Tag: Sustainability and Climate Change

Remember Climate Change?

“Climate Change” was not mentioned one single time in the Presidential Debates. Neither was “global warming.” Out of about four and a half hours and roughly 50,000 words, neither of those terms appeared even once. Yep, “Big Bird” was mentioned more than climate change.

Posted in Politics and Elections, Sustainability and Climate Change

Sustainability & Climate Change Issue Update: The GOP, Sustainability and Climate Change

Coming into Iowa, candidates stumped on a range of issues, including sustainability and climate change. Here’s where the 2012 hopefuls stand on the issue.

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A Sustainable Answer to Invasive Species… Put them on the Menu

The hottest Sushi restaurant in New Haven, CT is serving up invasive species – and fighting environmental destruction in the process.

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change, Food and Farm Policy

Rock The Earth Announces Planet Defender Awards

Rock the Earth kicked off Earth Day by announcing this year’s Planet Defender Awards. The environmental organization chooses recipients in three categories: artist, community leader, and grassroots activist. The 2010 winners are Bonnie Raitt (at left), Laurie David and Louie Psihoyos, respectively. Elected by Rock the Earth’s national volunteer staff, each winner demonstrates “the importance…

Posted in Music and Activism, Sustainability and Climate Change

Community Question: Solutions on Climate Change

Last fall, we had a poll measuring how many of you had health insurance and where you got it. About 35% of you said you were without insurance, and it kicked off a great stream of comments posted online. We’re now going to start asking a new question every few weeks. We invite you to…

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Man On The Lot: Sustainability And Conservation

Eric, HeadCount’s pesky yet courageous Man on the Lot, is back at it again. He recently spoke about sustainability and conservation with fans of The Fray at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey.

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Dave Matthews Band Fosters Sustainability

In the July issue of Relix magazine, Dave Matthews explained the lyrics to “Dive In,” an apocalyptic warning from the band’s month-old Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King: “It’s talking about the future of our planet, but in a very lilting, light hearted way,” Matthews said. “The gravity of the topic sort of sneaks up…

Paul McCartney Family Advocates Meatless Mondays

Tired: Fish on Fridays. Wired: Meatless Mondays. Today noted vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney, along with his daughters Stella and Mary, launched a new Meat Free Monday campaign to extol the environmental, health, political, socioeconomic, and spiritual virtues of reducing our collective intake of bird, fish, and animal flesh. The livestock industry is reportedly responsible for…

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Five Questions For Bonnaroo Sustainability Coordinator Laura Sohn

What’s your role with Bonnaroo and how did you come to hold this position? I’m the festival’s Sustainability Coordinator. The festival has had a long commitment to greening and sustainability and worked with outside consultants for years. As the greening efforts grew they realized the importance of having someone involved in the day-to-day, year-round operations…

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Carlos Santana’s Architects of a New Dawn

One of the country’s most socially active musicians, Carlos Santana is probably know best, at least philanthropically, as the founder of the Milagro Foundation, which provides grants to not-for-profit community organizations working with children in education, health, and the arts. Santana’s latest nonmusical project, Architects of a New Dawn, neatly combines his passions for the…