Daily Archives: October 12, 2015

Transition Streets Cohort – Session 1


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Published on Oct 12, 2015

Learn how Transition Streets works and get tools and tips to support you in bringing Transition Streets to your own neighborhood. Hear how Transition Streets has positively impacted participating neighborhoods and communities. Get your questions answered!

This teleseminar includes:

Brief intro & history of Transition Streets
Overview of the curriculum
Introduction to facilitator & outreach guides and evaluation form
Tips for bringing Transition Streets to your neighborhood
Highlights & Stories from the Transition Streets pilot

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Gyasi Ross: Why I Support Bernie Sanders & the #BlackLivesMatter Protesters Who Interrupted Him


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 12, 2015

As Democratic presidential candidates including Sen. Bernie Sanders prepare for the first debate Tuesday, we talk to Gyasi Ross about his recent piece on TheStranger.com, “I Support Bernie Sanders for President and I Also Support the Black Lives Matter Takeover in Seattle.” Ross was in attendance when Black Lives Matters activists disrupted a Sanders appearance in Seattle.

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From Million Man March to Columbus Day: Challenging White Supremacy & “Doctrine of Discovery”


Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 12, 2015

Tens of thousands from across the country gathered on the National Mall in Washington Saturday for the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. The rally commemorated the 1995 event, when Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan called African-American men to the nation’s capital for a “day of atonement.” This year’s rally, themed “Justice or Else,” called for an end to police brutality and demanded justice for communities of color, women and the poor, and was more inclusive than the first. Among this year’s crowd were women and other people of color, including Native Americans who are calling for a renaming of Columbus Day, the federal holiday that commemorates the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the so-called New World in 1492. The holiday has long evoked sadness and anger among Native Americans who object to honoring the man who opened the land to European colonization and the exploitation of native peoples. We speak with Larry Hamm, chairman of the People’s Organization for Progress, who was at the first Million Man March in 1995 and also attended the 20th anniversary march, and Gyasi Ross, author, speaker, lawyer and member of the Blackfeet Nation.

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More cities, communities rejecting ‘Columbus Day’ in favor of inclusive celebrations


RT America

Published on Oct 12, 2015

A growing number of cities, including eight in the past two months alone, are rejecting Columbus Day, the US holiday which celebrates the Italian explorer. They are instead focusing on Native American populations or other celebrations. Legal and media analyst “Lionel” joins Simone Del Rosario to take a look at the growing phenomenon.

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Live Well Springfield Video (Feat. Gardening the Community)


Julie Factor

Published on Oct 29, 2013

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Jeremy Leggett: Systemic Risk in Energy Markets and the Shift to a New Narrative


The Architectural League

Published on Jan 12, 2015

The Five Thousand Pound Life: The Energy Issue
Jeremy Leggett
Systemic Risk in Energy Markets and the Shift to a New Narrative
Recorded May 10, 2014

The Five Thousand Pound Life: The Energy Issue was a symposium on energy and architecture organized by The Architectural League and the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) in May 2014.

In his keynote address, Jeremy Leggett addressed the systemic risk that climate change poses to energy markets. As chairman of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, he guided the narrative of the “Carbon Bubble,” changing the conversation around investment and regulation in the energy industry. He discussed the nature of intersecting risks from climate, the carbon bubble, the shale surprise, and the oil shock, demonstrating how financial-sector shock permeates all of them.

Leggett is the founder and chairman of Solarcentury—an international solar solutions company—and SolarAid—an African solar lighting charity. His latest book, The Energy of Nations: Risk Blindness and the Road to Renaissance examines the interdependent risks of global oil supply, climate shock, and financial collapse.

The Five Thousand Pound Life (5KL) is an initiative of The Architectural League on new ways of thinking, talking, and acting on architecture, climate change, and our economic future.

The Energy Issue is a GSAPP initiative to make energy a cultural issue, launched in partnership with Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®. Follow the initiative @theenergyissue.

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Insights in implementing Climate Risk reduction in a pension fund portfolio


TheSmithSchool

Published on Oct 12, 2015

Session VI – Presenter II
Presented by Faith Ward, Environment Agency Pension Fund

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Weather insurance: a tool for social protection under climate change


CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)

Published on Oct 12, 2015

Ahead of World Food Day, Sonja Vermeulen, Head of Research for CCAFS, answered questions on boosting resilience and smallholder farmer income under climate change.
The video was originally broadcast on Periscope on 12 October.

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Climate Change and Fiduciary Duty: the old shield becomes a potent sword


TheSmithSchool

Published on Oct 12, 2015

Session VI – Prsenter III
Presented by Sarah Barker, Minter Ellison Lawyers and University of Melbourne

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Trailer: Back from the Waste Land


PressTV Documentaries

Published on Oct 12, 2015

The story of two former MKO members who have fled the organization after 23 years and relive moments of their fearful and hard experiences.

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