Prison and climate change

31 Aug

https://floodthesystem.net/infographic-prison-and-climate-change/?can_id=56012df8433725c4974181656848f867&source=email-prisons-and-climate-change&email_referrer=prisons-and-climate-change___14844

Vibrant infographic from #floodthesystem movement on the connection between climate change and prisons.

Racialicious website

31 Aug

http://www.racialicious.com/

Racialicious is a blog about the intersection of race and pop culture. Check out our daily updates on the latest celebrity gaffes, our no-holds-barred critique of questionable media representations, and of course, the inevitable Keanu Reeves John Cho newsflashes.

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“Drinkable book”

18 Aug

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/could-drinkable-book-provide-clean-water-developing-world-180956286/?no-ist

Local food and teaching the environment

1 Jul

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/30/418835394/communities-get-a-lift-as-local-food-sales-surge-to-11-billion-a-year

There’s a renaissance in local and regional food, and it’s not just farmers markets in urban areas that are driving it.

On this map, the U.S. Department of Agriculture pinpoints more than 4,000 local and regional food businesses and projects — from food hubs to farm-to-school programs to initiatives to expand healthy food access to low-income communities — in every state around the country.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/01/business/energy-environment/tackling-climate-change-one-class-at-a-time.html?_r=1

BAR HARBOR, Me. — Like many residents of this picturesque island town on the edge of Acadia National Park, Zach Soares had trouble keeping his house warm, going through five cords of wood in the winter. So he jumped at an offer last year for free energy improvements through a class project at the College of the Atlantic, where he works.

kids explain gay marriage

1 Jul

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/30/kids-gay-marriage-jimmy-kimmel-live_n_7696384.html

3 minute video, very cute, and points to the larger issues in life and marriage

Transgender swimmer choice of men’s or women’s team

1 Jul

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/30/418964333/transgender-swimmer-given-choice-of-harvards-mens-womens-teams

factory farm drones

1 Jul

http://factoryfarmdrones.com/

Video clip gives a glimpse into the movie Speciesism that discusses issues with factory farms.

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