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2015 Living Building Challenge Heroes

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The International Living Future Institute™ announced the recipients of its 2015 Living Building Challenge™ Hero Awards. The new Heroes were recognized at the Institute’s Big Bang Dinner, a focal point of its annual Living Future unConference.

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Environmental Handprinting

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

It is a tall order for humanity to become healers of the planet; in order to do so, people need to tap into new avenues of influence that are not yet sufficiently explored and identified. Tools for tracking and reporting negative environmental impacts (our environmental footprints) are becoming increasingly more sophisticated.

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What a Living Future Means to Me

Monday, March 23, 2015

We humans live by shared cultural stories that serve as the lens through which we view reality. Most important are the sacred stories that give meaning to our lives and frame our shared understanding of what is most important to our well-being.
 

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#MyLivingFuture = Unabashed Succulence

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pondering the thought of #MyLivingFuture, my first instinct is to twist it slightly to #OurLivingFuture. I can’t imagine anything better than a life surrounded by those who continuously provide unlimited inspiration.

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What a Living Future Means To Me

Monday, March 2, 2015

A living future grows out of a living present. This is a truth that often goes missing in the fog of anxiety or overwhelm that can cloud a change-maker's heart.

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Energy Trust of Oregon: Path to Net Zero

Monday, March 2, 2015

As of January 2015, the Energy Trust of Oregon has thrown down the gauntlet with their new Path to Net Zero program: designers and builders in Oregon now have huge incentives to pursue the most aggressive energy performance in their buildings.

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2015: Year of the Nature-Rich City?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Today, 54 percent of the world’s people live in urban places, and by 2050, that number will rise to 66 percent. The worldwide migration into cities (not only by humans, but also by some species of wild animals) isn’t going to reverse anytime soon.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL ACTION: Concentrating Advocacy for a Living Future

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Living Future Congresses are designed to harness bioregional expertise and transform the policy landscape in order to clear the path for Living Buildings and Living Communities. 

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TRANSFORMATIONAL PEOPLE: Change the Course with Sandra Postel

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Completely unbeknownst to the masses, something momentous happened last year, something that hadn’t occurred since 1960.

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