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The Solarbag from Puralytics offers a simple, reusable solution to the problems of poor and unsanitary drinking water, using nanotechnology to purify water anywhere in the world, at any time. In this video the founder of the company, Mark Owen talks about his moment of inspiration while on a trip to Japan.
From the creation of the Boston Common in 1634 to the emergence of cross-boundary, large-landscape conservation initiatives in the 21st century, innovators have risen to address seemingly intractable land, water and biodiversity conservation challenges. It will require our best talent, technology, financial tools and social innovation techniques to tackle today's global conservation challenges. What makes for innovation? Five attributes: initiatives characterized by
Novel/Creativeness in conception, strategic or cultural significance, measuarble effecitvness; transferability to jurisdications around the world; and endur for not just years but decades perhaps centuries.
Jim Levitt is the director of the Program on Conservation Innovation at the Harvard Forest, Harvard University and a fellow at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.
Growth is Unsustainable. It is a temporary state. This is the way it is. Dr. Susan Krumdieck is an Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury. Her interests and research include fuel cells; alternative energy technologies; energy conservation; energy systems engineering; materials for energy systems.
Jeffrey Hollender, entrepreneur and founder of Seventh Generation, and presently co-chair of Greenpeace, leads a panel of business executives to discuss the challenges businesses face in becoming sustainable, not just successes, but the struggle between the money to grow and what is good for the environment. Panelists include Jeff Seabright of Coca-Cola, Michael Jacobson of Intel, and James Gowen of Verizon.
Rocky Mountain Institute visited the University of California, San Diego to study and document the "microgrid" that controls and integrates electricity supply and demand on the campus. UCSD's microgrid is one of the best examples of an electricity network that provides local control yet is interconnected with the larger electricity grid. At UCSD, the microgrid provides the ability to manage 42 megawatts of generating capacity.
Learn how RMI is seeking to identify and amplify the kinds of solutions that have the potential to transform the electricity system by visiting http://www.rmi.org/electricity
ncluding a central cogeneration plant, an array of solar photovoltaic installations and a fuel cell that operates on natural gas reclaimed from a landfill site.
Konda Mason is a filmmaker living in the San Francisco bay area. She has worked on numerous films and documentaries and her most recent endeavor is the successful digital full-dome film "Tales of the Maya Skies" that she produced for Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland, CA. It's all about world global collaboration!
We need to move from one-way systems to ones that create cycles - recycling as it is practiced in our natural systems. Canadian Lehna Malmkvist reviews some projects to demonstrate what she is talking about and what has been learned. This is her speech at TEDXBerlin in March of 2012.
Interview with James McGreen of Switch Vehicles showing off their new "safe, simple, durable electric vehicle that every American can afford to own." Visit www.switchvehicles.com
James McGreen was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability at the Bioneers 2011 conference.
George Crombie is President of the American Public Works Association (APWA) and senior faculty member for public works administration in the MPA program at Norwich University in Vermont. In this interview he discusses the importance of looking to nature (biomimicry), multi-disciplined approach to problem solving, applying the principles of culture, recognizing the importance of leadership with vision and integrity, and always acting on behalf of the common good.
Mr. Crombie was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv in Portland, Oregon on July 28th, 2011 at the APWA Sustainability in Public Works Conference.
Dominique Nils Conseil became president of Aveda in 2000. The French cosmetics executive took over the reins of the immensely successful hair- and skin-care manufacturer from its legendary founder, Horst Rechelbacher, and was firmly committed to preserving Rechelbacher's original mission of bringing safe, environmentally friendly products to the market. In this interview he talks about the culture of sustainability at Aveda.
Dominique was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv, the voices of sustainability at the Portland State University's The Center for Global Leadership in Sustainability, Business and Sustainability Conference, November, 2010.
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