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Are students getting the sustainability skills they need? 2.9.2014 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com

Colleges and universities are offering more sustainability courses. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they are equipping today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges

Are students getting the sustainability skills they need?
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Don’t lose your lid! (the green roof argument) 2.9.2014 The Earth Times Online Newspaper - Health News
Life is changing. Now we can have a garden on our roof, but the wildlife and energy-transforming possibilities are really building up. I doubt if you’ll like some of our ideas here, but there may be some way you can imagine a green roof being of benefit and fitting in to your local landscape.
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School to begin in Chicago with more safety guards 2.9.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago children will walk past even more guards on their first day of school than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every ...
Steamboat briefs: Yampa Valley Sustainability Council hosts Green Gardens Tour on Tuesday 2.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The fifth annual Green Gardens Tour, sponsored by Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, beginning at the Community Garden on Oak Street between Sixth and Seventh streets. Gardens highlighted on the downtown walking tour are local, residential, sustainable food gardens. Discussion will revolve around tips to grow gardens in a short season at high altitude, as well as a short talk about the CSU Extension’s Master Gardener Program starting this winter. Visit www.yvsc.org for information. Business Plan Competition submissions due Sept. 15 Submissions for the 2014 Steamboat Springs Business Plan Competition are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 15. The contest is open to those looking to establish a new business or substantially change the direction of an existing business in Routt County. Plans should be submitted to Randy Rudasics at the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus. The winner of the contest will receive $10,000 in prize money, and ...
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Democracy Protests Divide Hong Kong, China 2.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BEIJING -- On Sunday, China's National People's Congress announced that Beijing intends to pre-screen candidates in the election of Hong Kong's next chief executive. Thousands of democracy activists took to the streets of Hong Kong upon hearing the news. With those activists threatening to shut down the city's central business district, reaction in both Hong Kong and mainland China remains sharply divided over the wisdom of potentially crippling the local economy for the sake of democratic freedom. After 150 years as a British colony, Hong Kong was returned to mainland China in 1997 with the promise that residents would enjoy more expansive civil liberties than people on the mainland, and that the city would gradually progress toward elections based on universal suffrage. This arrangement, known as the "one country, two systems" model, has protected free political speech in the city and kept alive hopes for a degree of electoral democracy that was never seen under British rule. The bandanna tied around ...
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Protesters clash with police over Hong Kong election rules 1.9.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Protesters clashed with Hong Kong police Monday at a heated news conference about limits imposed by mainland Chinese authorities on the territory’s 2017 election.
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Chefs, Breeders Pair Up To Produce Tastier Veggies 1.9.2014 WCCO: Local News
(credit: PATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images)There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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Dear Young People: We Need You to Lead After the Peoples Climate March 1.9.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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13 Sweet, Affordable Cars to Take Back to School 1.9.2014 Wired Top Stories
As a student, you need your car to handle a few essential tasks. It should be able to haul sports gear, get student-budget-ready gas milage, be reliable enough to avoid costly repairs, have a solid safety rating, and still stand apart from the rest of the crowd. Sure, you could just pick up a Corolla ...
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Steamboat Springs Stage Race: Time Trial Results 1.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
0:34:32 Rees York Colorado State University 0:34:39 Chris Kalman Old School Racing 0:35:25 Steve Renander Renander 0:36:36 Matheu Rodriguez Prestige Imports Cycling 0:46:54 Nick Cooley First City Cycling Team SM 3 0:27:54 Fred Shattell VELORIGIN Performance 0:28:07 Jonathan Ploransky Groove Subaru/ Excel 0:28:29 Jason Kiefer RITTE/Sports Garage 0:28:38 David Leonard Natural Grocers 0:28:42 Ryan Taylor RITTE/Sports Garage Racing 0:29:02 Matthew Carnal www.mcendurance.com 0:29:11 Galen Stilgebauer Thump Cycling p/b Turin 0:29:19 Adam Fivehouse Primal-Audi Denver 0:29:25 Adam Jensen Thump Cycling 0:29:27 Matthew Scavuzzo Prestige Imports 0:29:36 Blake Cohen Primal - Denver Audi 0:29:39 Joe Teynor Primal-McDonald Audi 0:29:39 Brendan Cusick Natural Grocers Cycling 0:29:41 Ian Broughton 0:29:57 Kenneth Montaney Sabino Cycles Racing 0:29:59 Albert Langsenkamp Prestige Imports 0:29:59 Brian Zipler Groove Subaru/Excel 0:30:00 Gregory Seymour 0:30:05 Matthew Eberly Primal-Denver Audi 0:30:07 Taylor Ross ...
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Young pair practice essence of citizenship 1.9.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Two people turn angst to activism, continuing the tradition of students organizing for social change.
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Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson, the friend who witnessed his shooting 1.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
FERGUSON, Mo. — Dorian Johnson had just moved from his mother’s house in St. Louis to a two-bedroom spot in the Canfield Green Apartments that he was sharing with his then-pregnant girlfriend and another ...
A Labor Day Documentary: 'Brothers on the Line' Tells the Story of the Reuther Brothers -- Founding Fathers of the American Middle Class 1.9.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Ask most Americans to name the most influential siblings in our nation's history and they'll probably think about politics (the Kennedy and Bush brothers), sports (the DiMaggio brothers and the Williams sisters), and show business (the Marx brothers, Maggie and Jake Gyllenhaal, the Osmonds, and the Jackson Five). It is unfortunate that the Reuther brothers (Walter, Roy and Victor), who built the United Auto Workers union that transformed the broader labor movement and helped build the nation's middle class, would probably not make the list because few Americans know much about labor history. A new documentary film, Brothers on the Line, may help remind America about these three courageous union organizers who deserve a place in the pantheon of America's social justice heroes. (Left) Victor, Roy and Walter Reuther. (Right) Walter Reuther with civil rights leaders Roy Wilkins and A. Philip Randolph at the 1963 March on Washington Even as we celebrate Labor Day, few Americans understand the crucial role ...
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China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader 1.9.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
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China: No open nominations for Hong Kong leader 1.9.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
China's legislature on Sunday ruled out allowing open nominations in the inaugural election for Hong Kong's leader, saying they would create a "chaotic society." Democracy activists in the Asian financial hub responded by saying that a long-threatened mass occupation of the heart of the city "will definitely happen."
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China sets limits on 2017 Hong Kong popular vote, dismaying activists 1.9.2014 L.A. Times - World News
Setting up a showdown with democracy activists, China’s top legislative body said Sunday that Hong Kong residents can vote directly for their next leader in 2017 — but that only two or three candidates will be allowed and all must be approved by special nominating committee.
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Pedestrian fatally struck by Green Line train 31.8.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Officials described the woman as being about 40 years old. Her identity has yet to be released. This is the second person struck by a light rail train this week.
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Chefs, Breeders Pair Up To Create Tastier Vegetables 31.8.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
VERONA, Wis. (AP) — There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While plant breeders at many public universities focus on improving field corn, soybeans and other crops used in food manufacturing or livestock feed, those in Madison want to produce better-tasting vegetables. The university has long had ties to the vegetable processing industry, as Wisconsin is among the top two or three states in producing canned or frozen sweet corn, green beans and peas. But vegetable breeders say the local food movement has created additional opportunities with a boom in organic farms, farmers markets and farm-to-table restaurants. The challenge is coming up with varieties consumers like, even if they can't always articulate what makes one ear of corn better than another. "Apples are almost the only fruit or vegetable that when you go to the grocery store, you see 30 different apples all ...
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$15 and Change: How Seattle Led the Country's Wage Revolution 31.8.2014 Truthout.com
A sign held by a minimum wage protester outside Seattle city hall. (Photo: Toby Scott )"It's easy to not think about the person serving you your food," 21-year-old Caroline Durocher told me as she prepared for the 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. shift at a Taco Bell in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Durocher had been working low-wage jobs since she was 16, but after five years of so-called "entry-level" employment, she felt stuck. Unable to get a better job without a college degree, but unable to earn enough money to go back to college, Durocher barely scraped by serving up 99-cent tacos to a steady stream of impatient drive-thru customers before heading home to the studio apartment she shared with her father. "We definitely get disrespected a lot and looked down upon for being in fast food," sighed Durocher. But she was about to earn some ...
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Chefs, breeders pair up to produce tastier veggies 31.8.2014 Yahoo: Top Stories
VERONA, Wis. (AP) — There's a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of ...
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