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Why Current & Future Jobs Rely on Clean Energy - Key Trends as Reported by the Environmental Defense Fund

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by ChristinaC Marketing Student

President Trump has frozen four important rules that were created to promote greater energy efficiency, and this seems to be step one of a larger plan to cut into environmental protections/budgets. Activists and environmentalists are concer… more...

0 replies | 2314 views | Posted on: 01/28/2017 | Last updated: 10/13/2017

Bhutan - not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative!

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by Kalyani.rc Passive House / Sustainability Enthusiast

Bhutan, a small nation between China and India, with a population of 750,000 has set some impressive environmental benchmarks. Bhutan is not merely carbon neutral, it’s also a carbon sink - making it one of the few countries in the world… more...

0 replies | 4231 views | Posted on: 01/17/2017 | Last updated: 01/17/2017

Earth House generates all its own energy and captures all its own water in Australia

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by Chelsea W. Student

This simple, yet stunning Rammed Earth House by Steffen Welsh Architects generates all of its own energy and captures all of its own water. Located in the northeast of Victoria in Australia, the home is oriented for passive solar with caref… more...

0 replies | 743 views | Posted on: 08/18/2015 | Last updated: 08/18/2015

The Urban Commons?

by Rohit Satishchandra

We've all heard of the tragedy of the commons, in which unrestrained individual use exhausts a publicly shared resource. I recently came across an article that describes a phenomenon the author calls “the opening of the Urban Commons,” … more...

1 replies | 680 views | Posted on: 06/15/2015 | Last updated: 06/15/2015

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