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Greenpeace USA activist training

image: activists today are creative everywhere for all sorts of causes. From Greenpeace; Greenpeace is now accepting Fall 2009 applications for the Greenpeace Organizing Term, a semester of intense activist training for college undergraduates, ages 18-24. The Greenpeace Organizing Term … Continue reading

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Rooftop beehives at Fortnum, central London.

The Carniolan bees – noted for their sweet nature – were first housed in Shropshire, where they produced the first batch of Fortnum’s Bees’ Honey in 2006.   Now installed in their new residences on the roof of 181 Piccadilly, they … Continue reading

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Coffee House 400,000

The Coffee House has reached 400,000 hits this week. Thank you all. Today is Financial Fools Day (scroll down to event listing), also known as Storm the Banks. The world’s most powerful leaders are here in London. Obama meets the … Continue reading

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To kill a mockingbird

Roxana Robinson writes in the International Herald Tribune, ‘And if that mockingbird don’t sing’. She writes; I live on an ordinary city block: concrete and pavement, urban and austere. Behind our apartment building there’s a meager garden space, hollowed out … Continue reading

Posted in Biodiversity, Climate change, Disease, Media, Nature & Conservation, Sustainablity, Urban, US, Wildlife | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Obama organics and a white house

CNN article First lady Michelle Obama helped break ground on a new White House organic “kitchen garden” Friday. It will be the first working garden at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since Eleanor Roosevelt planted a so-called “victory garden” at the height … Continue reading

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Breathingearth.net; track population & CO2 data

Visit breathingearth.net There you will find an interactive map showing a simulation of world and country population figures, as well as CO2 emissions. The population figures adjust all the time for birth and death rates for each country, adjusting the global … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon footprint, Climate change, Development, Economics, Education, Energy, Extreme weather, Food & Agriculture, Information portal, Population, Poverty, Sustainablity, UN | Tagged | 2 Comments

Corporates hug around the camp fire as party budgets implode.

IHT Article Last week, the Treasury Department announced new regulations for financial services companies receiving U.S. government bailout money, barring “excessive or luxury items” at corporate conferences and events. And members of Congress are proposing legislation along the same lines. Even … Continue reading

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