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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A pair of snake-handling Pentecostal preachers are getting their own reality television show. “Snake Salvation” is set to debut Sept. 10 on the National Geographic Channel. The series will feature Andrew Hamblin of Tabernacle Church of God in LaFollette, Tenn., and Jamie Coots of Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name church of Middlesboro, Ky. They are among a handful of believers in Appalachia who practice the so-called signs of the gospel, found in Mark 16: “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Coots said the series will feature scenes from church services where worshipers handle snakes, as well as the day-to-day struggle to live out their faith. Companies pull ads from Muslim reality TV show
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Un nouveau modèle de consommation Dernière mise à jour: 05-12-2011 | 11h51 Il s'agit de jeunes sociétés internet s'adressant à ceux qui préfèrent se prêter des voitures plutôt que de les posséder, séjourner dans une chambre familiale désertée plutôt que dans des hôtels ou lever des fonds auprès d'amis plutôt qu'auprès des banques. «Nous sommes au cœur d'une révolution de la propriété», affirme Rachel Botsman, auteur du livre What's Mine is Yours qui illustre le basculement vers un modèle de «consommation en collaboration».
s November 2011 Trend Briefing covering the consumer trend "DEALER-CHIC" Growing numbers of consumers can no longer escape an awareness of the damage done by their consumption: to the planet, society, or themselves. But a mixture of indulgence, addiction and conditioning mean that most can’t substantially change their consumption habits.
Introduction | This year, much as in previous years, some brands may be staring into the abyss, while others will do exuberantly well. s 12 Consumer Trends for 2012
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World’s largest tech company: check. Larger than Microsoft and Google combined: check. World’s largest company by market cap: check. But how? We all know that iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apps and Apple computers all sell like hotcakes globally – but a look at the numbers provides a staggering realisation. Apple: The Numbers [Infographic]
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sustainable consumption… in reality, it comes down to price and quality almost every time Tweet Share Martin Wright meets the authors of the latest report on sustainable consumption. Sustainable consumption: holy grail or oxymoron? It’s a question that’s been tantalising activists and business leaders alike since the phrase was first coined 20 years ago or more. It should be a no brainer. Can We Really Do More With Less?
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via Anya Hart Dyke In a nutshell, the #AsktheQ campaign aims to bring pressure to bear on all sectors to improve their regard for the environment. Tweet Share Shoppers cast a vote every time they spend their money and because this is an everyday action, it can have a far greater impact on policy than stating an electoral preference every few years. As the influence of social media grows, consumers have an unprecedented opportunity to share concerns with thousands of people about governmental and corporate failure to protect our environment. Pushing for Greater Transparency on Sustainability: the #AsktheQ Twitter Campaign
Geoengineering: Risky to Do, Riskier to Ignore I’ve got to admit I’m not the world’s biggest fan of geoengineering, and I’ve said so quite publicly. The idea is that if we fail to cut back greenhouse gas emissions and the planet’s temperature soars to potentially dangerous levels, we’ll have to do something. Since greenhouse gases trap heat from the sun, that something could be finding a way to block sunlight — by lofting particles of reflective sulfur dioxide up into the stratosphere, for example, or by “seeding” clouds with a fine spray of seawater to make them whiter, or even, in one of the more farfetched schemes I’ve heard about, by sending little mirrors into space. Or, since CO2 stays in the atmosphere for hundreds of years after its emitted, the something could be a new technology, like “artificial trees,” which would suck that most important greenhouse gas back out of the air. An oceanic phytoplankton bloom in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Argentina.
A Little SPF Spray for Earth? While there have been some amazing social advances that have resulted from technology developed over the past century, these advances have come at a price; a price too high for our environment to sustain. Our growing demands are beginning to take their toll on the earth, and the effects of global climate change are becoming increasingly apparent. It is evident, now more than ever, that we must take drastic measures to control and reverse the negative impacts we have inflicted on our environment. Widespread complacency in the behaviours that epitomize our disposable society has resulted in incredibly unsustainable lifestyles, and practices that have put great strains on our Earth. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and achieving a carbon neutral or carbon negative state, is a major determining factor in just how much we will be impacted by global climate change in the coming years.
Making the Chocolate Last Cocoa harvests are shrinking, but The Cocoa Parternship, launched by Cadbury, is bringing stakeholders together to restore them and ensure a healthy crop in years to come. Plaza de secado (drying plaza). Woman collecting some cocoa away from the sun. Chuao. Venezuela (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
#AsktheQ asked @mcdonalds why it uses Hoki fish from as far away as Asia Pacific. For sustainably-sourced white fish ‘must look beyond UK’— Anya Hart Dyke (@AnyaHartDyke) August 7, 2012 Since May this year I have been asking companies, organisations and local authorities what they are doing for the environment. I have been tweeting what I’ve been told using the hashtag #AsktheQ. Top 5 Noteworthy Responses to Sustainability Campaign #AsktheQ
Top 5 Holiday Questions for the Sustainably Minded Image via Flickr / Alexander Kruel Going on holiday this summer? Here are five easy questions you can ask companies about their concern for the environment, before you finalise your travel arrangements. 1. Offsetting Transport Emissions If you’re flying somewhere for your holiday or travelling by coach or even train, ask the airline, coach or train company if they’re doing anything to offset their carbon emissions.
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