Daily Archives: November 6, 2019

“Climate Change, Sustainability, and What You Can Do to Make an Impact” | Talks at Google

Published on Nov 6, 2019
Panelists: Arielle Crawford, Gene Baur, Jodi Monelle & Liz Dee

From the earth’s tallest peaks to the ocean floor, no part of the world is spared of climate change. Right now we are facing a disaster of global scale, our greatest threat in thousands of years – climate change. In an effort to inspire change, we sat down with experts who have built sustainable organizations and are making revolutionary efforts to combat climate change by doing everyday activities in a more sustainable way. Collectively, we can make a world of difference.

About the Panelists:

Arielle Crawford — is the founder and designer of ARIELLE, a sustainable apparel label committed to regenerative materials, fair-trade labor, supply chain integrity and consumer education. Her clean and timeless aesthetic encourages a “less, but better” approach to fashion, reflecting both legacy craftsmanship and modern versatility. She draws upon her resourceful upbringing in West Texas, her experience in the NYC fashion industry, her studies with indigenous communities in South America, and low-footprint living for the inspiration of her mission-driven brand.

Gene Baur — has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. Since the mid-1980s, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about factory farming and the urgent need to fix our broken food system. His most important achievements include winning the first-ever cruelty conviction at a U.S. stockyard and introducing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods in Florida, Arizona, and California. His efforts have been covered by top news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. Gene has published two bestsellers, Farm Sanctuary: “Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food” and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life (Rodale, 2015), which he co-authored with Forks Over Knives author Gene Stone. He was recently named one of Oprah Winfrey’s SuperSoul 100 Givers.

Jodi Monelle — is the founder and CEO of global plant-based media company, LIVEKINDLY. With the highest engagement rate of any plant-based media publisher, LIVEKINDLY is focused on empowering people to make positive changes – big or small – in their own lives, and to show how daily actions make a difference in the world.

Liz Dee — is Co-President of Smarties Candy Company, makers of Smarties candy rolls. She is CEO of Baleine & Bjorn Capital, a venture capital fund that invests in businesses creating solutions to outdated animal products, and founder of Vegan Ladyboss, a global community of organized, connected and empowered vegan women.

Moderated by Deepika Phakke.

New York’s Toxic Wasteland: America’s Water Crisis (Part 1/3)

VICE

Nov 13, 2012

Every time it rains in New York City, billions of gallons of raw sewage are piped directly into the Hudson River. Superstorms like Hurricane Sandy only magnify the issue by flooding New York’s waterways with even more human feces. It’s a direct effect of the way New York City’s wastewater pipes were built, and it’s the same basic infrastructure problem facing over 40 million people in 700 American cities. In the first part of a three-part series on freshwater in America, Emerson Rosenthal takes a dip in the grand Hudson River to find out just how far we’ve swum up shit’s creek. Watch parts 2 and 3 here: Florida: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-2 California: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-3

Florida Sinkholes are Swallowing Cars: America’s Water Crisis (Part 2/3)

Nov 14, 2012

VICE

11.8M subscribers

The wonderful state of Florida has pumped so much groundwater from underground aquifers that its foundation is literally sinking. The result: A rash of sinkholes across the state’s gut has been sucking homes, humans, and housepets into the Earth. Emerson dons his speedo, flip-flops, and “best Florida shirt ever” to sniff out a sinkhole and find out why Floridians keep pumping their state dry.
Watch parts 1 and 3 here:
New York: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-1
California: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-3

Maloney: Bill Taylor Made Quid Pro Quo ‘Crystal Clear’ In Testimony | MTP Daily | MSNBC

Published on Nov 6, 2019
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) joins Chuck Todd to discuss Ambassador Bill Taylor’s upcoming public testimony on Nov. 13. Aired on 11/06/19.

YOU Pay When Corporate Greed Puts Profit Over People!

Published on Nov 6, 2019
Should power be in the hands of the people? For profit Powwer costs you more than just money!

New study reveals massive decline in North American bird population

Published on Nov 6, 2019
Last year, people brought a record number of injured wild birds, more than 6,000, to New Jersey’s Raptor Trust for treatment. The organization said there are so many of these challenges in navigating the world that these birds now have to deal with because of their proximity to humans. The journal Science looked at almost five decades of data, discovering that one in four birds in North America, around 3 billion in total, have been lost since 1970. CGTN’s Nick Harper reports on what experts want to do about it.

The Fight for California’s Fresh Water: America’s Water Crisis (Part 3/3)

Published on Nov 15, 2012
In the Golden State of California, freshwater in the San Joaquin Valley is on the brink of disappearance. Governor Jerry Brown’s proposal for a peripheral canal is reigniting centuries-old battles over water rights, and environmentalists, citizens, and billionaires alike are all vying for control over California’s water supply.

In the final episode of a three part series, Emerson Rosenthal gets his inner Erin Brockovich on as he investigates a water war that could potentially destroy access to California’s drinking water for millions. Welcome to California, ground zero of America’s water crisis.

Watch parts 1 and 2 here: New York: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-1 Florida: http://bit.ly/Water-Crisis-2