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ReGen Villages : The Netherlands

Dubbed the 'Tesla of Eco Villages' ReGen based in The Netherlands is an off grid community producing it's own food water and electricity. Recognising the global issue of rapid population growth - ReGen understand that by 2050 our global population will reach a staggering 10 Billion.

 

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Parley for The Oceans #fortheoceans

#fortheoceans 'Parley for the Oceans' have evidently been putting in some hard yards to fight the global plastic pollution problem in our oceans. What they've achieved is hugely admirable. Parley for the Oceans say they "address the major threats towards our oceans, the most important ecosystem of our planet." (Parley.tv) They believe the power for change lies in the hands of the consumer – given he/she has a choice – they also state "the power to shape this new consumer mindset lies in the hands of the creative industries." (Parley.tv)

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Expand Your Horizons

A recent article in the Observer Magazine has brought about a few parallels in my thinking akin to probably many of the reasons people like Charles Darwin were made for, that is, travel, and of course most of us know, to paraphrase for the umpteenth time, travel broadens the mind.

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Public Rapid Transport (PRT) London Heathrow

Last night, I attended an inspirational talk given by Professor Martin Lowson (Developer at NASA) and Malcolm Buchanan informing us on why this relatively new transportation system will be successful for connecting the users of the business class car park to Terminal 5 at Heathrow Airport. The system known as  ‘ULTra’ (Urban Light Transport) is an innovative form of Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) which emerged from a fundamental reappraisal of the transport needs of a city, the priority needs being less emissions/cleaner, security, reliability and experience. 

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Monocle

Brand Monocle, originally a print magazine launched in February 2007 is in a prominent growth phase as a global affairs publication. Content ranges from foreign affairs, politics, International lifestyle to anything in the design and technology sphere.  Offering 10 copies of print in the form of a magazine each year, Monocle has recently diversified into radio, Monocle 24 is a stream of selected content from its magazine, 24 hours a day 7 days a week which broadcasts over the Internet.

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