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Why does this site have no decoration?
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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 ...

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Is sustainable living SE sustainable?
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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 ...

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How do we promote our site?
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Occasionally I stumble upon a sustainability question on other websites that has already been answered here. Whenever I do, I answer the question briefly and/or link to the answers given here. I am ...

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What other active internet communities exist that overlap with this site?
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StackExchange sites Gardening SE topics include: composting, organic gardening, permaculture, vermicomposting Home Improvement SE sustainable construction materials, insulation, making your home more ...

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Have any sustainability.SE questions ever made it to the hot network questions list?
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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 ...

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Should we merge [car] and [cars]?
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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 ...

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Are there specific edit guidelines for this SE?
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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 ...

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Can we get MathJax?
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I did some searching on meta.stackexchange.com and what I read about MathJax is that it's only activated for sites that use it a lot, like Math, Physics, Chemistry. This is because enabling MathJax ...

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Are questions and answers about “natural” solutions that are not based in science, on-topic?
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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 ...

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Earth Day 2021: What sustainable living choices have you made in the past year?
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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, ...

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Tag suggestion: "best practices"
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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 ...

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Map of related tags
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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 ...

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Is there demand for a Stack Exchange site for the Climate Crisis?
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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 ...

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Could related topics on other SE sites be used to drive traffic to sustainability.SE?
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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 ...

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Are all these anti-wind questions coming from the same user?
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I was wondering the same, but found no hard evidence that confirms that all posts are from the same person with one exception; the user who asked the question Are trees more productive than wind ...

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Is "Sustainable Development Goals" modeling covered here?
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I agree with the answer of EnergyNumbers. You can go either way with this. Questions about the UN sustainable development goals or about sustainable development in general are definitely on-topic ...

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POLL: Should Sustainability.SE participate in the 2015 Winter Bash?
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Yes, bring on the hats and let the holiday fun begin!

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Should this site be renamed?
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You are right that we do welcome questions about 'upstream' renewable energy and macroeconomic issues. The problem is that those questions are often not the best questions. The more high-level the ...

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Problem with meta.sustainability certificate & HTTPS login
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This is a known problem and unfortunately there isn't much we can do about it at the moment. The Stackexchange team is working on SSL support, but this is work in progress and officially none of the (...

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What will our list of close reasons look like?
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I think the most common reason for closing a question is that it is not primarily about sustainability. Some of these questions can be migrated to other SE sites, but for the ones that can't be ...

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Cars vs vehicles
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I think Nate's suggestion to change the 'vehicle' tag to 'automotive' is good but I'm not sure if automotive is a term that is commonly known to non-native English speakers so I'd rather change it to ...

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Who should our beta moderators be?
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I would like to nominate user1205935 (Sustainability | Sustainability meta | Stack Exchange), for the position of Moderator Pro Tempore: user1205935:9.9k, gold:1, silver:11, bronze:69 http://...

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Why so many new users from Vietnam?
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Thank you for reporting this. It's hard to say why we have many new Vietnamese users. My guess would be that either a particular Vietnamese organisation promoted the StackExchange websites and ...

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Composting Question at at Gardening SE
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There is indeed some overlap between Gardening SE and Sustainability SE. Your question is related to both topics and in my opinion it can be posted on either website. It's up to you on which site you ...

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Definition for organic tag
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I propose the following tag definition: Organic is a label placed on food products and clothing that are produced according to organic farming principles. The exact meaning of organic differs per ...

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Are life cycle analysis questions 'doable' - how do we deal with them?
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They way I see it there are 2 types of questions here; questions about the sustainability, environmental impact, LCA, scrap value, etc. of something in general, or of a specific situation. I took a ...

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Biweekly Topic Challenge - suggest a topic now!
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Very interesting idea! I was thinking about starting some sort of contest just last week, but hadn't figured out in what form. My idea was to try and see if we somehow can improve the number of ...

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Please write more tag wikis
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You are absolutely right! We should write more tag wikis. I call upon all users (with at least 100 rep) to choose one tag that hasn't got a wiki yet and write it. The excerpt of a tag should make ...

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Should we keep the tag [green-construction]?
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Thank you for posting this! The tags on this site can do with some cleaning and wiki improvements, so it's great to see people working on this. I agree that on this site being green/sustainable is ...

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Why does a question on the main site take you to meta?
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Actually the question was not migrated from Earth Science but reposted here by the OP. I tried to find his question on Earth Science but I think the OP has deleted it there. When I moved the question ...

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