5 Alternative Energy Meetups

Planetsave   
July 6th, 2012

5 Alternative Energy Meetups

If you’re a professional involved in the alternative energy sector or simply someone with an interest in the future of the world as we know it, these five alternative energy meetups offer excellent platforms from which to immerse yourself in a very real problem while working with your peers to develop a solution — potentially even a profitable one!

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The Suburban Ripple Effect of Sustainable Cities

The Atlantic Cities   
June 27th, 2012

The Suburban Ripple Effect of Sustainable Cities

In Boston, decisions on everything from street lighting to energy retrofits to recycling have rippled far beyond the city’s borders. This happens – and is happening in metros everywhere.

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18 Israeli, Palestinian, And American Teens To Set Sail For A Summer At Sea

Seeds of Peace   
June 4th, 2012

18 Israeli, Palestinian, And American Teens To Set Sail For A Summer At Sea

Seas of Peace is bringing together Middle Eastern and American youth for a summer of sailing and conflict resolution training. As they sail nearly 1,000 miles together, these young people must work together across the borders of war to arrive safely in the next port.

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Ethikus Offers A Groupon-Like Service To Find Ethical, Sustainable Businesses

Christian Science Monitor   
May 2nd, 2012

Ethikus Offers A Groupon-Like Service To Find Ethical, Sustainable Businesses

New York City startup Ethikus provides vouchers for small businesses whose practices embody principles of sustainability.

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Acting and Activism: A Q&A with Meryl Streep

One Earth   
February 27th, 2012

Acting and Activism: A Q&A with Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is renowned for her ability to transform herself into a character. But few know about her real-life roles as a transformative environmental health activist, geothermal energy pioneer, and veggie-pushing mother.

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Cabin’s Owner Escapes The Modern World And Finds Peace Without Electricity Or Indoor Plumbing

The Kansas City Star   
July 2nd, 2012

Cabin’s Owner Escapes The Modern World And Finds Peace Without Electricity Or Indoor Plumbing

Brown, a classically trained bassist two days shy of turning 40, had no car and no cellphone – only a desire to remove herself from a civilization she felt out of sync with and a longing to steep herself in the beauty and comfort of nature. Twelve years later, she’s still there.

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Waldorf-Astoria Installs Beehives on NYC Rooftop

HappyNews    Video
June 22nd, 2012

Waldorf-Astoria Installs Beehives on NYC Rooftop

The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City is raising thousands of honey bees on its rooftop. The iconic hotel plans to harvest its own honey and help pollinate plants in the heart of Manhattan.

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‘Spaces to Ramble’: Why Cities Need More Central Parks

Good   
May 7th, 2012

‘Spaces to Ramble’: Why Cities Need More Central Parks

To provide New Yorkers with a space other than the city street—a space resembling nature—required massive effort and incredible forethought. During the park’s construction, “on any given day, there would be thousands of workers here, moving earth,”

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Art Start Showcases Talent Of At-Risk Youths

NY Daily News   
April 4th, 2012

Art Start Showcases Talent Of At-Risk Youths

Founded 20 years ago by local artists, Art Start is a non-profit agency that holds creative arts workshops for at-risk youths in homeless shelters throughout the city.

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Chefs with Issues: Making seafood sustainability palatable

Eatocracy   
February 24th, 2012

Chefs with Issues: Making seafood sustainability palatable

Chefs with Issues is a platform for chefs and farmers we love, fired up for causes about which they’re passionate. Chef John Ash serves on the Board of Advisors of Seafood Watch, an educational initiative for sustainable seafood by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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