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Back in early August, GreenSportsBlog (GSB) posted a story about CitiBike share during its early days. Last night, Baruch College (part of the City University of New York system) and the Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) hosted a panel discussion that provided a progress report on the almost 4-month-old program.View Article
Being a vegan (‘vee-gan’) may mean different things to different people. According to Vegan Action, “while vegetarians choose not to use flesh foods, vegans also avoid dairy and eggs, as well as fur, leather, wool, down, and cosmetics or chemical products tested on animals.”View Article
Thirteen days after it started, the wildfire in Yosemite National Park still burns. The ‘monster’ fire, known as the “Rim” fire, has scorched more than 300 square miles of land and trees. It could have devastating effects not only on the homes and tourist attractions in the area, but also on the clean water supply, the biodiversity of the forest, and the air quality.View Article
After you smooth your legs with body lotion, dab on that wrinkle cream, and apply your makeup, take a look in the mirror. Do you look amazing? Of course you do! Some of those results are natural…others are store-bought. And the ingredients in some store-bought purchases, like those that have Fair Trade Certification, can be traced miles away over oceans and deserts.View Article
Do you hear the ladies sing? Well, you may have missed the Sounds of Change Concert, which aired on June 1, but hopefully, you will be able to feel the effect long after it’s over. The Sounds of Change concert was organized by Chimes for Change, a global campaign for girls and women empowerment. Chimes for Change founders Frida Giannini, designer for Gucci, Salma Hayek-Pinault and Beyonce Knowles-Carter wanted to raise awareness and funding for a woman’s right to education, justice and health everywhere. The list of celebrities who “chimed” in for this event included Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Prince Harry, Pakistani education activist Humaira Bachal, Florence Welch, Gloria Steinem and many more. The concert raised $4.3 million to fund 200 projects in 70 countries around the world, all meant to empower women globally.View Article
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