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Geotourism Challenge 2009: Power of Place - Sustaining the Future of Destinations

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Join our search for the most innovative examples of geotourism around the globe. Enter by the extended deadline May 25, 2009.

This 2009 Geotourism Challenge, sponsored by National Geographic and Ashoka Changemakers, attracted 610 innovative geotourism entries. Check out these destinations from 81 countries that promote natural and cultural heritage while improving the well-being of the local people.

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Waste Collection: A New Frontier For The Fashion Industry?

By Alden Wicker

Many consumers are unaware that a large chunk of their wardrobe is essentially plastic. More than 60% of the global fiber market is polyester, a carbon-intensive petroleum product which has been refined to the point of doing almost anything we ask of it. It can look like silk, cotton, or soft faux fur, or can be combined with natural materials to improve their performance and lower cost.

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Loads O' Fun

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Loads O’ Fun, will provide app powered, locker based, laundry delivery, grocery delivery, mail and package delivery, as well as temporary storage solution services. All powered by Wanderlust a multi-pronged yet circular approach to power generation. By transforming waste from the carnival to biofuel

Crystal decorative items

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Ningbo Bolder Home Decor Co.,Ltd,as a leading manufacturer and distributor of metal arts & crafts products, we have been exported goods to North America, Europe and Australia for more than 7 years. Main products include candle holder, lantern, photo frame, wall clock, mirror, garden decor, bathroom

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Ashoka Fellow María Almazán Calls For A Conscious Revolution In The Fashion Industry.

The fashion industry is responsible for serious environmental and social problems at a global scale, being the second most contaminating sector in the world, following the oil industry.

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Social Entrepreneurs Catalyze Co-Creation Amongst The Apparel Industry

Collaboration in fashion goes well beyond Kate Moss teaming up with Topshop. Forward-thinking brands co-create by working together with competitors and social entrepreneurs to design radical new projects and processes that lead to win-win-win situations.

 

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Reef Life Ocean Rebound

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Reef Life nanotechnologies assist bonding of oceanic creatures, coral polyps, plants, medicines & minerals to our diverse substrates, bringing site & species specific fast growth characteristics. Infrastructure-scale reef complexes engineered for entire coastal regions & aquaculture fish habitats.

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