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Camp Pixelache in Helsinki – A Weekend of Art, Activism, Sustainability and Technology

When I read the description about Camp Pixelache this Winter, an event where technology, art, activism and subcultures meet each year in Helsinki, Finland, I said to myself, “These are my people.”  I submitted a presentation topic, and went to present at the event.   I just came back from Helsinki, and have came back with lots of thing to write […]

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Go Green Forever Stamps : Step by Step

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I recently went to the Post Office for stamps, and purchased the USPS Go Green Forever stamps that were released last year for Earth Day. The stamps feature simple things that anyone can  that can have a positive impact on the environment.  Each of the fifteen stamps features a way to reduce our environmental footprint.  Buy local produce, reuse bags, […]

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Green and Sustainability – What does the word green mean?

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Where did the word green come from?   The word’s earliest roots are with the Proto-Indo-Europeans, a loose collection of tribes that were the earliest agricultural communities. They used the word gro to mean grow.  In Northern Europe, the West Germanic people used the word gronj for the color green.  In the Dark Ages, when the Saxons (who were groups of […]

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The Sustainability Diet : Peter McDermott at CMNH

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Last weekend I attended a workshop entitled The Sustainability Diet given by Peter McDermott at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  McDermott is an urban farmer, a “network weaver” at E4S(Entrepeneurs for Sustainability) and the founder of Local Food Cleveland. The first part of the workshop McDermott focused on, “How did we get here?” – or a brief history of […]

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