Posts tagged ‘environment’

Postcard from Medellin, Part 2: Are we better off being better off?

The desire to create comfort and security for ourselves probably counts as one of the most rudimentary motivations in the human reservoir of instincts. Building a…

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Postcard from Medellín: A Big WUF for Urban Equity

“Is this your first WUF?” is a question commonly asked at the World Urban Forum, a gathering for, by, and about city people that was first…

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I went down to the demonstration, to get my fair share of pipeline truth

Rally against Keystone XL pipeline outside the US State Department Office at 1 Market St. in San Francisco, February 3rd, 2014. Yesterday saw an unprecedented mobilization…

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How I Learned to Stop Wasting and Love the Trash

Each year, Americans generate 389.5 million tons of municipal solid waste, 69 percent of which gets landfilled. As Edward Humes breaks it down in his eye-opening…

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President Obama comes to San Francisco Jazz Center, Climate Activists sing him a song

President Obama came to San Francisco today for a Democratic National Committee fundraiser at the SFJazz Center – and a couple hundred of climate activists welcomed…

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Pope Francis: “Thou shalt not frack!”

Pope Francis holding up anti-fracking t-shirts following a meeting with a group of Argentinian environmental activists to discuss water and fracking issues. The shirts read “No…

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Is Google making the world wiser?

Just in time for the unfurling of Google’s mysterious barge, a 50-foot-tall, 250-foot-long shipping container structure that looks to be a sort of floating technology theme…

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The Dark Side of Consumerism: What Landfills and Nursing Homes Taught These Indian Villagers

Glamorized consumer culture has serious side effects—and to help people in remote Indian villages understand this, one filmmaker brought them to the West. Here’s what they…

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Biking the Solar Roofs of Southern Germany, to See the Change You Wish to Be

My mom and stepdad live in a small village between Lindau and Wangen in the Allgäu region of South Germany, not far from the Swiss and…

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Lessons for building an ecocity culture

This article was originally published at Matador Network. Note: I added a few more links & photos. Photo: Jean-Dominique Billaud Quick: Name a few cities that…

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