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EDF celebrates Hispanic Heritage – Together we can shape a bright future for America 20.9.2017 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
By Melissa Vargas Last week marked the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the culture, history and contributions of American citizens whose ancestry can be traced to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Unlike most observance months, it runs from September 15 to October 15 to encompass the […]
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RELEASE: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships 20.9.2017 WRI Stories
RELEASE: P4G Initiative Launches to Accelerate Sustainable Growth Through Innovative Partnerships Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G)– led by governments of Chile, Denmark, Ethiopia, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, and Vietnam, along with leaders from business and international organizations – will be launched at the United Nations headquarters. NEW YORK CITY (September 20, 2017) — Today, at the UN headquarters, leaders from government, business and civil society will launch... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Decolonization in Action: Māori Town Revives Lost Language 18.9.2017 Truthout.com
One might mistake Otaki as a sleepy seaside town in the bucolic Kapiti Coast District of the North Island of New Zealand. That assumption would be wrong. Otaki is alive and kicking after nearly two centuries of Crown domination. This town of nearly 6,000 is experiencing a momentous resurgence thanks to a sensational revival of Māori language and culture . "Colonization convinced Māori to stop believing in themselves. Otaki was no different," said Mereana Selby in her opening remarks at the International Funders for Indigenous Peoples Pacific Hui. The hui, a Māori word for a gathering, brought together indigenous advocates and philanthropists from the Pacific Islands and beyond. Their focus was to foster collaborative partnerships to resource indigenous designed solutions for climate change, environmental sustainability and healthy food systems. "The loss of our native language also led to the disappearance of the Māori mind," shared Selby, one of the hui participants. Selby is the first female CEO of Te ...
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The U.N. pledged to improve the lives of the world's most needy. Enacting that plan is another matter 17.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It’s been two years since the United Nations adopted 17 goals aimed at fighting poverty and inequality, protecting the environment and fostering peace.

The target year for achieving those goals is 2030, but that’s little time, given the scope of the agenda, and experts note formidable obstacles...

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Youth in Revolt: Why Millennials Are the Key to Future Social Transformation 16.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Younger Americans may be more skeptical of our bipartisan political system -- a setup that they view as endangering the planet and subjecting the majority of people to economic precariousness and inequality -- but they often engage in actions aimed at system-wide transformation. In this, they are very much like their counterparts of the '60s who brought about mass political and cultural transformation. Young Americans are not "rebels without a cause." Rather, they share radical countercultural values that challenge the very foundation of US political and economic structures. (Photo: Vadim_Key / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Lamentations against the young are as old as history, and attacks on millennials are no exception. This age group is  criticized  for being lazy, self-indulgent, indecisive and unwilling to sacrifice in the pursuit of long-term occupational and life success. But these criticisms come off as unsustainable at a time when Americans find themselves working longer hours than at any time in ...
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Hip-hop has a message for urban planners 15.9.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Michael Ford seeks to remix urban architecture to represent diversity and increase minority participation in architecture professions.
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At bug-eating festival, kids crunch down on the food of the future 14.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The United Nations estimates that by 2050, the planet's 9 billion people will need to rely on bugs as a critical source of protein. Chefs and scientists are trying to get children on board early.
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Labor Movements and Universalizing Resistance 12.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Political scientist Joseph Luders in The Civil Rights Movement and the Logic of Social Change reflects in an obscure footnote that "Curiously, the labor movement is conventionally ignored by scholars of social movements." This stark observation is the starting point of environmental and labor organizer Jane F. McAlevey's new book. Members of the Chicago Teachers Union participate in a strike on September 12, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Peoplesworld ) Charles Derber offers a guide to the new era of organizing in Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times. With guest contributions from Medea Benjamin, Ralph Nader, Gar Alperovitz and more, this book makes a compelling argument about how movements must come together. Order your copy today with a donation to Truthout! The following piece by John Trumpbour forms one of the guest "interludes" in Welcome to the Revolution. Political scientist Joseph Luders in The Civil Rights Movement and the ...
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Alaska teens petition for statewide climate change policy 12.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A group of Alaska teenagers has sent a petition to the state Department of Environmental Conservation in hopes of tightening climate change policy. Alaska’s Energy Desk reported (http://bit.ly/2wTjHSE ) Monday that the teens’ petition calls for the state to reduce carbon emissions, monitor what greenhouse gasses it does emit and come […]
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Land Ruling Threatens Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples and Climate Commitments 11.9.2017 WRI Stories
Land Ruling Threatens Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples and Climate CommitmentsAdd Comment|PrintA view of Chapada Diamantina in Brazil. Photo by Crystal Davis/WRI This article was originally posted on devex.com. As Brazilian President Michel Temer fought for his political life over the past three months, he sought support from powerful interests to keep from being impeached. His efforts paid off: On August 2, Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies voted against having Temer stand trial for corruption in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Breaking the ceiling for a new generation of young entrepreneurs 8.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
Supporting access to capital, market and talent is the path to providing a sustainable job market for the global influx of young workers.
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Menominee Tribe Seeks Stricter Federal Oversight in Michigan Mine Fight 3.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In its continued fight against a mine near sacred waters, the Menominee Indians of Wisconsin want stronger federal regulations to apply as officials weigh the final permit for mine approval. At issue is the Back Forty mine, a proposed 83-acre open pit gold, zinc and copper mine in the southwestern corner of Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The mine would sit within 150 feet of the Menominee River, which forms the Michigan-Wisconsin border -- and is namesake for the Menominee Tribe across the border in Wisconsin. Environmental Health News highlighted the Menominee's fight last year in "Sacred Water," a national look at how culturally significant water resources -- both on and off reservation -- get sullied, destroyed, defaced by activities often happening beyond Native Americans' control. The mine was on track for approval but has been stagnant, as it still needs one permit -- a wetlands permit -- before beginning operation. The state of Michigan has controlled permitting to this point. This week the Menominee ...
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New Pew/RWJF report rigorously evaluates options and recommends 10 policies 30.8.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director For the past 2 years, the issue of lead – in paint, water, dust, soil, food, toys, and kids’ blood – has been extensively covered in the news. The crises in Flint and East Chicago have laid bare the vulnerability of communities across the U.S. The evidence is now clear […]
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Groups sued by pipeline company decry attack on free speech 24.8.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Environmental groups being sued by the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline say the lawsuit is an attack on free speech and an effort to punish supporters of American Indian tribes that oppose the project over fears of environmental harm. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against […]
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Fate of national monuments targeted by Trump administration to be revealed soon 24.8.2017 LA Times: Science

The Trump administration was set Thursday to unveil its contentious plan to shrink public lands in the West, which could involve the redrawing of borders at several national monuments that are home to unique geological formations, rare archaeological artifacts and pristine landscapes.

The plan...

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Why diversity is the key to unlocking sustainability 24.8.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
If it's not up to purpose-driven professionals to cultivate a more inclusive, equitable world for all, then who?
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The Daily 202: Trump’s border wall brinkmanship may leave Republicans in Congress holding the bag 24.8.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Trump’s border wall brinkmanship may leave Republicans in Congress holding the bag
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Dakota Access pipeline owner sues Greenpeace for 'criminal activity' 23.8.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Energy Transfer Partners alleges Greenpeace and other "eco-terrorist groups" tried to block its pipeline with "campaigns of misinformation." Greenpeace says the suit is a bid to "silence free speech."
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Dakota Access Pipeline owner sues Greenpeace, arguing it broke organized crime law 23.8.2017 Washington Post
Dakota Access Pipeline owner sues Greenpeace, arguing it broke organized crime law
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Pushing the People's Platform: An Interview With the President of "Our Revolution" 22.8.2017 Truthout.com
Power does not belong to the person who holds the seat but to the people, and Our Revolution is about pushing the Democratic Party to view the people's agenda through a social, political and economic lens. Campaigns end, but revolutions endure, says Nina Turner. (Photo: Public Citizen / Flickr ) Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, experienced organizers, troublemakers and thinkers share their insights on what works, what doesn't, what has changed and what is still the same. Today's interview is the 65th in the series.  Click here for the most recent interview before this one. Today we bring you a conversation with Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator and president of  Our Revolution . Sarah Jaffe: What are your thoughts about the national ...
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