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I do think that, since quite early on, we've had macro-scale questions here as well as micro ones. The oldest surviving macro questions I've found are from the first few weeks of the site: Which gases increase the greenhouse effect more than carbon dioxide? (which is also relevant at the micro scale) and Are economies that need growth unsustainable? . My ...


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No, I like the current name, thanks :-) (Adding this as a simple option for those who feel this way!) Edit: I will however suggest an updated description: Sustainable Living Stack Exchange is all about working towards a way of living that enables humanity to live in equilibrium with the earth for the long term. This covers a wide range of subjects such ...


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All StackExchange sites launch initially as a 'beta' site with the same basic theme. Once the site has proven itself (has a sufficiently large user base and gets enough high-quality questions and answers), it will "graduate" and earn it's own design. More info on this can be found in this question on Meta SE or in in this StackExchange blog Thank you for ...


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Sustainable Living Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for people trying to live a sustainable lifestyle, for professionals in renewable energy and other clean technology, and – most importantly – for you. It's built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. With your help, we're working ...


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Some thoughts: We regularly get macro-level questions here, and we do indeed welcome them, but it is not obvious that they are on-topic. sustainability.SE seems to be struggling to get a critical mass of questions/day (or is this just my perception?) At any one time there seems to be at least one proposal on A51 for a renewable energy technology related ...


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Welcome to Sustainability SE! You are right that the question rate of the site is our weakest point. Moderators have access to all kinds of statistics of the site, but they are not allowed to share those. Instead we've been gathering the public statistics on Area51 and write them down every 2 weeks in this meta post. You can see that the site has been ...


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I am one of the moderators who will step down. As can be seen from our (public) Site statistics Sustainability.SE has been growing slowly but steadily and the library built here already seems to provide canonical answers to a large number of sustainability related questions (with several questions over 100k views). In almost seven years(!) much has changed ...


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Like Earthliŋ , I'm stepping down too. It's been an honour to serve this community, and I hope that the new mods will take the site onto much greater things than I've been able to.


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It's potentially a good idea. It does set me wondering about what people mean by these terms. As gerrit mentions in a comment, cooling can refer to refrigeration and freezers. Furthermore, air-conditioning includes dehumidification as well as cooling; it can include humidification and air-filtering too. So, we've got a bunch of topics with partially ...


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Questions and answers about natural solutions are on-topic if there is a link to sustainability, e.g. if the natural solution has less GHG emissions, less packaging, less pollution, etc. I agree that a natural solution in itself isn't necessarily more sustainable than any other solution. However, proving the reduced environmental impact of any solution, ...


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​I don't think we've had any hot network questions on Sustainability SE, but I admittedly I'm not sure. The problem is that there is no way to search for questions that were once a hot network question (HNQ) or check if an individual question has been HNQ (feature request for that is on Meta SE). Moderators can check if a particular question was a HNQ in the ...


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There are no specific edit guidelines for this site. I think we have about a handful of people who occasionally edit other people's posts, mostly to improve the meaning of a question. It's rare to see edits just to improve typos. Generally speaking, walls of text are improved if it's a question, but if it's an answer people often don't bother. I'm not sure ...


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Stackexchange sites aren't really set up for collaboration on primary research - which is AIUI what you're talking about. Anything asking about existing knowledge is likely to be on-topic on other sites (here, Earth Science, Engineering, Politics, etc)


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Personally I think we should merge the two tags because they appear to be used for the same kind of questions, but the final decision is up to the community. Everyone with 1250 or more reputation can suggest tag synonyms and/or approve suggestions. If we want to merge the two then we need to decide what the main tag will be; cars or car. Either is fine by me....


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I would also be interested in running for moderator. I'm quite active on the site and interested in helping to keep it growing and running smoothly.


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It shouldn't be a synonym. That is, in careful technical usage, they mean different things. Cooling can be done without air conditioning. Air conditioning can be done without cooling the room: keeping the relative humidity within a set range is part of what air conditioning does.


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Well, that didn't go well when I did it. I don't think any of the searches I did, for each question, had any results from this site in the first two pages of results (20 in total). I think this is partly a result of the Panda 4.0 google update, which downgraded this site quite a lot. Panda 4.1 seems to have given a bit of recovery, but it seems like we need ...


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Overlap is common. Look at AskDifferent, SuperUser, and Stack Overflow. The first is for Apple related questions, but some of them involve command lines and perl or applescript; SuperUser has Mac questions. I wouldn't worry about overlap too much. If you can, define explicitly, but knowledge doesn't fit well into pigeon holes. A name change that kept ...


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I think your enthusiasm is great! But why do you think attracting people from other Stack Exchange sites is the best way to raise activity here? Don't get me wrong, I'm sure new users from other SE sites will improve activity, but if we are going to do more promotion, why not try and target the group with the most potential? The 3 biggest SE sites, Stack ...


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Introduction to Sustainable Living What is the definition of "sustainable"? Reducing one's footprint How do I determine what my biggest personal impact on global warming is? How do I estimate my personal ecological footprint? What life-style decision can I make to reduce my carbon footprint most efficiently? Transportation Are electric cars as ...


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You can find Hot Questions posted after February 28th, 2019 via the Stack Exchange Data Explorer, with the query I posted here. Here it is; right now, it gives 7 results, including ones that were mentioned already:


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I feel a StackExchange site that is about "addressing concrete problems surrounding the climate crisis" will overlap with Sustainable Living SE, Earth Science SE or Politics SE so my personal opinion is: no, there is no need for a new site. Of course you can always try to launch a new StackExchange website on Area51, but chances are a proposal site will (...


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It's likely that these users are created to post spam; maybe not immediately, but at a certain point in the future. Several indicators: they are already promoting the website in their profile the website uses a so-called 'nameserver' which is used by many other spam websites they are posting in Vietnamese, and we see more spam like that the moderator system ...


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This is a hard thing to categorise. The topics intersect somewhat and the tags are currently used interchangeably. It might be worth renaming greenhouse-gas-emissions to just greenhouse-gas (or greenhouse-gases?), and have it be a tag that categorises questions about gases but not necessarily about emissions, like the following: How much does the methane ...


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I think this is great as an overview of our tags. I see several tags I wasn't aware of. There are a few tags that I personally would have placed differently, but with so many cross-relations between concepts that is inevitable. For most tags I think it's fine how you modeled it. There are two tags however I feel more strongly about and would like to see ...


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There used to be such a tag on Stack Overflow, but it was black listed after Jeff's blog post "The Death of Meta Tags", which by the way explicitly mentions the former best-practices tag. The problem is that questions asking for "the best" are often not the best questions. To answer them you would need to compare your proposed solution with all other ...


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Thanks for catching this! Yes, this is clearly a case where it makes sense to create a synonym. I've completed both suggested actions: Added battery as a synonym of batteries. Merged the tags so that this question is now tagged properly.


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At home, we joined a project from a local energy cooperation that placed solar panels on a large building nearby. We bought shares of the installed PVs and since they are located close to our home, local tax and energy regulations allow us to treat the panels as if they are on our own house, so it's reducing our energy bill. We also got rid of our diesel car ...


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This year our ambitions went beyond our wallet and current technology, but we did make a few changes at home to prepare for the future. EV "ready" garage We built a garage this year, and opted to bring in a 100 amp, 240 V electrical service (instead of a more typical 60 amp service) so that we could eventually install a level two EV charger. We ...


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