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Is 2016 the Year of Community?

The new year shows signs of big businesses focusing on local community action. How can they scale their local action?

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Want To Be in the Know? Add These Conferences to Your Calendar for 2016

The calendar is rolling over to a new year, and as we round this corner we’re excited to see what social innovations will occur in 2016. It’s a great time to plan which conferences you want to attend to learn what’s new in the world of sustainability and snag early-bird discount tickets.

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Carbon Monitoring Will Play a Crucial Role in the Quest to Curb Warming

A recent report on EU energy governance, produced by the British House of Lords, says that “EU-wide binding 2030 renewables targets will not be delivered unless it is backed-up by a monitoring and enforcement mechanism that acts as a guarantor for the agreement.” So, how are we to go about measuring carbon emissions?

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Fossil Fuels: A Green Revolution Starts with Partnerships

Changing global mindset about energy production must start at the source, by involving those who already have the technology and expertise in energy production. Public-private partnerships that are founded in constructive, forward-thinking legislation and incentives and involve the companies with the greatest stake in today’s fossil fuel industries offer the best opportunities for change.

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How Does a Twitter Chat Work?

So, you’ve learned about one of our Twitter Chats and RSVP’d? Excellent! Now, how in the world do these work? This is a step-by-step guide which should help, whether you’re completely new to Twitter or have some basic experience.

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Can Kinetic Energy Help Power Off-Grid Communities?

Modern micro-hydro kinetic (MHK) technologies are a potential solution for reliable decentralized energy production in developing and remote communities around the globe by harnessing the kinetic energy of flowing water from the local waterways.

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Google and Ford to Partner on Driverless Cars

Google and Ford are close to creating a joint venture to develop and manufacture cars that will use Google’s driverless technology, according to recent news reports.

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Elon Musk, Experts: A Zero-Emissions Vehicle Should Be VW’s ‘Punishment’

Tesla’s Elon Musk and an impressive list of other tech leaders are calling for the California Air Resources Board to get creative. They want CARB to implement a new approach to the diesel cheating scandal by requiring Volkswagen to step up to the plate and come up with a zero-emissions vehicle. Forget the idea of penalizing the company with heavy fines and recalls that will go nowhere, say the experts. That’s so 20th century and ineffective.

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UPS to Use Landfill Gas to Power Its Memphis and Jackson Fleets

UPS aims to drive 1 billion miles with its alternative fuels fleet by the end of 2017. To help achieve its goal, UPS recently announced it will supply its Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi, fleets with an estimated 15 million diesel-gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas from landfills.

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Zuckerberg and Chan’s Patient Approach to an Urgent Investment

Daniel Lurie, founder and CEO of Tipping Point Community, provides his perspective on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s announcement to contribute 99 percent of their Facebook shares to better our community and world. The backlash against the announcement has been interesting to watch, but several elements show that Chan and Zuckerberg are headed in the right direction.

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Narrowing the Diversity Gap in Tech

Debates surrounding the tactics tech companies should employ in order to increase diversity continue. Instead of regurgitating the typical spiel of ‘leaning in,’ Virgilia Kaur Pruthi and Kristine Gloria propose that instilling both a proactive and reflexive approach will help make diversity programs sustainable.