Affordable Housing – The Emerging Challenge for Market Economies

Positive Future #679 (Feature photo – Affordable Housing –  By The original uploader was SimonP at English Wikipedia., CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=2857689) Curbed journalist Elija Chiland cover the story of the Los Angeles homeless – people on the rough edge of the national housing affordability crisis. It is a moving crisis. According to Los Angeles,…

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1.4 Billion People Trying to Escape the Wrath of Plastics

Positive Future #677 (Feature photo – Plastic Waste – By Venkat2336 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=21105342) BrightVibes brings us the story of how China (1.4 billion people) is now striving to rid the nation of single use plastics. The problem of plastics is many fold including micro-plastic particles showing up in our bodies,…

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Rhode Island – Takes the Big Step to 100% Renewable Energy

Positive Future #675 (Feature photo – Flag of Rhode Island – public domain) CleanTechnica journalist brings us the story of Rhode Island’s commitment to 100 percent renewables by 2020. The state’s governor – Gina Raimondo – issued the order to research and create actions plans to get it accomplished in the next 10 years. You…

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Rolls Royce – With UK Government Help – Building World’s Fastest Electric Plane

Positive Future #659 (Feature photo – Flag of the United Kingdom – Public Domain ) Inhabitat News journalist Dawn Hammon brings us the news of how Rolls Royce is building the world’s fastest electric airplane. Given the polluting footprint of modern jets, this interest and development of alternative technology gives hope. The demo plane is…

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Volkswagen Versus Tesla

Positive Future #673 (Feature photo – Volkswagen Electric Cars – CCO 1.0 Universal Public Domain, Boivie)) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings us the story of how Volkswagen plans to beat Tesla as the world’s largest EV manufacturer by 2030. While Tesla has a more prominent front-row presence in the minds of consumers. However, Volkswagen is…

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Shoes That Grow

Positive Future #671 (Feature photo – The Shoe That Grows – courtesy of Because International https://becauseinternational.org/) BrightVibes brings us the story of the shoes that grow – for poor children around the world. Actually, the idea has application for right here in the United States. Founder Kenton Lee, started the non-profit “Because International” to raise…

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