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This Monday Nov 14th, Global Green Honors Bill McKibben and May Boeve of 350.org and others

BTW: Do you know about Global Green’s “I am” campaign? The following video includes some of the most visible people who are fighting to protect our earth, our health, and our future: Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Grenier, Orlando Bloom, Serena Williams, Ed O’Neill, James Cameron, Nia Vardalos, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Bacon, Mark McGrath, Walton Goggins, Billy … Continue reading

Conversations on Courage: Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu & Aung San Suu Kyi (CGI 2011)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu talk with each other for the first time Continue reading

Ted Turner’s 11 Voluntary Initiatives. Real Cowboys Protect the Planet!

Eleven Voluntary Initiatives  http://www.visionsmc.com/2011/03/25/ted-turners-voluntary-initiatives/  By Ted Turner 1. I promise to care for Planet Earth and all living things thereon, especially my fellow human beings. 2. I promise to treat all persons everywhere with dignity, respect, and friendliness. 3. I promise to have no more than one or two children. 4. I promise to use my … Continue reading

(video) Miss Representation Trailer – Mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters, Humans, Please Watch This and Share!

http://www.missrepresentation.org/home.html From the Video’s Youtube Information: Trailer Courtesy of Girls’ Club Entertainment. Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, MISS REPRESENTATION uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film explores how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women … Continue reading

(video) Bill McKibben: Why I Spent 2 Days In Jail Protesting the Keystone XL Tar Sands Oil Pipeline

DemocracyNow.org – Fifty-two environmental activists were arrested Monday in front of the White House as part of an ongoing protest calling on the Obama administration to reject a permit for the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline project, which would deliver Canada tar sands oil to refineries in Texas, and rather focus on developing clean energy. An … Continue reading

(video) Bill Clinton, Kennedy Obebe, and Sean Penn: Inspiring and Facilitating Change, Clinton Global Initiative

A Conversation with President Clinton April 2nd, 2011 President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States http://www.clintonglobalinitiative.org/ Kennedy Odede, President and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities  http://shininghopeforcommunities.org Story from Shining Hope for Communities Sean Penn, Humanitarian and Actor; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, J/P Haitian Relief Organization J/P Haitian … Continue reading

(video) Cradle to Cradle Festival Berlin – William McDonough and Michael Braungart

“At the Cradle to Cradle Festival in Berlin, Jan Michael Hess interviewed the two C2C co-founders William McDonough and Michael Braungart who know how we can create the Cradle to Cradle Economy. Waste is food. Materials in the technosphere should be reused like biodegradable nutrients in the biosphere. Michael is joining Bill & Jan in … Continue reading

(Video TEDx) SHero Theary Seng on Reconciling Peace with Justice in Cambodia

After the Khmer Rouge killed both her parents, Theary Seng and her surviving family trekked across the border for Thailand (November 1979) and emigrated to the U.S. one year later. She wrote the book Daughter of the Killing Fields, (London 2005). Fierce, highly intelligent, courageous, and beautiful, Theary Seng has dedicated her life to finding and forwarding … Continue reading

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