Coming Together to Create Change: Takeaways from the 2016 Copenhagen Fashion Summit

It’s been almost a month since my return from a whirlwind trip to the 2016 Copenhagen Fashion Summit. The event, held under the patronage of Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, brought together speakers from leading global brands such as Patagonia, Nike, KERING, H&M, and Swarovski, along with widely-recognized industry insiders including Vanessa Friedman, Suzy Menkes, Imran Ahmed, Burak Camak, Mario Testino, Steven Kolb, and Julie Gilhart. The objective? Reimagine the state of our current systems — and ignite a movement to restart fashion.
The panels, debates, and conversations highlighted recurring themes of empathy and innovation. We addressed the role of women in fashion and the link between philanthropy and CSR, as well as the way we talk abou爱上海同城论坛手机版 千花网官网t environmental issues, and how the language we use is hindering the change we need. The summit reinforced an idea I’ve seen time and time again throughout my decades of environmental work: if we wa[……]

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'Green News Report' – June 9, 2016

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IN TODAY’S RADIO REPORT: San Francisco adopts a climate change adaptation tax; Alberta, Canada, home of tar sands oil, adopts a carbon tax; U.S. Congress updates toxic chemical regulations for first time in 40 years; Britain’s solar crushes coal; PLUS: A breakthrough in the quest to create an artificial leaf…All that and more in today’s Green News Report!

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IN ‘GREEN NEWS EXTRA’ (see links below): How the Great Barrier Reef got polluted – from farms and fossil fuels to filthy propaganda; Drought Sparks Larger Wildfires Throughout California; Another Oil Company Ends Arctic Drilling Hopes; U.S. solar market to nearly double in 2016, le[……]

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Here's How To Tell If That 'Orphaned' Baby Animal Really Needs Your Help

Probably, you should leave this little rabbit alone.


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Probably, you should leave this little rabbit alone.

Oh no, you’ve found an orphaned baby animal!
Or did you? Interfering with wildlife at the wrong moment can have catastrophic results. But that baby bird — or squirrel, or rabbit — really looks like it needs help, you think to yourself. What do you do?
“Many of the babies ‘rescued’ every year did not need rescuing to begin with,” Heather Tuttle, manager at Castalia, Ohio, wildlife rehabilitation center Back to the Wild told The Huffington Post in an email.
The nonprofit wrote on Facebook Tuesday that concerned members of the public have already brought the group “tons” of baby rabbits and birds that were in fact not orphaned, and did not need help. That’s why the group posted this handy flowchart, explaining the steps people should take if they encounter a young bird, rabbit, skunk or squirrel.


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Portraits Of A Native American Mom Breastfeeding Have A Powerful Message

A Native American mom hopes her breastfeeding photos will empower women and educate the world about motherhood in her culture.
Enedina Banks is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Mayetta, Kansas. When photographer Vanessa Simmons stopped in Oklahoma City as part of her “Normalize Breastfeeding” tour, Banks traveled to the area to pose for photos in traditional Native garb while nursing her son, Nico.

This Prairie Band Potawatomi mom participated in Vanessa Simmons' "Normalize Breastfeeding" project.


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This Prairie Band Potawatomi mom participated in Vanessa Simmons’ “Normalize Breastfeeding” project.

Banks told The Huffington Post she is passionate about breastfeeding as a very “natural” part of motherhood. “It’s what our ancestors did,” the mom said. “Keeping with tradition in this modernized world can be difficult at times. Everyone is always on the go or in a hurry, and breastfeeding becomes cumbersome.”
But the benefits can outweigh the burden, she added, noting that breastfe[……]

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'Problem Child' Cat Who Went Through 5 Foster Homes Finds Perfect Owner

This kooky cat might’ve rubbed some the wrong way, but the perfect owner came along to embrace the feline’s funky attitude. 
Kitty the cat, who lives in New York City, is quite the handful with a wild child personality — so much so that she went through five different foster homes. But after passing through so many hands, the feline found a permanent place with Noelle Fischer, who happens to be very fond of the cat’s unique spirit.
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“I’ve grown up with cats, and she is by far the most energetic, free-spirited ‘unicorn’ she beats to her own drum and has even more spunk since I adopted her in 2013,” Fischer, who documents her crazy cat’s adventures on Instagram, told The Huffington Post in an email. 
The proud cat owner told HuffPost that Kitty was found alone in a bush. After she was rescued, she had di[……]

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Regenerative Resources: OneHealth Of Future Food

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As a shrinking World teeters on the cusp of political and environmental instability, impossible is it now for anyone to consider a planet of boundless growth. Earth will remain a finite resource of no unclaimed terra, nor further exploration into a great unknown. Equally important to this realization is the fact that there’s no far reaching “never-never” land to continue to exploit nor buffer the impact of our exploding waste stream. Effectively, since empowered to enact freewill on our surrounding, and the correlated adoption of hubris in believing we have control of the systems that contain us – mankind has been a terrible shepherd. It’s becoming evidently clear to those in susceptible areas who’ve been forced to pay attention, and soon for all of us sharing the same interconnected environment, we must do better living within the rules set forth by regenerative systems. If we do not heed the warnings and act proactively, we’ll fall victim to a r[……]

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Watch The Climate Change Ad Fox News Didn't Want Its Viewers To See

“Hoax.” “Scam.” “Superstition.” Something “co杭州贵族宝贝论坛 千花网官网rrupt” scientists believe in. 
These are just a few of the ways Fox News has described climate change.
So it should come as no surprise that the network wouldn’t want to run a TV advertisement that calls it out for its ongoing denial of the phenomenon ― even though 97 percent of actively publishing climate scientists agree climate change is likely caused by human activities.

The ad, which was produced by Fenton Communications and the environmental group Friends of the Earth, shows a mock Fox News anchor reporting on extreme weather events ― drought, forest fires, sweltering temperatures and coastal flooding ― as the newsroom slowly floods.
By the end of the 30-second clip, the anchor is barely able to keep her head above water. The ad poses the question: “What will it take for Fox News to admit humans are changing the climate?”
David Fenton, the founder of Fenton Communications, told The Huffington[……]

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Focusing On Food Waste In Schools

Chefs can work with schools to reduce food waste


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Chefs can work with schools to reduce food waste

This fall, students will return to school, and cafeterias across the nation will begin to serve on average 30.5 million lunches every single day. A tremendous amount of this food will end up in trash bins, despite the fact that the vast majority of students receiving school meals come from low-income families and rely on school foods for as much as half their daily energy intake. Our research has found that schools across the nation waste an estimated $1.2 billion of food each year. But before we try to address school food waste, let’s first get one thing straight: Food waste in schools has been a problem for decades.
Food waste in schools was a problem long before the USDA updated its standards in 2012 to make school meals healthier. In fact, our research has found that after implementation of the healthier standards, students have been eating more of the healthier foods tha[……]

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Perseid Meteor Shower Expected To Be The Best In Many Years

Perseid meteors light up the sky in August 2009 in this time-lapse image.


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Perseid meteors light up the sky in August 2009 in this time-lapse image.

The annual P致力打造南京夜生活第一人气论坛 南京梧桐客栈erseid meteor shower is back again, and the shooting stars promise to be especially spectacular this time around.
Up to 200 meteors per hour are expected on the peak night of Aug. 11-12, a NASA spokesperson said. That’s double the normal rate, making this the first Perseid “outburst” since 2009. 
The Perseids ― so named because they seem to come out of the constellation Perseus ― return every summer, when Earth crosses paths with the wake of Comet Swift-Tuttle. Tiny particles in the wake are zooming along at about 132,000 miles per hour, and when they hit our planet’s atmosphere they南京夜网娱乐场所信息 南京梧桐客栈 disintegrate with a brilliant flash of light.
This year more shooting stars than usual are expected because Earth will pass closer to the middle of the comet’s debris stream rather than its edge.
The shower will be live-streamed starting[……]

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The Olympic Accounting Muddle


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Depending on which article you read and which day you read it, Rio’s costs of hosting the 2016 Olympics is anywhere between $4.6 billion and $20 billion. Given that Rio’s Olympic revenues will be approximately $3.3 billion, there will be a substantial loss at either cost figure. But in one case it will be $1.6 billion and in the other $16.7 billion. With Rio’s and Brazil’s fiscal finances in deep deficit, and with public servants not being paid and social services in near dysfunction, it makes a significant difference whether the loss is $1.6 billion or 10 times greater at $16.7 billion.
So, how do we understand what the real cost is? F爱上海56龙凤 千花网官网irst, there are essentially three buckets of money that are used to host the Olympics: operations costs, including security; venue construction or renovation costs; and infrastructure costs. Many press articles refer only to the operations costs, which account for spen[……]

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