The Non-Profit Yoga Studio: The American Dream with a Twist.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Health & Wellness Yoga Charlottesville Common Ground Healing Arts connection economic inequality Economics of Yoga equality Non-profit Yoga Studios virginia yoga in americaYoga at its most basic is moving beyond the limitation of individual consciousness and into universal consciousness so there’s this idea of expansion—expanding one’s experience, expanding one’s.

Virginia Firm Sells Gun Targets Resembling Trayvon Martin | PR.

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Virginia Firm Sells Gun Targets Resembling Trayvon Martin. The ad was reportedly placed by the Hiller Armament Company of Virginia and has since been removed from the site where it was hosted, GunBroker.com. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan. Contributing Writers Beau Hodai. Jill Richardson. Wendell Potter.

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A cow truck overturned in Virginia, and folks were concerned about traffic

Eccorazzi

Tuesday, in Frederick County, Virginia, a tractor trailer carrying livestock overturned on the highway , killing six cattle. Corinne Geller of the Virginia State Police told CBS affiliate WTVR, “The truck was loaded with cattle, which have broken free of the trailer and are wandering around the interstate. In Virginia, cow, chicken, and pig trucks are common road-mates on any trip.

New Business Model for Non-Profits Brings Solar Into Hostile Territory

Sierra Club Compass

Fourteen solar panels crown the entrance to the First Congregational Christian United Church of Christ in Chesterfield, Virginia. The Customer Self-Generation Agreement (CSGA) is the brainchild of Tony Smith, founder and CEO of Secure Futures LLC, a solar developer based in Staunton, Virginia. For a state like Virginia with few policies to support solar, accessing the federal tax credits is critical to financing a solar project.

Ison Rock in Virginia Saved from Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining, For Now

Sierra Club Compass

Mountain lovers everywhere high-fived today when the news came down that the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy has denied a surface mine permit for the Ison Rock Ridge mine in southwest Virginia. EPA to set a numeric water quality standard under the Clean Water Act to protect streams in Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, and Pennsylvania from pollution caused by mountaintop removal mining.".

"A Forgotten Legacy of George H. W. Bush"

Environmental Economics

Taking action meant tangling with Robert Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who assumed leadership of the Senate majority after the election of 1986. West Virginia coal was especially packed with sulfur; new standards might put West Virginia miners out of work. Those firms that could most easily and efficiently reduce their emissions would set the pace, incentivized by profits from selling their pollution rights to less innovative competitors.

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Volunteer Profile: Getting Water to WV Residents - Fighting to Keep WV Water Clean

Sierra Club Compass

Her non-profit has dedicated itself to restoring a sense of balance between communities and the land around them. Jen-Osha, her staff and a band of volunteers spend their time raising awareness about the dangers of mountaintop removal coal mining, promoting local arts and engaging in educational programs for youth in West Virginia. Uncommon in normal times, the impulse to reach out and help those in need, has turned into the driving passion for many in West Virginia.

Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather–A Book Review

10,000 Birds

And the book is about much more, ripple effects from what happens when part of a living thing becomes the central ingredient to a highly visual, social, profitable business. She describes Virginia and Leonard Woolf walking to the polling booth to vote in December 1918, Virginia noting the displays in the Surrey shop windows and commenting, “I don’t feel much more important” (p. Only–Virginia Woolf was not in Surrey on December 14th, 1918.

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Chickpea Farmers Wanted in America for Hummus Invasion: Move Over Tobacco!

Green Prophet

To meet demand, Sabra’s manufacturing plant near Richmond, Virginia will undergo an $86 million expansion. And to reduce its dependence on the primary chickpea-growers in the Pacific Northwest , Sabra wants to cultivate a commercial crop in Virginia. With Sabra financial support, Virginia State University is working on identifying a variety more suited to the climate.

Ceramic Disk Purifies Water

Celsias

With many existing filter systems being too expensive and difficult to implement, PureMadi , a non-profit organization headed up by researchers from the University of Virginia, may have an alternative solution. For most people in developed nations, finding access to potable water becomes an afterthought with the simple turn of a faucet. But in developing nations, for the most part, there is a lack of proper water infrastructure.

The Facts about Kinder Morgan

Sightline Daily

These projects could boost Kinder Morgan’s profits, but they also raise serious questions about what the projects might cost neighboring communities. In public, Kinder Morgan points out that it is already operating coal export facilities in Virginia, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas. In Virginia, Kinder Morgan’s coal export terminal is an open sore on the neighborhood, coating nearby homes in dust so frequently that the mayor has spoken out about the problem.

Oil Trains: The Industry Speaks for Itself

Sightline Daily

It’s hard not to feel horrified when, one after another, we register the place names of oil train explosions— Aliceville, Alabama ; Casselton, View Post North Dakota; Lynchburg, Virginia —as grim warnings of what could happen in so many other North American communities. It’s about a reckless and unaccountable oil industry that—in the most literal and obvious way—profits by putting our lives at risk.

Former Coal Miner to Obama: Set Strong Carbon Pollution Limits on Coal Plants

Sierra Club Compass

The following is testimony from Nick Mullins, a former coal miner from Virginia, given Thursday before the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Washington, DC, on carbon pollution standards. My name is Nick Mullins and I am a 4th generation former underground coal miner from Southwestern Virginia.   While billions of dollars in coal profits have left our communities, thousands of people continue to face a seemingly endless cycle of poverty and drug abuse.

CMD and Allies Urge McDonalds, Johnson & Johnson and State.

PR Watch

ALECs companies and lobbyists wine-and-dine our elected officials at expense-paid seminars, write legislation for them and then fade quietly into the background as that legislation is introduced and passed in statehouses across the country," said Anna Scholl of Progress Virginia. People we elect to represent all of us end up representing just a few, driven by their pursuit of profit and/or a radical ideological agenda." Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts.

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ALEC Disbands Task Force Responsible for Stand Your Ground.

PR Watch

For at least three decades, the corporations, special interest groups, and legislators on the ALEC Public Safety & Elections Task Force (known as the Criminal Justice Task Force until 2009) have approved model bills that promote for-profit prisons and lengthen prison sentences, criminalize immigrants, expand the "war on drugs," thwart evidence-based pre-trial release programs in favor of for-profit bail-bonding, and many other policies. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us.

2014 Grassroots Anti-Coal Movements To Watch

Sierra Club Compass

In January, a chemical used to wash coal was leaked into the water supply in West Virginia, causing drinking water to be shut off to over 300,000 Americans across the state. Over the past few months, non-profit organizations, community groups, research scientists, and local fisherman have all come together and denounced the destructive power plant project.

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The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching

Greentumble

Rifle shots rang out yesterday in the surrounding woods in Virginia, though hunting season formally begins today. Hiring a killer is easy in undeveloped countries where the poor and hungry are desperate to do any bidding for even the small portion of the profits they receive, risking the increasingly harsh consequences of getting caught. Not only does it threaten traditional ways of living but it also relies on profiting from state weaknesses and corruption.

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A sports post only my co-blogger (a dang good U9 baseball coach) might love

Environmental Economics

I look at their fanbase and their following and the support they have here, and being located here in the Carolinas, I think East Carolina can pick up and really grow into the program Virginia Tech has become, with the opportunity to be in a (league) like the Big East.

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Enjoy the Fall Migration: Your Guide to Bird Observatories

Nature Conservancy - Science

See similar flights of migrants further south, at the Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory , and witness equally phenomenal flights of raptors along mountain ridges of eastern Pennsylvania at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Today, the Heligoland bird observatory is a staffed non-profit and the island remains a hot birding spot. Birders and hawk counters line the ridge at Hawk Mountain in Pennsylvania. Photo: Joe Smith. By Joe Smith, ornithologist and restoration ecologist.

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One of the Smartest Investments We Can Make

Conservancy Talk

and the Seaside Bays of Virginia’s Atlantic coast — showed strong average returns on the dollars invested. In the Virginia Seaside Bays project, carried out by a coalition of partners including The Nature Conservancy , a $2.2 Doing so would be profitable for both people and the planet. By Jane Lubchenco, Former Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and. Mark R. Tercek, President and CEO, The Nature Conservancy.

Activist Profile: National Christian Denomination Stands Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Sierra Club Compass

One young man I spoke with has family in West Virginia, and had to cope with a coal company destroying his grandmother's land. If it were a profitable enterprise for the people of Appalachia, then they would at least benefit economically. One of the best parts of my work is that I get to be inspired, every day, by the stories of people who are taking action – and taking leadership – to rein in coal pollution and move America to clean energy.

Don't Frack Our "Promised Land" - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

The movie focuses on the struggles many rural communities face across the country over short-term profits versus the protection of their land and quality of life. In West Virginia, Promised Land is not being shown in some theaters due to intimidation of theater owners or managers by the drilling and pipeline interests. Monsanto and other seed companies GMO's that are banned in other country's but not here, because it's OK to poison our own for profit? Compass.

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Leading Green Job Search Engine Reports Dramatic Increase in Green Job Postings in 1st Quarter 2012

Green (Living) Review

The Green Job Bank indexes green jobs from many sources on the web, including the websites of green employers, green recruiters, green non-profit organizations, green trade associations, and green job boards. Massachusetts, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Virginia, DC and Illinois complete the list of the top 10. The listings come from green employers, green recruiters, non-profit organizations, trade associations, research labs, green job boards, and venture funded green startups.

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Chickpea Farmers Wanted in America for Hummus Invasion: Move Over Tobacco!

Green Prophet

To meet demand, Sabra’s manufacturing plant near Richmond, Virginia will undergo an $86 million expansion. And to reduce its dependence on the primary chickpea-growers in the Pacific Northwest , Sabra wants to cultivate a commercial crop in Virginia. With Sabra financial support, Virginia State University is working on identifying a variety more suited to the climate.

A Police Officer Speaks on ALEC and "Stand Your Ground" | PR Watch

PR Watch

As the story grew surrounding the Trayvon Martin case, the explanation as to ALECs role in these laws unfolded as follows: Many of the corporations that were members of ALEC would somehow profit from Castle Doctrine. The NRA is also heavily involved with ALEC, and could stand to profit from an increase in guns sales and an easing of gun restrictions. We subsidize oil companies as they reap record profits, while we pay $4 a gallon for gas. Skip to Main Content Area.

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Champions of National Security, Champions of Change

Sierra Club Compass

She then introduced Senator John Warner, former Secretary of the Navy and five-time Senator from Virginia. The clean energy economy that is here now depends on the inter-workings of all -- Congress, government agencies, the private sector, and non-profits, according to Senator Warner.   Photo credit: @ tomkimbis. Today the White House reminded us that those who serve our country in the military are sometimes also on the front lines of our clean energy economy.

2014 Grassroots Anti-Coal Movements To Watch

Sierra Club Compass

In January, a chemical used to wash coal was leaked into the water supply in West Virginia, causing drinking water to be shut off to over 300,000 Americans across the state. Over the past few months, non-profit organizations, community groups, research scientists, and local fisherman have all come together and denounced the destructive power plant project.

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Coastal Protection and Clean Water: Recognizing the Benefits of Oyster Reefs

Nature Conservancy - Science

Earlier this month, a group of partners from federal agencies, academia, and non-profit organizations, including the Conservancy, released Coastal Resilience 2.0 , a new and improved set of tools that may help more communities decide to restore even more oyster reefs. States like Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and New York have nutrient trading schemes in place, though none incorporates the role of shellfish.

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Ben and Jerry’s vegan ice cream is delicious, but are we forgoing our ethics by purchasing it?

Eccorazzi

Despite the ice cream company putting their best foot forward, a few vegans put their critical thinking caps on, and denounced the actions of Ben and Jerry’s to be “vegan-washing,” a term on par with green-washing and pink-washing, where a company slaps a label or hops on a movement for a brief moment as a means of generating profit. Of course, Ben & Jerry’s would like a share of the profit to be had.”.

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The Dodo isn’t Advancing Animal Rights, it’s Hindering Them

Eccorazzi

No mention of the pig truck that drives up and down my hometown street once a week bringing the hogs out to the eastern part of Virginia? After all, there is profit to be made in complacency. Speaking of profit, I’ve wondered to myself what exactly it is that The Dodo intends to create through the website-whether they’re simply fighting some misguided battle or if it’s a quick buck in the pockets of it’s investors.

Not my Movement; Not my Orgs: Part 1

Eccorazzi

If this isn’t bizarre enough, HSUS, in 2010, filed a class action suit against Perdue Farms over the latter’s use of a “humane” label, accusing the company of duping consumers and asserting that “Companies like Perdue are exploiting the dramatic growth of consumer demand for improved animal welfare for their own profit.”. Helping the Producers Profit.

Would-be Coal Exporters Scheme To Avoid Paying Worker Benefits

Sightline Daily

Here’s the nickel version of events via the Charleston Gazette : UMW officials say Patriot was essentially a “company created to fail,” to give Peabody Energy and Arch Coal a way to shed obligations to fund union pensions and health-care benefits in the nation’s eastern coalfields, while profiting from their giant, non-union surface mines out west. This is appalling.

Not Just the NRA - Center for Media and Democracy

PR Watch

Pratt was elected to the Virginia State Legislature in 1981 and soon took a leadership position in ALEC. Oh I forgot Congress is only there to make a profit from lunatical ideas of what the law should be. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan. Contributing Writers Beau Hodai. Jill Richardson. Wendell Potter.

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Murdered because they wanted to protect the environment

Green Blog

Bill Kovarik, a communications professor at Virginia’s Radford University, has been compiling data on the killings of environmental leaders since 1996. This has resulted in a wave of profit-driven, corporate-backed climate change denial as Republicans and other members of the One Percent attempt to implement this strategy.

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Coal Use Declining Across U.S. Due To Natural Gas

Eco Friendly Daily

The declining use of coal has led to issues in coal mining communities as less demand leads to less workers needed and less profit. Companies are experiencing declining coal requests and have subsequently halted extraction in numerous mines, including some in West Virginia and Kentucky, major coal miner states. Coal has been used globally for centuries, helping to assist nations prosper with the cheap fuel source.

Warren Buffett Really Likes Oil Trains

Sightline Daily

If Buffett sounded defensive, it may have been because he is the single most important person in the world of oil-by-rail, an industry that he dominates and that has proven to be highly profitable for oil companies and railroads—and singularly dangerous to the public. Then in April, an oil train passing through Lynchburg, Virginia jumped off the tracks. Nothing, that is, except for the profits those measures would temporarily burn.

In defence of ecovillages: the communities that can teach the world to live sustainably

The Green Changemakers

Residents at Twin Oaks in Virginia, where I worked for three weeks, have a surprising level of collective sufficiency, with residents working on farming and making hammocks and tofu to sell, the proceeds of which are shared between the group. Crops and solar panels at Twin Oaks in Virginia. Growth is not simply a result of people’s greed – even not-for-profit cooperatives aim to create a monetary surplus.

New Report Analyzes Impact Of Rising Seas On U.S. Coastlines

Eco Friendly Daily

Recent published reports by Climate Central, a non-profit group, in the journal Environmental Research Letters focuses on the impact of rising seas this century on the U.S. Louisiana 65, New Jersey 22, North Carolina 22, Maryland 14, New York 13 and Virginia with 10 rounds out the states with the greatest flooding danger. Under global warming, rising seas are expected to be a major component and destructive force.

Nation Calls For New Approach To Affordable, Attainable Housing

Green (Living) Review

based non-profit Builders of Hope, released her recommendations to rebuild the struggling housing market. 5) That’s roughly the population of Virginia. Since 2006, the Raleigh-based non-profit Builders of Hope has rebuilt homes and lives by providing safe, affordable housing to working families. Builders of Hope spearheads efforts to rehabilitate vacant and foreclosed homes to reduce undesirable housing inventory, create much-needed affordable housing and construction jobs.

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The Bursting of the Bakken Bubble?

Sightline Daily

On May 7, on the heels of yet another oil train explosion – this one in Lynchburg, Virginia — it issued a voluntary safety advisory urging that Bakken crude not be shipped in legacy DOT-111 tank cars. The oil companies profiting from the Bakken boom are creating this systemic risk by shifting all risk and costs from a crude oil train derailment onto under-insured railroads and the public.

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Better Gas Mileage: Size Matters

Sightline Daily

That’s not terrible, but it lags well behind the leaders: Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, and (perhaps surprisingly) Virginia. Conversely, companies that sell lots of super-efficient cars, particularly all-electric models, get some wiggle room to sell more big (and typically profitable) SUVs and pickups. Discussions of how to make vehicles more energy efficient often focus on nifty new technology: the latest hybrid twist, or the coolest new electric vehicle.

Why the Middle East Should Definitely Support America’s Keystone XL Pipeline Protests

Green Prophet

This relentless addiction to oil has given multi-billion dollar corporations the perfect excuse to pursue increasingly-risky (and profitable) programs to supply the demand that has pushed carbon levels in our atmosphere well beyond the 350 parts per million that scientists agree is safe for earth. And what of the country’s nuclear power plants, two of which were shut down after yesterday’s earthquake in Virginia that was felt as far north as Toronto, Canada?

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After Keystone XL: Why the Paris climate summit could be different

Green Blog

With an eye toward long-term profitability and market opportunity, these companies are already beginning to think about a post-fossil fuel future. West Virginia GOP Senator Shelly Moore Capito admitted as much when she said foreign diplomats "will take away a message from this vote.the general support for the direction he's going is weak at best.".

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