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ElectroCity

by: Heather on 01/23/2008
Posted in: Activism

OK, I admit it, today's blog post is really just an effort to justify the 20 minutes I just wasted invested in ElectroCity - a fascinating online game that lets players manage their own virtual towns and cities in order to learn about energy, sustainability and environmental management. The game comes complete with teacher resources and online …

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Low Carbon Diet

by: Heather on 01/22/2008
Posted in: Activism

Put your community on a low carbon diet! The Empowerment Institute is mobilizing communities to take action against climate change through its Cool America campaign. Make this year a turning point. For more information listen to "A Practical and Accessible Strategy on Global Warming" airing on radio stations worldwide between January 23 - 29 and …

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Green Boating book and award

by: Heather on 01/21/2008
Posted in: New Books

Green boating has been receiving a lot of attention lately. Environmentally sound boating practices are critical in order to protect our waters from pollution and degradation. Just off press, Clyde W. Ford's Boat Green: 50 Steps Boaters Can Take to Save our Waters, shows recreational boaters how to reduce vessel operation and maintenance costs …

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Carbon Offsets

by: Heather on 01/17/2008
Posted in: Activism

Reprinted with permission from EarthTalk by E/The Environmental Magazine.

Carbon offsets are monies that consumers and businesses pay voluntarily to compensate for the greenhouse gas emissions they generate directly by driving, flying, running the air conditioning and otherwise using non-renewable energy. Companies and nonprofit groups that sell …

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Shift Happens!

by: Heather on 01/16/2008
Posted in: Activism

Billed as "a movie made by a movement", The Shift is a work in progress documenting the biggest social transformation in human history. This looks like it will be a very important film, with the doom and gloom more than balanced by the emphasis on hope for our collective future. The movie's website offers you the opportunity to help participate in …

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