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Local Futures: Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis, November 8

Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis Including the launch of the International Alliance for Localization (IAL) 10am to 6pm, November 8, 2014 The Great Hall, The Cooper Union New York, New York  Concerned about climate change? Care about stopping global conflicts? Worried about financial insecurity and income inequality? Want to [...]

Be a Peace Builder: International Day of Peace

Dear Reader, To some, the idea of world peace seems cliche’, an idealistic fantasy. In the mainstream media we encounter a world awash in violence, division and the threat of mutual oblivion. We see the unrest and terrible suffering. Most of the world’s ‘peace work’ is unreported however – in the countless NGOs working to address the [...]

Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S

Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S

Did you know...  ...that Columbia University has roughly $10 million invested in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and G4S--two of the largest private prison firms in the world? ...that last year, the Chairman of the Board of CCA was inducted onto the Board of Trustees at Belmont University, and that Belmont hosted a “CCA power [...]

Rewarding the Work of Democracy: The Case for TimeBanking

Rewarding the Work of Democracy:   The Case for TimeBanking

  Rewarding the Work of Democracy: The Case for TimeBanking by Edgar S. Cahn. Ph.D. Founder, Time Banking; Co-Founder, Antioch School Of Law, Washington, DC Ethical Markets Media Advisory Board Member  This paper is an exploration of the contribution that TimeBanking, a medium of exchange with its own unique characteristics can, [...]

But What About the Futuristic Me?

By Dr. Gilbert Lancelot Raiford, Ethical Markets Advisory Board Member Presented at the World Future Society Conference, Orlando, FL, July 11-14, 2004 Whether because of myopia or “benign neglect”, futurists have blatantly shied away from discussing one of the most serious social problems this nation faces – that of a rapidly growing [...]

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News: Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills

  ScienceDaily: Top Environment News   Microplastics worse for crabs and other marine life than previously thought: Enter through gills Posted: 18 Jul 2014 08:56 AM PDT The tiny plastic particles polluting our seas are not only orally ingested by marine creatures, but also enter their systems through their [...]

The Civil Society Conference: Strengthening communities and building self-help in an era of Coalition Governments.

The Civil Society Conference:  Strengthening communities and building self-help in an era of Coalition Governments.

Overcoming disadvantage. Building civil society. Changing government.   The Civil Society Conference.   Strengthening communities and building self-help in an era of Coalition Governments.   With Hon. Kevin Andrews Federal Minister for Family and Community Services   "I’ve had a longstanding interest and [...]

Fellowships, contests, and job listings, oh my!

Fellowships, contests, and job listings, oh my!

Spring has sprung, and budding along with the flowers are opportunities for professional development, fellowships, publication of research, and youth contests. Be sure to check out the 'More Opportunities' section below, and e-mail us [email protected] your own contests, events, and calls for contributions. We'll help you get the word [...]

Ecocities Emerging – To support humanity’s transition to the Ecozoic Era – November 2013 Issue

A recently published article in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that at least 8.8 billion habitable Earth size planets exist in the Milky Way Galaxy alone. A super-computer simulation estimates that the number of galaxies in the universe may be 500 billion. Logical conclusion: there is life out there and [...]

Smart Planet Weekly: Can we crowdfund gun control?

Smart Planet Weekly: Can we crowdfund gun control?

  SmartPlanet Weekly October 27, 2013 A members-only preview of our weekly magazine, delivered every Sunday.   From the Desk of ... Gun control advocates in the U.S. haven't made strides nationally in many years. Is it time for the crowd to try tackling gun violence [...]

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