Help Save California’s Water Now

12 Sep , 2017  

California, it’s time to adopt a new habit. One of our most important resources is in trouble, and we need to do everything we can to protect it today and into the future.… [Read the rest]



Open-source farm machine blueprints (TED Talk)

7 Sep , 2016  

Marcin Jakubowski is helping to make the blueprints for 50 farming machines open source. His efforts should help anyone to build their own tractor or other tools from scratch and help make our lives more self-sustaining.… [Read the rest]

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affordablility,Business Models,technology,tools,Upcycling,Zero Waste

The red pill or the blue pill?

10 May , 2016  

precious_plastic-problemOkay, we've got a problem with plastic. It's a big one. No surprise. It doesn't break down into something useful for other creatures, like leaves or twigs do. It can kill wildlife when left out in the wild.… [Read the rest]

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15 Sep , 2015  

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Big Data Gone Wrong: FishBrain App Could Contribute to Overfishing

5 Dec , 2014  

The new big data app intends to create more efficient fishing but could accelerate overfishing instead.

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Circular Economy,events,new services,tools,Zero Waste

Get Your Junk Fixed

16 Nov , 2014  

A volunteer repair team assembled in South East Portland to offer free repairs of small appliances, bikes, jewelry, and clothing. Repair PDX launched in May 2013 to “organize repair cafés – free events that bring volunteers who like to fix things together with people who have broken items that need fixing.”

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Business Models,ideas & concepts,tools

Holistic Sustainability Thinking and Doing with Models and Data

18 Sep , 2014  

The word “sustainability” has been trending for almost ten years, and while the concepts of environmental and social change are finally taking hold in households and boardrooms, many of the proposed solutions to climate change, Nitrogen and Phosphorus depletion, pollution and disparities in human well-being have yet to be implemented.

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new products,technology,tools

5 New Big Data Initiatives on Climate Change and the New Economy

5 Sep , 2014  

As scientists and industry generate more data about systems--cities, supply chains and ecologies--they also develop new tools that help us create information and knowledge out of that data. On Wednesday, the UN Climate Summit's Secretary-General announced the winners of their Big Data Climate Challenge. #resourcedepletion #bigdata #solidwaste #food

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new services,technology,tools,Zero Waste

The conversation about zero waste is global… almost.

22 Aug , 2014  

Today we've been playing with a new tool developed by the computer science group at MIT. Map-D is a super-fast database that allows you to "query, analyze and visualize billions of data points in milliseconds". The tool allowed us to see the growing trend of Twitter posts from around the world using the words "zero waste". #zerowaste

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