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Green America: Economic Action for a Just Planet

Green America: Economic Action for a Just Planet

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CSR Reports CSR Reports feature and link to recently published, non-financial Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability reports. The CSR Reports page also lists any press releases associated with the publication of a given report. Reports are associated with an issuing CSRwire member. You can also search for reports via our search page. Lafarge Sustainability Report 2014 Issued by: Lafarge This Record Player Turns Trees Into Music Modified turntable translates the rings on a piece of wood into piano music. Designed by German artist Bartholomäus Traubeck, this one of a kind record player revolutionizes the classic vinyl playing turntable. By using circular cross-sections of trees rather than vinyl records, the "Years" player gives us an idea of what music would sound like if mother nature was a composer. As one might expect from a chopped down tree, the music is fairly dark and ominous. Unlike traditional turntables, the Years player utilizes a digital camera and light where you would normally find the needle.

How to Go Green: In the Community Sustainable living has certainly become a buzz phrase. More and more people are looking at ways to reduce their ecological footprint: driving less, eating less meat, wearing sustainable fashions. As individuals, we are increasingly aware of the impact we have on the planet and our fellow humans. But is greening our own lifestyle enough? By taking the concept of sustainable living beyond the narrow, individualistic approach, we can learn to see our interconnectedness to our environment and its inhabitants. By getting involved in our communities, by talking to our neighbors, by supporting local groups, and by re-imagining where we live, we can green not only our own lifestyles, but our streets, neighborhoods, towns, cities and, ultimately, our societies.

Gund Institute for Ecological Economics Marsh Professor Lecture: Amy Dickman, Warriors, Witchcraft & Women: Carnivore Ecology and Conservation in Tanzania’s Ruaha Landscape Wednesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building UVM is hosting Amy Dickman, Kaplan Senior Research Fellow in Felid Conservation at Pembroke College, University of Oxford. She will give a free, public lecture on “Warriors, Witchcraft & Women: Carnivore Ecology and Conservation in Tanzania’s Ruaha Landscape,” Wednesday, April 16 at 3 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building. Dickman, a UVM James Marsh Professor-at-Large, has more than 15 years experience working on large carnivores in Africa, specializing in big cats and human-carnivore conflict mitigation.

Measuring Worth - Measures of worth, inflation rates, saving calculator, relative value, worth of a dollar, worth of a pound, purchasing power, gold prices, GDP, history of wages, average wage Measures of Worth Lawrence H. Officer and Samuel H. Williamson

Okupa México Are Mexico City’s violent wars over gentrification a window onto our collective future? Photographs courtesy of Myles Estey “So cheat the landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. ”— William S. Burroughs, The Western Lands Kamasutra Sex Positions Ancient Indian Philosophy of Kamasutra: The Art of Love Kamasutra Quotes / Pictures on Sex Positions In this webpage we have used the common spelling 'kamasutra'. Alternative spellings include 'kama sutra, karma sutra, karmasutra and kama shastra'. A Book Review by Scott London The fact that the title of this book, The Ecology of Commerce, reads like an oxymoron illustrates how wide the gap has become between the natural world and our commercial lives. Business believes that if it doesn't continue to grow and instead cuts back and retreats, it will destroy itself. Ecologists believe that if business continues its unabated expansion it will destroy the world around it. In this eloquent and visionary book, Paul Hawken describes a third way, a path that is inherently sustainable and restorative but which uses many of the historically effective organizational and market techniques of free enterprise. Central to Hawken's argument are two basic facts: 1) the age of industrialism, as we know it, has come to an end; and 2) we are confronting a global ecological crisis that is considerably more acute than most of us realize.

A Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Wrongest Products We could almost throw in the 1000 thread count towel and just admit we’ve been insurmountably topped in the Wrongest Product Awards competition. First came the suggestion from a reader following our nomination of the lighted pillow spied in a local outpost of a chain store. (local chain store = oxymoron?) He noticed the proud and iconic “As Seen on TV” logo and mentioned he’d once survived a visit to the As Seen on TV store.

Issei Sagawa - Weird Encyclopedia While studying at France's illustrious Sorbonne, Japanese expatriate Issei Sagawa became enamored of a fellow student, a petite beauty named Renee Hartevelt. Sagawa invited Hartevelt up to his apartment to read some poetry, and over the course of the evening, Sagawa decided that his desire for Hartevelt went far beyond mere sexual attraction. As she sat on his bed, reading from the book of German poetry, Sagawa realized that what he truly desired was to eat her - and not in the metaphorical sense. In his best-selling account of the murder, In The Fog, Sagawa writes: "My passion is so great. I want to eat her.

How might we better connect food production and consumption? - Concepting - Grow your own food, in your apartment If you live in an apartment, it might seem impossible to grow your own food. Think again! As long as you have a porch, a balcony or a window that gets sunlight, you are actually able to grow quite a variety of fruits and vegetables.CONCEPT UPDATED! Okay, so growing pumpkins, corn or zucchini indoors probably isn’t all that feasible. How do we redesign a new economic theory framed by ecological systems? Economics as we know it today is broken. Unable to explain, to predict or to protect, it is need of root-and-branch replacement. Or, to borrow from Alan Greenspan, it is fundamentally "flawed".

Wealth Management Another week of mixed economic news did not deter equity markets from climbing. The Standard & Poor’s 500 finished last week at a record high of 1859, the Dow Jones Av-erage closed at 16,321, and the Nasdaq Composite ended at 4308. Contrary to expectations that interest rates might rise sharply as the Fed pulled back from its bond buying program, the ten-year Treasury finished the week with a yield of 2.65% Crude oil was up to 102.59, and gold is staging a comeback after a disappoint-ing 2013 – closing at 1328.20.

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