99% Spring Has Sprung: Shareholder Actions Underway Across the.

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by Mary Bottari — April 29, 2012 - 6:27am. To get things moving, National Peoples Action (NPA) director George Goehl and nine other members of Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement (Iowa CCI) went to a Wells Fargo office in downtown Des Moines with a simple, civilized request.

Taylor Swift Donates $4 Million for Music Education


Causes Entertainment Music News People Top News taylor swiftTaylor Swift donates a whopping $4 million to Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame. Read More.

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Orlando Bloom Fronts Madagascar Education Campaign


Orlando Bloom lends a helping hand to the education of Madagascar children. Causes News People Top News orlando bloomRead More.

Get Involved In Your Community

Green Home Blog

Numerous studies have shown a link between outdoor educational programs and increased self-esteem and social skills in children. The closer people live to work the more likely they are to be involved in their community: a change in average commute time for a city from 26 to 29 minutes decreases the volunteer rate by 2.3%. Volunteer – you can improve your community by volunteering to clean up local parks, working in a food bank, or doing whatever else the people in your town need.

‘Follow the Frog’ Video is Hilarious, Brilliant, and Educational


Commissioned by the Read More The post ‘Follow the Frog’ Video is Hilarious, Brilliant, and Educational appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Environment News People Top NewsMany of you have already likely seen the new “Follow the Frog” video by Max Joseph - but it slipped under the radar for me, so yea.

CMD Special Report: New Documents Confirm Koch Was on ALEC.

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by Lisa Graves — May 14, 2012 - 12:22am. Unlike for the Cincinnati task force meeting a year ago, for the May 2012 meeting in Charlotte, ALEC members were not sent a list of the names and contact information for their fellow members in preparation for the task force meeting.

Telling the Truth About Education?and About Ed Reform | Mother.

Mother Jones

Telling the Truth About Education—and About Ed Reform. Very few people have ever heard that our low-income and minority kids seem to be doing much better in school. 2012 December. Education. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture.

Audubon’s 2012 Women in Conservation: The Rachel Carson Award Goes To…

Eco Chic

The 2012 Rachel Carson Award recipients, L to R: The Rev. To be in the same room with hundreds of women making change – and the people who support them – always gives me renewed vigor and focus for the warmer season (when all I want to do is going outside and play!).

Woodburing Masonry Heater Education Program Announced for 2012

Green (Living) Review

The Masonry Heater Association of North America recently developed the HMED (Heater Mason's Education & Development) program designed for masons and people interested in learning how to build efficient and clean burning wood-fired masonry heaters.

Benefits and and costs of college

Environmental Economics

At the same time, the oil and gas boom has employers hiring people with or without one. For some students, the case for higher education is weaker, and college recruiters are scrambling to adapt.

Arab and Jewish Teenagers Grow Algae for a Greener Future

Green Prophet

Established in 2008, the Micro Algae Educational Project packs two important imperatives into one succinct program for high school students: ecology and social healing. “From year to year the greenhouse expanded,” Educational Manager Noam Geva told Green Prophet.

Interview with Masdar’s Director of Sustainability – Dr. Nawal Al-Hosany

Green Prophet

Nawal Al-Hosany, a leading figure in the environmental movement of the Middle East speaks to GreenProphet about renewables, Masdar, education and the absence of women in the climate change debate – both locally and globally. billion people living in poverty in the world.

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Matt Damon Records New PSA for World Water Day


With World Water Day happening this Thursday, March 22nd, Matt Damon and Gary White - co-founders of the charity Water.org - are urging everyone to get educated and get active making a difference. Causes News People Top News gary white matt damonRead More.

Distance Learning Provides Green Education Opportunities

Green Prophet

6 ways you can get an environmental education online. An unsustainable spike is driving up the cost of higher education , particularly the United States where tuition and fees have risen more than 400 percent since the 1970s , far outstripping both inflation and the housing bubble. The good news is that this education bubble triggered a renaissance in distance learning. Cleantech, Science & Technology e-learning Education

Shakira Talks Education at Summit of the Americas


Columbian native Shakira returned to her homeland to discuss the importance of education at the Summit of the Americas. Causes News People Top News shakiraRead More.

Cliff Swallows and Pest Management

10,000 Birds

Some people consider Cliff Swallows ( Petrochelidon pyrrhonota ) pests! Gorenzel, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology, UC Davis Produced by IPM Education and Publications, University of California Statewide IPM Program 2 Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 a.

The ReUse People of America Launches National 2012 ReUse Contest

Green (Living) Review

California-based non-profit expands its “deconstruct and reuse” in first national contest, showcasing innovative projects built predominantly from used materials normally sent to landfills OAKLAND, CA, May 2012 : The ReUse People of America, Inc.

Why unschool and homeschool?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It is not coincidence that governments everywhere want to educate children and that they want to, ideally, have the monopoly in doing so. Government education, in turn, is supposed to be evidence of the state's goodness and its concern for our well-being. And that the UN wants to mandate government education for children all around the world is also no surprise for it has the very same ideas.

One Year Later: The First ALEC Protest in Cincinnati | PR Watch

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by Sara Jerving — April 27, 2012 - 6:00am. These and other concerned Americans converged on April 29, 2011, when over one hundred people came to speak out against ALECs Spring Task Force Summit in Cincinnati. Submitted by Mark Haller (not verified) on April 27, 2012 - 4:56pm.

No War on Women in Wisconsin? | PR Watch

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by Mary Bottari — April 11, 2012 - 7:17am. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 202, essentially a reversal of Wisconsins Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (Act 20), into law on April 5, 2012, more than a month after the bill was passed. Act 20 was implemented to protect not only women, but other protected groups as well, such as racial minorities and people with disabilities. Submitted by AIri (not verified) on April 12, 2012 - 3:39pm.

A Plastic Pollution Cocktail: Toxic Chemicals in Everyday Items

Green Prophet

In 2008, the World Health Organization voiced concerns that rapid urbanization may be negatively impacting people’s lives. Plastic is pervasive and so are the carcinogenic chemicals that leach from them.

Dazzling Carpet of Plastic Bottles Adorns the Moroccan Desert

Green Prophet

Although some Moroccans are beginning to understand the importance of proper waste management, the lack of recycling infrastructure and proper education has left the North African country in the dust of the developing world.

BADIR Offers Young Jordanians a Shot at Social Change

Green Prophet

Jordan IYF Country Director, Rana Al Turk blogged on the MENA/Starbucks website , “IYF is passionate in its belief that educated, employed, and engaged young people possess the power to solve the world’s toughest problems. And we’ve seen plenty of highly motivated, socially conscious young people in Jordan who love their country and want to play an active role in its development. The highest scoring 23 applications will be selected for the 2012 Class of Fellows.

Right-Wing Operatives Take Up ALEC's Voter Suppression Agenda.

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by Lisa Graves — April 19, 2012 - 2:22pm. These projects simply acquire the names of older people and mail them requests for donations. Submitted by RANDY PHILLIPS (not verified) on July 6, 2012 - 3:59am. People need to wakeup to the organized attempt to take over our.

Islamic Gardens – They Could Build A Green Muslim Movement

Green Prophet

I instantly stumbled across a little piece of research by Mark Bryant and Sophie Gilliat-Ray based in the UK who state that “Gardens built reflecting Islamic traditions have been shown to have the potential to educate and inform people about environmental issues.”

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year Award 2012 Winner Announced

Green (Living) Review

London, UK, 05/22/2012 : The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G Investments, is pleased to announce that Harrod Slot&Lock™ Framework Building System by Harrod Horticultural has been selected as the winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden Product of the Year 2012 award.

Interfaith Eco-Conference Reveals Need To Educate Religious Leaders

Green Prophet

Sheik Amara and Rabbi Ronen both raised the issue of ecological education in schools. Especially thrilling were the Dalai Lama’s smiling reminder that what affects the environment will ultimately affect the world’s peoples, and the late Lubavitcher Rebbe speaking in Yiddish about the mitzvah of developing solar energy. If 85% of the people in the world do what they do as taught by religious leaders, these leaders should educate them in caring for the environment.

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Permaculture & Sustainability Project Takes Off In Jordan

Green Prophet

Through hosting different people from different cultures I became more open minded and educated in sustainable solutions and projects,” he explains to Green Prophet. Most people thought it was useless and unnecessary. Now we have become a group of people, working together to create an example, a platform with minimum expenses.”. A permaculture garden and a mud-brick house, the Dead Sea Harmony Centre in Jordan spreads the word on sustainability.

Purple Swamphen Love

10,000 Birds

Adult Purple Swamphens Juvenile Purple Swamphens The busiest place that we visited on our trip to Sydney was Centennial Park and it was a Sunday, so there were plenty of people out enjoying the sunshine.

Arab Athletes by Brigitte Lacombe Celebrated at London Exhibit

Green Prophet

Community outreach programs began to educate people about health benefits of an active lifestyle. It is interesting for us (people in the West),” she said, “who are so used to having everything we want, to see that these girls understand which battles are important to fight.

People’s Power Pavilion to promote use of alternate energy system built in the environment


Pratima Kalra: The people’s power pavilion is a massive structure, designed to be a large gathering place that will be integrated with an alternate energy system. The Peoples Power Pavilion. People Pavilion by Michael Jantzen.

Go Green Week 2012

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Monday, February 6, 2012 sees the start of Go Green Week in the UK which coincides with National Green Week in the USA and which runs until February 12, 2012. Go Green Week is People & Planet ’s annual national week of action on climate change in schools, colleges and universities. On Friday, People & Planet coordinates a national day of action for greener education.

Quid pro Status Quo: ALEC & State-Sanctioned Corruption in Ohio.

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by Beau Hodai — May 10, 2012 - 7:28am. In April 2012, due to wide criticism of ALECs model legislation on guns, voting, and immigrant detention, among other things, ALEC announced it would discontinue the Public Safety and Elections Task Force.). Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us.

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Looking for Sustainable Alternatives for Endangered Word

Green Prophet

So the original sixteenth century meaning was bearable or, as people from Cairo Illinois would put it, “ just barely tolerable. When you see such abuse of this valuable word, please remind people to help us conserve it. Lifestyle & Culture environmental education sustainable

3 Minute Video Shows How Humans Devoured Earth in 250 Years

Green Prophet

Recently Arwa posted NASA images that depict how we have drastically altered countries in the Middle East and North Africa – a jarring post that was read by hundreds of people around the world. We have also improved lives for millions of people.

UN Sponsors Global Wet T-Shirt Contest!

Green Prophet

Waves of educational events and symposia on water management and security cause participation to swell. Globally, irrigation is 70% dependent on blue water withdrawals.There will be 9 billion people to feed on the planet by 2050.

7 Eco Issues to Address in 2013

Green Prophet

Yet water scarcity threatens more people in the Middle East than any other issue because let’s face it: without water, we die. Last year we surpassed seven billion people on the planet competing for compromised resources.

The Middle East Environmental Law Project Kickstarted By Vermont Lawyers

Green Prophet

Professor John Echeverria: People around the world hear a great deal about the Middle East region, but they know little about the magnificent natural resources in the region , apart from oil and natural gas, or the serious environmental problems the region faces.

Textually Transmitted Conservation of Water

Green Prophet

million people. Over 45 million people in Arab nations lack access to clean water. Cleantech, Science & Technology Lifestyle & Culture Water cell phones environmental education Jordan SMS Waste Management water conservation water pollutionJordan’s mobile phone users will soon receive SMS tips on smart water use. It’s part of a public awareness campaign to alert Jordanians to the vital need to protect against pollution and reduce water consumption.

Writing About Truth…and Other Lies

The Alien Next Door

Don't reflect what you know from other people or the media. Here’s a bit of truth from New York Times reporter Stephanie Strom in an article on September 19 th , 2012, entitled Uneasy Allies in the Grocery Aisle : “Giant bioengineering companies like Monsanto and DuPont are spending millions of dollars to fight a California ballot initiative aimed at requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods. 2012). Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE.