Slow Toy Movement

Green (Living) Review

Make way for the slow toy movement Is the ideal toy for your child this Christmas really a battery operated dog that poos…seriously?! Recently saw the official launch of the Slow Toy Movement, an inspired concept that aims to promote well made toys that are sourced ethically and leave plenty to kid’s imagination. The Slow Movement is set to be the next big cultural movement for the toy industry. So, let's hear it for the Slow Toy Movement.

The Slow Food Movement defines Slow Meat

Green Prophet

The Slow Food movement isn’t against eating meat. The post The Slow Food Movement defines Slow Meat appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. Meat the Change – What is slow meat? Wild pastured? Whole animal meat. Organic. Raised with spirit? Bought at ethical prices? Slaughtered ethically? All of the above. It’s for eating whole animal, better quality meat, less often. It is organic meat. Free meat. Happy meat. Are you slow? Take the quiz.

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Sociocracy - The Movement

The Green Changemakers

It is now a worldwide movement with a strong presence in its home country, the Netherlands, and also in other European countries, the US, South America, India, Australia, and with new developments in Africa and Asia. This article will identify sociocratic values and principles and describe the landscape of the current sociocratic movement. Sociocracy has spread the fastest within movements that share values with sociocracy. By Ted J.

Fashion brands that are leading the sustainable movement

Green Prophet

The post Fashion brands that are leading the sustainable movement appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East. Ecologically spot-on and dead sexy. Reformation hit a sweet spot with customers and the environment by fashioning deadstock fabric into new clothes.

Join the urban farming movement

Green Prophet

Urban farming, whether found in large urban cities like Chicago , or in a Palestinian refugee camp near Bethlehem , is rapidly becoming a worldwide movement. All it really takes is a small, available plot of ground, an accessible rooftop on a warehouse or other urban building; or even a large balcony in a private home for growing a wide variety of fresh garden produce.

Occupy Movement Steers Toward Pedal Power

Wend Magazine

Click here to view the embedded video. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is now literally people-powered. After their gas-fueled generators were confiscated on Friday, the protestors have found a solution in the stationary bike. According to estimates from the non-profit group Time’s Up , it’ll take only 11 of these bikes to provide enough power for the entire OWS camp.

Timelapse Captures Movement of the Skies

Wend Magazine

Occupy Movement Steers Toward Pedal Power. Click here to view the embedded video. Tanguy Louvigny uses HDR photography to build this incredible timelapse of the skies. My favorite part starts at 1:45. Related posts: The Most Incredible Timelapse Video Ever. Another Time-Lapse Treasure: Ocean Sky

The Arab Youth Climate Movement Is Born

Green Prophet

Established in the lead up to the COP18 Doha negotiations, the Arab Youth Climate Movement brings together over 20 campaigners from 15 MENA countries. The Syrian applicant couldn’t make it to the workshop due to heavy fighting on the streets of his city, but despite the turbulent situation he is still in contact with us and is adamant on getting youth in his country involved with the Arab Youth Climate Movement. Images via Arab Youth Climate Movement Facebook page.

VIDEO: Animal Rights Movement Moving Backwards


Watch the video above for his lecture on what’s holding the animal movement back, and how The Abolitionist Approach can help propel it forward. A questions and answers period follows his speech and expands on the views of the movement at large. Is veganism a moral issue? Are single issue campaigns effective? On August 12th, 2016, Gary Francione spoke at George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario to kick off the Toronto Vegan Food & Drink Festival.

Embracing the Youth Movement in Carolina

10,000 Birds

I suppose it says a fair bit about the birding community that my 30-something self was lumped in with the teens and 20s that make up the core of this youth movement, but I’m happy to help. On and off for the last several months I’ve been working on a personal project to enter a massive amount of old bird records from the state of North Carolina into eBird.

How to Create a Movement for Change

Green Prophet

If you believe in yourself, in people and causes, then you must believe in movements because these are three major components of a movement. In its simplest form, a movement is a group of people, small or large, working together for a common cause, be it social, political or cultural. Any one person, from the billions living on earth, can start a movement. Studies have shown that all movements have similar elements in them.

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Alexei Navalny & the Anti-Corruption Movement in Russia

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) If we remember that the Maidan “demonstrations”, which led to the problems, which is still expressing it mildly, in the Ukraine also started claiming to be an anti-corruption movement. We can almost guarantee that one major player behind the scenes, and the main source of funds for Navalny and his “movement”, is the very same who has been behind the Ukraine issue and those color revolutions in many other countries.

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The Party – the working class movement – is always right

Green (Living) Review

Basically the meaning is – the true one – that the movement, the party, is always right to fight against capitalism and imperialism, against injustices and for the right of the proletariat. That does not, however, mean that the movement, the party, can do no wrong on other levels; far from it. In all other aspects the party, or whatever kind of movement of the proletariat, must be open to criticism and be prepared to accept such criticism, where valid, and act accordingly.

What the Body Positive Movement is Not About.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) #effyourbeautystandards #everybodyyoga body positive movement body shame body-love fat fat-shaming glorifying obesity health Jessamyn Stanley overweight Tess Holliday your worthUsually, when I see a woman in print who resembles my body type, she is in the "before" photo.

Why The Climate Movement Cannot Ignore Trade

Sierra Club Compass

As someone who has spent many years in the halls of Congress and United Nations climate conventions calling for strong climate action, this diverse, public, outspoken, and in-the-streets action was a beautiful, incredible feat that signals a tipping point in the climate movement that policymakers will not be able to ignore. But there is another tipping point that will affect the success of the climate movement: the free trade tipping point. Photo courtesy of Jim Wylie.

Follow that Grizzly: Understanding Bear Movements in the Northwest

Nature Conservancy - Science

She also gave scientists one of their longest records of bear movement. The researchers took those insights and built a model of grizzly movement in the region. Our collective efforts to understand these movements and apply tools to protect important linkage zones is critical to their long-term survival.”. Collared grizzly bear number 106 became a local legend of sorts. She did not live in a national park or a vast wilderness area.

The 'Right to Repair' Movement Is Being Led by Farmers

Green (Living) Review

The right to repair movement is an effort to loosen laws to allow consumers to be able to fix technology without sending it back to the original manufacturer. Farmers are pushing back against legislation that prevents them from fixing their own equipment. If successful, it will be a huge victory for consumers. A major national group has adopted a policy to fight for the right to repair electronics, but it might not be the one you'd expect: farmers.

How the Tiny House Movement turned me Into a Hater.

Elephant Journal

Adult/NFS Conscious Consumerism (Sustainable Business) Funny Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) coffin rant small house tiny house movementI have seen real people—seemingly normal people—buy and live in a coffin sized house. I’ve had bigger doll houses than some of these so called.

San Diego Schools Join Meatless Monday Movement


Read More The post San Diego Schools Join Meatless Monday Movement appeared first on Ecorazzi. Board V.P. Kevin Beiser said the new plan will force students to try vegetarian foods, when they might not otherwise make that choice. Eats Featured News Vegetarian

How The Mainstream “Animal Movement” Has Destroyed Veganism


Ever wondered what the effects of the mainstream “animal movement” are on the public perception of veganism? The article talks a lot about something that doesn’t represent ethical veganism in the slightest, and that’s precisely because the mainstream movement has done such a good job convincing people that veganism isn’t representative of a fundamental moral position. I mentioned before that the word “vegan” is left open to interpretation by the mainstream “animal movement.”

A Traditional Foods Movement: The Balance of Healthy Eating

Green (Living) Review

The traditional foods movement calls you back to the kitchen, and allows you to weave the connections between the food on your table, the time you take to prepare it and the farms that produce it. The traditional foods movement is a fad-free approach to cooking and eating that emphasizes nutrient-dense food, and values quality, environment and community over the convenience of processed products. There is a movement afoot to restore this way of eating.

A Successful Organic Farming Movement in Brazil.

Elephant Journal

Could this movement be a model for other Latin American countries? Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green WAYLON: Today Only Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today agro-ecology brazil cooperative farms food security global organic farming

Celebs Join Movement to Remember Euthanized Homeless Pets


Read More The post Celebs Join Movement to Remember Euthanized Homeless Pets appeared first on Ecorazzi. The Remember Me Thursday event will have people from around the world lighting a candle for those pets that didn’t get a second chance at life. Animals Causes Events Featured News Video ian somerhalder jackson galaxy katherine heigl kristen chenoweth

Autumn Movement. ~ Kiersten Figurski

Elephant Journal

"I cried over beautiful things knowing no beautiful thing lasts.". Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Adventure Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Yoga autumn beauty fall fragile golden New Mexico poem Sandburg seeds temporary

Basel Burgan: A Force Behind Jordan’s Anti-Nuke Movement

Green Prophet

Business & Politics Energy activism Anti-nuclear movement interview Jordan nuclear power plantsOur interview with activist Basel Burgan, a leading figure against nuclear proliferation for energy, in Jordan. . The Jordan Times reports that energy officials have expanded their search for a nuclear reactor site in Mafraq despite growing resistance from city residents and anti-nuclear supporters throughout the Kingdom.

Using Fish Movement to Make Sure Marine Reserves Actually Work

Nature Conservancy - Science

The first comprehensive review of larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef fish species shows how we can use this information to improve marine reserve design so they actually work! Ideally, marine reserves should be larger than the movement patterns of the adults and juveniles of the species that you want to protect. Fish movement distances from Green et al. Bigeye Trevally (Caranx sexfasciatus) in Balicasag Island Fish Sanctuary, central Philippines.

The Donate Movement – Improve, Strengthen, Create A Healthier World

The Green Samaritan

Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe The Donate Movement – Improve, Strengthen, Create A Healthier World October 25, 2010 I make several trips to Goodwill each year to donate items including that 11th hour, December 30th trip, along with everyone else in the city for last minute tax deductions!

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Ian Somerhalder Supports Anti-Fracking Movement


Somerhalder, who’s originally from Covington, Louisiana, attended attended Read More The post Ian Somerhalder Supports Anti-Fracking Movement appeared first on Ecorazzi. Actor and activist, Ian Somerhalder, is criticizing a proposal to set up a fracking well in St. Tammany in his native state of Louisiana. Causes Environment News Top News ian somerhalder

Music, Movement & the Beat of the Breath. ~ Anne Samit

Elephant Journal

Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Yoga Anne Samit ballet class breath as music dancers and yoga moving meditation music and flow music in yoga class Yoga Speak: Movement I can''t exactly pinpoint what it is about yoga that clicks with me, but something definitely does. And I don''t think it''s to anything new in me which it connects but rather to something seemingly age old, perhaps from the time I was little and from maybe even before.

Walking Dead Star Urges U.S. to Join Cruelty Free Movement


to Join Cruelty Free Movement appeared first on Ecorazzi. March of this year saw an amazing victory for animal rights activists and animal lovers everywhere as the 28 European Union countries joined together to ban animal testing on all Read More The post Walking Dead Star Urges U.S. Animals Causes News Top News Norman Reedus

Building Movement Solidarity -- We Stand with Migrants

Sierra Club Compass

By Flavia de la Fuente , Joseph Manning & Quentin James This nation has witnessed the immense energy and momentum that builds when young people rally around each other in the pursuit of justice and social progress. We saw it 50 years ago, when a Southern Baptist preacher wrote a "Letter from Birmingham Jail," calling on the consciences of leaders who were not yet on the front lines fighting for civil rights.

2014 Grassroots Anti-Coal Movements To Watch

Sierra Club Compass

Wherever there are coal mines, coal shipping ports, and power plants around the globe, local communities are fighting back against deadly pollution and economic destruction. Today, the Sierra Club released our fourth annual report on some of the world’s major, ongoing grassroots coal fights around the world. Pitted against unimaginable wealth and power and too often facing violence and intimidation, these are the people that refuse to be silent.

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Not my Movement; Not my Orgs: Part 1


It’s no secret to those of us who promote nothing less than veganism and who speak up for the rights of all animals not to be treated as the supply to our demand that the large animal organisations don’t stand with us. Whether promoting some forms of animal use via meat reduction or vegetarianism, or perpuating the myth that there is such a thing as “humane treatment”, these large animal charities fail to represent the rights of the animals for whom they claim to advocate.

The Power of a Grassroots Movement. {Video}

Elephant Journal

The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis. The science on climate change is settled. Carbon pollution from Dirty Energy is creating a world of Dirty Weather. Together we can stop it. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Green awareness change climate change eco environment grassroots green life mindfulness politics

The Transition Movement and the Working Class

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Attracting the working class Transition Towns and the Transition Movement as a whole suffer from an image problem in that the ordinary man and woman in the street seem to see it as something only for the better of middle and upper classes; for those “who can afford it”, and those in predominately rural settings. The Green Movement and the Transition Movement have so far, in the main, been unable to touch the working class and this must change.

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Egypt’s Urban Agriculture Movement is Growing!

Green Prophet

They have developed an online platform where would-be and ongoing urban farmers can share their experiences, tips, challenges, and in general foster a community that will maintain a city farming movement that is clearly on the rise. Can urban agriculture save Cairo? We think it’s a pretty good start. There has been an important spotlight on agriculture not only in Egypt, which is suspected by the EU of causing the E.

Not My Movement; Not My Orgs: Part 2


I have written before about how justice for only some is no justice at all. In the first part of this essay, I detailed some examples of how the large animal organisations perpetuate speciesism through many of their tactics and campaigns. Similarly, animal organisations often perpetuate tropes that are, and have been, used to oppress humans, and in doing so they are participating in injustice.

Migration in Motion: Visualizing Species Movements Due to Climate Change

Nature Conservancy - Science

As climate change alters 
habitats and disrupts ecosystems, where will
 animals move to survive?
 And will human development prevent them from getting there? Now you can see those migrations in motion. New research from Conservancy scientists revealed that only 41 percent of the natural land area in the United States retains enough connectivity to facilitate species tracking their preferred climate conditions as the global climate changes.

Building a Broader Conservation Movement

Conservancy Talk

As Black History Month comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on the many contributions the African American community has made to conservation and the environmental movement. To be sure, The Nature Conservancy admittedly has a lot of room for improvement in this area, but we are genuinely committed to building a diverse workforce and a broader conservation movement. By Mark Tercek, President and CEO; and Hazel Wong, Director of Conservation Campaigns.

What the Conservation Movement Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.

Conservancy Talk

It’s also a good time to reflect on the lessons that other movements can learn from Dr. King’s leadership. Seeing the hotel—exactly as it looked 45 years ago, and still a vivid image in my memory—I couldn’t help but think of all that environmentalists could accomplish if we could generate a similar kind of public passion and conviction that fueled the civil rights movement. What can we do to build a bigger movement for lasting change?

The Feminist Movement has not Changed Women, it has Found Them.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Equal Rights american family feminism feminist movement finding sense of self gender rolesIf this is killing the American way of life, I say good riddance.

The Religion of Movement. ~ Ben Markhart

Elephant Journal

We must simply find it in the movement of our bodies and a language we understand. We needn''t loose what religion gave to humanity for so many centuries. We must simply consider it differently. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Health & Wellness Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) WAYLON: Today Only Yoga energy religion spirituality

McKibben To Environment Movement: ‘Be More Confrontational’

Green Prophet

Still, it’s clear that the movement is new and developing so McKibben advises that we give it a gentle nudge in the right direction if it strays from the green path. I speak to the recently arrested environmental author Bill McKibben, who insists that campaigners need to be more confrontational about their demands (and start wearing ties). I think it’s fairly safe to say that Bill McKibben has had an eventful couple of weeks.