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Definition for organic tag

(Prompted by this question) The organic tag has no definition here yet. What definition can we come up with? Things to consider: If there are no legal definitions, labeling something organic can ...
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Beginner's Guide to Sustainable Living

As a new member of the site, it occurred to me that someone just starting out with trying to live sustainable would not have a readily accessible way of finding out where to start on our site. I'm ...
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POLL: Should we participate in the 2016 “Winter Bash” Holiday hats promotion? [closed]

In 2016, Stack Exchange will continue its tradition of the "Winter Bash". Winter Bash is an annual event that can run on any Stack Exchange site that chooses to participate. Users earn “hats”...
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update the site description

At the top of the site tour, it currently says: Sustainable Living Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for folks dedicated to a lifestyle that can be maintained indefinitely without ...
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Could related topics on other SE sites be used to drive traffic to sustainability.SE?

I found this site a few weeks ago and have really enjoyed the discussion, and searching out answers for new and interesting questions. But, there's just not enough activity! On the front page, rarely ...
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Disambiguation of the toilet tag?

I noticed that the toilet tag is currently used for two different purposes: questions about locations or objects used for urination and defication, e.g. composting toilets questions about personal ...
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Is "Sustainable Development Goals" modeling covered here?

There is a proposal going through the site-creation process that seems to be about the tools used for "sustainable development" modeling specifically: Open Modelling tools for Sustainable Development ...
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Are life cycle analysis questions 'doable' - how do we deal with them?

This inquiry was triggered by the question What is the scrap value of wind renewables?. The question essentially asks for the 'scrapping' part of the life cycle analysis of a wind turbine (a full LCA ...
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Do we want (community-wiki) resources posts?

Questions asking for specific resources are generally off-topic on StackExchange sites for various reasons: No definitive list is possible, you can always add one more resource Answers are often ...
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POLL: Should Sustainability.SE participate in the 2015 Winter Bash?

The following has shamelessly been copied from a message sent to all community moderators and was written by Kevin Chang. Please vote before December 10th whether you want Sustainability SE to ...
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Site maintenance: Focus on quality

I would like to point to this Meta announcement, which concerns graduation (i.e. loss of "beta" status) and site closures across the Stack Exchange network. For some time (about 830 days to be ...
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Difference between ecological footprint and environmental impact tag

I noticed that many questions that are tagged ecological-footprint are in fact questions about the ecological or environmental impact of a product. I think the problem is that the terms 'impact' and '...
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Should we ban medical questions on this site?

I know that on several StackExchange sites (e.g Martial Arts and Personal Productivity), medical questions are closed as off-topic. I think this is because for these types of questions incorrect ...
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Are questions and answers about “natural” solutions that are not based in science, on-topic?

Are questions and answers about “natural” alternatives that are not science-based, on-topic? For example, see What are the natural alternatives for toothpaste?. The author of the question considers ...
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Should we add 'shopping questions and product recommendations' to our Help Center dont-ask list?

This question is currently asking for product recommendations. I've placed the question on hold and wanted to refer the user to our Help Center page listing the types of questions people shouldn't ask....
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Let's get critical: Mar 2015 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sustainable Living Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Why does this site have no decoration?

Is there a reason this site has no header? I know that greens appreciate austerity, but it seems unlikely that a bit of color will increase the site's carbon footprint by much. This "under ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: ask about cars and other transport!

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest suggestion is for cars and other transport. Please use the tags cars and/or transport when posting questions for this challenge,...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: ask about industrial-production! [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest suggestion is for industrial-production. Please use the tags industrial-production when posting questions for this challenge, ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: ask about electricity from renewables! [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest suggestion is for electricity from renewables. Please use the tags electricity and renewables when posting questions for this ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: ask about animals/husbandry! [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest suggestion is for animals and husbandry. Please use the tag animals and husbandry when posting questions for this challenge, ...
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POLL: Should Sustainability.SE participate in the 2014 “Winter Bash” holiday hats promotion?

The following post was written by ff254 over on meta.academia. I can't better it, so here it is in its entirety (except I've changed the site title): In 2014, Stack Exchange will continue its ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge: ask about population! [completed]

I made a post asking for topic ideas for the challenge, and the highest suggestion is for population. This tag must be created for the first question, as it currently does not exist. Use/create other ...
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Biweekly Topic Challenge - suggest a topic now!

Jon Ericson has come up with a wonderful way to boost the amount of questions on the site, and promote activity in topics that may otherwise receive only minimal attention. And it will be a lot of fun....
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Let's get critical: Sep 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sustainable Living Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Heating tag is only for space-heating or not?

Almost all questions with the tag heating are about heating a space (e.g. your home), but in this question the tag is used for heating food, as in cooking. What do you think? Should we use the ...
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Please combine or synonym tag: [air-conditioning] and [cooling]

Please synonym air-conditioning and cooling. Because of varying climates, I think it's appropriate to treat different environmental conditioning elements separately (i.e. heating, cooling, (proposing ...
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Let's get critical: Apr 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sustainable Living Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Closing reason for off-topic questions

Yesterday I wanted to flag this question as being off-topic. However if I want to flag this as off topic I only have two options: It should be move to gardening It should be moved to meta The ...
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Why did I receive -35 points rep with comment "user was removed"

Tonight I appear to have received -35 points because a user was removed. What did I do wrong ? I don't think I have done anything recently on this particular forum ?
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Should this site be renamed?

In Group focus level -- world or local, and this A51 discussion, and other comments that I've seen in other places (including the late "Renewable Technology" A51 proposal, now closed), it is asserted ...
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What should our logo and site design look like?

What should our logo and site design look like? It's one of our seven essential meta questions, and the topic came up in another question recently.
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Problem with meta.sustainability certificate & HTTPS login

If I try to connect to https://meta.sustainability.stackexchange.com with Firefox, I get dire browser warnings about invalid certificates. https://sustainability.stackexchange.com is fine, though. ...
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Let's get critical: Jan 2014 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sustainable Living Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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New Year's fun: virtual silly hats - should this site join in?

Across the Stack Exchange, at the end of December and start of January for the last two years, they've had virtual hats as rewards for various site participation activities. As a site, we can choose ...
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Should the "law" tag be country-specific?

When reading this question it struck me that the "law" tag was almost totally useless, and that a "law-usa" tag or similar would be far more helpful for anybody searching for things relevant to that ...
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Down to just one "needs work" category on Area51

Great news: our "visits/day" rating has just gone from "needs work" to "ok". That's a big step. We've only got one category that needs work now: questions per day. So, we need more questions, and ...
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Let's get critical: Oct 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sustainable Living Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Is the question about storing plastic bags on-topic or not?

There has been some discussion whether this question (about storing plastic bags so you can retrieve them efficiently) is on-topic or not. The question was flagged as off-topic and I personally agree ...
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Are "is X good for environment" questions okay here?

I'm not sure I completely understand what "sustainable" means and so what is on-topic for this SE site. Suppose I want to know how eco-friendly some technology is. For example, my retailer offers "...
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Let's get critical: Jul 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Sustainable Living Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Customising the Help Centre's "What topics can I ask about here?"

In the help centre, in the section What topics can I ask about here?, there's a bunch of text that the moderators can edit. Is that text ok as it stands? What should be added to it? Note that there ...
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Problem in number of view time

As i have posted a question it get two up votes it means minimum two viewer viewed my question but as i see in view time it shows only 1. There may be some problem.
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What will our list of close reasons look like?

As per this meta.SO post, an overhaul of the close system is under way. Of the numerous changes that will take place, the following will no longer be reasons for closing: not a real question, not ...
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Big-list questions - should we tolerate them early on, to build content for tag wikis? [duplicate]

Prompted by Good documentary videos related to the sustainable living? , I've commented: as it's phrased at the moment, there isn't a single definitive answer: it could only be answered by a big ...
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"Is x more sustainable than y" questions?

Naturally there are quite a few of questions of the type "Which one is more sustainable, x or y?" or "What is best for the environment, a or b?" - the most recent being Steel vs plastic bottles, ...
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How do we promote our site?

How do we promote our site, sustainability.SE, both across the Stack Exchange network and beyond it? This is one of The 7 Essential Meta Questions for Sustainable Living Stack Exchange We've had a ...
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Allow or not: “What are the most influential / canonical / must read books on sustainable living?”

I very much would like to ask a question on books about sustainable living, something like “What are the most influential / canonical / must read books on sustainable living?”. The problem with such a ...
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Moderator Pro Tem Announcement

Throughout the beta, we need members from the site whose focus is to engage the community, both in community-building issues and site management. That's why we select a few members from each community ...
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Moderators needed

we have a problem: we can't find enough folks willing to moderate this site. That's... Kind of a bad sign. Background Every site needs people to handle moderation duties. While most of this can be ...

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