• Sustainability
  • Biomimicry: looking to nature to solve human problems

    Biomimicry: looking to nature to solve human problems

    GSB: Guardian Sustainable Business blog Leaf cutter antsgot to BT took inspiration from the behaviour of ants when it redesigned its phone network. Photograph: Gail Shumway/Getty Images Humans have been gaining inspiration from nature for many thousands of years, yet as a formal concept “biomimicry” – which explores how […]

  • Activism
  • Breakthrough Energy Movement 2013

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    The second annual Breakthrough Energy Movement event held in Boulder, Colorado this past weekend was what some might call a conference for spirit scientists. I don’t personally consider myself a scientist but I have a passion for ecology, technology and spirituality and “Global BEM” as one of the Dutch founders, Jeroen van Straaten calls the […]

  • Sustainability
  • Renewables will be world’s second-largest energy source by 2018

    Renewables will be world’s second-largest energy source by 2018

    The International Energy Agency’s latest annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report was released this week, and according to current trends, renewable energy sources will collectively overtake gas as the world’s second-largest source of energy by the end of this decade. Renewables—hydro, solar, geothermal, biofuel, and wind—are the fastest-growing energy […]