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Added by Ernest Rando on February 28, 2013 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Too Big Not to Fail

Here’s an argument, adapted from "Life Rules," that Transitioners—whom I call “the already-converted”—can use to convince or at least challenge the assumptions of the as-yet-unconverted, those true believers in the possibility of doing business-as-usual against the odds of finiteness into the next century or millennium:



Global economic theory tends to rely on one particularly counterintuitive notion: that huge transnational corporations and organizations are not vulnerable to the… Continue

Added by Ellen LaConte on September 18, 2011 at 12:43pm — No Comments

MEDITATION ON A BLACK SWAN

I venture to say that few Americans have ever seen a Black Swan (Cygnus astratus) and more than a few might assert that, given their inexperience, there is no such thing.

With the publication of Nassim Taleb's classic book of the same name the metaphor has jumped into our common language. (www.fooledbyrandomness.com) As a metaphor its greatest contribution outside of economics may be to the environmental and…

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Added by Larry Menkes on June 6, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Fiver's blog: Pulling the "D" ring"

A few days ago I went to Carpenter's Hall in Philadelphia to experience the latest Delaware Valley Green Building Council's presentation on the latest green building standards. The presenter, Laura Blau, called it Apples to Apples and did a quick comparison of three of the best of the high-performance building standards now on the market. They were the USGBC's LEED standards[1]  They were compared to Passive House[2], and the very stringent Living Building Challenge[3].

 

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Added by Larry Menkes on June 4, 2011 at 12:00am — No Comments

Paris, Lead and Sparkling Water

In the latest in a series of efforts to make the French

capital green, the city of Paris is now offering residents free

sparkling water to try limit over consumption of plastic bottles.
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“We chill the water between 6 and 8 degrees Celsius (42.8 to 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit),” said Philippe…

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Added by ann margrain on October 11, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

personal responsibility, war and the environment: Neil Young's Greendale is a Graphic Novel? Presented by PlanetShifter.com Magazine

personal responsibility, war and the environment:

Neil Young's Greendale is a Graphic Novel?

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Added by PlanetShifterMan on June 22, 2010 at 4:50pm — No Comments

Toronto and the Mercury Mystery

Currently posted on Ryerson university, Toronto, web news site (1) , is a report by researcher Julia Lu which raises questions of great importance in regards to human health.

The report describes how Dr. Lu and her research team placed specialized air monitoring equipment on top of a three-storied building on Ryerson’s campus in downtown Toronto.......read more http://arch1design.com/blog/?p=2056

Added by ann margrain on September 14, 2009 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Depleted Uranium – just a matter of time

When radioactive waste mixes with water, it is ferried through this water cycle. Radionuclides in water are absorbed by surrounding vegetation and ingested by local marine and animal life.....more info

http://arch1design.com/blog/?p=2488

Added by ann margrain on September 13, 2009 at 3:52pm — 1 Comment

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