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The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

The Fairphone, World’s First Ethically Sourced Smartphone, Opens Pre-Sales To General Public

Netherlands-based hardware initiative Fairphone began around three years ago as a project designed to highlight the use of conflict minerals in the construction of consumer electronics, and then evolved three years later into a full-fledged hardware startup, with the aim of turning … Continued

Obama calls for action on climate change, clean energy in inauguration speech

Obama calls for action on climate change, clean energy in inauguration speech

In a surprising move, President Obama called out the need to fight climate change and transition to cleaner energy sources in his inauguration speech on Monday morning. While Obama’s first term provided many resources for clean energy, the administration’s support … Continued

Showtime Orders Climate Change Series From James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub

Showtime Orders Climate Change Series From James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Weintraub

The documentary series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” has enlisted such bold-faced names as Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and Alec Baldwin as narrators. It is scheduled to air in six to eight parts in 2013.  Showtime is tackling climate change as … Continued

CO2 Hit Record High In 2011 – UN Report

CO2 Hit Record High In 2011 – UN Report

The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached a record 390.9 parts per million (ppm) in 2011, according to a report released Tuesday by the UN’s World Meteorological Organization(WMO). That’s a 40 percent increase over levels in 1750, before … Continued

Are women greener than men?

Are women greener than men?

When it comes to caring for the environment, is there a gender difference between men and women? A growing body of social science research suggests yes. Women consistently rank values strongly linked to environmental concern – things such as altruism, … Continued

New Dream Mini-Views: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy

New Dream Mini-Views: Visualizing a Plenitude Economy

In connection with Juliet Schor’s book last year, Plenitude, I appreciated this video, posted four months ago. 

In our neighborhood (east Arlington, MA), my family and I have been exploring similar themes through a free dinner series (which we call “…

Rhode Island Senator Does The Unthinkable: Takes A Strong Public Stand on Climate (Video)

Rhode Island Senator Does The Unthinkable: Takes A Strong Public Stand on Climate (Video)

Senator Whitehouse YouTube page/Public Domain

Last week Senator Sheldon Whitehouse from Rhode Island has done what pitifully few members of Congress or the Obama administration have done lately: Take a stand, articulately, passionately, and accurately…