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Project Wadi Attir: Sustainable Desert Community in the Negev Desert in Israel

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The groundbreaking ceremony, attended by many dignitaries of the Bedouin community, government donors, and private sponsors was the official start of the project. Here you can download a project update. …

Cornerstone Laying Ceremony for Project Wadi Attir

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It will be seen as a significant achievement that so may diverse groups in Israel– government ministries and agencies, research institutions and kibbutzim, got inspired by the Wadi Attir project and have joined in a unified effort to collaborate with the Bedouins of Hura.…

Is Sustainable Development a Utopian Quest?

Is Sustainable Development a Utopian Quest?

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Proposals for utopian projects and speculative works in the utopian genre tend to focus on solving a central social problem, predominantly the inequality of socioeconomic class status and its related problems of poverty. This article applies the Five Core Principles test to a sustainable project currently under development in Peru…

A River of Light in the Desert

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There is a new vision and model project for the Middle East. It is being developed by The Sustainability Laboratory in the Negev desert in Israel. This article outlines why there is hope for this new vision.

Why the name “SedonaCyberLink”?

Why the name “SedonaCyberLink”?

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The other day I ran into a journalist friend in the grocery store. “How is the ‘Save-the-Word’ Business?” he asks. That solicited a flash of a smile and a giggle from me. He had delivered the question in a half-serious, half-joking manner, so when I laughed he responded…

Five Core Principles of Sustainability

Five Core Principles of Sustainability

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The concept of “sustainable development,” as coined by the World Commission on Environment and Development and with it, the term “sustainability” itself, have been gaining increasing recognition in recent years all around the world. Wide-spread use, however, has been followed by growing ambiguity so that today both terms are employed…

Vision for the Future

Vision for the Future

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On June 3rd, 2010 the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) held a day-long symposium at American University featuring presentations by all 2010 finalists of a BFI 'Challenge' contest for architecting the future. This article provides a link to the keynote address by Dr. Michael Ben Eli. …

The World As It Is

The World As It Is

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Over the past year I have had a chance to see the spread of culture and human civilization as it has splayed itself out over the land and through the centuries, both in the Orient and in the Occidental world. Many of the places I go are way off the…

The Development Continuum in Jordan

The Development Continuum in Jordan

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Jordan is a progressive forward-looking country and a beacon of light in the Middle East. This article outlines some of the most important programs they have put in place to empower women in the workplace. …

Introducing the New Silk Road……

Introducing the New Silk Road……

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For the past three years Sedona Cyber Link has been developing the initiative ‘The New Silk Road.’ This is a program vehicle for providing technology and educational resources for communities in the developing world. The growth of demand for LOHAS products by buyers in the Western world and the…

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