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Sustaining Our Journey to Sustainability 2.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Photo Credit: Dominic Brennan It's early November, and I sit perched on the edge of a remote Adirondack lake. The afternoon sinks into evening much like it has for weeks, but faster, a sobering reminder that the crisp autumn air will soon give way to the bite of winter. Fat flakes of snow sift through the white pine, American beech, and yellow birch canopy above. The shore where the woods meets the lake looks like a black and white photo that stirs memories of this twilight that slips between autumn and winter and an innate familiarity with this shift that makes these woods feel like home. Here in the woods, I have learned the subtleties of the seasons. So have my classmates. Together, we live with minimal possessions and share everything: our classes, our meals, our stories, and this small, secluded yurt village where St. Lawrence University hosts its Adirondack Semester, a nature immersion program dedicated to providing students with hands on experience studying human relationships with ...
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How Movies Trick Your Brain Into Empathizing With Characters 2.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
There’s a scene near the end of Black Swan, where Nina finally loses her grip on reality. And when people watch it, their brain activity bears some resemblance to a pattern that’s been observed in people with schizophrenia, said Talma Hendler, a neuroscientist at Tel Aviv University in Israel, said at a recent event here sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and ...
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Second Year For Eddie Lacy Could Push Packers To NFL’s Most Balanced Offense 30.8.2014 WCCO: National
Running back Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers is tackled by cornerback Isaiah Frey #31 of the Chicago Bears during a game at Soldier Field on December 29, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL's most balanced offense in 2014.
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Bridging the Gap: Baby Boomers and Millennials Working Together for Social Change 30.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Among the many lessons I have learned while leading a nonprofit over the past 10 years is that generational differences in work and volunteer groups foster a unique dynamic. On one hand, the similarities amongst the individuals involved create a synergy which can lead to incredible outcomes. On the other hand, the differences and variations in thoughts related to careers, authority, and values can cultivate challenges for these same groups. Thankfully, volunteer-based organizations have found inventive ways to encourage participation of various age groups towards a noble cause through a powerful tool - mission-based work that appeals to the former hippies and the current hipsters. The appeal of volunteer groups to millennials is deeply embedded into some of their core values. First, research suggests millennials are extremely socially conscious. This strong social consciousness provides vigilance towards the greater good -volunteer groups' bread and butter. What's more is that these young men and women ...
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A Field Guide to Sustainabillies 28.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A few years ago I started using the term sustainabilly to refer to any person who was doing something old timey that made a contribution to their personal or community sustainability initiatives. By old timey, I mean that the sustainabilly is involved with activities that are associated with the past. Because many past practices are far better for the environment than the modern, the sustainabilly should be celebrated in our age of excess. Most of us know a sustainabilly. The urban pickle canner, the suburban farmer, the home brewer, and the off-the-grid craftsman come to mind. However, I am finding that the term sustainabilly needs a bit of refinement in our modern age of specialization. So to that end, I thought I would attempt to further classify the sustainabilly to capture the range of activities one can find them undertaking and to provide field guide descriptions for identifying them. The Back-to-the-Land Sustainabilly. This type of sustainabilly is returning (or staying) in the rural ...
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Catching Fog 26.8.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
"This is one of the best beers that I have ever tried," says Andrés Barrera. My friend is enjoying a craft beer called Atrapaniebla — Spanish for fog catcher — an ale made with water condensed from mountain fog on two fog catchers. The microbrewery that produces it, located in Peña Blanca (some 360 kilometres north of Santiago, the Chilean capital), is one of the first Chilean enterprises to make use of fog-catching technology; others use it to water tomato and aloe vera crops. "Water from fog catchers has less nitrite and nitrate than the drinking water in the north of Chile, which is good for beer," says Miguel Ángel Carcuro, 29-year-old co-owner of the microbrewery that makes Atrapaniebla. Of course, while beer is nice, water is essential and fog catchers can be a great way to provide this sometimes scarce commodity. Carcuro's interest in this technology stems from teenage travels with his father, who showed him a hill above the bay of Chungungo, where there were the remains of fog catchers that had ...
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Hip-Hop Voices Talib Kweli and Rosa Clemente in Ferguson, "Ground Zero" for Police Brutality Struggle 26.8.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Hip-Hop Voices Talib Kweli & Rosa Clemente in Ferguson, "Ground Zero" for Police Brutality Struggle 25.8.2014 Democracy Now!
Mourners are gathering in St. Louis today for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager killed by a white police officer on August 9. His father, Michael Brown Sr., has requested a day of silence and peace after two weeks of nightly protests in Ferguson over the police killing of his 18-year-old son. We turn now to two well-known voices from the hip-hop community who have joined the protests in Ferguson. Talib Kweli is a world renowned hip-hop artist. Rosa Clemente is a longtime activist and former director of the Hip Hop Caucus. In 2008, she was the Green Party's vice-presidential nominee. "The fact that he's someone who could be my son, fact that he's someone who could be me," Kweli said, "fact that he's someone who I relate to on a lot of levels, being a black man and my experience in America, it just really touched me in a way that the news stories couldn't capture."
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Hip-Hop Voices Talib Kweli & Rosa Clemente in Ferguson, "Ground Zero" for Police Brutality Struggle 25.8.2014 Democracy Now!
Mourners are gathering in St. Louis today for the funeral of Michael Brown, the unarmed African-American teenager killed by a white police officer on August 9. His father, Michael Brown Sr., has requested a day of silence and peace after two weeks of nightly protests in Ferguson over the police killing of his 18-year-old son. We turn now to two well-known voices from the hip-hop community who have joined the protests in Ferguson. Talib Kweli is a world renowned hip-hop artist. Rosa Clemente is a longtime activist and former director of the Hip Hop Caucus. In 2008, she was the Green Party's vice-presidential nominee. "The fact that he's someone who could be my son, fact that he's someone who could be me," Kweli said, "fact that he's someone who I relate to on a lot of levels, being a black man and my experience in America, it just really touched me in a way that the news stories couldn't capture."
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Burning Man: a hothouse for sustainable living 22.8.2014 Financial Times US
The experimental, desert festival in Nevada is inspiring new ideas about temporary homes and contemporary living
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'Affluenza' teen's father arrested 22.8.2014 CNN: Top Stories
The father of a teen who was sentenced to probation for his role in a deadly drunk driving accident was arrested.
In Ferguson, Holder recalls own 'humiliating' experiences with police 21.8.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Father of Texas 'affluenza' teen arrested for impersonating police officer 20.8.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Marice Richter DALLAS (Reuters) - The father of the Texas teenager who killed four people while driving drunk and claimed his family's wealth was partially to blame has been arrested for impersonating a police officer, legal documents showed. Frederick Anthony Couch was arrested on Tuesday for an incident that occurred on July 28 in the Fort Worth suburb of North Richland Hills. An expert witness for the defense described the boy's condition as "affluenza." The American Psychiatric Association does not recognize "affluenza" as a diagnosis. Couch identified himself as a reserve officer with a police department in another Fort Worth area community.
When it comes to chilling, more business students are willing 17.8.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
A letter that has been passed to new business school students for decades carries a clear message for the overachievers of the world: [...] why is everyone so intently serious and sober all the time? asked Rory Sutherland, a vice-chairman of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, in the Spectator last year, after complaining that it's hard to tell the difference between a university and a business school nowadays. Sutherland argued that bad students would make "far more loyal hires, since we won't be competing for their attention with deep-pocketed pimps in investment banking." Ninety-five percent of elite young managers actively researched other employment opportunities, and they tended to follow through on that instinct in short order.
Professional Foragers Live The Most Beautiful Lives 14.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The life of a forager often elicits images of hippies and extremists who want to live off the land. Seldom does that word draw to mind a business man. But it should, because some people, like David Siller of Philadelphia, have been able to turn the work of searching for edible food in the wild into a sustainable business. With elite restaurants like Noma and Acme basing their menus on little-known foraged items -- think nettles and fiddlehead ferns -- requests for fresh, wild foods in restaurants has grown. David Siller, a professional forager, is answering the demand in Philly. And Cory J Popp -- a local resident and documentarian -- has made a film about Siller's pursuit. One look at the beautiful video above will convince you that Siller has in fact found a great career -- and it might tempt you to reconsider yours. (If the video doesn't, the stills Cory J Popp took on their foraging trip below might.) Want to read more from HuffPost Taste? Follow us on Twitter , Facebook , Pinterest and Tumblr ...
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Rainforest Alliance: Step change won't happen without governments 14.8.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Up to 14 percent of the world’s cocoa and tea supply is grown sustainably. We are no longer "niche" but we are nowhere near there yet, says Tensie Whelan.

Rainforest Alliance: Step change won't happen without governments
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The cost of marine debris 13.8.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Marine debris has many impacts on the ocean, wildlife, and coastal communities. A NOAA Marine Debris Program economic study released today shows that it can also have considerable economic costs to residents who use their local beaches. The study found that Orange County, California residents lose millions of dollars each year avoiding littered, local beaches in favor of choosing cleaner beaches that are farther away and may cost more to reach. Reducing marine debris even by 25 percent at beaches in and near Orange County could save residents roughly $32 million during three months in the summer.
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Locals in the Pros: No excuses from Paly's Adams after fumbles 13.8.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Peninsula
By Greg FrazierDaily News Sports EditorGreen Bay Packers rookie receiver Davante Adams didn't use monsoon-like conditions as an excuse after letting two punts slip through his hands in his NFL debut Saturday against the Tennessee Titans.
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Both men pulled from Seattle's Green Lake after nighttime swim have drowned 9.8.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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Both men pulled from Seattle lake have drowned 9.8.2014 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman says both young men who were pulled unconscious from Seattle's Green Lake have died....
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