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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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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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China bans plastic shopping bags

by: Heather on 01/14/2008
Posted in: Activism

Chinese authorities have banned the plastic shopping bag starting June 1st in a bold move that sets an example that North America would do well to heed. According to a report on China Trade News,Chinese people use up to 3 billion plastic bags a day and the country has to refine 5 million tonnes (37 million barrels) of crude oil every year to make …

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