The Story of Bottled Water - The Story of Stuff Project The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day), employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows virtually free from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industry’s attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call for viewers to make a personal commitment to avoid bottled water and support public investment in clean, available tap water for all. Credits The Story of Bottled Water was co-created and released by The Story of Stuff Project and a coalition of partners, including Corporate Accountability International, Food & Water Watch, Polaris Institute, Pacific Institute and Environmental Working Group. The movie was produced by Free Range Studios.
Freedom of Speech (painting) Painting by Norman Rockwell Rockwell attempted several versions of this work from a variety of perspectives including this one. Freedom of speech portal How to use songs in the English language classroom What makes for a successful song-based lesson? Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in the techniques we use. China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure (NaturalNews) On the heels of my own publication of articles questioning the integrity of "certified organic" when it comes to foods and superfoods produced in mainland China, a blockbuster report from China's own environmental ministry slams another exclamation mark on the severity of the problem. For the first time in history, the Chinese government is now openly admitting that severe exposure to chemicals via water pollution, air pollution and environmental pollution is causing the rise of "cancer villages" across China. Their report states: Poisonous and harmful chemical materials have brought about many water and atmosphere emergencies... certain places are even seeing 'cancer villages'... (Source) It goes on to admit:
Shakespeare Solos: watch the first six films Adrian Lester, Hamlet ‘To be or not to be’ Adrian Lester performs Hamlet’s soliloquy from act III, scene 1, in which the prince reflects on mortality and considers taking his own life. Joanna Vanderham, Romeo and Juliet The Origin of the Zodiac. The Origin of the Zodiac: (Astrology) The zodiac (Greek: ζoδιακός, zōdiakos) is the term used to describe the circle of twelve 30ï¿½ divisions of celestial longitude that are centred upon the ecliptic - the path of the sun. The term zodiac derives from Latin zōdiacus, which in its turn comes from the Greek ζoδιακoς κύκλος (zōdiakos kuklos), meaning "circle of animals". From the earliest of times, the zodiac has been universally used to predict or reflect characteristics of personality, whether from the Chinese, Mesopotamian, Indus Valley, Egyptian or any other culture, echoing the ancient philosophy 'As above - so below'... what we today call astrology. Astrology, in its broadest sense, is the search for purpose in the heavens.
Australia in Eurovision: Lesson Plan The first part of the lesson will take about 20 minutes. Then there are two extra activities which you can choose from. It’s possible to squeeze all activities into a one hour class. If your students are chatty and creative, give extra time for the third activity (could take up to 45 mins if students get their teeth into it). Materials: a copy of this article and access to youtube (if students aren’t familiar with Eurovision) Warmer: Write the word Eurovision on the board and ask students what they associate with this word.
Guilty of Pesticide Crimes, Wal-Mart Fined $81 Million WASHINGTON, DC, May 28, 2013 (ENS) – Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores today pleaded guilty to illegally handling and disposing of hazardous pesticides at its retail stores across the United States. Hazardous wastes and pesticides returned to stores by customers were put into municipal trash bins or, if liquid, poured into local sewer systems, according to U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency officials. Yoga - with dogs It started in the US, when a growing band of health-conscious dog owners wanted a way of combining their favourite exercise with spending quality time with their pets. Now 'Doga' - yoga with dogs - is growing in popularity in the UK, mainly thanks to the efforts of Swiss-born yoga teacher Mahny Djahanguiri. She runs classes in London for people and their pets, and while the dogs do not really get a yoga workout themselves, they certainly play a part in some of the poses. A spokesperson from the Dogs Trust said: "It is important to remember that dogs can't tell us when they have had enough.
BooHoo and Ditch the Label Combat Social Media Fakery – Anti-Social Media If you Google ‘Instagram’ you’re most likely to be met with a series of news stories around mental health and the negative effect the photo sharing platform has on young people’s self esteem. I was going to post some links here, but there are far too many to choose from. Although Instagram is aware of the damaging effect it can have on young people’s mental health and has addressed the issue when it comes to more serious cases of depression, it doesn’t change the negative impact it can have on the every day user.