When I turned on my computer today, I had 8 emails from vendors announcing special low prices — Black Friday deals — available all week. I waded through the Black Friday junk mail, tapping away at my delete button, to find the one email I sought: the message from my neighbor with the menu, schedule and guest list for Thursday’s Thanksgiving gathering….
Not a city renowned for a robust and engaged political community, seeing this video made me proud to be from LA.
I’m a total sucker for videos of people using their bodies to make shapes and words for aerial photography. Never gets old.
Check it out:
If you’re feeling particularly inspired, check out Resolutions Week and get involved with people all across the country who are getting together this summer to take a stand against the disastrous Citizens United decision.
Hat tip to Good Magazine for the post.
I recently heard a yoga teacher explain that the hardest pose in yoga is the one that gets you from your house to the yoga studio. Once you’re there, with a group, it’s a lot easier, and a lot more fun, to figure out what to do next….
I use my radio as an alarm clock and since I don’t exactly bound out of bed in the morning, it often results in a bizarre half-dreams about Apple’s supply chains, the state of the Dow Jones and assorted sounds bites from the circus that is the GOP primary. This morning I awoke to an FM rallying cry to Occupy Congress….share this post:
Post written by Rosa González from Green For All
Every year, enough untreated sewage escapes into our waterways to completely cover the state of Pennsylvania in sludge an inch thick. Yuck.
So what if there were a way to fix that – while putting over 1.8 million people to work and adding more than a quarter of a trillion dollars to the economy? As you’ve guessed: there is.
Green for All, in partnership with Economic Policy Institute, American Rivers, and Pacific Institute, recently released a new report: “Water Works: Rebuilding Infrastructure, Creating Jobs, Greening the Environment.” The report looks at what would happen if we invested in America’s water infrastructure – and finds that an investment of $188.4 billion spread equally over the next five years would generate $265.6 billion in economic activity and create close to 1.9 million jobs.
With the side benefit of keeping sewage out of our streams….
Here at the Story of Stuff Project, we celebrate the fact that our movies have inspired millions around the world—from Brazil and South Africa to the UK and India and everywhere in between. But while many members of the Story of Stuff community don’t live in the United States, we’ve chosen to focus our advocacy efforts here in our home country.
Here are just a couple of the reasons why:…
Our friends at Free Range Studios have created a great “We’re Not Broke!” graphic that we’ll be using in the outreach for the new movie. It’s a poster; it’s a stencil; it’s a sign!…
As you probably know, dolphins like to swim with large schools of tuna fish and some tuna catching techniques catch and drown scores of dolphins. This was a big campaign issue for years. Remember? We boycotted tuna. …share this post:
I don’t need to go through the list of heat waves, freak storms, and extreme floods to argue the point that we’re experiencing climate chaos. Duh. The one good thing about things getting so bad is that we can skip the “there’s a problem” part of the conversation.
So, let’s instead talk about what we are going to do. I have one idea: civil disobedience….
If you are a parent of a school age kid in the U.S., it’s hard to avoid the back-to-school marketing that is in full swing, even with 3 more weeks of summer vacation left.
The last thing most kids want in the middle of a sunny August day is to be reminded of the impending return to school.
And the last thing parents want is to inadvertently expose their kid to hazardous chemicals.
Unfortunately, many of today’s common school supplies contain PVC, a toxic plastic found in items such as backpacks and 3-ring binders. Not only is PVC itself bad news, but many PVC items – including school supplies – contain additional toxic chemicals, like phthalates, that are harmful to children’s health.
So, before you stock up on school supplies, take some time to learn how to recognize and avoid PVC….