ChallengesEcoPreneurEnvironmentPlanetResilenceSustainable Development

Top 10 biggest global concerns, according to millennials

From climate change and destruction of nature to lack of education and employment, here’s what’s worrying the world’s young adults. It seems that just about every generation gets blamed for something; those born in the 1980s and 90s are no different. Going by the accounts of the snarky media, one …

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EcoPreneurLocal Economy

How to build a strong local food system

It goes beyond farmers’ markets and CSA shares. Before we had ‘local food,’ we just had food. Communities fed themselves with whatever was produced in the region, with farmers selling directly to stores and customers. It was unheard of to truck vegetables from Florida or California all year round in …

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These Swedish "Bike Apartments" Are Designed For Life Without Cars

If you don’t spend money on a garage, there’s lots of extra cash to add bike-friendly amenities to a new building. If you don’t spend money on a garage, there’s lots of extra cash to add bike-friendly amenities to a new building. A new apartment building in Sweden doesn’t have …

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How Cities Are Tackling Their Enormous Food Waste Problem

From loosening restrictions on what “expired” means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to contribute less to landfills with their wasted meals. From loosening restrictions on what “expired” means to dabbling with aquaponics and vertical farming, cities around the world are trying to …

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EcoPreneurGreen Building

This Will Be The Largest "Passive House" Apartment Complex In The World

The 162 apartments of Heidelberg Village all will use just a tiny fraction of the energy necessary to heat and cool “normal” houses. The 162 apartments of Heidelberg Village all will use just a tiny fraction of the energy necessary to heat and cool “normal” houses. Sitting on a piece …

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EcoPreneurSmart CitiesTransportation

Uber’s CEO Wants To Reshape Cities Through Carpooling, If Only Cities Would Let Him

Uber wants to monetize your carpooling—letting you pick people up on your way to work for a little extra cash. Uber is already reshaping the way people get around cities. It is lately hoping to change suburban commutes, too—if, of course, regulators would step out of the way. Read Full …

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Share your idea for how big data can help the environment and score a trip to the Eye on Earth Summit in Abu Dhabi

© Eye on Earth Summit by Margaret Badore The Eye on Earth Summit aims to harness the power of data and new data gathering technologies to help the environment and support sustainable development. The summit is hosted by the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative and the United Nations Environment Programme. …

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Eco-FinancingEnergySolutions

Solar Energy Finance Association emerges on the scene

Shutterstock ART1ART Can this new group help to roll out a blueprint for new solar finance models? by Lea Lupkin What is hindering the availability of public capital and financing options for distributed solar? To some in structured finance, it seems like a great fit: Solar assets produce reliable cash flows, backed …

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Ebook offers plans for fast, simple, and scalable DIY solar-plus-battery system

© Solar Station by Derek Markham It’s a tiny power plant for a tiny home! This forthcoming ebook promises to help you build a standalone solar power station for hyperlocal clean energy generation. Home solar power is rapidly becoming a reality for many, thanks to great financial incentives, creative financing options, …

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These Lego-Like Roads Are Made From Plastic Trash

Asphalt is so 20th century. by ADELE PETERS We may soon be driving on last year’s plastic bags and bottles, fished out of the ocean. A new project in the Netherlands is turning plastic waste—especially scraps that couldn’t be used for anything else—into new roads. “The concept is based on the …

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