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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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BERTSCHI SCHOOL: The Water Petal

Monday, February 9, 2015

With an extensive history of sustainable curriculum and success in educating compassionate and creative students, in 2009 Seattle’s Bertschi School embraced the most stringent sustainability building standard in the world to manifest the school’s values through its new science wing.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL THOUGHT: Living Communities of the Future

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

If there's one thing that's certain, it's that the future hasn't happened yet. How we will live a few decades from now is anything but clear, despite predictions from our wisest architects, planners, politicians, philosophers, futurists, and science fiction writers.

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How can we create communities that are good for all people through all time?

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Living Community Patterns document is a record of a joint effort between the ILFI and the Planning Department of the City of San Francisco. It is the 3rd Living Community pilot city project funded by the Summit Foundation. 

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