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Top 10 Reused Industrial Landscapes

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Sunday, May 11, 2014, In : Activities and Proposals 
Advancements in ecology and environmental studies have been particularly prevalent over the past few years. We recycle waste on a daily basis in the hopes of preventing past mistakes, because decades ago we did not understand the full extent of pollution. In the spirit of reusing waste, we have adapted contaminated sites to become useful once again through many means of cleansing and renovating the soil and surrounding structures.

Here is a list containing some industrial landscapes that, hel...
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The Venus Project (something to think about...)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, January 13, 2014, In : Activities and Proposals 
The Venus Project is an organization that proposes a feasible plan of action for social change, one that works towards a peaceful and sustainable global civilization. It outlines an alternative to strive toward where human rights are no longer paper proclamations but a way of life.

You can find more information on the project's website and several videos on the project's Youtube channel!

So, what is the Venus Project?





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Business Innovation in a Living Economy, from Worldwatch Europe (Reports V)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Sunday, December 29, 2013, In : Activities and Proposals 
One of the main puzzles of our time is how to avoid climate change and safeguard ecosystem health while simultaneously improving human wellbeing and enhancing social justice without destabilizing the economy.

Businesses have a very important role in the road towards a Living Economy – an economy that has as a goal to improve human wellbeing and quality of life, moving away from pointless consumerism, without compromising natural resources. How can business promote environmental and social su...

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OASIS Project: an urban farm at a church

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, November 28, 2013, In : Activities and Proposals 
OASIS PROJECT: The goal is to create an urban farm at a church

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church was looking for a mission.
N.C. A&T (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University) was seeking real-world experience for its horticulture students.
UNCG professor Marianne LeGreco wanted to expand the Warnersville Farmers Market.
The Guilford County Department of Public Health wanted to bring fresh food to one of the city’s worst food deserts.
Matthew King...

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8 Must-See Environmental & Food Documentaries

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Saturday, November 16, 2013, In : Activities and Proposals 

These eight documentaries explore issues concerning the environment, ecosystem and our societal role in it all. You can watch most of them online. I’d love to have your opinion afterwards!

No Impact Man: The Documentary
This documentary can be accessed through Netflix Instant for a pretty reasonable price and is really worth watching. The documentary follows a New York family as husband and writer Colin Beavan leads his wife, Michelle Conlin, and their baby daughter on a mission to generat...


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The myths of sustainable consumption

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : Activities and Proposals 

 The myths of sustainable consumption, by Alison Singer

Across the globe the concept of sustainable consumption is being touted as the way of the future, a change in lifestyle and values that promises “green growth”– economic growth that doesn’t hurt the environment. Though not without obstacles and controversy, this concept has been embraced by policymakers, consumers, and industry.

The idea is that, by providing consumers with a choice of products reflecting their new environmental...


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The Interactive Vegetable Garden Planner (software with free trial for 30 days)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Activities and Proposals 

The Best Way to Plan Your Vegetable Garden

Our Garden Planner makes it easy to draw out your vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout. Either feet and inches or metric units are supported and any shape of garden can be created.

Whether you use traditional row planting, raised beds or Square Foot Gardening the Garden Planner adapts to suit your gardening style.


Produce the Perfect Garden Plan

The Garden Planner has over 130 vegetables, herbs and fruit and detailed ...


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TEDx Athens Challenge / "Green Saturdays" Proposal

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, August 6, 2012, In : Activities and Proposals 
http://challenge.tedxathens.com/idea/ευτυχώς-που-είναι-σάββατο-ή-αλλιώς-πράσινα-σάββατα
 

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