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by: Heather on 12/05/2007
Posted in: Events

On December 8, hundreds of thousands of people around the world are organizing rallies and marches to demand bold climate action at UN climate talks in Bali. People from Avaaz, Greenpeace, Friends of the Earth and many other organizations are uniting in a Global Climate Campaign - click here for a map to help you find and attend a climate march …

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Carbon Neutral Renewable Energy from Hydrogen

by: Heather on 12/04/2007
Posted in: Renewable Energy

Researchers at Penn State have recently demonstrated a method to convert cellulose and other biodegradable organic materials directly into hydrogen. Using microbial fuel cells, researchers Bruce Logan and Shaoan Cheng have shown that their method produces 288 percent more energy in hydrogen than the electrical energy that is expended in the …

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Making a Living While Making a Difference

by: Heather on 11/29/2007
Posted in: New Books

Is it possible to make ends meet without selling out? How do you break out of a McJob and into a job that satisfies your soul? In Making a Living While Making a Difference, Melissa Everett shows how to break out of perceived limits and learn how to create the future you deserve.

How does your job align with your values? Are you spending your …

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Green Blogs

by: Heather on 11/28/2007
Posted in: Activism

Green blogs are proliferating in the blogosphere - another indicator of the much-needed shift in public consciousness that is occurring as we speak. A colleague introduced me today to The Lean Green Family, which is a great example of this evolution. Apparently the blog is attracting the interest of the mass media, which is a really positive …

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Guest Post - Neville Williams

by: Heather on 11/26/2007
Posted in: Renewable Energy

This just in - a guest post from Neville Williams, author of Chasing the Sun and chairman of Standard Solar. Thanks Neville!

BOOKS OPEN DOORS IF THE RIGHT PEOPLE READ THEM

Last year I was, to my great surprise, invited to attend the highly prestigious Clinton Global Initiative in New York City. The invitation was complimentary - "members" as attendees are called pay $15,000 for the 3 day event. My invitation came out of the blue. A young woman on the line, who tracked me down via the office of New Society Publishers, said "President Clinton read your book and he says it's one of his favorites and he wants you to attend. Can you make it?"

It was short notice, but without question I could make it, despite the hotel prices at the New York Sheraton during the simultaneous UN Week having gone through the roof ($500 a night, single). The CGI was not to be missed.

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