Hey Gardeners! Consider Planting an Extra Row for the Hungry This Year

March 28, 2014 by  
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It’s estimated that one in eight people suffers from hunger and malnutrition, which means that all around the world, millions of people—including children— go hungry each and every day . That means that on an average crowded morning bus, there may be four or five people who won’t have enough to eat that day. In a schoolyard full of kids… well, one is too many, but it’s likely that many of them are too hungry to focus on their assignments. There is a way that the average person can help to ameliorate this, and that’s by simply growing a little bit extra in the family garden. Read the rest of Hey Gardeners! Consider Planting an Extra Row for the Hungry This Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Charities , Charity , feed the hungry , garden , Gardening , gardens , Grow a row , grow food for the hungry , homeless , hunger , hungry , plant a row , SEED , seeds , shelters , vegetable garden , vegetables        

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$4.9 Billion Plan Aims to Protect NYC Transportation Infrastructure from Future Storms

March 28, 2014 by  
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This week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a $4.9 billion plan designed to protect NYC transportation infrastructure from future superstorms and extreme weather. Some of the precautions outlined in the project include protecting subway yards and bus depots from flooding, sealing entrances to subway tunnels and ventilation plants, and mitigating flood risks at various vulnerable sites. Read more about the new plan here . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrew cuomo , cuomo , extreme weather , governor cuomo , MTA , mta resiliency , mta storm plan , New York. , nyc subway resiliency plan , port authority , resiliency , resilient nyc , Superstorm Sandy , transportation infrastructure        

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U.K. Gets Vending Machines for Recycling Batteries, Light Bulbs

December 14, 2011 by  
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We all know that batteries and CFL light bulbs don’t belong in the trash, but recycling locations are not always convenient.  What if your local retail stores just had a vending machine where you could drop these items?  Well, that convenient option could be coming to us soon. A company called reVend Recycling Ltd. has begun installing recycling vending machines for light bulbs and batteries in the U.K. that not only sort the items , but offer immediate rewards. The first pilot machine was installed at an IKEA in London with great success.  At that location, recyclers were offered store credit to IKEA based on the amount they were recycling or the choice to donate to one of four charities — the World Wildlife Fund, Woodland Trust, UNICEF and Save the Children. The machines accept incandescents, CFLs and LEDs as well as any domestic batteries.  The machines are able to track the bulbs and batteries by type, manufacturer and volume so that each can end up in the appropriate recycling facilities. The company has signed an agreement with IKEA to install their machines throughout the U.K., Germany and Denmark.  They plan to expand their reach to more parts of Europe as well as into the U.S. very soon. via Earth 911

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Helmsley Money Set-Back for Dog Charities

May 8, 2011 by  
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Image: created by author using images under CC from jbcurio and Nevada Tumbleweed Stunned headlines followed news that Leona Helmsley’s dog, Trouble, became a millionare in her own right after the “Queen of Mean” left her pet $12 million in her will. But doggy do-gooders everywhere looked forward to an even bigger jackpot when it appeared that Helmsley’s entire trust, valued at $5 to 8 billion in 2008, would be dedicated to caring for the welfare of dogs. However, of $450 million in funds disburse..

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Cate Blanchett Invests in Solar, January Jones Supports Sharks, and More

December 24, 2010 by  
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Photo: Thore Siebrands/ Creative Commons Investing in a new company can make even celebrities anxious, but for Cate Blanchett , backing green energy has paid off: In 2008, she agreed to invest in West Coast solar power company Sungevity , which has since increased its market share from 0.4 percent to 2.9 percent. …

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No Break for Polar Bears on Christmas: Habitat Sacrificed by New Offshore Oil Plan

December 24, 2010 by  
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Image: The Last Cookie via flickr First, the Obama administration this week upheld the much-lambasted Bush-era decision to label polar bears as threatened rather than endangered. Then, it opened up critical polar bear habitat to offshore drilling.

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Canstruction: Fighting Hunger With Fantastic Food Can Sculptures (Photos)

October 20, 2010 by  
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Photo: Canstruction It’s that time of year again when giant, whimsical sculptures — made entirely out of stacked canned food — will be built overnight by teams of designers competing in a fun (and occasionally harrowing) event that also doubles as one of the world’s biggest food drives with a creative — and communal — twist….

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5 DIY Halloween Costumes Made from Materials You Already Own

October 20, 2010 by  
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DIY Robot Halloween Costume. Photo: Uriel 1998 / CC Enjoy the process of creative reuse and take your DIY Halloween costume to the next level by making it from materials you already own

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Adventure and Activism For Free: That’s Wend Magazine

April 5, 2010 by  
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All images from Wend Magazine Vol 5, Issue 1.

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Stand In Line (Joyfully) At The World’s Longest Toilet Queue for World Water Day! (Video)

March 22, 2010 by  
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Image via The World Toilet Queue This might just be the one time you don’t mind standing in line to use the restroom, and it’s all thanks to World Water Day and a smart project called The World Toilet Queue . Oh yes, it might have felt like a world record for holding your bladder the longest the last time you were waiting for a free portapotty at that music festival last summer, but this is your chance to be part of a legit attempt at a Guinness World Record, and you’ll be doing some go… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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