Closed-loop Hydroponics: The Urban Answer to Agrihoods

    In the history of urban planning, one of the hallmarks of American society was the advent of the modern suburb. The economic expansion post-World War II saw a mass exodus from traditional urban areas to the seemingly endless expanse of land in the continental US. Neither urban nor rural, suburbs quickly became the new American normal. With the new suburb came a new order to how transportation, schools, communities, housing, and of course, how food distribution was structured. According to the past two…

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Urban Metabolism and Re-Nuble

In the three years since I founded my own company, I have learned that linkages are borne out of the unlikeliest of places. Five years ago, I was sitting with my colleague, Ranjith Annepu, discussing an idea Karl Marx first introduced – urban metabolism. Urban metabolism studies cities as if they were organisms, which exchange materials and energy from their surroundings to sustain life. This concept, was inspiring to both Ranjith and I because a majority of the human population…

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What Do You Want To See On a Green Jobs Website? [Survey]

Last week, I mentioned the fact that our parent company, Important Media, is launching the best green jobs website ever. An Indiegogo campaign is currently running to raise funds to fully develop and release this green jobs portal, and pledges to that campaign are greatly appreciated. But there’s another way you can help out, which benefits not only the green jobs site, but also potentially yourself and others who might be looking for employment or opportunities in eco/green/cleantech industries, as…

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Help Build the World’s Best Green Jobs Website

Our parent company, Important Media, is working on a great project that has the potential to make a real difference in the world. And although it’s not a new kind of electric vehicle, or a radical clean energy innovation, or even a better mousetrap, it is a venture that may open up a world of opportunity when it comes to the green economy. The goal is to build “The Best Green Jobs Site Ever,” which will be a portal devoted…

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