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Workshop applications are now open for the Building Resilient Communities Convergence! …Continue
I have an idea for an invention!!I think there should be an invention that recycles shower water.Wait! Before you think "EW!", know that you can turn the switch on or off.That way, if you want to wash yourself first, and then enjoy a few extra…Continue
I was just thinking... are all of these great documentaries available in Spanish as well?That would be great! A lot of people in California only speak Spanish, or don't quite speak English on the high vocabulary level that can sometimes be seen in…Continue
I'm converting my large Berkeley home into a collective- for many reasons. We have two lovely housemates now, but as my partner and I move along the path towards resilience, we're discovering we really want to to share with resilience-minded…Continue
Started by Loni Gray in Sustainable Communities, Earth Shelters & Green Homes Aug 8.
I get the opportunity to Interview the City Mayor of Gilroywhich will be broadcast on the Local Community TV channel.I need your help to ask the right questions to make moreof our local community aware of Transitioning.Thank you.Manu…Continue
Started by Manu Martin in Sustainable Communities, Earth Shelters & Green Homes Apr 16.
Darkin Tanner has asked: "Can all of humanity thrive?"I know this is elementary, but I have to say yes, but depending on what is meant by "all of Humanity". I believe there is a certain size of population that is more "sustainable" than other…Continue
• Facilitating connection between Transition Town efforts throughout California and beyond so that individual and collective efforts are aligned with the wider global sustainability movement.
• Connecting and collaborating with local and global initiatives that encourage sustainable community development, zero waste, community based economies, local food production, sustainable business practices, and efforts that lend towards the transition to a sustainable world.
Please also understand that we need to focus on SOLUTIONS so if you post information or videos that are irrelevant, fear based, or otherwise inappropriate to the mission of transition it will be deleted.
National study, from the third quarter of 2013, also notes an increase in alternative fueling stations and ranks the top states in energy efficiency
Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean energy, found more than one million job postings in the clean energy sector from July 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013. This shows a 54 percent increase in needed clean energy employees, evidence that the sector is rapidly growing and in need of experts.
Ecotech Institute, the first and only school dedicated to educating students solely in clean energy fields such as solar, wind and…
Posted by Molly on November 22, 2013 at 10:16am
More than 10,200 Power Utility Jobs were Available in the Last Year; Industry Insiders See Looming Talent Gap
The Power Utility industry is experiencing a massive demographic shift and employees who know both conventional grid and smart grid technology are in demand. With a growing number of retirees and new technologies cropping up, a new generation of power utility technicians is critical for the industry. Ecotech Institute, which focuses entirely on preparing students for jobs in sustainability, has been closely watching the rapidly changing sector and its Power Utility Technician program exists to fill the gap.
Ecotech Institute designed its Power Utility Technician program with input from subject matter experts…
Posted by Molly on April 29, 2013 at 7:45pm
By Suzanne York, 6degreesofpopulation.org.
With over 7 billion people on the planet, demand for water for household, agricultural, and industrial use is increasing even faster than population growth. Many areas, such as the southwestern U.S. and northern Mexico, are already experiencing competing demands on water in a region heavily reliant on this most precious of natural resources.
Specifically, much of that water comes from the Colorado River, and at a high environmental cost. Nearly 90 percent of the annual flow from the Colorado – 5 trillion gallons – goes to California, Arizona, and five other states in the Colorado River basin. And while it used to reach the Gulf of California, today the river no longer makes it to the sea. Mexico gets a paltry 500 billion gallons a year, per a treaty with the…Continue
Posted by HowMany.org on May 1, 2013 at 2:54pm
Want to leave a Handprint? Restore the Earth is a campaign that is about working to restore the great ecosystems around the planet; forests, oceans, freshwater, tundra, corals and the soils – they are the greatest allies we have for our future, to give us a better quality of life, clean air, food security, pure water and to fight climate change.
The campaign message is simple – we can all do something positive and play our part in the vital effort to restore the planet’s eco-systems; through our positive handprints.
Yes governments, companies need to act, but we are not waiting for them.…Continue
Posted by Dandarius on March 21, 2013 at 1:10am
In the movement to "go green" and the increasing demand for products that deliver a sustainable practice to buyers fingertips, a lot has been going unmentioned within the circles of the press.
The energy used to manufacture and transport products is often hidden, and it can be the prime target when talking about conserving energy.
Catherine Mohr works on making robots. She is a self proclaimed geek that went green. Someone after my own heart, she set out to build her house in an optimized fashion by looking at the data. Her TED talk describes her process very well, and in it she summarizes how many decisions we make that appear to be small can be the leaders in energy…Continue
Posted by Darkin Tanner on March 15, 2013 at 3:11pm
Recently I've been watching lots of TED Talks online, and I've been finding lots of inspirational content that deserves to be shared. One of the talks was by author Janine Benyus, who has devoted her time to showcase Nature's genius. Biomimicry is her latest novel in which she proposes that designers should emulate what is seen in nature.
Since her writings she has expanded to developing two organizations, the Biomimicry Guild and the Innovation consultancy, which have recently merged into Biomimicry 3.8, a certified B Corporation. Combined the organizations focus on "biomimicry innovation consulting, professional…Continue
Posted by Darkin Tanner on February 14, 2013 at 3:00pm
We are happy to introduce to the community new assistant admin Darkin Tanner!
Darkin Tanner joins the SeThInk Media team as our new media director and will be the new assistant admin for this community!
Darkin is your voice guide in the new video tutorials that have been released to help you get the most from being a member of this online community network and he is happy to be available now to help members of the SOS community with any questions or assistance…Continue
Posted by Dandarius on February 9, 2013 at 3:30pm