The Story of Stuff Project Presents: The Story of Electronics by Annie Leonard

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The Story of Stuff Project

with Free Range Studios and Electronics Takeback Coalition

 

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Town Hall | CAMM Worldwide

Town Hall | CAMM Worldwide.

On November 17 at 12pm ET, join host former Vice President Al Gore, inventor Dean Kamen, astronaut Sally Ride and young people from around the world for an interactive discussion exploring youth attitudes toward math and science education.

In order to participate, bookmark the above link and return on November 17th at 12 PM ET.  You can sign in using a Vokle, Facebook, or Twitter account.  You can submit questions and chat with other viewers.

There are so many countries that are ahead of us in math, science, technology, and engineering.  The U.S. is ranked 35th in Math and 29th in Science.

80% of all jobs created in the future will require math and science.  Here is a link to a video with children from other countries vs. children from the U.S. talking about what they do in school or during their day!!

Pledge to connect the young people in your life to after-school opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Panelists:

Former Vice-President Al Gore

Dean Kamen – founder of DEKA Research and Development Corporation and FIRST, which is an organization dedicated to motivationg the next generation to understand and use science and technology.

Sally Ride – American physicist and former NASA astronaut.

Topics:

1. Why is it that other countries celebrate math and science while we often portray them as uncool?

2. Do you think math and science skills are important to your child’s future?  Would your child agree?

3. How can we change attitudes about science and math so that kids today are inspired to take on these subjects?

From the CAMM website- ABOUT CAMM

“To better understand how attitudes and beliefs among young Americans contribute to our poor rankings, we traveled to three countries that rank significantly higher in math and science literacy – Finland, China and Australia – and interviewed young people, parents and teachers about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and related issues. We compared what we heard from these nations to responses from interviews conducted here in the U.S.”

Here is what they heard:

  • Youth from outside the U.S. take it as a given that if they want to be successful in life, they have to do well in math and science. We did not hear this from the U.S kids.
  • Youth from outside the U.S. are more aware that they will compete in a global marketplace and not just against kids in their own country
  • Outside the U.S., there is much less of a social stigma attached to being smart and doing well in school. In fact, the smart kids are considered cool.

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Our Fists and Actions are Powerful Tools | The IMF Resistance Network

IMF (International Monetary Fund) Protest

Our Fists and Actions are Powerful Tools | The IMF Resistance Network.

 

I did not have as much time as I would have liked to write on this, but I wanted to get it out there.  I thank a guy I knew from Corning, NY for posting something on facebook.  Leave comments on this!!!

Celestine Vision: Global Prayer Project

Cover of "The Celestine Prophecy: An Adve...

Cover of The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure

James Redfield, author of The Celestine Prophecy and The Tenth Insight has started a series of Global Prayers.  It is guided prayer, guided meditation, and discussion with James Redfield.

The next Global Prayer will be on October 26th, 8-9 pm Eastern/US.  On the site they give information on different time zones.

From the site:

This week’s prayer visualization
On November 2, we’ll see one of the most important mid-term elections in US history. Let’s focus our prayer on increasing the honesty, integrity and wisdom by those participating in this election. We’ll visualize and affirm that voters can cut through the ideological distortions on both sides to vote for the person who they think can operate in Washington with the most integrity and effectiveness. Join us as we lend our energy to uplifting all those who have to make these difficult decisions in this key election.

Teleconference
Call 646/519-5860 OR 212/461-5860
Caller ID: 6999#
The phone line will open at 7:55pm EDT. Call the number above and enter the Caller ID. Once connected, please say your name and location, then press *6 to mute yourself so the noise level will be kept to a minimum. Each participant will be responsible for their own long-distance phone charges.

Our twice-monthly gatherings have been making a powerful difference, both in people’s individual lives and the world at large. Many of you have written us saying that the energy generated from this network of spiritually-minded participants is “indescribable,” and we look forward to continuing this healing circle of focused prayer. Like all prayer experience devoted to helping others, many participants have felt the results in their own bodies and received guidance for their own lives.

Research tells us that the more people praying together, the more powerful the prayer and the greater the level of energy felt by the participants. We invite you to join the largest regular prayer network in the world. If you would like to take an active role in maintaining a circle of positive intention across the globe, while going deeper and heightening your own spirituality, join us on Tuesday, October 26.

Let’s see how large we can grow, and how much difference we can make…

Life Without Plastic

Welcome to Life Without Plastic – shop for the best plastic alternatives – environmental and eco-friendly shop – plastic free products – non plastic products – water dispenser, bottle, food container, lunch boxes, baby dishes, tumblers, plates, water storage – stainless steel – wood – glass – Canada and United States.

They offer wooden products, stainless steel, and more.  They have items for kids too.

TakeOutWithOut – Campaign to Reduce Restaurant Waste

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TakeOutWithOut – Campaign to Reduce Restaurant Waste.

I’m not sure how many restaurants are actually participating at this point, but I often think about that when I’m eating out or ordering for delivery.  Most times, I don’t need the plastic knife, fork, and spoon or the 30 packets of soy or duck sauce!  More ketchup packets probably get thrown away than opened and used in a day at any fast food chain!  Also, I love when you tell them you don’t need a bag but they have already ripped one of and then they shove it in the garbage!!!