Friday, August 28, 2009

the HIVE - sept 4th opening

The hottest new scene on Cape Ann has a couple of exciting events lined-up for next week.

First up: Green Drinks ... Weds. Sept 2nd (7-9 pm): our first venture out of the local bars and into an art space. Come hang out, talk about what ever sustainability issues are on your mind, meet some like-minded folks, and help plan our Cape Ann event for the International Day of Climate Action on Oct. 24th to raise awareness on the need for a target of 350 ppm.

And don't miss the second opening of the HIVE on Friday, Sept 4th (7-10 pm):

Start the last weekend of summer off with a wicked bang! Come check out all the new work from the rapidly expanding Hive members, the original crew and the recycled aquatic creations of Jon Conant- Everlution Forms. Tasty treats and beverages provided by Cape Ann Brewing. Come By and feel free to bring friends.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Earth Days

Just caught the trailer of a new movie on the history of the modern environmental movement - looks pretty awesome, I can't wait to check it out at the Cape Ann Community Cinema when it makes it to Gloucester in Oct. Check out the trailer here:

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Karl-Henrik Robert - from cancer research to strategic sustainable development

A quick clip from Karl-Henrik, going through his story of moving from cancer research upstream into strategic sustainable development leadership... about how and why people work together and help each other when they know life is on the line:

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A New Sound - the green collar economy

Cool new video from Green for All:

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Death to Gross Domestic Product

A well articulated opinion piece in the NY Times the other day - very exciting to see this kind of opinion making its way into the mainstream press. It underscores the huge opportunity to change patterns of thought that this global economic crisis presents:

(thanks to ACUPCC twitter account for the link! - we're off to Chicago this week for the annual summit, where we've just announced Bill Clinton will be keynoting - along with other greats like Janine Benyus, Peter Senge, Rick Fedrizzi, and more! Great chance to bring some press and attention to the sustainability work the higher education sector is doing)

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Climate disruption and national security

With the backdrop of the UN parties gear up for pre-Copenhagen talks in Bonn this week, the New York Times ran a great piece yesterday about the threat to national security and peace that climate disruption represents.

A to-the-point quote:

“We will pay for this one way or another,” Gen. Anthony C. Zinni, a retired Marine and the former head of the Central Command, wrote recently in a report he prepared as a member of a military advisory board on energy and climate at CNA, a private group that does research for the Navy. “We will pay to reduce greenhouse gas emissions today, and we’ll have to take an economic hit of some kind.

“Or we will pay the price later in military terms,” he warned. “And that will involve human lives.”

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