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April 25, 2013

#thebigpush: We Can Halt the Spread of Malaria by 2015

Society Sustainability

The problems of AIDS, malaria or food insecurity are not grand problems of cosmic uncertainty. They are not the great mysteries of the universe. They are the mysteries of our inattention.

Jeffrey D. Sachs
Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University 

April 22, 2013

Celebrating International Mother Earth Day at the 11th Hour

Society Sustainability

International Mother Earth Day is a chance to reaffirm our collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature at a time when our planet is under threat from climate change, unsustainable exploitation of natural resources and other man-made problems. When we threaten the planet, we undermine our only home – and our future survival. On this International Day, let us renew our pledges to honour and respect Mother Earth.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Message for the International Mother Earth Day 2013

February 27, 2013

The Future of Waste

Society Sustainability

To eliminate the concept of waste means to design things–products, packaging, and systems–from the very beginning on the understanding that waste does not exist.

From the book "Cradle to Cradle" by William McDonough & Michael Braungart

February 22, 2013

Biomimicry: A Revolution in Design

Society Sustainability

Biomimicry is learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes and ecosystems to create more sustainable designs.

Janine Benyus
American Biologist Co-Founder of Biomimicry 3.8

February 19, 2013

For a Sustainable Global Society: Learning for Empowerment and Leadership

Society Sustainability

In support of February 20, the World Day of Social Justice, we would like to share the following timely excerpt from a proposal written by Soka Gakkai International President Daisaku Ikeda on the occasion of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012.