Archive for November, 2006


Sustainable Ecopreneurship Course at ASU

posted November 28, 2006

ASU Technopolis Sustainable Launch Prep Entrepreneurship Course (LPEC)
Overview
The Sustainable Launch Prep Entrepreneurship Course (Sustainable LPEC) is a program sponsored by Salt River Project (SRP) and the National Collegiate Inventors and Investors Alliance (NCIIA). The NCIIA has provided a grant to develop the Sustainable LPEC program and to deliver it twice during the 2007-2008 academic year. [...]

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Nordic Countries Know How to Create Sustainable Communities by Tim Montague

posted November 28, 2006

THE NORDIC COUNTRIES KNOW HOW TO CREATE SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES
The Natural Step for Communities
By Tim Montague
Sweden has a penchant for safety and cleanliness. Swedes invented the
Volvo, one of the safest automobiles. Volvos are built to minimize
harm to passengers during accidents, and they are built without toxic
flame retardants. Swedes invented the safety- match and dynamite too
– [...]

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Home Sustainable Home by Tim Vanderpool

posted November 28, 2006

Here’s a story from the Tucson Weekly about Sustainable Tucson’s hero, Brad Lancaster.
Home Sustainable Home
A tour of eco-friendly Tucson houses shows the possibilities for a brighter future
By TIM VANDERPOOL
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/gbase/Currents/Content?oid=oid:88379
There’s an insurgent joy to the clipped power cables poking from Brad Lancaster’s home. And there’s a defiant beauty to the lush enclave that surrounds his [...]

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Eco-Results – Putting People Back into Nature

posted November 28, 2006

Working together to heal the West
www.ecoresults.org
Norm Lowe, Gail Lowe, Dan Dagget
Though EcoResults! is a startup enterprise, the people responsible for it have served as pioneers in creating collaborative, results-based solutions to Western environmental challenges.
Dan Dagget, environmentalist and author, literally wrote the book on the subject of applying collaborative solutions to Western ecosystems, Dagget’s book, Beyond [...]

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Anything Into Oil by Brad Lemley

posted November 28, 2006

Discover Magazine Issues Apr-06 features Anything Into Oil
Anything Into Oil
Turkey guts, junked car parts, and even raw sewage go in one end of this plant, and black gold comes out the other end.
By Brad Lemley
Photography by Dean Kaufman
DISCOVER Vol. 27 No. 04 | April 2006 | Technology
The thermal conversion plant turns [...]

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Sustainable Community – Village Homes by David Bainbridge

posted November 28, 2006

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Sustainable Community – Village Homes, Davis, California
By David A. Bainbridge
(Former Planner in Davis, VH Resident,
& VH Community Board Member)
Associate Professor
United States International College of Business
Alliant International University
San Diego, CA 92131
Village Homes is an innovative mixed use planned unit development that was started in 1974 on 60 acres in Davis, [...]

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Chinese Eco-city by Pierre Labgellier and Brice Pedroletti

posted November 28, 2006

Here’s a very interesting report that may be worth looking into, from
Local Living Communities News, 05-01 to 06-30
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and organizations. Your sharing makes it possible to reach a wider circle,
cooperating for a stronger sustainable vision.
Sustainable Neighbourhoods / Urban Ecological Planning
China to Build First Eco-city, [...]

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Indiana Town to Create Sustainable Power

posted November 21, 2006

Here’s an article from In Business magazine  
  
THE LITTLE TOWN THAT COULD CREATE RENEWABLE POWER
In Business, September-October, 2006, Vol. 28, No. 5, p. 18
A major goal of this small community is to use homegrown local power sources to become independent from foreign oil by implementing conversion technologies.
Mark Jenner
REYNOLDS, INDIANA in White County is starting a one-town [...]

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Emerging Water Shortages by Lester Brown

posted November 21, 2006

Africa’s Lake Chad, once a landmark for astronauts circling the earth, is now difficult for them to locate. Surrounded by Chad, Niger, and Nigeria—three countries with some of the world’s fastest-growing populations—the lake has shrunk by 95 percent since the 1960s. The soaring demand for irrigation water in that area is draining dry the rivers [...]

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