sustainable development

An approach to developing anything that recognizes the need to meet the challenges of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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The Home Depot Foundation Selects Two Cities for Sustainability Program

In 2002, The Home Depot created The Home Depot Foundation which supports non-profit organizations that are “dedicated to creating and preserving healthy and…
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Like Life Itself, Sustainable Development is Fractal

Like life itself, sustainable development is built on a self-similar (but not identical) pattern that replicates itself on increasing and decreasing scales, based…
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Let’s Talk Smart Growth

Hailing from a religiously and ethnically homogeneous suburb in the south, I’ve always viewed the relative lack of diversity in my upbringing as…
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Boredom and The 3J’s: Jack, Jackson and Jesus

Boredom is a crucial part of restlessness; that uncomfortable place where we feel a gravitational pull to rearrange a current context, and from…
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Fighting for Detroit’s Agricultural Future

We’ve all seen the pictures, we’ve all heard the horror stories. We know about the 25% unemployment rate, the unsolved crimes; we know…
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The (BoP) Project Photo Essay: KOMAZA

By Jonathan Kalan Four billion people on this planet live in relative poverty. While each of their situations are unique, most of these…
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Get Your Hands Dirty on Your Next Vacation with Zuvy

Do you love to travel and experience new cultures? Better yet, do you have exotic travel plans for this holiday season? If either…
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Not Another Ethical Label!

Another best practice label? Really. Really?! Social entrepreneur Michael Solomon has launched what he guarantees to be the final word in best practice…
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Is Social Enterprise The New Cure For AIDS and Poverty?

By Peter Glenn As we commemorate another World AIDS Day, we have some cause for celebration.  UNAIDS reports that new infection rates have…
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Sir Richard’s Condoms: Buy One, Give One

You might have read about the Pope’s recent (slight) revision of the Catholic Church’s stance on condom-use — a stance with far greater…
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How to Get Big Companies Behind Socially Responsible Small Businesses

By Geri Stengel American companies just had their best quarter ever and I have a suggestion for how they can use those profits:…

Rethink | Sustainability

Here’s a fantastic video from one of our members, The Bioengineering Group. It’s time: to restore our earth, to build responsibly, to change…
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Sustainable Haiti: Rebuilding for the Long Haul

The Sustainable Haiti Coalition is a platform of collaboration that coordinates resources for a suite of sustainable solutions. I spoke with co-founder Douglas…
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The Tea Party’s Next Target: Sustainable Development

Now that the Tea Party has landed on our planet, in our country, like some kind of alien advanced strike force in preparation…
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Fair Trade Arrives in Bulgaria

Fair trade is one window through which Bulgarian can participate as a buyer and seller of niche products. Consumers here are getting a…