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Gay Marriage Advocates Hope Video Will Inspire Youth Voters

A longtime activist who had a hand in the passage of marriage equality in New York last year, Ellner went on to say that the group’s focus is on …

LGBTQI

Water sensitive design: integrating water with urban planning

In March this year, the Mayor of London and RoDMA announced a tender to create the UK's largest floating village in London's Royal Docks, on an area one and a half times the size of Green Park. Planners in Norwich, meanwhile, will be scrutinising plans submitted earlier this year for a rain square …

What Does Your Brand Stand For?

Image credit: The Terrace<p>Related:<p>As a marketer, your goal is to win fans and keep them. You do that by making a difference. And by showing what moves …

12 Industry Leaders Unveil Methodology for Assessing Social Impacts of Products

Related:<p>A group of companies united in the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics today announces the publication of the Handbook for Product Social …

Creating partnerships for sustainability

Companies are increasingly expected to join with other organizations—both public and private—to address social and environmental problems. Here are …

Sustainability

Watch Out Google Glass, Smart Shoes Are On The Way

In India, you’ll be able to wear technology somewhere completely different: On your feet. Lechal is the world’s first interactive haptic feedback …

Sustainability’s strategic worth: McKinsey Global Survey results

Executives at all levels see an important business role for sustainability. But when it comes to mastering the reputation, execution, and …

Floating Ocean Greenhouses Bring Fresh Food Closer To Megacities

His response was to develop Vereos, an idea for coastal cities with limited space for growing food. It’s a floating greenhouse that recycles …

Japan's new Cruise Train is a luxury hotel on rails

Text your friends even when you don't have service

Ever needed to send a message to a friend from the boonies? A company called goTenna has just launched a device that connects to your phone via Bluetooth and turns it into a low-frequency radio with a range of several miles (up to 50 miles). Using an iOS or Android app, that'll let you text or …

Organic foods are more nutritious, according to review of 343 studies

Most everyone who has ever selected their fruits and vegetables from the "organic" section while grocery shopping probably thought they were doing something good for their bodies and the environment.<p>Yet the question of whether organic foods are in fact more nutritious than their conventionally …

Washington State

Unep: corporates and investors should join forces for sustainable business

Corporations and investors should work together to ensure that sustainability is integrated throughout businesses, in order to establish long-term …

Nest and Samsung launch Thread, a wireless mesh standard for the smart home

Samsung, ARM, Nest and four other companies have gotten together to build a new radio standard for the smart home. Dubbed Thread, it is a low-power, …

Normal Makes Headphones 3D Printed To Your Ear

Hello, world. Meet Normal, the customized, high-end earphone manufacturer that’s looking to bring 3D printing to the mass market. From its offices and manufacturing facility in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood, Normal is looking to sell $199 customized ear buds made to the shape of an individual’s …

New MIT finger device reads to blind in real time

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.<p>The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like …

LED-lit indoor farm produces 10,000 lettuces a day

A newly opened indoor farm in Japan has been built with LEDs that emit light at wavelengths optimal for plant growth.<p>It's the work of plant …

The Future Television Will Be Paper Thin and Rollable, LG Says

Perhaps in a few years we'll see people carrying around their rolled-up televisions the way they used to carry newspapers.<p>LG Display unveiled a paper …

Skoll | Social Entrepreneurs Driving Large Scale Change

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

Bitcoin is having its moment but there are better sustainable currencies

For something entirely virtual, Bitcoin has caused a very real ruckus. Everyone from central bankers to anarchist cypherpunks has queued up to give their five pence worth on the "decentralised online currency", as the US Treasury describes it.<p>So is Bitcoin the greater leveller that many claim? Or …

Look to Vodafone for the future of sustainability reporting

In the 20-page law-enforcement disclosure section of Vodafone’s new sustainability report, the company describes how it responds to demands from …

This Tree-Shaped Farm-On-A-Skyscraper Could Bring Acres Of Crops Into The City

Designed like a giant tree, the Urban Skyfarm is covered in leaf-like decks that provide space for real trees to grow.<p>So far, most existing vertical farms look like big greenhouses or plant factories–all of the action happens on the inside. Warehouses in Chicago, Kyoto, Singapore, and a handful of …

Every Time You Shower, This Gadget Makes Energy From The Extra Heat

What if the heat could be recaptured to keep the shower hot? After working with a team on 4,700 different experiments and iterations, engineer David …

UC Berkeley

New European Standard on Accessibility Requirements for Procurement of ICT Products and Services

This new standard (EN 301 549) is the first European Standard for accessible ICT. It is intended in particular for use by public authorities and …

IT

How a Life Cycle-Driven Business Model Can Increase Sustainable Impact

Interface began using LCA several years ago to evaluate its existing product portfolio, but the company says its use of LCA has evolved to a more …

Sustainability