Archive for August 2008

REV-LIFE “Spokesmom” contest

We’re looking for five active moms who make a difference in the lives of their families and in their communities to share their story. This is a participative promotion that will yield a $1,000 cash prize plus lots of perks and product. Oh, and REV is healthy – naturally derived as opposed to the synthetically…

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CF: Team of Colombian education officials visit Parkside Elementary

A team of Colombian education officials in Atlanta this week for the Americas Competitiveness Forum paid a visit to Parkside Elementary Wednesday to see how the APS school uses the latest technology in the classroom. Dr. Humberto Diez Villa, education secretary for culture of the Colombian state of Antioquia, watches as students in Michele Alford’s…

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Mapping the World’s Renewable Energy Potential

Gratitude to Sarah at Worldchanging for putting this together: As renewable energy technologies become more competitive, investing in them is becoming a more viable venture. Yet, uncertainties about cost and ROI are still keeping some investors at bay. Wind blows, rain falls and the sun shines, but differently at different times and locations, making wind,…

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NYT: Van Jones is a rare bird

[Ian Bryan] This was the #1 post on the site for q2 of this year. One of the trillions of gifts I’ve received from working with West Coast Green is an introduction to Van Jones. “Try this experiment. Go knock on someone’s door in West Oakland, Watts or Newark and say: ‘We gotta really big…

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CF: Jesse Fox gets re:vision

With more than half of humanity now living in cities, and the built environment set to expand massively over the next few decades, the way we create our cities may be the key to achieving a sustainable future. By recognizing that the city block is to the built environment what the cell is to the…

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CF: Technology key to New Orleans school revival

Superintendent Paul Vallas, a well-known reformer, has made technology pivotal in his recovery plans for New Orleans schools New Orleans schools chief Paul Vallas recently passed his first major test when fourth and eighth graders in the city’s public schools posted significantly higher scores on the state exam–and his plans for using technology to help…

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CF: Urban Re:Vision on Jetson Green

From our friends at Jetson Green… Do you have what it takes to make a difference? Are you willing and able to rebuild a sustainable foundation for the future? It’s time for a change in the way we see things, in the way we do things. It’s time for what we build to reflect who…

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