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The merchants of cool: “cool hunters seek us out for our opinions and then sell them right back to us.”.

The merchants of cool: “cool hunters seek us out for our opinions and then sell them right back to us.”. – video recording review Mamie Rheingold The Merchants of Cool As a teenage girl, the word “cool” is crucial to my vocabulary. It is a universal code that lets us all know which trends and […]

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A food revolution in Berkeley: fighting malnutrition and disease, teaching ecological literacy, and giving hope to family farmers begins with kids growing their own food

A food revolution in Berkeley: fighting malnutrition and disease, teaching ecological literacy, and giving hope to family farmers begins with kids growing their own food – Center for Ecoliteracy Food Systems Project Michael K. Stone In Berkeley, the Center for Ecoliteracy (CEL) is cooking up a revolution. The recipe includes food, nutrition, parents, students, organic […]

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Painted shoes manifesto

Painted shoes manifesto – Brief Article Howard Rheingold I have been thinking about small acts that can infect people with more goodwill, in response to the increasing conflict in the world. I remembered an ironic joke. You know how someone cuts you off in traffic and you lean on the horn, or even give them […]

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Deconsume! Recycle!

Deconsume! Recycle! American Reusable Textile Association Largo, FL; 813/531-6698. Members include fiber producers and mills, fabricators, distributors and processors, laundry equipment and supplies manufacturers. Geared toward hospitals and industrial users. Reusable textile products are environmentally safer and less expensive than disposables. Brochure: The Responsible Choice. Materials for the Future Foundation San Francisco, CA; 415/561-6530. Mining […]

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Human Rights: Corporate Morals In The Globalocal Theater

Human Rights: Corporate Morals In The Globalocal Theater – enlisting corporate assistance in the fight for international human rights Morton Winston Until recently, corporations have claimed innocence of and distanced themselves from human-rights violations. After all, corporations do not and cannot arrest and imprison people for their religious and political beliefs; or pass and enforce […]

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Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers

Restoring the Earth: Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers – Review J. Baldwin Restoring the Earth Visionary Solutions from the Bioneers Kenny Ausubel. 1997; 274 pp. $12.95. HJ Kramer. Distributed by Tattered Covers, 800/833-9327, 303/322-7737. Lots of good news for a change, or, more accurately, of change–this pair of newcomers presents many of the heavy cutters […]

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Visions Of A New Earth. – Review

Visions Of A New Earth. – Review – book review Mks VISIONS OF A NEW EARTH Religious Perspectives on Population, Consumption, and Ecology Harold Coward and Daniel C. Maguire, eds. 2000; 234 pp. $17.95. State University of New York Press. The religion-environment dialogue is maturing, shifting from making a theological case for care of the […]

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Man Eating Bugs

Man Eating Bugs – Review MAN EATING BUGS The Art and Science of Eating Insects Peter Menzel and Faith D’Alusio. 1998; 192 PP. $19.95. Ten Speed Press. Are insect eaters the last frontier of hunter-gatherers? Or will insects and spiders and their relatives now become mini-livestock? Maybe 2,000 species around the globe provide substantial protein, […]

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MUSIC – Review

MUSIC – Review Dr There are plenty of examples of recorded music that seem to breathe like living things. You can find them in the best of whatever kind of music you prefer. Below, though, are a few artists who have emphasized a powerful kinship with nature in their work, either through listening closely to […]

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How to Flatter – Brief Article

How to Flatter – Brief Article – Excerpt Sage advice that really works. * Never offer a compliment and ask a favor at the same time. * Don’t be afraid to flatter people you think already get enough. * Never give the same compliment to different people. * Never be candid when a person asks […]