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Urban Homesteader could help you turn your urban space into a modern homestead 23.4.2015 TreeHugger
This ambitious project aims to teach city folks how to produce their own fresh food, and to work toward sustainable living in an urban setting.
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Green Living: A look at NYC's eco-friendly residential buildings (Infographic) 22.4.2015 TreeHugger
There are a whole lot of green buildings on the rise in Manhattan these days.
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Eileen Fisher's sustainable vision could make every day Earth Day 21.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
When Eileen Fisher started her clothing company from a Tribeca loft 30 years ago, she was likely more eco-conscious than most, using organic cottons and lasting fabrics in her timeless designs.
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN ACTIVATES INNOVATIVE, GREEN WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IN CAMPUS BUILDING 20.4.2015 ENN Network News - ENN
Washington, DC. – April 16, 2015 – The University of Michigan will continue its on-going efforts to operate its facilities in the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable fashion by demonstrating the use a cooling water treatment product recently approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  The innovative emulsion is expected to eliminate the need to use more toxic chemicals and improve the energy efficiency of the systems treated. The project is under way at the Palmer Commons building on the Central Campus and will continue throughout the remainder of the year.
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Slow fashion brands work to put the brakes on disposable fast fashion 20.4.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Mayor Coleman's 2015 State of the City Address 17.4.2015 MinnPost
Thank you Council President Stark for that kind introduction. It’s great to see you in your new role as president of the council. I’d also like to extend a special thanks to retiring Councilmember Dave Thune for whom this will be his last official State of the City. I would like to extend a welcome to Chief Finney who has sat through a number of State of the City addresses, but this is his first as a councilmember. And, of course, thanks to the partners who provided our space tonight, including the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Schubert Club, Minnesota Opera and Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. ********** In 2006, I stood before the people of Saint Paul in my first State of the City address and asked our community to seize the moment to move our city forward. Quoting Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel, I said that there comes a time when we must make a choice between repeating ourselves and choosing to grow. I asked that we intentionally implement our dreams for Saint Paul and propel our city forward ...
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Introducing The Thread Book Club 16.4.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
This month we're tackling a book all about short attention spans. Read along with us and we'll bring the author in to answer your questions.
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How I tried and failed to be social at Coachella 16.4.2015 Technology

How I tried and failed to be social at Coachella


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Never Forget: Holocaust Roots and Living Green, an Earth Week and Holocaust Remembrance Day Reflection 16.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Growing up, green was the color of the aluminum siding on our house and of our painted garage, teeming with a full assortment of scrap--wood, metal, plastic, heavy paper and anything else that might somehow serve a future purpose. Green was the color of the lawn I often mowed, watered only when needed and in the early hours. My Girl Scout uniform was green. And so were the glasses filled with warm tea left out every morning for me and my sisters, the intentional love-filled leftovers from the big stove-cooked pot of tea our Dad filled his Thermos from each day before heading to his job at Gleason Works in our boat-sized American-made Chevy Impala, which he could fix himself. Green was a shade of envy, too. Envy of the kids whose sandwiches were packed in throwaway Ziploc bags instead of bulky Tupperware that had to be schlepped home. Envy of all the other moviegoers, who got to socialize while waiting on line for buttered popcorn while we rustled through an over-stuffed tote to access a re-used plastic ...
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Vermont documents '70s shift from conservative to hippie 13.4.2015 AP National
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Aside from peace signs and food cooperatives, the 1970s influx of longhaired youth to Vermont brought experimental communes to the hillsides and social activism, as well as drug use and fears of a hippie invasion....
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Vermont document 1970s counterculture 13.4.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Aside from peace signs and food cooperatives, the 1970s influx of longhaired youth to Vermont brought experimental communes to the hillsides and social activism, as well as drug use and fears of a hippie ...
Jordan Spieth still in control at the Masters 12.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The consensus from those who have been in Jordan Spieth's soft spikes can be summed up like this: Chillax, kid. You'll be fine.
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The most otherworldly place for a vacation? 9.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
David Bristow and Colin Bell traveled the length of Africa to find the continent's best eco-friendly hotels and safari camps.
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Leonardo DiCaprio Is Opening A Resort On His Private Island In Belize 7.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Belize is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. With its secret beaches, Mayan ruins and incredible snorkeling , Belize's mainland and islands are less-crowded, equally beautiful versions of Caribbean escapes . And now is one of the best times to visit, especially if you're interested in vacationing like Leonardo DiCaprio. According to a report from The New York Times, DiCaprio plans to "create an eco-conscious resort" on Blackadore Caye , his private island in Belize. The environmentally-conscious actor is partnering with NYC developer Delos on the resort, which will be called "Blackadore Caye, a Restorative Island." The resort is set to open sometime in 2018 and will feature 68 villas, infinity pools and amenities like special lighting that encourages sleep. The New York Times also reports that Deepak Chopra will "spearhead a program focused on health and anti-aging" at the resort. That all sounds great, but if you have the urge to visit an eco-friendly resorts , why wait? Here are some of ...
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Green Line experiences water problems 4.4.2015 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Green Line experiences water problems
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Intellect, Heart and Collaboration: The Keys for a Green Future 2.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Logan Moore (OH) Last week, I was given the opportunity to visualize the world from a different perspective. The EF Global Student Leaders Summit in San Jose, Costa Rica, featured several keynote speakers, including well-known primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall. Everyone in attendance was deeply moved not only by Dr. Goodall's contributions to the scientific community but also by her ability to speak about life through the lens of ultimate experience. During the talk, Goodall noted, "Isn't it strange our intellect doesn't compare to the destruction we create?" Finding motivation from her words, my peers and I made sure that we enjoyed every moment of the conference. The experience included innovative learning and problem solving during the design-thinking sessions as well as a number of unique workshops. The weekend concluded with each design-thinking team pitching their solution to an environmental problem of their choice. After the conference, we continued our ecological adventure. ...
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The Guardian Media Group divests £800m fund from fossil fuels 1.4.2015 TreeHugger
They've been telling other funds to divest. Now they are putting their money where their mouth is.
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Climate action and resource workers: Discussing 'just transition' with Karen Cooling 31.3.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
In late January, the CCPA came out with a paper about "just transition" -- an approach that aims to minimize the impact of environmental policies on workers and communities in affected industries -- for resource workers. Drawing on extensive interviews with workers in several resource industries, our report informs a strategy to ensure climate action doesn't worsen already-high levels of economic insecurity in resource-dependent communities. I sat down with one of the report's coauthors, Karen Cooling, a former resource-sector worker and union representative who specializes in relationship-building between resource workers and ...
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Sustainable Living Means Making Big Changes; Why Can't We Face Up to It? 29.3.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Get used to bike riding - cleaner cars won't be enough. (Image: Riding bicycle via Shutterstock) Despite the significant risks for human and non-human life, greenhouse gas emissions (GhG) are still rising. Something has to give – and that something would appear more significant than those with the power to stimulate change are willing to admit. The UK government’s Global Calculator is a good example. This recently released tool allows us to model the compatibility of our food, travel, housing and work environment with national targets to limit climate change. The climate secretary, Ed Davey, reckons the calculator shows “everyone in the world can prosper while limiting global temperature rises to two degrees, preventing the most serious impacts of climate change.” Yet even the most ambitious changes the tool advocates deviate little from our current “normal” patterns of behaviour – supposedly “essential” appliances still include tumble driers, while under the “extremely ambitious” scenario, the urban car ...
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For 'sustainable lifestyles' to succeed, we must talk about money 26.3.2015 TreeHugger
If we're going to push lifestyle change as a strategy, how we manage our money is one of the most important topics of all.
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