Category Archives: Sustainable Development

Terminology explained ~ Social Entrepreneurship

By Dian Hasan | September 7, 2010 As with my few previous posts, I’m bringing to light to special enterprising individuals, who start businesses that seek so much more than mere profit. The main purpose that is built into their … Continue reading

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Alleviating poverty ~ one pair of shoes at a time

By Dian Hasan | September 7, 2010 Sometimes the inspiration to a higher calling, can stem from such simple daily objects, or from one’s own personal tragedy. But as stories like these will demonstrate, it is people like this – … Continue reading

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Alleviating poverty ~ one basket at a time

By Dian Hasan | September 7, 2010 Sometimes the inspiration to a higher calling, can come from seemingly random daily matters, or from one’s own personal tragedy. But as stories like these will demonstrate, there exists a coterie of people … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly bamboo, ‘vegetal steel,’ gains ground

We live in a world of raised awareness about the importance of sustainable development. Governments, businesses, communities, down to the individual, realize that our approach to utilizing and managing our natural resources. The term “sustainable development” that is widely regarded … Continue reading

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Sustainable Development ~ explained in simple language

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable development recognizes the interdependence of environmental, social and economic systems and promotes equality and justice through people … Continue reading

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Green Ideas: Covering Parking Lots with Solar Panels

If you’re going to pave paradise and put up a parking lot, at least cover it with a bunch of solar panels. That’s the message behindthis excellent interview withEnvision SolarCEO Robert Noble in theNew York TimesGreen blog. For the past … Continue reading

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Ideas Inspiring Innovation | Grasss-roots innovation for Mankind’s Basic Problems

By Dian Hasan | May 13, 2010 Sub-Saharan Africa: Water source is scarce and is located in remote areas, far from villages. Getting water is a daily struggle. Women and children must walk great distances to the water source and … Continue reading

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What if we gave Orang Utans a Kit-Kat break, instead of us?

By Dian Hasan | April 21, 2009 Borrowing the a tagline made famous by Kit -Kat Chocolate Bar – “Give me a break”, Greenpeace used it in a public campaign to raise awareness of the plight of the Orang Utans, … Continue reading

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Less palm-oil based soaps can save rainforests

By Dian Hasan | April 21, 2009 We all know the value of sustaining an environmental balance. Educating ourselves and others better on the dangers of how we – the planet’s most able, intelligent, resourceful species (or should I say, … Continue reading

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Helping ensure a sustainable future for Komodo National Park

By Dian Hasan | October 12, 2009 The Komodo National Park, one of seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Indonesia, and its famous occupant – the endangered Komodo Dragon (Varanus Komodensis), is indeed an asset for all of mankind. As … Continue reading

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