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Easy Ways to Lower Your Greenhouse Gas Emissions at Home

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Lowering greenhouse gas emissions means conserving energy. There are quite a few things that you can do in your home to reduce your energy use and lower your emissions. Here are some ideas and suggestions. 1. Eat Local Food Food that is grown in far-away states or countries requires a lot of fossil fuel to …

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Sustainable Foods Best Tips for Making Sustainable Food Choices

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For foods to be considered sustainable foods, it must meet certain standards to be a sustainable food. These foods are those whose production can be assured over a long term, or sustained, in other words. If a food is grown or produced in a manner that is destructive to the environment or human and animal …

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Achieving Sustainable Development Through Industrial Ecology

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ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY 1. INTRODUCTION During the last ten years, concepts such as sustainable development, industrial ecology and environmental management have been more frequently used by industry, the world of academia, the media, public administration and the NGOs. The amount of such “buzzwords” indicates that there is an increased focus on environmental …

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Environmental Technology What is Environmental Technology and How Can we Use it?

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Environmental technology, or commonly referred to as envirotech, is also known as green technology, or greentech for short, and can also be termed clean technology, or cleantech for short is defined as the application of one or more of the following; environmental science, green chemistry, environmental monitoring and electronic devices which either monitor, model or …

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Sustainability What Does Sustainable Development Mean For Us And The Environment

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The term sustainability is derived from sustain, and pertains to sustainable development in this reference, and has ten meanings according to most dictionaries. The word sustain in it’s basic form means to maintain, support or endure. In the 1980’s, sustainability was implemented more in terms of mankind’s sustainability on our planet. There are differing interpretations …

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Sustainable Development – Can We Balance Sustainable Development With Growth To Help Protect us From Ourselves?

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Sustainable Development is not a term that is mentioned too often in our fast paced throw away society. Is it posted and shared allover Facebook like Justine Beiber or some other trending topic, no. Should it be, probably, as we need it moving forward as much as we need water and food for survival. Population …

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Sustainable Energy – The Future is Clear We Must Move Forward With Sustainable Energy

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Sustainable energy (SE), with it the future is clear, and much cleaner for that matter! No matter how you look at it, it is one of the most critical aspects of us moving forward and keeping our existing way of life intact. Unfortunately, technology dictates that we need energy, but the sources of that energy …

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Rio+20 Panel Calls for Creating Sustainable Development and Low-Carbon Prosperity For Sustainable Planet

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The upcoming Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development for low-carbon prosperity and a sustainable planet sent out a blueprint with 56 recommendations yesterday in the Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing report just released. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday called for action on a new blueprint for creating a sustainable planet, a just …

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Sustainable Building Materials

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You might want to consider using sustainable building materials if you are planning on building a new home or renovating an existing one. Sustainable building products have come down in price over the past few years. You may be able to receive a tax credit for using them. And you’ll be doing a large part …

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