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International Living Future Institute Adds $10K Prize Incentive to 2016 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

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Can we design products that function as elegantly as anything found in the natural world? And can those products mimic nature’s design principles?

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation proudly sponsors the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, and we are most excited by the opportunity to present the first $100,000 Ray of Hope Prize to one of seven finalists from the 2015 Challenge at the 2016 Bioneers Conference in October. 

The Power of Zero Book Release

Learning from the World's First Net Zero Energy Buildings
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THE POWER OF ZEROLearning from the World’s First Net Zero Energy Buildings
Release
: 02.22.2016
Author: Brad Liljequist
Contributors: Jason F. McLennan, Brendan Cook, Jess Chamberlain, Adam Paul Amrein
Introduction: Amanda Sturgeon
Publisher: Ecotone Publishing – An Imprint of the International Living Future Institute
ISBN: 9780982774953
List: $39.95 US
Pages: 232
Softcover, Full Color, Perfect bound, 9”x 9”

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THE POWER OF ZEROLearning from the World’s First Net Zero Energy Buildings
Release
: 02.22.2016
Author: Brad Liljequist
Contributors: Jason F. McLennan, Brendan Cook, Jess Chamberlain, Adam Paul Amrein
Introduction: Amanda Sturgeon
Publisher: Ecotone Publishing – An Imprint of the International Living Future Institute
ISBN: 9780982774953
List: $39.95 US
Pages: 232
Softcover, Full Color, Perfect bound, 9”x 9”

Australia Aspires to Global Green Leadership

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February 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Frasers Property Australia’s ‘Brickworks’ retail project to host global design competition, the Living Building Challenge 

“Imagine a building designed and constructed to function as elegantly and efficiently as a flower: a building informed by its bioregion’s characteristics, that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, is toxic free and beautiful.” 
- The Living Future Institute of Australia 

In the Wake of Development

Breaking the Pattern of Displacement
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The Dawn of a New Era

Solar in the Tar Sands
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The Dawn of a New Era: Solar in the Tar Sands

By Melina Laboucan-Massimo

Little Buffalo, a town of 500 people in Alberta, is at the forefront of multiple environmental justice battles: it has been polluted by oil spills and damaged by tar sands mining, but it is also pushing to move beyond fossil fuels and towards renewable energy. In particular, the Lubicon Cree people are fighting back against extractive industries and demanding that solar energy power their nation.

Making Homelessness Rare, Brief and One-Time

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Making Homelessness Rare, Brief and One-Time

By Mark Putnam

The homelessness crisis in Seattle, Washington, defies the city’s reputation as an economic engine of the Pacific Northwest. Nearly 10,000 people experience homelessness in King County, Seattle’s county, and disparities are drawn along racial lines. A group called All Home, however, is working to move people into stable housing. Their goal is to prevent homelessness before it starts.

The Reality of a Fair Wage

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The Reality of a Fair Wage

By Francis Janes

The minimum wage in the United States has stagnated since the 1960s and does not provide enough income for working families. Income inequality is also on the rise, with CEOs earning hundreds of times the amount of their lowest-paid workers. Creating equitable workplaces is therefore essential to establishing thriving, balanced communities: employees must be paid well in order for society to function wholesomely.

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