Serving Time: My Prison Volunteer Experience. | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

In response to my recent volunteer work with the Art of Living , in two of the maximum-security male prisons in Kingston, Jamaica—notorious for being the murder capital of the world—a friend’s glib comment invited me to pause and reflect upon my recent experience there.

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5 Women of Color Who Remade the World as We Know It

Eco Chic

Born in Jamaica in 1805, Seacole only recently gained more acclaim for her actions during the conflict, winning the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1991 and named the Greatest black Briton.

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Backyard Birds: Looking Through the Glass by Glen Apseloff

10,000 Birds

There’s a house I’ve long dreamed of perched next to Jamaica Bay that has Curlew Sandpiper and Ruff as possibilities, with a good enough scope; heck, a flock of Wood Storks once flew over the very average suburban Atlanta back yard of the Inimitable Todd’s very average brother and sister-in-law and thus got on my life list. Before we begin, I should note that despite my post last week, life is not always sunshine and big fish for the Osprey of Missoula.

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Britain’s Greenest Band The Phoenix Rose to Support Junior Marvin

Green (Living) Review

Their upcoming album 'Planet 2012’ which includes single 'Sick and Tired' produced by Pete 'mixmaster' Hammond and the album title track featuring Junior Marvin encourages people to realise their own capability to instigate positive change. Following his return to Jamaica he continued working as a session artist, more recently touring with Kaliroots and The Wailers Band.

Twenty Hummingbirds To See Before You Die

10,000 Birds

This is one of the harshest environments on the planet with freezing temperatures, rarified air and sparse vegetation. You are wandering through a tropical rainforest. It is late morning and the humidity seems to rise with every step.

2011 285

Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

The Green Changemakers

It doesn''t take much for kids to feel like they can make a difference for our planet, mobilizing them to be life-long environmentalists! From small personal actions to large-scale reform, it''s always a great time to teach the next generation about taking care of the planet.

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Meet Suliformes, one of the newest orders of birds

10,000 Birds

Frigatebirds (Fregatidae) Five species of frigatebird ply the planet’s tropical skies and seas. Feeding Frenzy at Jamaica Bay.Or

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Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

According to leading US climate scientist Dr James Hansen, exploitation of the Canadian tar sands will mean “game over” for the Planet. Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming.

Spring of Sustainability - FREE 3 month online teleseminar events

The Green Changemakers

HIghly recommended: a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

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Gaia Education

The Green Changemakers

Programs where people on the planet are making a difference today are, in fact, locally based. Our modest efforts multiplied many thousands of times over will make for a better and healthier planet.

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