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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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LOCAL AUTHOR U.R. BOWIE Thursday @ Millhopper Library

 

PRESENTING LOCAL AUTHOR
 U. R. BOWIE
LECTURE – READING – BOOK SIGNING
Are you interested in:
·        Creative writing and literary fiction?
·        Promoting gun education, safety and legislation?
·        The challenges of youth in the 21st century?
·        Meeting a prolific author with an extensive career in both America and Russia?
 
Bowie’s novella OWN is a cautionary tale exhibiting strong creative writing skills with a dramatic and provocative story […]

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Green Drinks Meets Cinema Verde Sept. 2! Join Us!

Come join us for Welcome Back to School Night with a screening of Cinema Verde Audience Choice Award Winner, Confessions of an EcoTerrorist!

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Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children – NYTimes.com

Let’s face it:
Technology is a poor substitute for personal interaction.
via Screen Addiction Is Taking a Toll on Children – NYTimes.com.

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The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years | The White House

* Save a full-time community college student $3,800 in tuition per year on average
* Benefit roughly 9 million students each year
via The President Proposes to Make Community College Free for Responsible Students for 2 Years | The White House.

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Edward Snowden: The World Says No to Surveillance

Two years ago today, three journalists and I worked nervously in a Hong Kong hotel room, waiting to see how the world would react to the revelation that the National Security Agency had been making records of nearly every phone call in the United States. In the days that followed, those journalists and others published […]

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Destroying What Remains

I lived in Anchorage for 10 years and spent much of that time climbing in and on the spine of the state, the Alaska Range. Three times I stood atop the mountain the Athabaskans call Denali, “the great one.” During that decade, I mountaineered for more than half a year on that magnificent state’s highest […]

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Spike In Dolphin Deaths Directly Tied To Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Researchers Say

A dramatic increase in dolphin deaths in the Gulf of Mexico is directly linked to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, scientists concluded in a report published Wednesday.
Following the 2010 explosion on the drilling rig owned by Transocean and leased by British Petroleum (BP) and the subsequent spill of 4.9 million barrels (205.8 million gallons) of […]

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What Humans Are Really Doing to Our Planet, in 19 Jaw-Dropping Images

Last week, Pope Francis and church officials encouraged everyone to consume less and think more about our impact on the environment.
It’s a timely warning because the next six months will be critical to our future.
Ahead of a series of major events later this year, The Foundation for Deep Ecology and the Population Media Center released […]

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Scores of Scientists Raise Alarm About the Long-Term Health Effects of Cellphones

Are government officials doing enough to protect us from the potential long-term health effects of wearable devices and cellphones? Maybe not. A letter released today, signed by 195 scientists from 39 countries, calls on the United Nations, the World Health Organization (WHO), and national governments to develop stricter controls on these and other products that […]

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