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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SBIO 2013 Semi-finalist Interview: Ecopia

Using the starch from tapioca, social enterprise Ecopia produces a fully degradable, recyclable, and non-GMO bio-plastic, referred to as ECOPLAS®, while also seeking…
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John Birch Society Goes After Agenda 21

Agenda 21 has had a lot of critics over the years, but none so passionate as the John Birch Society, which sees the…
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Kidzania: Preparing Kids for a Better World

The world-renowned kids' theme park, Kidzania, plans to launch its first U.S. destination in 2015. The idea has definitely caught on with the…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…
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California Spearheads a Transportation Reformation to Curb Emissions

Transforming our transportation infrastructure won’t happen overnight. While policies improving the supply side are taking shape, our individual transportation choices can have a…
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How Industry and NGOs Collaborate to Shake Up Education

Why businesses must help revolutionize education to restore a sustainable labor pool.
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Understanding AC Refrigerant Standards

The race is on to find new, greener refrigerants and refrigerant standards that combine low global warming potential (GWP) and zero ozone depletion…
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How World Health Partners Raises the Bar on Rural Indian Health

Government in India supports all kinds of health care systems -- public, private, informal, and those run by NGOs and social businesses --…
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Kansas State Bill Would “Ban” Sustainable Development

A Kansas state bill would prevent public funds from being used for sustainable development.
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The Double-Edged Sword of Climate Change

CO2 emissions are causing some ocean creatures to flourish and stagnating the growth of others, causing an imbalance in the ecosystem.
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Due Diligence to Defeat Global Problems

Our history of aiding the poor and afflicted is mired in failure. Yet an emerging movement re-imagines the paradigm for how we ought…
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How Solar-Powered Rickshaws Might Save Bengal Tigers

Solar power could be bringing brighter prospects to the people of the Sundarbans, and to its wildlife, too.
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Kiva Announces $400 Million Microfinance Milestone

Kiva's efforts to alleviate poverty and enhance economic opportunity around the world has come a long way in a short time. Leveraging "collective…
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Does CSR Make a Difference to a Company’s Image?

How do companies make sure they are doing the right thing when it comes to corporate social responsibility, or CSR? New research from…
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Why Global Food Solutions Need Women

"We need women playing a role at all levels, from product development to government policy – alongside their role as consumers, making choices…