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Sustainable Cities and Communities

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Pavla's first trip to Malta was at the sweet age of 22 where she planned to stay for 2 months. 25 years later she still resides on the beautiful island where she has built a beautiful family and a thriving health-conscious...

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Candy Leighton

Candy Leighton posted in mentor circle: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Mar 26, 2021 at 17:53 in Southampton, UK

Certainly looks impressive! What is the anticipated carbon footprint of materials being brought to site for it's construction? To tell the 'whole story' its important to include such factors https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2021/03/15/plan-unveiled-for-worlds-first-carbon-neutral-skyscraper/

Plan unveiled for world’s first carbon neutral skyscraper

£360m Curzon Wharf would be built in Birmingham near HS2 station
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Candy Leighton

Candy Leighton posted Is your business sustainable?

Jan 22, 2021 at 02:02 in Southampton, UK

Just now reading Tina’s Female Courage Foundation page I realised, I should have known but you know those aha moments, that the product I am developing is designed to fulfil the very purpose of the Foundation ie Gender Equality, female...

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Candy Leighton posted Abundant transformation in place of climate crisis

Jan 14, 2021 at 23:35 in Southampton, UK

In line with my vision of bring abundant transformation to the world through sustainable cities, I investigated links Anne Bland kindly made available to us below. As a result I took have taken steps to gain the skills, knowledge and network to...

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Candy Leighton

Candy Leighton posted in mentor circle: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Jan 3, 2021 at 21:05 in Southampton, UK

Hello! It is a joy to join this community. My understanding is my next project is the global promotion sponge cities that integrate personalised services. Before learning of them I had envisioned them. It is terrifying & exciting; too big for me alone… Please feel free to join me, if you wish to!
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Candy Leighton posted Introduction

Jan 3, 2021 at 18:50 in Southampton, UK

Please excuse me that having introduced myself, at last, to the GEM community I cross-tagged gender equality circle with articles I had written for that community without exercising to the community the courtesy of first introducing myself....

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Candy Leighton posted Let's encourage one another with a prepared mind!

Jan 3, 2021 at 18:39 in Southampton, UK

In recent days I hesitated to introduce myself wondering how I would explain ... Finding a quote ‘Only a prepared mind sees the opportunity’ seemed to summarise succinctly. Seeking to ascribe accurately, more was revealed. It is a derivation;...

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Candy Leighton posted Sponge cities

Jan 3, 2021 at 18:21 in Southampton, UK

Traditional cities absorb only 20-30% rainwater. The rest is wasted through drains and sewers which during floods are associated with death and disaster. Sponge cities are designed with permeable pavements and roads, green walls, roofs and...

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Rita Juse-Cirkse posted A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity

Sep 8, 2020 at 19:46 in Internet

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group...

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Jonathan Magnin

Jonathan Magnin

Apr 13, 2020 at 10:50 in France

Oil Companies Are Collapsing, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing.

Oil Companies Are Collapsing, but Wind and Solar Energy Keep Growing

The renewable-energy business is expected to keep growing, though more slowly, in contrast to fossil fuel companies, which have been hammered by low oil and gas prices.
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Jonathan Magnin

Feb 27, 2020 at 21:02 in France

Another big step for UPS to soon become a fully electric fleet.

UPS to Purchase 10,000 Electric Vans from UK-based Startup

The deal is the latest in a string of moves showcasing the global logistics provider’s dedication to new vehicle technology.
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Jonathan Magnin

Feb 10, 2020 at 11:43 in France

Potentially a cheap way to keep solar cells operating 24 hours a day...

New Research Explains How Solar Panels Could Soon Be Generating Power at Night

As beneficial as current solar panel technology has been in our quest to switch to renewable energy, such panels can't generate electricity at night. Now, new research suggests it could be possible to design panels that can operate around the clock.
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Rita Juse-Cirkse posted Advice on How to Thrive, Create and Innovate

Feb 7, 2020 at 09:08 in Internet

Explore the deep truths of our origin, history, destiny and fate, with celebrated author and researcher Gregg Braden. Connect science and spirituality to reveal a new understanding of humanity’s history, the origins of civilization and the...

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Jonathan Magnin

Jan 28, 2020 at 09:37 in France

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture?

By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion. How are we going to feed everyone? Investment-banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda points to indoor vertical farming: growing food on tiered racks in a controlled, climate-proof environment. In a forward-looking talk, he explains how this method can maintain better safety standards, save money, use less water and help us provide for future generations.
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Jonathan Magnin

Jan 13, 2020 at 21:43 in France

Seems like France is centuries away from what the Estonian administration set up!

What a digital government looks like

What if you never had to fill out paperwork again? In Estonia, this is a reality: citizens conduct nearly all public services online, from starting a business to voting from their laptops, thanks to the nation's ambitious post-Soviet digital transformation known as "e-Estonia." One of the program's experts, Anna Piperal, explains the key design principles that power the country's "e-government" -- and shows why the rest of the world should follow suit to eradicate outdated bureaucracy and regain citizens' trust.
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