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All Blog Posts Tagged 'green' (5)

Sustainable Transportation gains momentum at Rio+20

Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the commitments to sustainable transportation were some of the greatest achievements of June’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Very little could exemplify the world’s need for sustainable transport to the delegates better than the average of 6 cumulative hours per day they spent on buses in a traffic-choked commute to the exurban conference site. It was a clear sign that despite having adopted strong language for…

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Added by sustainableprosperity on September 4, 2012 at 15:00 — No Comments

Every Building Should Be Sustainable, Not Just Green

In a sustainable world, the built environment would be in balance with the natural environment. Unfortunately, we are far from there. From single-family homes to soaring skyscrapers, buildings account for a significant share of global resource use. Constructing and operating these structures consumes 25 to 40 percent of the energy produced worldwide and contributes 30 to 40 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions. Construction also generates 30 to 40 percent of all solid…

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Added by sustainableprosperity on July 13, 2012 at 15:52 — No Comments

Going Green: 12 Simple Steps for 2012

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.

As we head into 2012, many of us will be resolving to lose those few extra pounds, save more money, or spend a few more hours with our families and friends. But there are also some resolutions we can make to make our lives a little greener. Each of us, especially in the United States, can make a commitment to reducing our environmental…

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Added by Danielle Nierenberg on December 28, 2011 at 20:46 — No Comments

Sustainable Business and Green Development

Fourteen years after graduating from college with a B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology, Wildlife Management concentration, I have decided to return to school.  I am just about to begin a program to earn an MBA in Sustainable Business, with a focus on Green Development.  Environmental issues have been interests of me for pretty much my whole life, and I thought that this degree would be a good way of combining that interest with my experiences in the business/retail world.  Would be very… Continue

Added by Jeremy Taylor on September 18, 2011 at 5:20 — 1 Comment

Worldwatch report focuses on China’s green future

Crossposted from the Worldwatch Institute's Nourishing the Planet.



 

China’s environmental problems remain a cause for global concern as climate change continues to reduce agricultural production and create instability in world food prices, according to…

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Added by Danielle Nierenberg on August 19, 2011 at 15:30 — No Comments

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