable buildings that are not only good for us but good for the planet. It can also teach us about regeneration and cleansing of your surroundings […]

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Architecture for Humanity: Building Only Requires Water and Air for Construction

Concrete Canvas is a UK company that has been revolutionizing humanitarian, and ecological efforts across the globe. They manufacture a ground breaking material technology called Concrete Cloth. Concrete Cloth was originally developed for the award winning Concrete Canvas Shelters, a building in a bag that requires only water and air for construction.

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Animation » An Illustrated Definition of Biodiversity, Ecological Footprints and Ecosystems

Not just another nature film Just what do terms like biodiversity, the Ecological Footprint and ecosystem services actually mean, and what do they have to do with our daily lives? The film was produced by WWF for the launch of the 2010 Living Planet Report and narrated by British and actor and comic Stephen Merchant, […]

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Future Without Fossil-Fuels Is Possible » Start The Energy [R]evolution

Greenpeace have mapped out a worldwide plan to switch the world to a completely fossil-fuel free society and expand to include the 2 billion people worldwide that are now left without power in this current fossil-fuel based energy system. The plan is ambitious but simple…

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{ Video } Online War Against Global Warming » Unleash The Swarm!

This optimistic and principled film explores how we could use new Internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens in collaborative ventures to combat climate change. Through analyses of swarm activity and social revolution, ‘Coalition of the Willing’ makes a compelling case for the new online activism and explains how to hand the fight against global warming to the people.

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{ Video } The Environmental Impact of the Meat Industry in Seven Minutes

How does eating beef contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions that are hastening climate change? Why does meat production have serious impacts on our soil, air, and water?

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