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Tried-and-true Gucci opens Milan fashion week with hippy chic looks alongside up-and-comers 18.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
How not to teach climate change 16.9.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
New research suggests that emphasizing scientific progress won't promote environmental action. In fact, it may do the reverse.
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Foodies, Feds and Factory Farms: Why We Need Vegans Now More Than Ever 12.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Petrol vs. Diesel 11.9.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Climate change has made us question the things that we do, from buying food and using energy to riding planes and driving cars. One of the top questions surrounding climate change is this: Which fuel type is more environmentally friendly, petrol or diesel? Common knowledge would make us reply "diesel" right away, as engines running on diesel emit less carbon dioxide or CO2, and less CO2 is better to decrease the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. However, being eco-friendly isn't as simple as emitting less CO2. Diesel-powered vehicles may emit 20% less CO2 per kilometre travelled, but they may be more harmful for local pollution due to the tiny particles that are released by diesel engines into the atmosphere. The question really isn't which fuel or engine type is more environmentally friendly, as no form of engine that uses fossil fuels will ever become good for the environment. Rather, we should look at which has the capacity to inflict the least amount of damage to the ...
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Green Groups to New York City: Drop Dead 11.9.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
"It's like a forest," the high school student marveled as she strained her neck to see the oak and maple trees that rose high above her head. "Like"? That's a peculiar qualifier to use for a forest, especially after having just jumped across a muddy stream bank, admired a profusion of ferns, and listened to the calls of warblers. Is this not nature? Photograph by Marielle Anzelone This student didn't think of her visit to High Rock Park as fully authentic, despite having engaged in activities people routinely do during a walk in the woods. Why did she consider her experience to be a lesser version of the real thing? High Rock Park is home to nearly 90 acres of bona fide forest. The violets, wood ferns and pinkster azalea that live there are real, not mere simulacra. Her conditional remark was less a commentary on the trees that surrounded her than on what she had been prejudiced to see. She didn't believe her eyes because her feet stood on urban soil. Pinkster azaleas in High Rock Park. Photo by Marielle ...
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Hot and Cold Freezers 10.9.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
The freezers being tested in Central Park operate free of electricity — vendors can even charge their own mobile devices by plugging them into outlets attached to the freezer units. It seems fitting that Unilever, the world's largest producer of ice cream, is rolling out the world's first solar freezers in Central Park to keep those Popsicles, Good Humor or Magnum-brand bars cold while at the same time putting no strain on the environment.
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Henry A. Giroux | Remembering Hiroshima in an Age of Neoliberal Barbarism 10.9.2014 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout )Seventy years after the horror of Hiroshima, intellectuals negotiate a vastly changed cultural, political and moral geography. Pondering what Hiroshima means for American history and consciousness proves as fraught an intellectual exercise as taking up this critical issue in the years and decades that followed this staggering inhumanity, albeit for vastly different reasons. Now that we are living in a 24/7 screen culture hawking incessant apocalypse, how we understand Foucault's pregnant observation that history is always a history of the present takes on a greater significance, especially in light of the fact that historical memory is not simply being rewritten but is disappearing. Once an emancipatory pedagogical and political project predicated on the right to study, and engage the past critically,history has receded into a depoliticizing culture of consumerism, a wholesale attack on science, the glorification of military ideals, an embrace of the punishing state, ...
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Vegan eco-hiphop DJ raps about the OG lifestyle for food justice and sustainability 10.9.2014 TreeHugger
In this case, OG stands for organic gardener, and Denver's DJ Cavem wants kids to grow their own greens, but "not the ones you roll."
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Why Food Pilgrims Will Wait Four Hours For A Taste Of The Sublime 9.9.2014 NPR News
Psychology tells us that waiting for an experience can boost our happiness, as can talking about the experience afterwards. That's one reason food pilgrims seem to be queuing up and Instagramming it.
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Inside the Walmart-Target Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit 8.9.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Here's what happened when two retail giant joined forces to hold the first-ever Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit.

Inside the Walmart-Target Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit
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How Farm Pests Can Threaten Food Security 2.9.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Agricultural pests - viruses, bacteria, fungi, blights, mildews, rusts, beetles, nematodes, flies, mites, spiders and caterpillars - are spreading thanks to trade, travel and global warming, writes Tim Radford. The world faces a dire future of increased crop losses and growing insecurity. Coming soon to a farm near you: just about every possible type of pest that could take advantage of the ripening harvest in the nearby fields.
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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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Reducing Water Scarcity 30.8.2014 Green Lifestyle and Sustainable Culture News - ENN
Water scarcity is not a problem just for the developing world. In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016. Irrigation techniques, industrial and residential habits combined with climate change lie at the root of the problem. But despite what appears to be an insurmountable problem, according to researchers from McGill and Utrecht University it is possible to turn the situation around and significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years.
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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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