Education

Florida School District Bans Homework, Says To Read Instead

Florida’s Marion County School District will be banning daily homework assignments in elementary schools starting in fall 2017. Students will be asked to simply read for 20 minutes each night instead, according to News 6 WKMG.
Source: Florida School District Bans Homework, Says To Read Instead

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What if tech tried to be healing instead of just addictive? | Rohan GunatillakeWhat

Whether you are a giant global platform or a hip new startup, the most important first step in your business plan should be to care about mental wellbeing
Source: What if tech tried to be healing instead of just addictive? | Rohan GunatillakeWhat

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To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower | Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran

Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran: On behalf of students and alumni from all Ivy-Plus universities, we call on our institutions to join the “We Are Still In” coalition
Source: To lead on climate, leave the ivy tower | Ralien Bekkers, Hillary Aidun, Emily Wier, Geoffrey Supran

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Losing my religion for equality

Women and girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God.
Source: Losing my religion for equality

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The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us | Editorial

Editorial: Global internet companies have become a sophisticated and target-driven industry. Sir Tim Berners-Lee is right to warn about their power but not entirely right about what to do about them
Source: The Guardian view on a trustworthy web: it’s up to us | Editorial

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Facebook Won’t Say If It Will Use Your Brain Activity for Advertisements

A forthcoming mental-input system from Facebook assumes that if you sent a thought to the speech center of your brain, you want to share it.
Source: Facebook Won’t Say If It Will Use Your Brain Activity for Advertisements

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Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

The former president addresses some of the biggest problems facing the world, and what we can do about them
Source: Barack Obama on food and climate change: ‘We can still act and it won’t be too late’

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Giant Hands Emerge From a Venice Canal to Raise Climate Change Awareness

Italian sculptor Lorenzo Quinn’s massive new sculpture, ‘Support,’ is a stark warning on the impact of rising sea levels.
Source: Giant Hands Emerge From a Venice Canal to Raise Climate Change Awareness

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Why Bernie Sanders Is the Best Candidate for Senior Citizens (Guest Column)

“Older people often get frightened by labels [like ‘socialist’], and I’m here to tell them they shouldn’t.”
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-bernie-sanders-is-best-898479

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Meet the Filmmaker July 6!!!!

Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde

Hello, Friends
Happy Summer! At our May meeting many members said they’d be traveling over the summer, so we agreed to pause with our monthly screenings for a few months, so we have NOT planned a Green Drinks meeting for June… then along came a film we just can’t pass up, so: […]

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Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions

Exposure to radio-frequency radiation linked to tumor formation in rats.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/major-cell-phone-radiation-study-reignites-cancer-questions/

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‘An Inconvenient Truth’ Director Talks Climate and Change 10 Years After

A decade after its release,  An Inconvenient Truth  still resonates in the culture, its title shorthand for the climate crisis.a
http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/05/24/inconvenient-truth-director-talks-climate-and-change-10-years-after?cmpid=tp-ptnr-huffpost&utm_source=huffpost&utm_medium=partner&utm_campaign=tp-traffic

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In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

In Search of Sustainable Seafood in Playa Grande

“Local restaurants are serving unsustainable fish, and profiting from turtle tourism, while contributing to the demise of sea turtles.”

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Seeding the Way for Transformative Change: An Open Invitation from The Rockefeller Foundation

“We recently announced Insight Dialogues, a live event and digital content series focused on sparking global conversations and action around the most pressing global challenges of our time. Through this new series, we are gathering some of the world’s greatest leaders and changemakers—from different fields and backgrounds—to discuss a variety of issues with one goal: […]

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Just How Much Power Do Your Electronics Use When They Are ‘Off’?

About a quarter of most people’s energy bills come from devices in idle mode. A reporter took a power meter around with her to locate the hidden power drains.

 

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Stand By Our Plan Rally and Picnic

StandByOurPlan Rally and Picnic Sunday, May 22nd, 3-6p.m.
Food and drinks will be provided at outdoor picnic.
Seating is limited so please bring a chair.
via Stand By Our Plan Rally and Picnic.

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Kids in the forest

 Stephen H. Provost reports in The Cambrian:
sprovost@thetribunenews.com

It was a watershed moment for Santa Lucia Middle School students: planting Monterey pine trees Monday in Cambria’s Strawberry Canyon.
There’s a double meaning there, because the students in Danielle Narzisi’s sixth-grade class have been learning about the Santa Lucia Creek watershed as part of their environmental education class at […]

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Unreported World – 15 and Learning to Speak – All 4

Sign language teachers are transforming the lives of deaf children and adults in Uganda
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/unreported-world/on-demand/58399-016

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Bat Fest 2015!

Bat Fest 2015!

Lubee Bat Conservancy is excited to welcome everyone to our 11th Annual Florida Bat Festival held Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The festival is an opportunity for attendees to view giant fruit bats, tour the conservancy grounds and enjoy the great outdoors. This free festival is a fun, relaxing and recreational […]

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