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Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate Paid Customers Over $20 million for...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

Kid to Kid and Uptown Cheapskate announced that in 2014 they paid over $20 million to their customers to recycle their gently used clothes and accessories.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12664175.htm

Categories: Environment

Jacksonville Medical Group Invests in Cutting-Edge HRMS Technology to...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

AGT’s patented Health Risk Management System (HRMS) can lessen risk of Healthcare-associated Infections

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12665661.htm

Categories: Environment

SPB Energy Expert Releases Tip Sheet for Energy Saving in Colder...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

Larz Herold of SPB goes over his expert tips on how to save money and limit emissions during the coldest months of 2015.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12667398.htm

Categories: Environment

Remsoft and Margules Groome partner to provide services to clients in...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

Arrangement will provide clients in the region with greater access to Remsoft’s industry standard optimization solutions.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12649779.htm

Categories: Environment

Spring-Green Lawn Care Works With Arbor Day Foundation by Donating to...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

Spring-Green Lawn Care donates $10,000 to Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees for the Community Tree Recovery Program, targeting areas affected by natural disasters.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

SourceLink Joins Energy Retailers to Speak and Exhibit at Upcoming...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

SourceLink further cements its focus on marketing services for the deregulated energy industry through sponsorships, speaking engagements and attendance at industry events.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

This Earth Day Choose A Green Pest Management Solution

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

EcoRaider launches new ecommerce website and offers free shipping for customers during the month of April.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Eearth_Day_Promotion/EcoRaider_Bed_Bug_Killer/prweb12668272.htm

Categories: Environment

Reality Show Host, Jeremy Bates, Makes Appearance at Creature Weekend

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

Former heavyweight boxer turned pro wrestler turned UFC fighter, Jeremy “The Beast” Bates, joins fellow “Monsters Underground” cast member, Bill Brock at Creature Weekend conference to be held at Salt...

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

Expo Milan 2015: Select Italy Presents its ‘Expo Made Easy’ Packages

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

As Milan is getting ready to open the doors to the Expo next week, Select Italy presents three different options to take part in this global event.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

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Categories: Environment

SolBid Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Raise Funds for Initiative...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

Solar energy start up, SolBid has made it their mission to help schools from the looming educational budget deficit in the U.S. through the use of solar energy.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/solar/schools/prweb12670100.htm

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New Book Tells Readers ‘The Soul Comes First’

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

Brian Balke presents analysis of Bible in new book.

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/BrianBalke/TheSoulComesFirst/prweb12672123.htm

Categories: Environment

Yoga for Hope Fundraiser at Petco Park

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:41

An anticipated 1,000 health conscience San Diegans will unite on June 13 on the centerfield grass of the San Diego Padres Petco Park to practice yoga and show support of City of Hope, one of the...

(PRWeb April 22, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12666704.htm

Categories: Environment

Why Earth Day doesn’t matter anymore

Grist.org - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 09:00

For most Americans, Earth Day is probably something you vaguely remember from elementary school. You may have sat through a lesson on reducing, reusing, and recycling, or made a poster with a frowny-faced Earth in art class. If your school was really ambitious, you might have had a bake sale and donated the proceeds to Save the Whales or Save the Rainforests. (My school was not particularly ambitious, so we’d usually watch Free Willy and call it a day.)

As an adult, you probably celebrate Earth Day the way you celebrate Flag Day: You don’t.

But Earth Day wasn’t always like this. Earth Day 2015 will likely be as fruitful as a gay stud horse, but the first Earth Day in 1970 gave birth to the modern environmental movement. Twenty million people, or one in 10 Americans, took to classrooms, auditoriums, and city streets to show their support for cleaning up the planet. The momentum from those early events led to the creation of the EPA and the passage of landmark laws like the Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act. According to The New Yorker, the inaugural Earth Day “generated more than 12,000 events across the country, many of them in high schools and colleges, with more than 35,000 speakers. Today devoted ten hours of airtime to it. Congress took the day off, and two-thirds of its members spoke at Earth Day events.” Can you imagine that? The only event two-thirds of Congress would show up for these days is an open bar with a side of campaign contributions.

So why was the first Earth Day effective when the 45th promises to be just another day of feel-good fairs and corporate green-washing? Well, it was a different era. Back then, mass demonstrations actually made a difference, which was apparent from the successes of the anti-war and civil rights movements. Today, people still take to the streets — the People’s Climate March last fall brought out a record 400,000 activists — but political leaders are more willing to ignore them. And why is that? Well, are you rich? No? In that case, you just don’t matter that much.

In 1972, the presidential race cost just over $300 million (adjusted for today’s dollars). The 2012 presidential race cost over $2.6 billionan 867 percent increase, and the 2016 election will likely be the most expensive in history, with projections of up to $5 billion.

And where does that money come from? Rich people, corporations, special interest groups, and super PACs who buy influence and rarely prioritize the environment over profit.

In such a rigged system, Earth Day doesn’t stand a chance, and so this widely celebrated international phenomenon has lost its relevance. It is a Band-Aid, a pat on the back, a Facebook like. It’s dumping a bucket of ice water over your head for ALS or wearing a pink ribbon for breast cancer. It’s nothing more than a symbol. We don’t need Earth Day or Earth Month or even Earth Year: What we need is for those in power to stop working for industry and start working for the people.

How do we make this happen? Maybe we should turn to the recent developments out of Indiana for inspiration. Indiana Governor Mike Pence didn’t backtrack on the anti-gay Religious Freedom Restoration Act because people were holding gay rights drum circles — he did it because companies like Apple, Angie’s List, and Walmart threatened to take their business elsewhere. The financial pushback was swift, and so was the governor’s retraction. It’s terrifying: Big business may be the perpetrator of much of the world’s pollution, but it could also be the solution.

So don’t spend this Earth Day buying biodegradable balloons. Instead, climb the corporate ladder and use your perch to twist politicians’ arms. Make a billion dollars and donate it to candidates who actually want to fight climate change. Marry a venture capitalist and threaten to leave if he doesn’t divest from Big Oil. Become a lobbyist if you have to. Become president if you have to. There are things you can do to effect change in the world, but your Earth Day tote isn’t one of them.


Filed under: Article, Politics
Categories: Environment

Earth Day doesn’t suck this year, thanks to Woman Crush Wednesday

Grist.org - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 08:06

Welcome back to Woman Crush Wednesday, our weekly roundup of badass women in the news. This week’s review comes alongside two green holidays, depending on what (or how) you like to celebrate: 4/20 and Earth Day. And we’ve got you covered on both fronts: From one tireless environmental activist who successfully protected her indigenous lands from a massive hydroelectric development, to another whose urban farm grows dank bud and luscious organic tomatoes (all while helping to reconnect African-Americans to the land), and plenty in between.

Here’s who we’ve been crushing on this week:

  • Los Angeles Times reporter Diana Marcum, who just won a Pulitzer Prize for her powerful portrayal of how California’s ongoing mega-drought affects the farmers and residents of the state’s parched Central Valley. (Los Angeles Times)
  • Berta Cáceres, a Honduran activist who won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize for her tireless organization against a hydroelectric dam on indigenous Lenca lands — which she succeeded in blocking spite of numerous death threats and attacks against her. We interviewed Cáceres in August, and when asked why her campaign was being met with so much hostility, she responded: “We are women reclaiming the sovereignty of our bodies, our political thoughts and beliefs, [and] our cultural and spiritual rights. Of course the aggression will be much greater.” (Goldman Environmental Prize)
  • Dianne D. Glave, an African-American pastor exploring connections between black women’s hair, their health, and how both relate to the environment. (Grist)

  • Yevgenia Chirikova, a top Russian environmentalist who has campaigned against an $8 billion highway that runs through a federally protected forest. Environmental activism in Russia is dangerous work — it’s not uncommon to hear of activists suffering brutal beatings or facing imprisonment for their efforts. As a result, Chirikova is now fleeing the country to continue her work away from the prying eyes of the Russian government. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Karissa Lewis, co-founder of Full Harvest Farms in Oakland, who believes pot — that’s right, pot — is the gateway drug to urban farming. Spark it up. (Grist)

Stay tuned for next week’s roundup!


Filed under: Living
Categories: Environment

Animal Communicator, Healer Shares Holistic Healing Techniques

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 06:41

Diane Weinmann’s award-winning new book, ‘A Tail of Hope’s Faith’ helps pet owners improve quality of life, maintain hope.

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/DianeWeinmann/ATailofHopesFaith/prweb12672017.htm

Categories: Environment

Melissa Young-Dorn Gives Her Secrets to Finding ‘Sassy’ Self

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 06:41

New book ‘How to FIND your Super Awesome Sassy Self!’ describes author’s introspective journey

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/MelissaYoungDorn/04/prweb12672021.htm

Categories: Environment

Evil witch plots revenge against wizard, nearby kingdom in James...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 06:41

‘Susan and the Sunflower’ reaches young readers with 2015 press campaign

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/JamesHuffman/SusanandtheSunflower/prweb12672031.htm

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Home Building Market Index Shows Surge Of Optimism

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:41

The Federal Savings Bank shares news on how home builder optimism is growing.

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12672003.htm

Categories: Environment

Lawsuit Asserts Yosemite’s Hetch Hetchy Reservoir Violates California...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:40

Restore Hetch Hetchy’s petition alleges reservoir’s diversion of water unreasonable; ‘Not One Drop of Water Need be Lost in Restoration’

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12668290.htm

Categories: Environment

Rosacea is an incurable common skin ailment, but Dr. F. Victor Rueckl...

PR Web - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 00:40

Rosacea can be effectively managed through proper treatment

(PRWeb April 21, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12658282.htm

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