Green (Living) Review

Maldives Aims to Become the First Country to Eliminate Plastic Bottled Water WHOLE WORLD Water on March 22, 2013 announced today that Dr. Mohamed Waheed, President of the Republic of the Maldives, will celebrate World Water Day by signing the WHOLE WORLD Water Referendum for Clean and Safe Water. What our world urgently needs to achieve sustained development will require significant changes in what we produce, and how we consume our resources,” said President Waheed. “It

LWCF Funding: A Hidden Gem in the President’s Budget

Conservancy Talk

Almost unnoticed in President Obama’s budget for 2014 is a strong commitment to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and, with that investment, the hope that this remarkably successful federal program will be renewed beyond its current expiration date in 2015.

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How We Create a Just & Beautiful World with just One Vote.

Elephant Journal

Rather than not participate in this election, I decided to become as informed as possible. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) WAYLON: Today Only celebrity culture election politics polling President USA voting

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Cuts Ties to.

PR Watch

The national certifying body for teachers in the United States, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), participated in the Education Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) until April 2012. In an official statement sent to the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) today, NBPTS spokesperson Brian Lewis said, "Given recent events, the new NBPTS President and CEO decided to discontinue engagement with ALEC. Skip to Main Content Area.

A First Christmas Bird Count Experience

10,000 Birds

Pledge Your Love To Your Favorite Backyard Bird The New ABA President is… About the Author Corey Corey is a New Yorker who has lived most of his life upstate but has spent the last three years in Queens.

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Eaton Smart: stay green in Hong Kong

Green Traveler Guides

So, during my stay in Hong Kong, I jump at the opportunity to meet with John Dick , vice president of Eaton Hotels International and environmental champion (yes, that’s his real title) for the parent company, Langham Hotels International.

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Hong Kong: stay smart, stay green

Green Traveler Guides

Actually, his name is John Dick , and he’s vice president of Eaton Hotels International and environmental champion (yes, that’s his real title) for the parent company, Langham Hotels International.

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How are the economy (and environment) doing--without reference to politics?

Environmental Economics

Since most of the major news outlets (CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Drudge (?),) spend all of their time having partisan shouting matches, I thought I would update everyone on some ongoing economic and environmental trends, without mentioning or crediting or discrediting the contribution to those trends by any particular President past or present.    I will leave the attribution of credit or blame to those who choose to participate in such attribution exercises.

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Saving Money with Solar and Energy Efficiency in Southern California

Sierra Club Compass

While much of the news recently has been about how President Obama can create his own legacy of action on climate change and clean energy, many Sierra Club chapters continue to help teach communities about the steps that can be taken locally. "The event was presented in English and Spanish, reflecting the ever-growing participation of Latinos in the environmental debate," said Allen Hernandez, a Sierra Club clean energy organizer. Compass.

Here’s the List of Reasons why Bernie Sanders endorses Hillary for President.

Elephant Journal

Here’s the short list of reasons why Bernie Sanders says he endorsed Hillary Clinton for President, today: . “Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president. Importantly, she has also endorsed the enactment of a so-called public option to allow everyone in this country to participate in a public insurance program. This idea was killed by the insurance industry during consideration of President Obama’s health care program. .

Study Shows More than 60 Million Americans are Completely Sedentary

Wend Magazine

What’s scarier is that “… 34 percent of the inactive people are between 6 and 34 years of age,&# said Tom Cove, president/CEO of the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA), the managing partner of PAC. In this year’s study, participants were asked what kinds of activities (either outdoors or sports related) they’d like to participate in.

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Women’s Ski Jumping (Finally) Added to Olympic Games

Wend Magazine

After more than a decade of petitioning, women have finally gained the right to participate in the ski jump portion of the Olympic Games. Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced it will include female ski jumping in the 2014 Winter Olympics.

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Parents Learn School Choice Options at Virginia Homeschool Convention

Green (Living) Review

HSLDA President Michael Smith Addresses Homeschoolers at One of the Nation's Largest Homeschool Conventions PRESS RELEASE RICHMOND, May 17, 2017 – School choice remains a hot debate across the country and the conversation shows no signs of cooling down. Michael Smith, president of Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA), will discuss this freedom as a keynote speaker during this year's Virginia Homeschool Convention in Richmond.

In case you have forgotten how much the Paris climate deal might cost the U.S.

Environmental Economics

  The idea behind the Paris talks is that all countries have to participate in a United Nations-organized effort to curb emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming. pledge is built around President Barack Obama’s “clean power plan, ” which focuses on steep reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector—mainly coal. Real Time Economics (i.e., WSJ): Now that officials from the U.S.

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Global leaders make plans at world’s biggest energy shindig – IRENA in Abu Dhabi

Green Prophet

This year it’s happening today, with more than 1,500 delegates and high-level participants including prime ministers, bank CEOs and leaders from the private sector will gather for the 10th assembly in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.

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The Benefits of Pursuing a Career in Academia

Eco Friendly Daily

People who work in school administration can enjoy the chance to participate in the field of academics while also engaging in work to ensure that all areas of the setting are functioning smoothly. For example, someone might serve as the assistant to a college president.

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I big-timed #assa2015

Environmental Economics

consulting, advising a President, or another conference/workshop). I participated in a fantastic session. I was there for less than 24 hours. This is otherwise known as "big-timing" a conference. As in, when you have made the big time you are encouraged to drop in on a conference or workshop and stay for, at most, one night making a brief appearance (typically to give a keynote) and get ASAP back to more important things (e.g.,

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My (economist) answer to the gas price question from last night's debate

Environmental Economics

  The role of the government in markets is twofold: 1) ensure that markets are operating efficiently and 2) ensure that all citizens are able maintain a minimum standard of living so that they may actively participate in those effficently working markets.  Somehow I don't think I will ever be president.

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Congrats to the Appalachian State University Fed Challenge Team

Environmental Economics

"The competition provides a forum for participants to apply their knowledge in the areas of economics and finance and is intended to promote further study and perhaps even careers in these fields." The judges were Ellen Meade, senior adviser in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Federal Reserve Board; Argia Sbordone, vice president in the macroeconomic and monetary studies function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; and William A.

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"How Much Will the Paris Climate Deal Cost the U.S.?"

Environmental Economics

  The idea behind the Paris talks is that all countries have to participate in a United Nations-organized effort to curb emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming. pledge is built around President Barack Obama’s “clean power plan, ” which focuses on steep reductions in carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity sector—mainly coal. Real Time Economics (i.e., WSJ): Now that officials from the U.S.

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Stateless “Team Refugee Athletes” cleared to compete at Rio 2016 Olympics!

Green Prophet

By welcoming the team of Refugee Olympic Athletes to the Olympic Games Rio 2016, we want to send a message of hope for all refugees in our world,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. The IOC has long provided aid to elite athletes affected by the worldwide refugee crisis, this year asking participating NOCs to identify refugee athletes with potential to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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Top 10 Reasons Naropa University is a Joke.

Elephant Journal

I’ve interviewed every president, and many of the faculty have written for this here elephant journal. I’ve participated in presidential searches (which, recently, [.]. There’s a lot of good things at Naropa. I’m no mere fan, man. I’m a lifer, having attended every graduation but one until this year, when I’m not sure I was invited.

Going Vegan: Bill Clinton and Now Oprah | Living Green and Saving.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Oprah made it through the week with her veganism intact, along with 300 of the 378 participants. Together the participants in the vegan challenge lost a total of 444 pounds and, according to Oprah’s website, used a “record amount of toilet paper.&# Oprah has said that she will not remain vegan, but her longtime partner Stedman Graham has indicated that he may continue the vegan diet.

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Going Vegan: Bill Clinton and Now Oprah

Living Green & Saving Energy

Oprah made it through the week with her veganism intact, along with 300 of the 378 participants. Together the participants in the vegan challenge lost a total of 444 pounds and, according to Oprah’s website, used a “record amount of toilet paper.&# Oprah has said that she will not remain vegan, but her longtime partner Stedman Graham has indicated that he may continue the vegan diet.

2011 136

Israeli Doctor Announces First COVID-19 Vaccine to Enter Phase 2 Testing

Green Prophet

Each participant will receive two shots since early studies suggest two injections might be necessary to jump-start the immune system to generate protection against the COVID-19 virus. Moderna president Dr. Stephen Hoge said the company plans to launch Phase 3, which is the final stage of human testing, when Phase 2 studies are complete this summer. Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna Therapeutics has received fast-track approval from the U.S.

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Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of February 2013

10,000 Birds

Where I live, schools are closed next week for winter break, which seems an awfully long time to celebrate President’s Day. But I definitely plan to participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count. How I’d love to be pelagic birding in New Zealand right now! What could be ( better / worse ) than the last dregs of winter? How about a week during that winter when your kids are not in school? How ( awesome / less than awesome ).

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What Solar Panels on the White House Signals About the Future of Rooftop Solar

Sierra Club Compass

Based on 2012 data, the number of residential energy customers that participate in solar rollover credit programs (commonly referred as “net energy metering”) has grown almost 60-fold since 2003. Last week the Washington Post reported that the installation of new solar panels on the roof of the White House has begun, fulfilling a commitment President Obama made in 2010. The growth of solar energy in America is simply stunning.

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Majority of Voters Say Obama Doesn’t Deserve Reelection

Green (Living) Review

Majority of Voters Say Obama Doesn’t Deserve Reelection; Independents Agree, According to American Pulse™ Survey Analysis by Michael Smith (Veshengro) 6,071 respondents participated in the 2nd November American Pulse conducted 11/21-11/23/2011. The latest results show that most Voters don’t think President Obama deserves reelection. Nearly half (46.3%) don’t think President Obama should run for a second term while 43.5%

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3 Things You Can Do Right Now To Help Support International Climate Action

Sierra Club Compass

If the groups are not able to raise their target funding, they will have to cut down on the number of participants for Power Shift. President Obama just set the first-ever limits on climate disrupting carbon pollution from all U.S. For years, the Sierra Student Coalition along with many other youth environmental activist groups have been engaged with Power Shift , an online community of young people working across the U.S. to empower one another to act on climate.

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Joint Forces for Solar: “Photovoltaic could become the backbone of the US electricity grid.”

Green (Living) Review

Sandy also dominated discussions among over 90 participants at the final PV Briefing & Networking Forum USA for 2012 hosted by Joint Forces for Solar in Somerset, New Jersey. Faced with several days of power outages, also in New Jersey, and combined with a lack of emergency electricity generators, the majority of participants are convinced that “in such catastrophes solar energy can play a vital role in guaranteeing energy security”. Bonn / Somerset, NJ.,

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A reminder that the broken window game has never been short on players

Environmental Economics

and * Frank Knapp, president of the 5,000-member South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce These leaders urge Congress to adopt a market-based cap & trade policy. My prediction is that the unemployment rate, the labor force participation rate and the employment population ratio will not be significantly affected by significant climate policy.

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Report Card Time for Obama’s America’s Great Outdoors Initiative

Wend Magazine

In April of 2010 President Obama launched the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative (AGO) to cultivate a modern approach to environmental conservation that is outlined and accomplished in collaboration with the citizens of the United States. 2,000 National Public Lands Day events attended by 180,000 people participating in conservation service projects on public lands and waters.

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15 Strategies to Reduce Deforestation


The ‘Forest Man of India,’ as Jadav was titled by the country’s former president, has planted a whole forest with his own hands – one tree a day for over 40 years. You can support their efforts by visiting their websites, making donations, or perhaps even participating in their volunteering programs. #13 Forests are one of the most important. ecosystems on Earth. 80 percent of all terrestrial plants, insects, and animals call forests home.

The 20th Anniversary of the Environmental Justice Executive Order

Sierra Club Compass

On a very snowy winter's day February 11, 1994, President Clinton signed a historic executive order: EO 12898, "Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations." The order also directs promotion of nondiscrimination in federal programs that affect human health and the environment, as well as provide minority and low-income communities access to public information and public participation.

What choice for America?

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) With the presidential election looming and only two candidates of questionable merit, the incumbent who actually has no right to be president, and the other one who also has questionable ethics Americans stand before a dilemma. It suited the powers that be then and now to create an illusion of people participation while, in truth, the people have little, if any, say in the matter at all. Nevertheless the PTB 2 made him to be president.

Hundreds Converge on ALEC Headquarters Demanding Justice for.

PR Watch

Participants at the rally held signs that read: "I am Trayvon Martin," "Dont Shoot me -- Im a Mom," "(A)LEC (L)obbying (E)xemplifies (C)orruption," and others. Weve come to pull back the curtain so that the world can meet the team of ghost-writers who have written these kill-at-will laws and spread this poison around the nation," said Marc Morial, president of National Urban League. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer.

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Poll: Voters More Likely to Support Candidates Who Support Climate Action

Sierra Club Compass

Climate disruption has been a polarizing issue in the political sphere, with many Republicans in Congress staunchly opposing any efforts by President Obama or Congressional Democrats to combat the global crisis. More than one-in-four (26%) indicate they would be willing to join or are currently participating in a campaign to call for elected officials to take climate action.

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Another Hollywood Film Studio Embraces Solar Energy


Yesterday was James Cameron’s moment to shine with news that his “Avatar&# sequels will be solar-powered. Today, the spotlight shifts to a new state-of-the-art film lot outside Philadelphia, PA called Sun Center Studios.

100 Days of Action for Climate, Clean Energy Kicks Off with Coast to.

Sierra Club Compass

The events they organized from coast to coast kick off 100 Days of Action , from the Inauguration to Earth Day, calling on President Obama to take bold action on the many climate and clean energy decisions before his Administration in his second term. Each day I am inspired when I hear about all the great work everyone is doing to engage people across the country in our climate and clean energy agenda for the President. Compass. « Whos Paying for Climate Denial Politics?

Jordan’s Queen Rania Featured at World Future Energy Summit

Green Prophet

She will join French President François Hollande as keynote speakers at the opening ceremony of the sixth annual World Future Energy Summit and first International Water Summit today, January 15, in Abu Dhabi. In its inaugural summit, ADSW will address challenges facing global adoption of renewable energy, water security and sustainable development, attracting over 30,000 participants from 150 countries, representing academia, industry and government.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie’s Lose-Lose Move for New Jersey

Sierra Club Compass

RGGI has already helped create thousands of jobs in New Jersey while curbing carbon pollution from power plants -- and it’d be a key way in which the state could meet the new carbon standards established by President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. "People " During New Jersey’s participation in the initiative, the state achieved its greenhouse gas reduction goal of 10 percent within the first three years, boosted the economy by $151 million, and created 1,772 jobs throughout the state.

Food Gardening in the U.S. at the Highest Levels in More Than a Decade According to New Report by the National Gardening Association

Green (Living) Review

The report found that more households with children participated in food gardening, increasing participation during the same time period by 25%, from 12 million to 15 million. Two million more households also reported participating in community gardening in 2013 than 2008, a 200% increase in five years. ?This said Mike Metallo, president and CEO of the National Gardening Association, who will attend the annual planting of the White House Kitchen Garden later today. ?We

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U.S. Announces Emission Cuts Plan

Eco Friendly Daily

A long-standing controversy regarding climate change is the United States’ lack of participation with the Kyoto Protocol. During the current discussions regarding Copenhagen, many nations have declined to participate in binding climate agreements because the United States had not committed to emission reductions. emissions, President Obama has announced a plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The President has announced emission reductions of 17 percent by the year 2020.