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It's Not Easy Being Green, But The Future Of Real Estate Will Require It

Intro<p>This article isn’t going to try to convince you that humans are harming the environment. There’s honestly no argument anymore so let’s not play …

Sustainability

Dear Grads: Don't Lie. And Don't Be Miffed If Someone Messes Up Your Name

As members of the Class of 2018 get their diplomas, they're also getting lots of advice from commencement speakers. Here at Goats and Soda, we're especially interested in global angles. So we listened to many commencement speeches, were duly inspired and found four relevant excerpts to offer</b> …

South Sudan

The eco guide to the repair economy

Taking possessions to be repaired – bicycles, clothes, shoes, anything – instead of throwing them out and replacing them is green gold<p>An unassuming repair shop might not look like a major disruptive force. But extending the lifespan of your possessions by getting them fixed is one of the most …

Repairs

We Need to Stop Killing the Planet Every Time We Go to a Music Festival

How BangOn!, Lightning In a Bottle, and other Burning Man-affiliated festivals are leading a movement towards sustainability.<p>Signs are everywhere of how irredeemably fucked our planet is: California is basically becoming the Gobi desert, entire ecosystems are at risk, and a casual earthquake is due …

Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in Sri Lanka goes green with ban on plastic of all kinds

Enshrining what may well be a genuine tooth of the historical Buddha, the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic is Sri Lanka’s most famous sight. Sprawling along the shoreline of Kandy’s Bogambara Lake, this ancient temple was founded in the third century BC, and it still sees a daily throng of Buddhist …

Sri Lanka

Earth Overshoot Day: From this day on we're using an unsustainable amount of the Earth's resources

Today marks Earth Overshoot Day - the day by which the human race will have used more of Earth's natural resources than the planet can renew in the whole year.<p>Put simply, we use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate and this puts the Earth on an unsustainable …

This Site Calculates Your Carbon Footprint, Then Helps You Offset It

The new carbon calculator from Conservation International gives you a sense of what your impact is, so you can work on making it smaller. But the real changes need to be systemic, not personal.<p>After Trump announced his intent to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, Conservation …

Sustainability

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Sustainable Development Impact Summit | World Economic Forum

Accelerating progress on the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Agreement commitments requires global dialogue, deeper public-private …

Are Robots the Future of Farming?

With a fresh round of funding, this company wants to automate the growing process from seed to harvest.<p>Growing up, Brandon Alexander would spend every summer working on his grandfather's peanut and potato farm in Texas. Eventually, a career in tech would lead him away from the fields to Silicon …

Farming

Global Ecological Economic Growth: Oxymoron or Path to End Climate Change and Poverty?

Spring Fund Drive: Keep CounterPunch Afloat<br>CounterPunch is a lifeboat of sanity in today’s turbulent political seas. Please make a tax-deductible …

fashion creates more greenhouse pollution than the airline industry

The plastic from our clothes is also causing more damage to the ocean than cosmetics.<p>A sobering new report has revealed the true scale of fashion's impact on the environment. The MacArthur’s foundation report, <i>A New Textiles Economy: Redesigning Fashion’s Future</i>, paints a deeply worrying picture of …

Combining Solar Panels With Agriculture Makes Land More Productive

<b>Published on</b> November 24th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 24th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Solar panels are wonderful things, but they do take up a lot of …

Who Will Clean Up Silicon Valley’s E-Wasteland?

There’s no federal law requiring e-waste to be recycled, and procedures nationwide are often fragmented and cumbersome.<p><i>Capital & Main is</i> <i>an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political, and social issues.</i><p>Last April, Apple released its 58-page Environmental …

Sustainability

Balancing Business and Sustainability

The world only has so much water. And despite the perception that Canada has more water than it could ever know what to do with -- it is a resource …

A new 'solar paint' lets you transform your entire house into a source of clean energy

PexelsPowering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives. Some government programs help homeowners with the financial burden of equipping their residences with energy-generating solar panels, and Elon Musk's Tesla has developed …

3 Cities Prove Climate Action Works

The climate crisis is a problem caused by humans that can be solved by humans. These three cities are proving it.<p>While a lot of media coverage around …

Smart Cities

Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity systems

ALMOST 150 years after photovoltaic cells and wind turbines were invented, they still generate only 7% of the world’s electricity. Yet something …