Posts Tagged ‘resources’

Technology and Social Enterprises

Thursday, May 24, 2012 1:05 Comments Off

Over the last few years, as I have spent more time studying the impact of social enterprises and looked to understand how to maximize the impact of entrepreneurs who hold an issue of society, environment, or economy at their core, I have begun to understand that the future of social entrepreneurialism is VERY different today […]

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Poyang Lake Pays the Price for China’s Progress

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:24 1 Comment

     While there are those who feel that China’s economy has no limits, I would like to direct your attention to yet another example of where China’s economy is outstripping the basic laws of environmental carrying capacity. Poyang lake, located in North Jiangxi province is perhaps one of the largest lakes that you have […]

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The Problem With Endless Supplies of Resources is That They Don’t Really Exist

Monday, November 21, 2011 8:17 Comments Off

The other day, while making my way home I caught a glimpse of Toray’s desalination advertisement. It was one of those moments that at first I was not sure what I was looking, or the greater meaning, until the very end where the advert cuts out with the ocean in the background and makes reference […]

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The Paper Coffee Cup. Needless Waste

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:42 Comments Off

Chose any coffee shop in China, look in the trash can, and what you will find is piles of needless waste. Paper cups, plastic lids, and cup sleeves. Components of a coffee ritual that required energy and materials to produce, were transported 1000s of miles to the store, were given a useful life measured in […]

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Chengdu Sustainability News

Saturday, April 17, 2010 2:12 Comments Off

Annual Summit of China Green Companies to be held on 22nd in Chengdu The Annual Summit of China Green Companies 2010 and Chengdu Forum of Business Leaders sponsored by China Entrepreneur Club and Chengdu Municipal People’s Government will be held in Chengdu from April 22nd to 23rd, and over 600 important Chinese and foreign political […]

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Drought in SouthWest China Drains Lakes and Rivers

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 7:07 Comments Off

For those readers who think that climate change is about “carbon”, or that it is something that will be faced in the future, I highly recommend spending 3 minutes to watch the above clip.. because for China, water is THE issue, climate change is here, and the impacts are in their yard (front yard, and […]

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Video: Yunnan’s Karst Water Systems

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 17:48 Comments Off

While many maintain their eyes on the growing cleantech war that is “being waged” between the US and China, Christina Larson has kept her eye on the prize in her latest work for Circle of Blue, Hidden Waters, Dragons in the Deep: The Freshwater Crisis in China’s Karst Regions. Based in Yunnan province, the 9 […]

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China’s Urbanization

Monday, February 2, 2009 23:32 Comments Off

Jonathan Woetzle and his team and MGI have been doing a lot of work to research, analyze, and promote the way that China should urbanize. It is a report I read last year, and it is one I believe anyone who considers themselves as having a role in sustainability should read as it does a […]

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China’s Forests

Monday, October 20, 2008 7:39 Comments Off

A topic I have covered before, this Erenlai clip covers a lot of ground on the history of China’s forestry practices, the problems the deforestation of China has created, and a few solutions. Opening up with a lot of statistics on China’s wood usage/ forestry coverage, and its three periods of major deforestation that left […]

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