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How Paris Changes Our Work

How Paris Changes Our Work

It doesn’t.
Proximity amplifies the terror. And the fear. I learned that on 9-11.
I agonize as I mourn those lost in Paris, and mourn for their families, their friends and colleagues. I am saddened to consider the now indelible line between what came before and what comes after that horrific evening of Friday the 13th. A fresh scar seared into our collective psyche. They say one man’s terrorism is another man’s war of independence

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Climate Change Conference Prayer – Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

Climate Change Conference Prayer – Timberlake Earth Sanctuary

This prayer, inspired by eco-visionary and author Thomas Berry, was written by the Odyssey Fellows 2015 from Pickard’s Mountain Eco-Institute in Chapel Hill, NC.

We pray that the differences among you be honored with respect and dignity rather than judgment, and that you come to the level of communion with one another out of a common love of the earth that unifies us all . . .

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Tom Goldtooth Honored with the Gandhi Peace Award

Tom Goldtooth Honored with the Gandhi Peace Award

Native activist Tom Goldtooth and peace advocate Kathy Kelly received the Gandhi Peace Award before a rapt audience at the United Church on the Green in New Haven last Friday (October 30). The prestigious award has been bestowed annually on select recipients for their outstanding contributions to world peace since 1960 by the national organization Promoting Enduring Peace.

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Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience Presentation

Minnesota State Fair Eco Experience Presentation

On the first day of the Great Minnesota Get Together, for the first presentation at the ECO EXPERIENCE Sustainability Stage, a wonderful crowd gathered to hear about seven foods that the experts say should be avoided. This information comes from an article published December 8, 2012 in Prevention magazine and it is alarming that so little has changed in these past few years. So, using some drawings that kids made of these foods, we explored the issues for our health that these seven foods represent.

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J. Drake Hamilton at the White House for historic Clean Power Plan announcement

J. Drake Hamilton at the White House for historic Clean Power Plan announcement

Northland Sustainable Solutions and Fresh Energy applaud the historic Clean Power Plan, the largest action ever taken to cut pollution causing global warming. Minnesota businesses, communities, and citizens support the Clean Power Plan for creating big opportunities to grow clean energy jobs as it cuts premature deaths from power plant emissions by nearly 90 percent while ensuring grid reliability and affordable electricity rates.

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