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With an Abundance Mentality, We Can Solve Hunger, Poverty, War & Climate Change

how green lighting options such as solar-powered LEDs that replace toxic and flammable kerosene can better the environment, health, safety, and the local economy all at once…how studying nature’s amazing engineering can create new products like adhesives modeled after gecko feet or a fuel-sipping plane designed to mimic the most aerodynamic birds.

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The Secret of the Fulcrum Principle

“achieve the greatest result with the least amount of effort,” including finding others to do some of the work. Change happens as fast as possible, but as slow as necessary.Why we need both “shock troops” and “put-it-back-togethers”

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How Thailand Looks at Environmental Issues

By Shel Horowitz During a trip to Thailand, I kept my radar up to see how this small but sophisticated country deals with a number of environmental issues. Disclaimer: This is not intended to be an in-depth look. It’s based

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New Uses for CO2? Elkington’s Latest Out-Front Thinking

If we can turn CO2 into a valuable asset instead of a climate-change accelerant/pollutant, that could be world-changing. And there’s no reason it can’t be possible. I’ve known for years about turning wastes into input.

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The Most Important Question to Create Eco-Friendly Technological Leaps

Green entrepreneurs (or frugal ones) refine that question. It morphs into “How can I accomplish this with the fewest resources?”…back in 1983, he built a near-net-zero-energy luxury home that didn’t need a furnace or an air conditioner

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$10 Million to Charity—Another Cheer for Patagonia!

expected to reach $2 million in sales, but instead generated five times more. Patagonia says the fundraiser “attracted thousands who have never purchased anything from Patagonia before.”

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This Voter Has No Use for Nostalgia—He Prefers Hope

Calls for returning to bygone eras remind me that we humans…neglecting to appreciate what we already have gained. And this leaves us ill equipped for the hard and necessary work of identifying goals and actions that will guide us to a future that unites, not divides, us.

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When Does Social Change Work Become a “Calling”?

A few times in my life, I’ve experienced a genuinely calling: a feeling that I was put into this place at this time to do something.

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Don’t Bait-And-Switch–Intentionally or Not

I had just signed a petition he originated on gun control, and wanted to share it. I didn’t check how it posted on FB. I felt tricked and betrayed enough to take the entire post down. Let him get signatures some other way.

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Advice to a Startup–Four Things I Wish I’d Known

If someone had given me these four bits of advice in 1981 when I was just starting out, I’d have been on the success track a lot faster.

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