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The day I became my mother - sustainable living in action

Growing up, the most dreaded words when perusing gift shops and toy stores were “oooh- we can make that!” Now, my sister and I rib each other when we say it, because today we understand the wisdom behind those words that so annoyed us as children. 421 more words

Ecosystems

Shareholders are Acceptable People Too: 365ideas4change Number 14

I have a natural tendency to muse about esoteric things like “acceptability”. Rules exist for good reason – social functioning, law-keeping, prevention of total anarchy. However, as we in South Africa well know what is legal isn’t always ethical – apartheid being the most obvious case in point. 172 more words

Sustainable Development

Henry A. Giroux: Orwell, Huxley and the Scourge of the Surveillance State

We must also be attentive to the ways in which being spied on has become not only normalized, but even enticing. …

Edward Snowden and other critics are correct about the dangers of the state’s infringement of privacy rights, but their analysis should be taken further by linking the issue of citizen surveillance with the rise of “networked societies,” global flows of power and the emergence of a totalitarian ethos that defies even state-based control. 

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Militarism

Take Back Your Words

Meaningful and honest communication requires that the unspoken linguistic contract be honored, that is: words have meanings and they should be recognized for what they mean. 224 more words

Censorship

Child Labor (A dark side of society)...

When ever we speak about our childhood we all imagine the games we played, The books we read, the friends we had, shortly we all just think about our good times. 341 more words

Social Responsibility

This Isn't Okay (I Promise)

Today, I checked AbsolutePunk.net as I do sometimes during work just to see if something happened like Brand New sending out unanswered fan mail for 2005…or something. 570 more words

More Travelers Want Sustainability along with Luxury

Guest post by Barbara Radcliffe Rogers

A new survey shows an encouraging trend in travel preferences, with more than half the 32,000 travelers polled saying that sustainability would be a factor in their choice of destinations and lodgings.  489 more words

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