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The New Green Cool: Integral to Sustainability?

The green movement has an uncertain relationship to "cool." From the 1960s through the 70s, anti-establishment sentiment was running high enough that environmentalism could piggyback upon the civil rights movement, the Native rights movement, anti-material sentiments, and the belt-tightening of t...

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Tags: Beauty, Culture, Design, Green, Marketing, Movement
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The Volunteer Spirit, Seen Across Cultures

The New York Times had an article about volunteer street cleanup in Pakistan. “The youth of Pakistan wants to change things,” said Shahram Azhar, the lead singer for Laal, a Pakistani rock band, reflecting an attitude that is typical of this rebellious younger generation. “The reason the Taliba...

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Tags: Activism, Asia, Culture, Pakistan, Service, Strategy, Student, Trash, Volunteer
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New Beef Section on Cater to the Earth

Check out the new Cater to the Earth section on Beef. This in-depth look at the environmental impacts of meat consumption follows cows from their food and water to the meatpacking plant, your plate, and beyond to the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases, corn's footprint, and what happens when cows are ...

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Tags: Beef, Climate, Culture, Industry, Meat
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Batik Easter Eggs: Layers of Color and Symbolism

Pysanky, Ukrainian "batik" eggs Dying eggs in bright, store-bought colors is simply fun to do, even if you don't celebrate Easter...the same way people from any faith tradition can enjoy squishy marshmallow chicks and biting the ears off chocolate rabbits. Likewise, you don't have to be Ukraini...

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Tags: Culture, Design, Easter, Egg, Faith, Food, Tradition
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Completing the Spectrum: From Emerson’s Rainbow to the Green Movement

John Muir, naturalist Does setting aside one day a year for the earth really mean anything? According to the Environmental Protection Agency, just one Earth Day forever changed Americans' attitudes: "Public opinion polls indicate that a permanent change in national priorities followed Earth Day ...

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Tags: City, Culture, Earth day, Emerson, Green, History, Nature, Religion, Spirit, Transcendenatlist, Urban
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The Refrigerator: Cause of Energy Waste or Solution to Food Waste?

The New York Times' article "Trashing the Fridge" was a great example of passionate environmentalists on both sides of an issue without a clear-cut right or wrong. For those on the anti-fridge side, coolers, maybe a small freezer, frequent trips to the grocery store and smart planning have helpe...

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Tags: Appliance efficiency, Culture, Food packaging, Food waste, Fridge, Refrigerator
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