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NYC Welcomes Back Honeybees: NYTimes Editorial

Great news in NYC for human and honey-bee relations: see the NYTimes Editorial here. Here’s the best news we have heard in a while: keeping honeybees is now legal in New York City. The old rule was based on a … Continue reading

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Vancouver Releases Factsheet on City-Wide Composting: City Farmer

See brochure here. Very large download 6MB Composting conserves landfill space, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates nutrient rich soil. The City of Vancouver engages residents to work toward these goals, offering educational programs, subsidized home composters, and a yard … Continue reading

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Philadelphia City Council Passes Unanimous Vote to Create Sustainable City Policy

PHILADELPHIA adopts city policy aimed at sustainable practice: See B Corps Win Healthy Tax Break in Landmark Law, written by Mary Catherine O’Connor and published on Thursday, December 3rd on triplepundit.com The Philadelphia City Council voted unanimously to pass a … Continue reading

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San Francisco Makes Composting City Law

San Francisco’s mandatory city-wide composting program becomes official city ordinance today. From Monday’s San Francisco Chronicle: The law, the most comprehensive in the country, is an aggressive push by Mayor Gavin Newsom to cut greenhouse gas emissions, return carbon to … Continue reading

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More than 50,000 Farmers Protest in Paris as Food Prices Drop

From today’s TVNZ: Thousands of farmers staged protests across France and blocked traffic for about two hours on a section of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris to demand the government help them combat a plunge in food prices. France’s … Continue reading

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Baltimore’s Head of School Lunch is Transforming the City’s Program: Washington Post

BALTIMORE, USA: Tony Geraci and the Great Kids Farm are changing the way a city does school lunch.  Reporting by the Washington Post.

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Customers Prove There’s a Market for Fresh Produce: NYTimes

BRONX, USA: The New York City Council began a program to get healthy foods on the street in low-income neighborhoods. The NYTimes reports here: The cart’s debut was the centerpiece of the first public celebration of a new citywide effort … Continue reading

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China Making Worlds Largest Wind Power Industry

DUNHUANG, CHINA:  The NYTimes reported today that: (…) Beijing is starting to change how this country generates energy. Although coal remains the biggest energy source and is almost certain to stay that way, the rise of renewable energy, especially wind … Continue reading

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Sotomayor Nomination to Supreme Court Brings Up Uncertain Meaning of Activism

The NYTimes reports: (…) while Judge Sotomayor has occasionally made statements outside court that conservatives find objectionable, it is far from clear that her judicial record supports the accusation that she is an activist. Several empirical studies have concluded that … Continue reading

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Act Now to Strengthen the Clean Energy Bill: Green For All

Green For All emailed this message this afternoon: This morning, Green For All and NRDC released a new report, “Green Prosperity: How Clean-Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards in the United States,” by the Political Economy Research … Continue reading

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Third Anniversary of the South Central Farmers Encampment Eviction, June 12 and 13, 2009: Los Angeles, United States

FRI, and SAT, JUNE 12-13, 2009: 3RD ANNIVERSARY of the SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS ENCAMPMENT EVICTION June 12th, 2009 8:00 am – 9:00 am Rally outside City Hall 9:00 am  Press Conference 10:00 am – 12:30 am Pack the city council … Continue reading

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White House Pledges $50 Million in Seed Capital for Social Innovation Fund

From the White House blog, Michele Jolin talks about the creation of a Social Innovation Fund: Yesterday, the President announced that he would ask Congress in the FY2010 budget to provide $50 million in seed capital for his Social Innovation Fund, … Continue reading

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Workers Without Borders: NYTimes

An op-ed piece by JENNIFER GORDON in today’s NYTimes: Workers without Borders

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