Mining Sand – Raising Our Awareness of Consumption

Positive Future #471 (Feature photo – Mining Sand – By User:Vmenkov – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=58149721) Inhabitat journalist Lucienne Cross raises our awareness of what mining can do. Little known is that 85 percent of all material mined from Earth is sand – mostly used to make concrete. One study found that every…

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Intentional Climate-Change Economics – Solar Program for 1.75 Million Homes

Positive Future #465 (Feature photo – Jeremy Corbyn – Leader of Great Britain’s Labour Party – CCA SA 3.0 Unported) Inhabitat journalist Lucienne Cross reports on how Britain’s Labour Party launched a new green program. Plans are to install solar panels on up to 1.74 million government-subsidized and low-income houses. The goal is to radically…

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Brad Paisley Opens a Free Grocery Store

Positive Future #463 (Feature photo – Brad Paisley Performing at the White House in 2009 – Public Domain) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com) explores the new opening of a free grocery store by Brad Paisley. Brad’s vision came from volunteering at a similar project in Santa Barbara, California. While free grocery stores will not dominate the landscape…

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Jury Awards $2 Billion to California Couple for Health Damages from Round Up

Positive Future #462 (Feature photo – March Against Monsanto – CCA 2.0 Generic) The world hasn’t seen the massive protests against Monsanto and its Round Up herbicide containing glyphosate lately. Then Monsanto sold out to Bayer Ag of Germany in 2018. Back in 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (which is affiliated with…

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