Category Archives: Sustainable Development

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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Lotan Center for Creative Ecology ~ creating an Eco Community through “Green Apprenticeship”

By Dian Hasan | September 11, 2009 We continue to search for commendable and do-able “Green Ideas” that relate to travel & tourism, from all corners of the world. We deliberately use the term “Green Ideas” to avoid the confusion … Continue reading

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