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1/14/13 1:49 P

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Oh, I haven't posted here in AGES! Sorry all, long story but I'm back in the saddle!

Here's an interesting article for those of us who love to eat fish:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/31
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4/23/12 4:50 P

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New prototype alternative electricity source:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/0
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4/16/12 12:10 P

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sustainablefoodnews.com/story.php?ne
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_id=13842


Universal Sustainability score for food items. What do you thin?

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2/6/12 11:21 A

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Oh, this is gonna be a time-suck. Sustainability Coaching, the website. I bet we can all learn from this one :)

www.sustainabilitycoach.com/

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1/30/12 11:18 A

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Today's article: Sustainable apparel ratings

www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/01/30/sus
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inable-apparel-rating-tool-set-mid-yR>ear-public-launch


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1/23/12 12:00 P

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Boy, did the holidays really disrupt my routine!

Here's some eye candy to make up for it: A sustainable home in Scotland!

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/12/07
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reathomesanddestinations/07gh-locatiR>on.html?ref=sustainableliving


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12/2/11 12:13 P

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I'm really chemical-sensitive, it's actually what got me into a more sustainable lifestyle.

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I love that article about cleaning tips! I am allergic to many things and cleaning supplies are often the worst! Thanks:)

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11/28/11 7:16 P

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I'm dreaming of a Green Christmas?

eartheasy.com/give_sustainchristmas.
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11/14/11 1:09 P

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This one is some bad news :(

European study suggests biofuels are as carbon intensive as petroleum

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/1
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NJORDGAL's Photo NJORDGAL Posts: 1,484
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Oops, I've missed a few!

Has everyone seen Spark People's article on 10 Green Cleaning Tips?

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=10_
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een_cleaning_tips


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10/24/11 3:13 P

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Another HuffPo article: 15 greenest US corporations:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/17/gr
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nest-companies-us-list_n_1016280.htmR>l?ref=sustainability


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10/17/11 5:01 P

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HuffPo has an article about Rodale's study into the real reason to eat organic: it's sustainable!

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/or
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nic-agriculture-benefits_n_998214.htR>ml?ref=sustainability


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10/3/11 5:56 P

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Here's the EPA's "Sustainability Basic Info" page:

www.epa.gov/sustainability/basicinfo
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NJORDGAL's Photo NJORDGAL Posts: 1,484
9/26/11 4:36 P

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I had no idea Mother Earth News had biannual faires!

Looks like they're over for 2011, but there are some videos up on the events page (did anyone make the one in PA last weekend? How was it?):

www.motherearthnews.com/fair/home.as
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9/19/11 6:49 P

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Another food chain commits to sustainable seafood!

supermarketnews.com/Sustainability_G
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en/shaws_sustainable_seafood_0919/


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9/13/11 2:08 P

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Sorry, I'm a little late this week.

Here's a link to a sustainability podcast, several of their topics looked interesting:

www.ceres.org/resources/podcasts

Just for future reference, what sorts of articles to people like? Tutorials, news, planning...?

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9/5/11 6:06 P

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An article about living green and not breaking the budget - or overwhelming yourself with guilt:

www.mnn.com/money/green-workplace/st
or
ies/dont-feel-guilty-for-not-being-aR>ble-to-afford-green-products


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NJORDGAL's Photo NJORDGAL Posts: 1,484
8/30/11 1:40 P

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Here is the transcript of an article I heard on Marketplace (NPR financial news) last night, about the complications of compostable packaging:

marketplace.publicradio.org/display/
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b/2011/08/29/pm-demand-for-compostabR>le-products-grows/


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8/22/11 1:22 P

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I love fish & seafood of pretty much any kind. Overfishing, of course, is a concern of mine. Seeing that there's a sustainably managed line of frozen fish products coming out warms my little heart:

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver launches frozen sustainable seafood line: www.sustainablefoodnews.com/story.ph
p?
news_id=13605


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8/9/11 12:35 A

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www.thedailygreen.com/healthy-eating
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atest/us-farmers-markets-2011


Farmer's Markets are growing! There are at least three in my area!

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8/1/11 12:43 P

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www.huffingtonpost.ca/lisa-borden/ex
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cise-green_b_911414.html?ir=Green


Green up your workout :)

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Sorry to have been away so long, gang, I've had some medical issues to deal with (all fine now!)

This may be a little remedial for most of us, but thought this article on "How to Go Green" might be helpful for the new comers (or, ahem, evangelizing...)

www.treehugger.com/gogreen.php?campa
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n=th_nav_gogreen


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Pushing for (a return to) sustainable farming methods in developing countries. A far cry from sending terminator seeds!

green.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/15/n
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-push-on-sustainable-agriculture/?scR>p=1&sq=sustainable&st=cse


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6/21/11 12:39 P

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Sorry, I'm late, I went camping over the weekend and just got back.

This week we have a discussion about Natural Gas vs. Renewable Energy Sources. An interesting point that some natural gas can be considered renewable (methane, from landfill & sewer operations).

It does pose a question worth chewing on: Which is more eco-friendly, expensive renewable energy, or increased fuel efficiency with a semi-renewable fuel source? www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2
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1/20110045.html


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6/13/11 1:04 P

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Interesting discussion about how to be "green" without breaking the budget. www.mnn.com/lifestyle/responsible-li
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ng/stories/living-cheap-is-the-new-gR>reen


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Here's a nifty article: Just Ask for Glass Packaging: earth911.com/news/2011/05/23/want-gl
as
s-packaging-instead-just-ask/


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5/19/11 1:57 P

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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/
03/110304091456.htm

Hi all,

Here is the article I read, hope you enjoy it.

"Never ride faster than your guardian angels can fly!"


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Timely shopping opportunity...

Zazzle.com does a "Friday Four Hour Sale" - it's in progress right now, 11 AM Pacific. Today pet shirts & bags are on sale at 50% off.

I came across two interesting things: They have categories for organic bags ("100% Organic Canvas" it says) and green themed artwork.

Organic Bags: www.zazzle.com/organic+bags
Think Green Bags: www.zazzle.com/think+green+bags

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5/2/11 11:32 A

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Not so much an article as a resource, but thought this might be valuable to some:

www.sustainablebusiness.com/index.cf
m/
go/greendreamjobs.main/?CFID=2902804R>4&CFTOKEN=37498063


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earth911.com/news/2011/04/15/terracy
cl
e-and-solo-to-recycle-iconic-red-cups/


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www.greatgreenwedding.com/

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Since I've got weddings on the brain (two good friends got married Saturday, one of my cousins is getting married in two weeks), I figured I'd share emoticon

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Think solar should go beyond homeowners and those who can afford full arrays?
www.solargardens.org
Check out the blog, especially.

Wake up every day knowing you make the decision to begin your journey anew.

This choice in this moment defines now.

What is your now?


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3/8/11 12:42 P

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Sorry for the delay, gang. My grandmother died last Sunday and I've been kinda out of it.

Since it's on my mind... green funerals: www.treehugger.com/files/2008/03/how
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Better late than never?

Solar Projects vs. Historical Preservation....

www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sol
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-suit-20110224,0,539145.story?track=rss


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A two-fer for Valentines day!

www.yellowpagesoptout.com/

Opt-out of the yellow pages!

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www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-positiv
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ecological-stem-invasive.html


Invasive plants may not be as bad as we thought....

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Sustainable Chocolate? Well some yes
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www.justmeans.com/This-Valentine-s-D
ay
-Love-Tastes-Like-Sustainable-ChocolR>ate/44277.html


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Since it can't all be good news:

www.enn.com/agriculture/article/4229
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GMO Alfalfa just got the OK from the Dept. of Agriculture to be planted in the US.

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If we ever make it to Austin, this is going to have to be on our to-see list.

www.trendhunter.com/trends/sushibox-
re
staraunt


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ge/us_gulf_oil_spill_oysters


Today's article is from Yahoo! News, about efforts to build new oyster reefs in the gulf. There's some interesting trivia in there about how important oysters are to the ecology.

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Oooh, a weekend bonus! I just found out about YahooGreen's blog!

shine.yahoo.com/blog/PVQBTLQ5EMWG5D4
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The Greenwash Brigade www.publicradio.org/columns/sustaina
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lity/greenwash/2010/08/the_greenwashR>_brigade_wraps.html


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Sorry to be late, my home computer went belly up and I was out of work yesterday with a head cold :(

This week's treat is another site to get lost in. Sustainability ideas for 2011: www.springwise.com/ideas/

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Found a blog resource that might be of interest, the Fair Trade Resource Network. Here's a link to their entry comparing the two Fair Trade certifications:

www.fairtraderesource.org/category/k
ey
-issues-in-fair-trade/


(and now I'm off to go fix my spark reminder and see why it didn't alert me to how badly I dropped the ball on this!)

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Here is my article of the week. It comes from our local free weekly. While our Hearst owned newspaper promotes development of Eagle Ford gas deposits as an economic boon, it could well destroy our water supply.

The local free weekly covers the Fracking issue.

www.sacurrent.com/news/story.asp?id=
71
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I've been following Guy Negre's air powered cars for years on the web. I (and countless others) can't decide whether it is a con or practical or a hopelessly unrealistic dream. I hope it really works and works well.

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Have you seen this? www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/22/ai
r-
powered-car-airpod_n_799939.html


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Just a short blog post

green.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/09/t
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help-sea-lions-noaa-restricts-fishing/


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That's quite a site. I also use various topics of Stumbleupon to find interesting green articles. NEELIXNTES thanks for the link to that house it looks interesting.

Here is a link to a Texas builder who sells affordable houses made with lots of recycled items. In this TEDx talk he explains some of his philosophy. His name is Ted Phillips.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcuB0_W4Dt4

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We have a single stream system. All of the waste management companies use only one container for recyclables in in the area. It really does make it easier as long as you know what items are recyclable. We need more clarification on that but just chucking it in one or two containers is much easier then when we had to separate everything out and haul it to the containers ourselves.

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This week's article is less "article" and more "news site you could really get lost in if you weren't careful."

Good luck, let me know when to send a search party after you!

www.thedailygreen.com/ emoticon

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I missed out on Greenbuild when it was in town. I wish I had been able to go on the tour of this house but no matter what it will stick out in a traditional neighborhood. I am much more interested in the green homes that blend into their surroundings or that have been retrofitted but it sure is pretty to look at emoticon

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Thanks for posting the article. That must be the system used here. It does make recycling a lot easier. It can't handle shredded paper so we still take that to special dumpsters at schools and churches where they receive some funds for what they collect. Of course it also won't handle plastic and metal caps.

It does make it a lot easier. But some people just won't do it. The city's big communication campaign now is that you shouldn't put garbage in the blue recycle bins nor recyclables in the brown garbage bins.

I'm going to cheat by putting in a link to an article I published on my blog about electric power from existing oil and gas wells. Basically the amount that could be harvested using existing technology is beyond belief.

sanantoniosustainableliving.blogspot
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sanantoniosustainableliving.blogspot
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Today's article: www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2007/100
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Maybe these factories will become more widespread and remove another excuse for not recycling!

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Ooh, that's pretty neat!

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That's an interesting story. I didn't know that seahorses were endangered.

Here is a story about an advance wall system that uses recycled glass. I have been following sustainable building for 15 years. They say they've been building for 15 years. But this is new to me.


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I can't really comment on the fur article - my mom swears that her fur coat keeps her warmer than a "regular" coat, I love my Land's End coat :)

Here's this week's article, inspired by a long conversation with an 8 year old about whether or not you can actually ride a seahorse:
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This one is about a controversial subject. I don't have a reason to need a fur to stay warm. A winter coat will last me two decades or more and I rarely spend a lot of time outside when it does drop below freezing here (twice a year briefly.) I wonder what folks who have to deal with bitter cold think.

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That's awesome, thanks Neelixntes!

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Not a football fan but this is rather interesting.
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oooh, very cool! Thanks!

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That's an interesting article NjordGal. These companies can make a large impact if they put their power behind such goals.

Here is not so much an article but many articles. Whole Earth Review archives can now be read online. They have made them so that they can't be copy and pasted but at least many of them can be read. If you think you need to pay something to read them keep looking.

http://wholeearth.com/back-issues.php

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Here's a new Green news article!

www.greenbiz.com/news/2010/11/15/uni
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This was refreshing news. My college cafeteria was less than desirable but this sounds like a nice change.

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This was really a great read, thanks!

I do some sewing, and I save my scraps for stuffing.

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I found this article interesting. I really hadn't thought about how Jeans can be wasteful. www.nytimes.com/2010/08/15/fashion/1
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It's kind of a stretch calling this an "article" but I think it's in the spirit of the challenge.

Short version: The National Science Foundation is funding projects that qualify as "Environmental Sustainability" with topics of interest in Industrial Ecology, Green Engineering Ecological Engineering, and Earth Systems Engineering.

There was also an article on NPR about the national renewable energy goal: www.epa.gov/chp/state-policy/renewab
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_fs.html
. You can go to www.npr.org/templates/story/story.ph
p?
storyId=129183207
and see what your state's goal is and what their current status is (my state has a goal of 25% by 2025 and is currently creating 25% renewable energy. C'mon people, we can do better!)

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Well, this shows you how wonderful I've been with the team goals emoticon

I found this quote on www.brainyquote.com :

After all, sustainability means running the global environment - Earth Inc. - like a corporation: with depreciation, amortization and maintenance accounts. In other words, keeping the asset whole, rather than undermining your natural capital.
Maurice Strong

I'm not sure I agree with the visual of "running... Earth Inc.... like a corporation..." but it's something to think about. It is a major resource that is just not properly maintained. How many businesses would get very far if they didn't maintain their buildings & grounds?

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Here's my article today:
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/0
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Green Food Choice May Not Be So Green

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first one didn't work - trying another link

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/
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Hopefully I can be more regular with my posts now.

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It's late for this week, but here's the article I read today:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/0
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"Sustainable Fisheries Needed for Global Food Security"

I think it's so important to be aware of our food supply.

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great idea!!

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Hi all,

I was just cruising through the team goals and saw that one is to read an article on sustainability every week. I thought it might be easier if we share our articles...

My article this morning was on converting shipping containers to temporary housing in emergency areas, like Haiti. Recycling AND humanitarian aid, what can be bad about that?? I've heard about a family that used a number of shipping containers to build a house, but I didn't realize it was being used in emergency situations as well!

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/0
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Edit to fix the timing...

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