User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
Category: Social Justice
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Undocumented farmworkers could get citizenship from a new bill in Congress 4.12.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A United Farm Worker organizer reveals the political strategy behind the scenes.
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Economic giants drive income inequality in a second Gilded Age 27.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Can we look to history for reform ideas in the age of big tech robber barons?
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Looking at climate from the social angle 27.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
An NFL fullback, teen activists, a National Geographic photographer and others provide provocative talks about critical equity-climate connections.
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Barack Obama on climate, equity and overconsumption 26.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The former president opens up about the urgency of the crisis and what he sees as the disconnect between our stated values and our actions.
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‘This is a human tragedy and an ecological tragedy’ 22.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
At a protest in Organ Pipe, border communities fight Trump’s wall.
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Why are Govs. Inslee and Brown fighting the youth climate cases? 13.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Settling with the young activists could be an important tool for climate action.
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On Remembrance Day, honour the fallen by working for peace 8.11.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Robert Hackett Each year, we commemorate the sacrifices of thousands of Canadians who have fallen in battle over the years, including the heroic and necessary struggle to defeat fascism from 1939-1945. But I am mindful that the specific date of Remembrance Day -- November 11 -- marks the armistice that ended the First World War in 1918. For me, and doubtless for many others, that occasion poses a dilemma: how do we honour our ancestors' sacrifices in that horrific conflict, without celebrating the arguably needless slaughter in which they participated? Both my grandfathers were career soldiers in the British army -- one a colonel, the other an eventual member of the Queen's honour guard. Amongst the heirloom plaques in our living room, one is a service commendation from Field Marshal Douglas Haig -- nicknamed the "butcher of the Somme" for sending thousands of young men over the top into deadly machine gun fire. The best way to honour my grandfathers is to work to ensure that no future generation endures ...
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California could have helped low-income residents weather PG&E blackouts 7.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The state had a program — and $72 million — but hardly anyone applied.
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California designated millions for disadvantaged communities to access solar batteries 7.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The problem is, not a single residential installation has taken place.
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When disaster strikes, Indigenous communities receive unequal recovery aid 6.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
U.S. citizens recovering from natural disasters receive $26 per person, per year from the federal government. Tribal citizens? Just $3.
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What 'the kids' need from the professional world on climate action 30.10.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Five lessons from young activists at VERGE 19.
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Lessons from Phoenix on water management and equity 30.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org.
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How Big Rec chooses its public-lands battles 24.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Outdoor industry giants stood up for Bears Ears. Why won’t they stand up for the Borderlands?
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Indigenous voices raised at Edmonton climate strike 20.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Paula E. Kirman Edmonton's climate strike on Friday, October 18, was the largest protest in the city in recent history. Over 10,000 people took to the streets, marching through downtown demanding action on climate change.  The day started with a march. March organizers asked Indigenous community members to lead the march to acknowledge the work they have done to advocate for air, land and water, and for their rights to take back their stolen land for decades. People of colour were also called to the front of the march -- in fact, anyone who wasn't Indigenous or a person of colour was asked to move to the back. Even Greta Thunberg herself was not front and centre. The 16-year-old Swedish climate activist was almost inconspicuous as she marched near the back of the line along with other young participants.  Just a few weeks before, on September 27, approximately 4,000 people took part in a climate strike which was also an incredible number of people for a protest in Edmonton. Thunberg's presence drew many ...
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Workers protest short-staffing at Thunder Bay nursing home 15.10.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar The province-wide shortage of personal support workers (PSWs) has turned into a crisis in long-term care across Ontario. Chronic understaffing is resulting in burnt out workers who are unable to provide adequate care for residents.  According to Katha Fortier, a Unifor spokesperson, the conditions at the Hogarth Riverview Manor long-term care facility in Thunder Bay are particularly bad.  The union represents 9,000 workers in nursing homes across Ontario and is currently attempting to bargain a new contract for staff at the Hogarth Riverview Manor. "Everybody at work feels like all they do is cut corners, and try to get as much done as they possibly can in a day," Fortier says. "These workers come in early, they stay late and they work through breaks." Hogarth Riverview Manor has 544 beds and is one of the largest nursing homes in Ontario. Workers protest alongside residents Fortier says that management has not addressed the long-standing problem of poor staffing, which is one of the ...
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No relief from fracking industry on Colorado’s Front Range 15.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Advocates hope new laws will bring changes, but they aren’t seeing much yet.
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Let’s all become activists 7.10.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Making the Global Goals a reality by 2030 is no longer just a topic for high-level people in conference halls — it's a global movement.
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Why people should be at the heart of sustainability goals 2.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The case for using human-centered design to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Climate Week: Big companies, big commitments 27.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The historic announcements and procurements from businesses showed that climate action is picking up pace, but is it fast enough?
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Big companies, big commitments at Climate Week 27.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The historic announcements and procurements from businesses showed that climate action is picking up pace, but is it fast enough?
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