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Rinku Sen’s Race Forward and Saru Jayaraman’s Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC United) teamed up to create this incredible Racial Equity Toolkit for Restaurant Employers. #RacialEquityOnTheMenu
“There is a lot of work being done by smart cities to positively impact citizens in critical areas, such as independent living, public safety, transport, employment, and online public services. Smart cities that incorporate ICT accessibility into their programs and solutions can deliver enormous benefits for citizens with disabilities, older citizens, and the population as a whole.” Dr. Victor Pineda and James Thurston discuss #SmartCitiesForAll » Download the Smart Cities Toolkit today! Available in 8 languages.
Looking to start and/or grow your own Ecological Design business? Enroll in the online Eco-Landscape Mastery School with Erik Ohlsen and special guests
Ai-Jen Poo argues that “home-based care, the kind of caretaking that helps older Americans stay healthy in their homes, could generate huge savings for the health care system by preventing illness, injuries and unnecessary hospitalizations as the elder population booms. It’s time, she argues, to recognize that home care jobs will be the jobs of the future start making them better for the workers, patients and families who will rely on them.” Watch the video on POLITICO »
Jeanine Canty speaks on Environmental Justice in this “Oppression of People and Oppression of Earth Go Hand in Hand” Mindful U at Naropa University Podcast Episode!
“If you’re looking for a cause that unifies Americans of all political stripes across our often divided nation, one has emerged…tariffs and quotas on imported solar cells that would approximately double the price of solar panels in the U.S.” Billy Parish of Mosaic in the Washington Examiner »
“Acting with great principle in this time is not just a matter of moral high ground but also a matter of personal safety.” Malkia A. Cyril speaks to The Root on digital freedom and power for Black communities in the 21st century. Also, catch Malkia’s latest interview with Colorlines and in the Washington Post!
“Only in a broken democracy can big fossil fuel companies be allowed to put their next quarter’s profits ahead of the next generation’s existence.” Heather McGhee’s #Bioneers2017 Keynote covered by HuffPost
Women in Cleantech & Sustainability’s 4th annual #WCSTalks2017 is happening on November 4th at Google Campus in Mountain View, CA. Don’t miss this day of informative topics & top-notch speakers. The Bioneers community gets 20% off with code 17CP4!
“Water is an asset and a threat.” Henk Ovink speaks to the Seattle Times on his work exporting Dutch flood water expertise at #COP23.
“I just returned from our final story telling session and video shoot on the grassy plateaus and deep coulees of Thunderchild Cree Nation in the heart of Treaty 6 territory. We were out for our annual hunt and I decided to bring the cameras along. A week later I made my return to the City of Dirty Water with two moose in the back of the truck and some of the most powerful footage and stories we’ve captured yet.” Donate to Clayton Thomas-Muller’s new project “Life in the City of Dirty Water” »
Did you catch Van Jones on the The Daily Show with Trevor Noah last week?
“If we are to combat the rising tide of extremism across the globe, we must actively create bridges across difference, and resist strategic exploitation of our collective anxiety. For when we bridge, we not only open up to others, we also open up to change in ourselves – and actively participate in co-creating a society to which we can all belong.” john a. powell in The Guardian »
Join us alongside hundreds of influential, innovative CEOs, impact investors, & mission-driven business leaders December 7-9 in Sonoma, CA for SVN’s 30th Anniversary Conference & Gala: Business for the Greatest Good. Let’s shape the future of business, together. Register now with our special discount and save $500 »
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society covered john a. powell’s keynote at #Bioneers2017.
“We had a serious problem with a lack of access to fresh and healthy produce,” says Yakini. “All of those factors converged.” Malik Yakini of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network speaks to Stephen Henderson on WDET 101.9FM’s #DetroitToday.
Bay Area Artist and Activist Favianna Rodriguez spoke to the Living Future Institute on the power artists have in shaping culture.
“With those storms behind us, we must work to rebuild stronger, fuel-free, stormproof power systems based on decentralized and resilient renewables like solar. We need to use 21st century innovation, not 20th century technology. Importing fossil fuels costs these island nations enormous sums. Yet the sun shines and the wind blows on these islands for free. We’re optimistic we can do this. But we’ll have to resist our own impulses to carry on with business as usual.” Amory B. Lovins on “How to Keep the Lights On After a Hurricane”
Reflecting upon the immense beauty and wisdom present at #Bioneers2017, Marilyn Cornelius wrote this poem.
“On the fringe of the conference, Tom Goldtooth and other activists set up an International Rights of Nature tribunal to consider crimes against the environment. ‘This is an opportunity for civil society to recognize we have the power to bring about system change,’ said Goldtooth. ‘The people of Germany should hold a tribunal like this to hold companies and governments to account for the damage done to the natural world.'” Tom Goldtooth at #COP23 is mentioned in this Guardian piece, and the Indigenous Environmental Network started off the conference with some powerful truths, demands, and reminders »
In response to the devastating fires in Northern California, For The Wild premiered their first Reactive Webinar hosting University of Tasmania Professor of Environmental Change Biology, David Bowman, who is exploring the relationship between fire, landscapes and humans.
“So when we speak of community, it is as students of the communities we seek to accompany.” Ten Strands covers their “Environmental Literacy for All” panel at #Bioneers2017.
Manuel Pastor’s contribution to the “Just Environments” series for Social Science Research Council – Items interrogates how social movement organizations, often led by communities of color, pushed for progressive reforms in California. He suggests the success and lessons associated with California’s story offer one path out of our current national state of racial, environmental, and economic anxiety. Read Pastor’s full piece »
“Should a river have legal rights of its own? Should it be able to thrive, and even evolve naturally, without human interference?” The Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund‘s Mari Margil is interviewed by Water Deeply about the recent court filing of a lawsuit on behalf of the Colorado River.
As part of their Green Chemistry Commitment’s Green Chemistry Education Webinar Series, Beyond Benign is hosting Dr. Pamela Spencer and Dr. Craig Rowlands for a discussion on designing products with reduced hazards, Tuesday December 5th from 2-3p ET. Register today!
Didn’t make it to the “Art, Politics, Spirit: Braided Activism for Culture Shift” afternoon panel with Cynthia Tom and Lulani Arquette at #Bioneers2017? Lucky you – moderator Arlene Goldbard captured her opening remarks in her latest blog post.
Thanking Heather McGhee for the inspiration, Courtney Martin reflects on her panel “Confronting Inner and Outer Racism and Patriarchy” at #Bioneers2017 in her latest OnBeing piece.
Our friends at the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund live streamed their Rights of Nature Symposium last week – watch the full program here.