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Grass-fed Beef and Climate Change

by: Heather on 02/19/2009
Posted in: Food

It's widely recognized that North America's animal protein intake is responsible for an extremely significant portion of our greenhouse gas emissions. And yet, many deeply committed environmentalists still include meat (specifically beef, which is easily the worst offender) on the menu. What's up with this seeming inconsistency?

Generally, the …

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New Society's Dan Chiras Opens Renewable Energy Educational Center

by: Heather on 02/17/2009
Posted in: Author Events

Dan Chiras, author of the upcoming Power from the Wind, recently announced the opening of a new educational center in east-central Missouri. The Evergreen Institute offers hands-on instruction in solar electricity, wind energy, passive solar design, residential energy efficiency, green building, and natural building.

The courses are taught …

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Earth Hour 2009 - Lights Out for Climate Change!

by: Heather on 02/16/2009
Posted in: Activism

Join WWF for Earth Hour 2009, by turning out your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30-9:30pm. Earth Hour is a global lights-out phenomenon that will bring together millions of people from around the world to show support for action on climate change. This symbolic event will demonstrate to governments around the world that we want …

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Stunning Earth Photographs

by: Heather on 02/13/2009
Posted in: Activism

Going on the theory that the more we recognize the incredible fragile and unique beauty of this planet we call home, the more we will be committed to saving it, here's a link to a fabulous collection of photographs of the planet from space.

Roof of the World

 

The images are collected by the Boston Globe's Big Picture feature, and are taken from NASA's Earth …

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Where We Stand: Racism Today

by: Heather on 02/11/2009
Posted in: Activism

This just in from Paul Kivel, author of Uprooting Racism: How White People Can Work for Racial Justice. Visit Paul's website to learn about his grassroots work for social justice.

Where We Stand: Racism Today

In 2004 the American Journal of Public Health reported that in the 1990s nearly 900,000 African Americans died from causes that could have …

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