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A brief history of Earth Day 23.4.2015 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it. 
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Putting a value on our Oceans 23.4.2015 Environmental News Network
The ocean’s wealth rivals those of the world’s leading economies, but its resources are rapidly eroding, according to a new World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report. The analysis, Reviving the Ocean Economy: The Case for Action, conservatively estimates the value of key ocean assets to be at least $24 trillion. If compared to the world’s top 10 economies, the ocean would rank as the seventh largest, with an annual value of goods and services of $2.5 trillion.The report, produced in association with The Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), combines scientific evidence of environmental degradation with an economic case for urgent conservation action. Using an innovative economic analysis, the ocean’s value is quantified based on assessments of goods and services ranging from fisheries to coastal storm protection, resulting in an overall asset value and an annual dividend output (comparable to a ...
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What countries have the most endangered animals? 23.4.2015 Environmental News Network
If you had to guess which countries are losing the greatest number of endangered mammals to extinction, which would you pick? Actually, you don’t have to guess. There’s a new map that will show you, in no uncertain terms, where in the world we’re losing animals the fastest. The top three “winners” of this unfortunate contest are Indonesia (184), Madagascar (114), Mexico (101), with India following close behind at 94.
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Urban Homesteader could help you turn your urban space into a modern homestead 23.4.2015 TreeHugger
This ambitious project aims to teach city folks how to produce their own fresh food, and to work toward sustainable living in an urban setting.
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A brief history of Earth Day 23.4.2015 Environmental News Network
Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it. 
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Kawhi Leonard edges Draymond Green for NBA defensive player of year 23.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Kawhi Leonard missed 18 games this season due to a torn ligament in his right hand. But there's no denying the impact he had with the San Antonio Spurs.
America's Greenest Cities 23.4.2015 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
A solid majority, 71% of Americans, believe the country “should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” according to a 2014 poll by the Pew Research Center.This strong public interest in our environment extends to urban living, prompting NerdWallet’s curiosity: Even though we all know that the city we live in influences our transportation and energy choices, how do environmental impacts differ across the U.S.?We explored the data for the nation’s 150 largest cities to shed light on the best places for those seeking a green lifestyle and a healthy environment.So what cities made the cut? Click to find out!
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On Earth Day, Give Fiber Its Due... 23.4.2015 Environmental News Network
There's a touch of green associated with receiving phone service, using the Internet and streaming video over an all-fiber-optic network. It's not the color of laser-generated light that carries massive amounts of data through all-glass cables directly into homes and businesses. It's green in the sense of how much more environmentally friendly today’s fiber-based telecommunications networks are compared to copper wire and coaxial cable networks. Whether it's energy efficiency or reduced demand for raw materials and other resources, all-fiber networks are a winning strategy on many fronts — including environmental sustainability. As we approach the 45th celebration of Earth Day on April 22, it's a good time to reflect on how network and technology decisions made by major telecommunications companies don't just result in advanced, more reliable services. These decisions can also pay handsome dividends on the sustainability ...
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Tiger Woods will play again in June, Jack Nicklaus says 23.4.2015 LA Times: Opinion
Two weeks ago, Tiger Woods walked away from the Masters without specifying when he might return to the PGA Tour.
America's Greenest Cities 23.4.2015 Environmental News Network
A solid majority, 71% of Americans, believe the country “should do whatever it takes to protect the environment,” according to a 2014 poll by the Pew Research Center.This strong public interest in our environment extends to urban living, prompting NerdWallet’s curiosity: Even though we all know that the city we live in influences our transportation and energy choices, how do environmental impacts differ across the U.S.?We explored the data for the nation’s 150 largest cities to shed light on the best places for those seeking a green lifestyle and a healthy environment.So what cities made the cut? Click to find out!
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Thanksgiving game at Lambeau Field has ministry looking for new venue 23.4.2015 Star Tribune: Local
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Great Lakes Brewing Company Gives Back 23.4.2015 Twin Cities Daily Planet
TC Daily Planet Craft beer culture often has a focus on community issues and giving back beyond the beer. That charitable bent isn’t limited to the immediate community, though. MORE » Craft beer culture often has a focus on community issues and giving back beyond the beer. That charitable bent isn’t limited to the immediate community, though. As breweries grow and reach further across the country, that impact is felt beyond municipality borders. Great Lakes Brewing Company, established in 1988 in Cleveland, OH, is a clear example of that philanthropy with their 2015 Green Tour. Ranked as the 23rd largest craft brewery in the country, Great Lakes adheres to a “triple bottom line philosophy,” described by the brewery’s Marissa DeSantis as “our company’s commitment to environmental, social, and financial responsibility.” As their beer reaches markets far outside Cleveland, they’re taking that eco-awareness to other markets, including Minneapolis on April 25.  In partnership with Friends of the Mississippi ...
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Energy-tracking app encourages sustainable behaviors 23.4.2015 Environmental News Network
We've all heard of fitness trackers and apps that help us stay on track with our daily nutrition and exercise, but what about an app to monitor our personal energy usage and carbon footprint? Just in time for Earth Day, a team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has created an energy-tracking app to make reducing day-to-day energy usage more accessible.
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Denver's Earth Day Fair sustains environmentally friendly crowd 23.4.2015 Denver Post: Local
Four-year-old Kaylyn Hochstetter was not afraid to get her hands dirty this Earth Day as she rolled up clay, seeds and compost to make "seed bombs" that she could scatter about and watch ...
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5 Ways to Go Green Beyond Giving Up Almond Milk on Earth Day 23.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
You've probably heard it all by now. Almondgate, the Devil Eats Marzipan, the 1.1 gallons of water it takes to grow an almond -- which is a lot, but a little misleading when it isn't put into perspective . A few years ago no one would have batted an eye to the world of almond farming in California, but with the state entering its fourth year of a grueling drought, the media's stirred itself into a frenzy. Fingers are being jabbed at almond milk obsessed hipsters and the blogosphere is swimming with alternatives to the popular dairy alternative, from kefir to obscure grain milks and "less thirsty" nuts. Has there ever been a witch hunt of this scale for a snack food? It's nuts! We wouldn't be almond shaming if the world weren't on the fritz, right? Boston is only just thawing from its snowiest year on record and on the opposite coast, there are towns in California that have run out of water entirely. Last September's People's Climate March drew more than 400,000 supporters to the streets of NYC. This came ...
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Earth Day: American Eagle partners with Brad Pitt on denim recycling 23.4.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Going green just got that much easier.
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This Company Does Something Cool With Something Most Of Us Recycle 23.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Green Toys are made from recycled milk jugs. Photo by Chris Barnes. Most of us see old milk jugs as something for the recycle bin (or, in the case of one blogger, the makings of a DIY Storm Trooper helmet . But for toy maker Green Toys , the plastic jugs become the start of something fun: Toys. Green Toys' line--which range from kitchen sets to vehicles piloted by little bears--are made completely from recycled milk jugs. To date, the company has recycled over 24,000,000 jugs. The plastic that milk jugs are made out of is called high-density polyethylene. Since this type of plastic is used for food storage, it is also safe for children. Green Toys products pass several safety tests, including the FDA regulation for food contact. Additionally, the products are in packaging made from recycled cardboard without any plastic of wires (one of the most annoying elements of toy product packaging). This makes the packaging completely recyclable. The toys themselves are also recyclable. "While the major toy ...
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On Earth Day, environmentalists endorse Kenney 23.4.2015 Philly.com News
Using Earth Day as a backdrop, four environmental groups endorsed former City Councilman James F. Kenney in the mayor’s race.
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How about a little green tech to brighten up your Earth Day? 23.4.2015 Yahoo: Business

How about a little green tech to brighten up your Earth Day?Although green tech might seem to be an oxymoron, you can have technology that is green compared to standard technology choices. Here's a fun handful of green choices for you.


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Want to Win the Climate Fight? Engage Communities of Color 23.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
By Congresswoman Barbara Lee & Van Jones As we celebrate Earth Day, it's a good time to remember that pollution and climate change aren't just environmental issues. They're justice issues. Worldwide, people of color shoulder a heavier burden from toxic water, contaminated air, and dwindling natural resources. The same is true in America. For example, African Americans living in Los Angeles are twice as likely to die in a heat wave than other city residents. As a result of climate change, urban heat waves are on the rise and the risk is growing. In cities across the country, poverty and inequality have created a perfect storm that traps black families in neighborhoods with few trees, little shade, and lack of access to air conditioning or cars that allow them to escape when severe weather hits. It's not just the record heat. When disasters strike, no matter where, people with the fewest resources have a harder time preparing, escaping, and recovering. Just look at what happened with Hurricane Katrina or ...
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