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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Spanish Renewable Energy Investments Slow with U.S. Regulatory Changes

Renewable energy investments in the U.S. had a bumper year in 2012, and Spanish wind investors, like Iberdrola Renewables, have plenty to show…
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OriginOil Tests Breakthrough Aquaculture Water Decontamination System

Los Angeles-based OriginOil says its Solids Out of a Solution (SOS) technology “could help the aquaculture industry reduce toxin levels and adopt algae…
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The iShack: Bringing Renewable Energy to South Africa Settlements

Connecting impoverished homes with electricity and access to safe drinking water has always been a challenge in South Africa. The iShack is a…
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Ramsar Policy Paper Urges Greater Protection, Wiser Use of Water and Wetlands

More than half of the world's wetlands were lost in the 20th century. Marking the Ramsar Convention's World Wetlands Day 2013, a host…
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Is the Sharing Economy Innately Sustainable?

There’s no doubt that sharing promotes collaborative exchange and that husbanding our natural resources is good for the environment, but will this trend…
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UN, World Bank to Work Together; Show Multilateral System is “Indispensable”

Senior executives at the two international organizations put out a video saying they will strive to work together more effectively and act as…
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Distributed Renewable Energy & Microfinance: A Potent Combination

A rural electrification program in Nicaragua highlights the cross-cutting advantages and benefits adding a microfinance element contributes to improving their viability and sustainability.
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Abu Dhabi’s Promise of a Bright Energy Future

Abu Dhabi is strategically positioned to initiate a new phase in the global effort to transition to renewable energy sources.
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A Budding Model of a Truly Sustainable Community

Three ways to take transformational action to balance the needs of people, planet and profit.
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Sustainable Businesses Need to Focus on Latinos

The Latino population is the fastest growing demographic in the United States. According to the Pew Hispanic Center, approximately 800,000 Hispanic residents turn…
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Swiss Recycling Efficiency in Egyptian Slums

What if I told you that the renowned Swiss efficiency was being far outpaced by the efforts of a few small business owners…
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Which Acronym is Your School Bond Money Purchasing?

Schools and the communities surrounding them are often cheerleaders for “green” building certifications, but few people know what these programs include, or why…
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Solar Energy Brings Power to Rural India

For the last year, the village of Meerwada in Central India has been learning to live with solar energy. Located some 90 minutes…
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One Community Promotes a Holistic Approach to Sustainability

One Community (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization was formed after 15 years of planning with the mission to provide non-profit leadership.
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UN/Accenture Report Calls for Doubling Renewable Energy’s Share

The United Nations Global Compact and Accenture released a “comprehensive analysis” of priority actions to a sustainable clean-energy economy across 19 industry sectors,…