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Climate Change and Human Responsibility


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It can’t be denied any longer: Sea levels are rising, major droughts are continuing, and record hot summers are being experienced all around the world. Climate change is real and, as residents of Earth, we have a responsibility to our planet to do something about it. A recent study conducted by Yale University and George Mason University finds that, for the first time since the research began in 2008, the majority of Americans believe that global warming is mostly a man-made phenomenon.

As sobering images of catastrophes are making headlines, this graphic looks at how people are recognizing that the effects of their actions aren’t just an increasing danger to the world but are a direct threat to the future for themselves and their families.

Jim Gramata‘s insight:

Decisions have consequences. In some cases irreversible and significant. Changing Tides….great post

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Green Washing: the art of making ‘green’ claims stick


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Creative Corner: The art of making ‘green’ claims stickBurlingtonFreePress.comThe emergence of environmentally minded consumers is indisputable.

Jim Gramata‘s insight:

This article highlights the current issues with ‘green washing’ and marketers beginning to dilute the impact of our mission. Buyer beware…

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Healthy Memphis: Keep moving all day to avoid ‘sitting disease’ – Memphis Commercial Appeal


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Healthy Memphis: Keep moving all day to avoid ‘sitting disease’Memphis Commercial AppealIn contrast, other jobs require frequent movement, such as mail carriers, construction workers, stay-at-home parents, athletes and yoga teachers.

Jim Gramata‘s insight:

Oh crap, this is not good considering my long days at the desk, but I had to post. Get up and move around at work, become a postal carrier or yoga instructor….

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The First Net-Zero-Energy Stadium Will Be In The Next World Cup


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Brazil is about to do double-duty hosting international sporting events–first, the 2014 World Cup and then the 2016 Olympics. That means some serious sports center remodeling is in order.

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Green Gadget Holiday Gifts | Green Holiday


Green Gadget Holiday Gifts | Green Holiday Gift Guide http://ow.ly/fVTPB ^HH

WegoWise Partners with Green & Healthy Homes Initiative in Baltimore – Sacramento Bee


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WegoWise Partners with Green & Healthy Homes Initiative in BaltimoreSacramento Bee6, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — WegoWise, a leading building performance analytics provider, today announced the successful deployment of a pilot program with the Green &…

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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Chicago – Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling 2012-2013


I will once again be leading up the St Josaphat’s Elementary School Green Recycle Christmas TREECYCLING efforts. We are offering pick-up services for a $10 donation in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview and surrounding neighborhoods and will bring your Christmas trees to the Chicago Park District for you!

If you would like to set up a time for us to come between January 1-15 please let me know!

Here is a list of recycling sites if you are venturing out on your own!

Ready to take down your Christmas tree? The Chicago Park District is accepting trees at the following locations. Also, there will be some wood mulch available at the sites. If you have additional questions, you can call the Department of Environment at 312-744-7606. The Park District will be accepting trees through January 17.

Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling Sites:

Bessemer Park: 8930 S. Muskegon Ave.

Clark Park: 3400 N. Rockwell Ave.

Forestry Site: 900 E. 103rd St.

Garfield Park: 100 N. Central Park Ave.

Grant Park: 900 S. Columbus Dr.

Humboldt Park Boathouse: 1369 N. Sacramento Blvd.

Jackson Park: 6300 S. Cornell Ave.

Kennedy Park: 11320 S. Western Ave.

Kelvyn Park: 4438 W. Wrightwood Ave.

Lake Meadows Park: 3117 S. Rhodes Ave.

Lincoln Park: Cannon Dr. at Fullerton Ave., parking lot east of Cannon Dr.

Margate Park: 4921 N. Marine Dr.

Marquette Park: 6700 S. Kedzie Ave.

McKinley Park: 2210 W. Pershing Rd.

Mt. Greenwood Park: 3721 W. 111th St.

North Park Village: 5801 N. Pulaski Rd.

Norwood Park: 5801 N. Natoma Ave.

Portage Park: 4100 N. Long Ave.

Riis Park: 6100 W. Fullerton Ave.

Rowan Park: 11546 S. Avenue L

Sheridan Park: 910 S. Aberdeen St.

Warren Park: 6601 N. Western Ave.

Wentworth Park: 5625 S. Mobile Ave.

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Chicago – Chicago Christmas Tree Recycling

Lower 9th/Katrina Timeline : Our Work And Progress : Make It Right


The August, 2005 storm flooded 80% of the City of New Orleans and killed over 1500 people.

Hardest hit was the lower 9th Ward. See what this group is doing about it and be inspired to do something in your town or city!

Lower 9th/Katrina Timeline : Our Work And Progress : Make It Right.