Lauren Singer is author of the Zero Waste blog, Trash is for Tossers and founder of organic cleaning product company, The Simply Co. Through her blog, she has empowered millions of readers to produce less waste by shopping package-free, making their own products and refusing plastic and single-use items.
Originally posted on Off the Beaten Shelf:
Now is the age of the geek, whether your geekiness is defined by your favorite author, movie, television show, video game, comic book or your obsession with a specific type of computer. While acceptance isn’t always forthcoming at younger ages, many individuals out there have proven that geeks often have successful lives. Glance through any of these books to find out why and ways to celebrate your inner (or outer) geek:
Some say The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth. Find out why with these great books.
- The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth: Popularity, Quirk Theory, and Why Outsiders Thrive After High School: This book reveals the new labels students stick onto each other today, the long-term effects of this marginalization, and the reasons students falling under these categories are often shunned. But, then the author celebrates the outcasts, arguing that the innovation, courage, and differences of outcasts – geeks, nerds…
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Originally posted on all about alive:
At current levels of agricultural productivity and population growth an additional 109ha of land, an area one fifth larger than the size of Brazil, will be required to sustain us (FAO). Urban agriculture is now contributing to a significant chunk of world food production: “up to 1/5”, according to Green Biz. And I think it has real potential to do more. Urban farming is especially important in terms of providing fruit and vegetables. After all, access to food is one thing, but access to nutritious food is something else.
It’s an area of exciting innovation and it can’t get much more innovative than the Smart Floating Farm (SFF) concept created by the company Forward Thinking Architecture. Their “giant solar floating farm” apparently has the potential to produce 8000 tonnes of vegetables a year. I love the vision and ambition of ideas like this. They give me hope and inspiration…
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Originally posted on UnWired:
Ford has just jumped onto the Tesla bandwagon by opening up it’s patents for all companies to use. I don’t think a Mahindra could follow suit, considering all the money they have invested and someone like a Toyota would be skeptical of such an initiative.
The important question, however, is not whether the patents are free but whether electric cars are truly good for the environment. Currently , electric cars are more a hobby horse of the truly rich and not something for the Aam Aadmi. There remains much for improvement in terms of mileage, reliability and durability. That said, they do provide a useful alternative to existing fossil fuel cars.
However, we ignore a key factor while lauding the lack of pollution from the electric car industry. Though the electric cars themselves may not pollute, we fail to account for the pollution created while generating the electricity for these…
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Originally posted on TIME:
Google released Cardboard for iOS to the App Store on Friday, officially bringing the company’s ultra-cheap virtual reality to iPhones.
The free app, which works in conjunction with a DIY mount costing about $20, is available for the iPhone 5 and above, and early reviews report a smooth experience. Google also unveiled at the annual I/O 2015 developer’s conference this week several other new changes to Cardboard, including supporting phones sized up to six inches.
Cardboard, unveiled last year at I/O 2014, was originally designed for Android phones and available on only Google Play — though that didn’t stop iPhone users from coming up with creative ways to use Cardboard with their iPhones.
Originally posted on CHΔNGE:
Your organization needs to change. Should you turn to design thinking, change management, neither, or both? Watch this documentary about how design thinking have revolutionized organizations and more. Maybe it’s time to embrace design thinking.
Héloïse Letissier (born 1 June 1988) is a French singer songwriter originating from Nantes who since 2012 is signed to the French independent Because Music record label. Her musical project known as Christine and the Queens is a mix of music, performance, art videos, drawings and photography
Christine and The Queens
Paroles (Lyrics) :
Je commence les livres par la fin
Et j’ai le menton haut pour un rien
Mon œil qui pleure c’est à cause du vent
Mes absences c’est du sentiment