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2013-07-17 08:23:01

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, Vt., July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sterling College, an environmentally focused, liberal arts institution located in Northern Vermont, is pleased to announce that they have completed the divestment of its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. As of July 1, 2013, the college's endowment is invested in a fossil fuel free portfolio at Trillium Asset Management in Boston, MA. President Matthew Derr said, "Sterling College is an institution that lives by its core...

2012-05-05 10:21:21

NEW YORK, May 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Striking images and video are streaming in from over 1,000 events in more than 100 countries where people are "connecting the dots" between climate change and extreme weather. The events are part of a global effort called "Climate Impacts Day," organized by the international climate campaign 350.org. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120505/SF01713 ) The events are powerful evidence of how the string of weather disasters over the last year is...

2011-11-25 07:35:00

GrowthBusters director insists we cannot consume our way out of recession COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Just as retailers rejoice the start of holiday shopping season, the director of a new documentary advises consumers not to shop. "Repeat after me," he counsels, "I am not a consumer, I am a human being." Dave Gardner's new film, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, skewers wealthy societies for consuming more than the Earth can sustainably provide,...

2011-09-14 07:00:00

DENVER, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is pleased to announce that ARAMARK will sponsor the 2011 Student Summit held in conjunction with the AASHE 2011 Conference & Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 9, 2011. The goal of the summit, hosted by AASHE and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) Campus Ecology Program, is to allow students to collaborate on sustainability projects taking place on...

2011-07-18 10:45:00

LOS ANGELES, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Splashlife and the Harry Potter Alliance announce the formation of the advisory panel for Imagine Better, the two-part contest that is part of Splashlife's Planet Renew campaign to promote environmental awareness. The contests encourage young people to provide ideas about how to combat the climate crisis and art that celebrates environmental sustainability. Winners receive $1,000 plus feedback from our luminous advisory panel that now includes...

2010-10-08 20:07:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 7,000 events are planned in 188 countries for this Sunday's Global Work Party, a day of action coordinated by 350.org to push politicians to take action on climate change. There are more than 400 work parties planned across California, a broad show of support for clean energy solutions in advance of a contentious election. "Politicians may still be debating climate change, but citizens are getting to work solving it," said Bill McKibben, renowned...

2010-09-01 10:58:00

UNITY, Maine, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fresh from being named to the list of "greenest" colleges in the United States by The Princeton Review, Unity College will send a team on a solar road trip to the White House with environmental author and activist Bill McKibben. The objective of the road trip is to raise awareness of the potential that solar power has to reindustrialize America, address Global Warming, and create new industries. On Tuesday, September 7, McKibben will join...

2009-12-11 13:41:00

Millions of Citizens in Over 130 Countries Unite with Candlelight Vigils to Call for Progress in Copenhagen COPENHAGEN, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 12, millions of people from around the globe will come together for a massive day of action in a series of candlelight vigils, from the melting glaciers of Nepal to the sinking shores of Fiji. The events draw a line between success and failure at the Copenhagen Climate Conference by calling for a 3-point "Real Deal" that...

2008-08-09 12:00:34

The First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake, 569 S. 1300 East, will continue its summer forum on Sunday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m., with "Our Wounded Earth, Our Wounded Selves: Can We Heal Both?" by Bill McKibben, author and founder of 350.org. For information, call 582- 8687. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.