The Big Society

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The coalition government in Britain under the Cameron-Clegg leadership is talking about the “Big Society” all the time ever since they formed the government after the general election in 2010. I am not saying that the “Big Society” idea and concept is bad.

Review: Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil – The.

10,000 Birds

And it looks even better in my hands while I dream about a visit to regions of Brazil I had scarcely heard of before being provided with a review copy of the first volume of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil.* • Explore These Related Posts The Future of Birding Field Guides is Digital Most Wanted Birds in Brazil Winner of the Wildlife Conservation Society Birds of Brazil Giveaway Fun, Fun, Fun Crossley ID Guide Giveaway Review of The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds.Or

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Rwanda Looks to National Parks as Part of a Peaceful, Hopeful Future

Nature Conservancy - Science

What role could national parks play in this future? Today, Rwandans look forward as one nation with the ambitious goal, Vision 2020 , to reach middle income status by the year 2020. Rwanda’s national parks are a huge draw for international and domestic visitors and an economic driver.

Naked People are Popular. {Nudity}

Elephant Journal

I’ve noticed that if one attaches the words “naked”, “nude”, “nudity” or “adult” to one’s work, they’re bound to get more people interested in their written material. It’s like we’re all still 10 years old and trying to sneak a peek at the National Geographic issue that has all those bare breasted African/Aboriginal/Pacific Islander/you-name-it women.

Why Did The National Audubon Society End Their Contract With Ted Williams?

10,000 Birds

” In the piece he made the arguments that one normally makes when arguing against trap-neuter-return (TNR): it encourages more abandonment, it’s ineffective at reducing feral cat populations, the colonies are reservoirs for diseases that can infect people and other species, the cats often suffer from grievous injuries, and the cats kill native wildlife. He also quoted a biologist pointing out how extreme the TNR people are and gave a few examples.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes 2015 Expansion of Hunting and Fishing Opportunities on National Wildlife Refuges

10,000 Birds

Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced as part of Great Outdoors Month the agency is proposing to expand fishing and hunting opportunities on 21 refuges throughout the National Wildlife Refuge System. By expanding hunting and fishing programs across the Refuge System we are furthering a rich tradition of providing quality recreational opportunities to the American people. More than 47 million people visit refuges every year.

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From consumer society to maker society

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) There was a time when people made and grew almost all of the things they needed; the majority of them at least. The raw materials for many of the things people needed and wanted was wood, but also other natural and man-made materials, such as scrap and trash.

Mobile Text Surveys: A Smarter Way to Measure Conservation’s Impacts on People?

Nature Conservancy - Science

Donors, other funders, governments and potential partners are demanding that our work be sensitive to people’s welfare and even enhance it if possible. And it’s impractical to survey people frequently. A Samburu woman checks her cell phone. Image credit: Eddie Game/TNC.

NASA study confirms society is on the brink of total collapse

Green Prophet

But a recent study funded by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center confirms that industrial society is on the brink of collapse. “… accumulated surplus is not evenly distributed throughout society, but rather has been controlled by an elite.

The people must liberate themselves

Green (Living) Review

Nationalization of industry and means of production is one of those attempts, then calling it “owned by the people” though it is rather “owned by the state”. In fact, the state itself is something that needs to be abolished if the people are to be free, but that is another story.

Our National Parks: America’s Newest Battleground. ~ Amy Marquis

Elephant Journal

Here’s the truth: No one’s heart is breaking over national park closings like the people who have dedicated their lives and careers to protecting them.

Birds and People: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

It took me a while to wrap my mind around the concept of Birds and People , Mark Cocker and David Tipling’s book that, in 592 pages, explores the intersection of just that—birds and us. People on one side of the rope, owls on the other.” He started working on Birds and People in January 2007, according to the book’s web site, and the project ultimately took six years. Eagles are national symbols of the U.S., Birds and People is an exceptional book.

George Takei’s Response to “20 Young People Who Believe Marriage Should Be Between a Man & a Woman.” {Pictures}

Elephant Journal

” ~ George Takei Oh, how I love George Takei—who has become, perhaps, this Nation’s most-outspoken (and brilliantly cheeky) advocate of same-sex marriage. “Our adversaries call their campaigns ‘in defense of marriage’ or ‘in protection of marriage.’ ’ Why are they so defensive and protective? Are their marriages so fragile?”

Democratic participation means to be an active member of society

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) Democratic participation, something that some people feel excluded from, and something that the government wants people to get involved in, mean more than going every four or so year to the polls, at national and local level, etc. The real true meaning of democratic participation is to be an active member of society, to actively help in its restructuring and thereby to understand its multiplicity as a chance.

The Rise (& Fall?) Of Consumer Society in the Middle East

Green Prophet

When we think of consumerism and the consumer society, the Middle East is not the first thing to come to mind. Even so, over the last half a century the region has been transformed into a consumer society.

Random Act of Kindness: Easy Ways to Make Someone’s Day.

Elephant Journal

My simple act of kindness for random people proved to make a positive influence on their day. Enlightened Society Right Livelihood act of kindness be kind how to make someone's day National Random Act of Kindness Day respectAs I drove away I smiled from ear to ear. This was something that took no special time or money, I just treated the staff like I would anyone else.

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An Inspired Future: How One African Nation Took Back Their Land & Lives. ~ Marylee Fairbanks

Elephant Journal

People fought for control. John Kasaona was a child when his father took him into the bush and taught him to hunt. His father understood and respected the wildlife. He regarded the land and its inhabitants as an extension of himself. War broke out in John’s home country of Namibia between 1966 and 1990. Poaching [.].

The Big Dig Day – the call is out to get the nation digging

Green (Living) Review

Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming has announced that 16 towns and cities have signed up to be part in the nation’s biggest community gardening volunteering day on Saturday 22nd March 2014, with over 100 gardens already signed up. What a great bunch of people!

Grizzly Bear Research & Cultural Identity in the Great Bear Rainforest

Nature Conservancy - Science

By William Housty, Coastwatch Director, Qqs Projects Society. The Heiltsuk First Nation, located in the heart of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest , has a long history in which the lives of people are inextricably entwined with the lives grizzly bears. Grizzly bear.

Blaming economists for our current economic situtation is like blaming a psychologist because people are crazy

Environmental Economics

A small group of Harvard students and employees staged an “Occupy Speakout” at noon on Tuesday to express their solidarity with the “National Day of Action.”. Mankiw uses minimum wage as an illustration of how price floors can result in inefficient allocations of society's resources.    For instance, rent-control laws try to make housing affordable for everyone, and minimum-wage laws try to help people escape poverty.

Saudi Arabia Goes “Green” To Celebrate National Day

Green Prophet

And on the 23rd of September, Saudi Arabia takes this National Day as a great reason to decorate their streets in a renewable green. In contemporary urbanised societies, we long for that simpler, stuff-free origin.

National Pet Store Chain in Canada to Stop Selling Dogs, Promote Adoptions


PJ’s Pets says that they are hoping to help “find homes for thousands of pets in local SPCA’s, Humane Societies, rescue groups and shelters across the country.&#.

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The Surprising Importance of Freshwater Fisheries to Global Food Security

Nature Conservancy - Science

If you’re thinking about how fisheries feed people around the globe, chances are you start picturing oceans. The reality, though, is that freshwater fisheries are crucial in feeding millions of people around the globe. People catch fish for their own use or to sell in local communities.

Apparently some people have more in-depth dinner conversation than.

Environmental Economics

» March 14, 2011 Apparently some people have more in-depth dinner conversation than my family does It’s a particularly peculiar argument when we’re talking about an increase in private spending on rebuilding rather than a debt-financed increase in public spending.

Focus on your country’s Gross National Happiness

Green Blog

To be sure, countless people already live lives of solidarity, simplicity and sharing, lives dedicated to the service of people and planet. Changing from Gross National Product to Gross National Happiness is a long-term process. As a people. As a global society. What are we in this for, anyway? This thing we call life and living. Is it really to earn enough money to buy lots of stuff, thinking that will bring happiness? The car. The house.

What the Conservation Movement 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: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. And hope for solutions that meet the needs of people while maintaining a healthy natural world. MLK people and nature

Recovery: Bringing Back Bumble Bees

Nature Conservancy - Science

For example, applying criteria of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation reports that of the 46 indigenous bumble bee species in the U.S. Photo by Sarina Jepsen, Xerces Society. Bees are in big trouble.

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Families across the UK urged to celebrate National Unplugging Day by entering national awards

Green (Living) Review

Families across Britain are urged to enter themselves and their families into the first National Unplugging Day Awards in celebration of the best off line activities such as painting, drawing, photography and writing. The National Unplugging Awards are now open for entries until the 5 June 2016. This year’s National Unplugging Day is held on Sunday 26th June 2016 and is asking parents around the UK and beyond to pledge to spend the day unplugging away from technology.

Israeli Designer Brings the Nation’s Melting Pot Aesthetic Into His Local-Themed Furniture

Green Prophet

Guy Lougashi Weaves Together Baskets and People with Recycled Paper. Industrial designer Michael Tsinovsky brought together Israel’s many local styles in his ‘asli’ furniture design.

Launch of "Water Is." Celebrates Our Connection With Water

The Alien Next Door

Abbas Jivaji offers smudging in water blessing On June 12th, Councillor Jim Tovey, Mississauga Nation knowledge keeper Nancy Rowe and others helped me celebrate the launch of my long-awaited book "Water Is."

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Public health’s return to local government could get more people walking and cycling

Green (Living) Review

Dianne Abbott MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health, underlined the important role for national government during and following the transition from PCTs to local government. Sustrans’ Health Director Philip Insall concludes; “Sustrans' experience of local partnerships to promote active living has been tremendously successful: our walking and cycling projects have on their own met the national target of two million people more active before 2012.

Trying to Shut People Up won’t make them Love America More.

Elephant Journal

Sometimes, it’s easier to think that we should just shut these people up and be done with it. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Featured Events Inspiring (Wow) WAYLON: Today Only American news American Politics american president censorship charlottesville protestors colin kaepernick donald trump Fake news freedom freedom of speech kneeling for the national anthem media National Anthem nfl North America press ban protesting protestors Racism USA

Young people get the chance to tackle climate change through National Citizen Service (NCS)

Green (Living) Review

Leading environmental charity Global Action Plan has been selected to run a National Citizen Service pilot scheme in 2012 – which will benefit up to 30,000 16-year-olds Leading environmental charity Global Action Plan has been selected to run a National Citizen Service (NCS) pilot scheme in 2012. NCS aims to promote a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society by bringing young people from different backgrounds together to make a difference in their communities.

Unplug your Smartphone: National Unplugging Day hits the UK

Green (Living) Review

In celebration of the second annual National Unplugging Day in the UK on Sunday 28 June 2015, individuals and families are being asked to put down their smartphones, tablets and computers for 24 hours to experience life unplugged.

Why White People Need to Acknowledge their Privilege.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. inequality injustice nationalism politics Racism trump white privilege xenophobiaAnd I think I understand where this denial comes from. They hear the words "white privilege" and automatically assume it’s something they.

Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Helene Gayle

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. As the saying goes, if you educate a girl, you educate a nation.

Traveling Naturalist: Elephants, Kudus and More in Tarangire National Park

Nature Conservancy - Science

Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania is one of the finest places in the world to observe wild elephants. Visiting naturalists should add Tarangire National Park , certainly one of the world’s great wildlife reserves, to their list.

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

PR Watch

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. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds.

Trevor Noah (& Dr. Seuss) explain When & How Black People can Protest in America.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Funny WAYLON: Today Only american flag black lives matter colin kaepernick Jemele Hill National Anthem nfl peaceful protest police brutality Racism take a knee Trevor NoahSo the question remains: what is the "right way" to protest as a black person in America?

Toward a Post-Growth Society

The Green Changemakers

Economic growth may be the world’s secular religion , but for much of the world it is a god that is failing—underperforming for billions of the world’s people and, for those in affluent societies, now creating more problems than it is solving. Schumacher Society.