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Three Lessons Environmentalists Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. seems especially appropriate this year.

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The Technique that helps me make Decisions under Pressure (& has Saved my Life More than Once).

Elephant Journal

I have used it in an Israeli stairwell under rocket fire, after getting sober and walking past a pub for the first time, and when my sister called to tell me she was. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality

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"House conservatives' sweeping plan for Trump's first 100 days, explained"

Environmental Economics

To get a flavor for what’s in store, there is one line in the extensive document really worth reading. via www.vox.com. billion cost number.

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2017’s First Full Moon in Cancer: Everything we Want is on the Other Side of Fear.

Elephant Journal

In astrology, there are moments that seem orchestrated by God those breaks within the mundane where the magic is able to escape.

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Marketing Oysters in the Delaware Bay: Top 5 Insights

Nature Conservancy - Science

Oysters provide important environmental benefits to people by filtering and improving the quality of water in the bay.  The size? Related Articles.

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Five Things I’m Going to Do (And One Thing I’m Not) on Inauguration Day.

Elephant Journal

Now, more than ever, is the time to practice mindfulness. plan to make Inauguration Day a special one, not a depressing one.

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Economics: The Next Frontier in Conservation Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

Engaging in markets is not new for The Nature Conservancy. But with our roots as a land trust, we thought about markets in a very specific way.

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Take pride in charity shop shopping

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Secondhand as antidote to fast fashion and not just as an antidote to (fast) fashion. Maybe also as an antidote to consumerism. have bought enough over the years that will last me to the end of my days, I am sure. And the same goes for trousers (pants to our American cousins) and jeans, methinks.

Ash-throated Flycatcher

10,000 Birds

After college, and now living in the densely forested areas of the Pacific Northwest, a whole new world of these lovely birds opened up for me.

2017 11

Michael Bloomberg’s Daughter (A Non-Vegan) Is Dating Another Non-Vegan And Welfarist’s Are Losing Their S**t

Eccorazzi

Folks… Folks… calm down. Surely you’ve all known of non-vegans who have dated other non-vegans? Surely you’ve known people who don’t take the fundamental interests of animals seriously and who date other people who feel the same? Oh wait, I know. In other words, regardless of the details, two non-vegans are dating each other. Photo from Vanity Fair.

Why we should Accept the Brilliance of Imperfection.

Elephant Journal

Pain is an inevitability we cannot escape, nor should we try. The painful experiences of living contain the precious lessons and. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Z ADMIN Wellness Featured Today adversity happiness imperfection joy pain spirituality suffering

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Can Grasslands, The Ecosystem Underdog, Play an Underground Role in Climate Solutions?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Never underestimate the underdog — in sports or in ecosystems. 2016). 2005). Forests have long been recognized for their carbon storage potential.

Cabin fever: how Scotland is back in love with the joys of ‘hutting’

Green (Living) Review

Bothies once offered a bolthole for urban workers. legal change has revived them Dylan Thomas had one. Read more here

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Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of January 2017)

10,000 Birds

Two weeks into January, most birders cannot help but have new birds on their new year list. But maybe that’s just my lifer buzz talking.

Birkenstock launches vegan collection, almost lives up to hippie reputation

Eccorazzi

We didn’t think it was possible, but kicking around a hacky-sack just got greener. Then, we can hope more vegans fill all these vegan shoes.

Beyond the Source: The Benefits of Protecting Source Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

Related Articles. Blueprint for Urban Water Security. By Rob McDonald. Benefit of the Conservation Reserve Program: Paying Farmers to Grow Clean Water.

Neighbors feed neighbors with Little Free Pantries

Green (Living) Review

It’s entirely anonymous and available 24/7, which is attractive to those people who do not want to be seen accepting donated food. Read more here

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Holy Island, Northumberland

10,000 Birds

In Broome our lives evolve around the tides, because there is up to ten metres of movement on the largest tides. Eurasian Curlew. Eurasian Wren.

There’s no such thing as ‘ethical’ dairy ice cream

Eccorazzi

I don’t consider myself a word police, but a glaringly obvious misuse of the word ‘ethical’ in a headline alongside ‘dairy ice cream’ has left me no choice. Look out – it’s a 2017 buzzword and it’s come to lay in bed with farm-to-fork. That traceability is paraded in their branding, with the Lavender Farm in Abbotsford B.C

Use This Buddhist Practice to Overcome Self-Doubt.

Elephant Journal

This practice can remind us that we need not escape from our reality, even when it is sprinkled with doubt. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Right Livelihood awareness benefits of meditation buddhism Buddhist philosophy sati self love self-doubt

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Europe’s secret beauties: 5 breathtaking cities for green travelers

Green Traveler Guides

| Hidden No More | The most famous European cities are on everybody’s radar, and justifiably so. But there are others equally beautiful and picturesque, just not quite so well known. Typically these tend to be even more authentic—expressly because they aren’t tourist magnets.

Nifty Tote Bag Made From a Feed Bag

Green (Living) Review

Poster Rebecca Nickols has made these totes from other kinds of feed bags, too, including a very handsome one from a bag of wild-bird seed.

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Listening to a Continent Sing

10,000 Birds

Mark Gamin, a Cleveland lawyer, likes both birds and books, which makes him an ideal birding book reviewer. singing from the junipers. 29.95.

Gas prices were $4/gallon in 2013

Environmental Economics

To appreciate challenge of decarbonizing transport, see: 16 yrs since intro, hybrids are just 2% US auto sales - and falling from 2013 peak. pic.twitter.com/aFAYIEnbtO. Teryn Norris (@TerynNorris) January 13, 2017

The Assault on the White Working Class & their Trump Card for us All.

Elephant Journal

They thought, "How’s this white privilege?" Privileged over whom? Not the minorities with whom they worked with day in and day out. And, given the destitute feeling that. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Activism election enlightened society politics protest trump white working class

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36 Years Opposing Ringling Bros. Circus, 36 Years Wasted

Eccorazzi

So after 146 years, the Ringling Bros. Circus is coming to an end this May. Business continued as usual. actually won $25.2 Ringling Bros. News Stick

Purple paint means 'no trespassing' in Texas

Green (Living) Review

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - While visiting the countryside of Texas, have you ever seen trees and fence posts with unique markings the color purple?

Where Are You Birding This Second Weekend of January 2017?

10,000 Birds

May I let you in on a little secret, just between you and me? A new calendar year doesn’t make common birds any more exciting to me.

"VW agrees to $4.3B settlement in emissions scandal"

Environmental Economics

This is a lot of money: Volkswagen has agreed to a $4.3 billion draft settlement to end a legal fight with federal regulators over its diesel emissions scandal.    The company said it would pay the fine and also plead guilty to criminal misconduct as part of a criminal and civil settlement with regulators, Reuters reports.  

The Difference between a Life Lost & a Life Lived is as Simple as This.

Elephant Journal

I believe every human being possesses innate healing abilities. When explored and exercised, this powerful medicine has the capability to do more. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Right Livelihood 12 step program alcoholism depression isolation loving-kindness personal connection Sam Shoemaker sobriety

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Incorrect Use Of Property Sees Woman Charged With Cruelty

Eccorazzi

A woman from North Bay, Ontario is facing charges after being found keeping almost 600 rats in her one-bedroom apartment. News Sticky

From green bonds to solar roads: France's low-carbon revolution is taking shape

Green (Living) Review

History was made in France a little over a year ago when national delegates from across the world agreed on a landmark climate deal. Read more here

Pectoral Sandpipers Lookin’ for Love in All the Right Places

10,000 Birds

”Well, I’m the type of guy who will never settle down. Where pretty girls are, well you know that I’m around”.

Economists [not] in the new administration

Environmental Economics

Justin Wolfers ( Why most economists are so worried about Trump ): If the November election was intended as a rejection of elites, of expertise and of the sort of technocratic advice that economists often give, it’s a punch that has landed. This foreboding was evident in roughly equal measure among conservative and liberal economists.