Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar

Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar Thursday, 18 September 2014 12:48 By Chuck Collins, YES! Magazine | Report (Image: Wind energy via Shutterstock) This story is part of the Climate in Our Hands collaboration between Truthout and YES! Magazine. As the United Nations Climate …

SmartPlanet Daily: Will future college degrees be based more on experience than classroom time?

Manage my newsletters  |  Trouble viewing this mail? Read it online.  |  Previous Edition     SmartPlanet Daily November 07, 2013 Your must-read morning briefing from SmartPlanet, delivered five days a week.   From the Desk of … Think MOOCs are disruptive? What if students could obtain degrees just by passing a series of …

Good News Agency: A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour

Good News Agency A culture of peace is emerging in all fields of human endeavour   Good News Agency carries positive and constructive news from all over the world relating to voluntary work, the work of the United Nations, non governmental organizations and institutions engaged in improving the quality of life …

The Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign Has Colleges Weighing The Stakes

“It’s wrong to profit from wrecking the planet.” That’s what thousands of young people are saying across the U.S. who are demanding their colleges and universities strip fossil fuel investments from their endowment portfolios. They are arguing with passion — and a considerable amount of organizing savvy — that the …

March news from Calvert Foundation

BLOG FLICKR® FACEBOOK© TWITTER™ It’s a win-win. Earn a financial return while lifting families out of poverty. Empowering Investors to Empower Communities MARCH 2013 Dear Friends, Last Friday was International Women’s Day, a day of celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women around the world. At Calvert …

THE FUTURIST: How to Make a Mind

February 2013 • Special Check out The March-April issue of THE FUTURIST magazine! How to Make a Mind By Ray Kurzweil Can nonbiological brains have real minds of their own? In this article, drawn from his latest book, futurist/inventor Ray Kurzweil describes the future of intelligence—artificial and otherwise.Read more.   …

Green Funds That Merit The Name

January 06, 2012 Green Funds That Merit The Name By Ellie Winninghoff What do the California Institute of Technology and Weber State University have in common? Both universities are using a portion of their endowment to invest in capital-intensive energy efficiency efforts on campus. These schools are among 50 other …