Silicon Valley’s sustainability problem

December 5, 2016 by  
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Twenty-one tech giants, from Adobe to WD, are identified as leaders, yet trouble brews among their peers.

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How many jobs does clean energy create?

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Jobs in solar power exceed those in oil, gas or coal extraction. And there are more surprises.

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Teenager turns a $200 run-down camper into a beautiful cozy escape

August 28, 2016 by  
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When summer rolled around, 14-year-old Ellie Yeater chose to spend her school break a bit differently than her peers. The ambitious teenager purchased a run-down 1974 Wilderness camper for $200 and transformed it into a cozy and beautiful backyard retreat. Crafted with upcycled finds and homemade fittings, the highly personalized renovation boasts a distinct vintage-reuse theme.

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Interacting with Animals Helps Autistic Children Connect with Peers

April 12, 2014 by  
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Research conducted by author, engineer, and activist Temple Grandin has shown that cultivating a bond between animals–even domesticated ones like the chickens above–and autistic children can make it easier for them to interact with their peers. Understanding relationships and the nuances of social interactions is extremely difficult for those with autism.  Animal Assisted Interaction Programs now popping up around the country designed to help humans heal and create a natural relationship with animals while simultaneously strengthening their own social and emotional skills. Follow the link to learn more about these ground breaking programs. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal therapy , animal therapy and autism , autism and pets , children and pets , Inhabitots , interacting with animals

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School Lunches May Be Making Children Fatter

March 19, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good Children who eat the food served in school cafeterias, a new study has found , are more likely to be overweight or obese than their peers who bring food from home. While the study did not look at the nutritional content of school food, it does show, the authors say, the importance of educating children in healthy eating habits…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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