Sustainable Project Financing – $1 Trillion

Positive Future #603 (Feature photo – Topaz Solar Park in California Cost $2.5 Billion – By Pacific Southwest Region from Sacramento, US – Solar Panels at Topaz Solar 7, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=36895370) Global financing for sustainable projects to include green, social and energy related projects has surpassed $1 trillion. That would be equivalent to $3,000…

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Benban -World’s Largest Solar Farm in Egypt

Positive Future #602 (Feature photo – Egyptian Coat of Arms – By Flag of Egypt (variant).svg: F l a n k e r from original Flag of Egypt.svgderivative work: Fry1989 (talk) – Flag of Egypt (variant).svg, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11907624) Renewable Energy World brings us the story of how Benban, the world’s largest solar park, is…

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Girl Scouts Build Wild Bee Hotels

Positive Future #600 (Feature photo – Wild Bee – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported Beatriz Moisset) Inhabitat journalist Mariecor Agravante brings us the story of Girl Scouts from Denver, Colorado who took up a project to build wild bee hotels and be part of positive change. You can read the full story here: https://inhabitat.com/girl-scouts-build-bee-hotels-to-help-save-wild-bees/…

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Cambridge – Climate Warnings on Gasoline Pumps?

Positive Future #599 (Feature photo – Gasoline Pump – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International Anthony Inswasty) The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts is considering requiring climate warnings on gasoline pumps to increase awareness of the climate problem. While Cambridge is a small city of 110,000 people, it is part of the larger Boston metro area…

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How Millenials Influence Our Food Culture

Touch the Soil News #1465 (Feature photo – Millenials – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic, Paul Holloway) Phil Lempert (https://www.supermarketguru.com/) explores the arena of Millenial eating habits and preferences. One of the defining trends by Millenials is to buy food that is more health, more ecologically sustainable and more ethical. You can see the…

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Whatever You Do, Grow Food

Touch the Soil News #1464 (Feature photo – Philippine Senator Francis Pangilinan – Attribution, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=62021362) Francis Pangilinan, a Philippine Senator and lawyer, is also a home food gardener. He is pushing legislation that mandates national and local governments to use idle or abandoned government lots and buildings for growing crops, raising livestock and vertical hydroponic…

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Why Are People Leaving Coastal Cities?

Positive Future #598 (Feature photo – Boise – CCA SA 4.0 International, Patrick Rodriguez) The problem with big populations living in congested coastal cities is that big populations precipitate big problems unanticipated just a few years ago. Almost 70 percent of Americans live within 100 miles from the coast. If the migration from coastal cities…

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Solar – The Giant is Awakening

Positive Future #597 (Feature photo – Solar Park – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, Chixoy) Forbes Journalist Dominic Dudley brings us the story of how a race is unfolding to provide the cheapest solar power to power grids. Who knows, as efficiencies grow, farming may completely change as mega-greenhouses in northern climes change the…

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Floating Wind Turbines to the Rescue – $1 Trillion Emerging Market

Positive Future #596 (Feature photo – A Floating Wind Turbine – CCA SA 4.0 International, Lo83)) Building offshore wind platforms can be expensive and often unfeasible. Now, technology and engineering have come together to created floating wind power generators. OffshoreWind.biz brings us the story of how this is happening. In the future – especially for…

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