This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth (by concentrating light 10,000 times)

André Broessel, Rawlemon Solar Sphere

From themindunleashed.org – “German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy. In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. But this marble is no toy. It concentrates both sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times — making its solar harvesting capabilities 35 percent more efficient than conventional dual-axis photovoltaic designs.”

Go Grid Parity!

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STB launches guidelines to get event organisers, hotels to go green in Singapore

Sustainable Events Management and ISO 20121

From CNA: SINGAPORE: The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has launched sustainability guidelines for the Meetings, Incentive Travel, Conferences & Exhibitions (MICE) industry in Singapore.

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

In a statement on Tuesday, STB said the guidelines are drawn from international standards and are meant to encourage local players to meet global sustainability requirements.

It said the guidelines apply across the business events ecosystem, including hotels, venues, event organisers and meeting planners, transportation, food and beverage, and audio-visual set-up.

The areas they address include waste management, efficient use of water and energy, and getting employees to develop a commitment to sustainable practices.

The statement said the first event to adopt the guidelines is the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainability Development to be held at Marina Bay Sands from November 25 to 26.

Download the STB Sustainability Guidelines For Events

Find out more about Sustainable Events Management, and international standards such as ISO 20121, and Carbon Footprinting with ISO 14064

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Green Drinks & Beyond Business As Usual: Limits Of Growth

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On September 24, Green Drinks presents a new collaborative event on Limits to Growth:

Hosted by Haworth, sponsored by EATON, and in partnership with Family Business Network, this round of Beyond Business As Usual will focus on the Limits of Growth to develop a deeper understanding of the issues that Asia faces. This includes how business leaders can prepare themselves and their organizations.

As a city state that has just celebrated its 48th birthday, and one that is constantly looking for an opportunity to increase its competitiveness, Singapore has proactively addressed many of its physical limits to growth. For Singapore to remain competitive, it needs to address several key areas of energy, waste, and food. To discuss these issues and how they will affect business, a panel from diverse backgrounds will share their views and how they are positioning their firms going forward.

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Green Drinks Singapore June 2013 – LET’S TALK

June witnessed many environmental events occupied the front page in the media. Haze, dengue, Green Singapore Sale, New York composting, the list goes on. Where do you take these issues in your personal lives? How do you make plans for your future? What is the industry opinion? What actions can we take? How far would you inconvenience your lifestyle for the future generation’s food supplies inflatable slides?

These are all valid questions! Mingle around like-minded people helps to affirm our steps towards environmental sustainability.

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D11 Conference: Elon Musk Full Interview (Must Watch.)

I’d literally worship the ground that this man walks on. Not because my dream car is currently a Tesla, but because Elon Musk is doing something that a lot of entrepreneur people sort of forget about – Doing REAL things that actually have big implications for humanity, as opposed to the currently popular (or should we say, “low barrier to entry”) industries of  mobile games, convenience apps and Social [Insert New Buzz Word].

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International Green Building Experts Convened at Carrier’s Second Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series in Singapore

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A message from Carrier:

SINGAPORE, May 14, 2013 – Carrier, the world’s leader in high technology heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration solutions, convened its second Distinguished Sustainability Lecture Series in Singapore. The lecture series brought together top global specialists and authorities in Singapore to discuss emerging trends in green building and sustainability. Organized by Carrier, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC), the event addressed more than 100 building professionals.

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