By Lindsay E. Brown
CBS EcoMedia developed patent-pending advertising programs that are truly game changers in the media industry. Its EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs empowers advertisers to fund critical projects that improve the quality of life in communities nationwide.
One of many examples to that end was yesterday’s celebration of a new community learning garden at KIPP Charlotte — a free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public school – which was made possible by funding through AT&T’s EducationAd. The garden now enables KIPP Charlotte students to provide community service and address local hunger and nutrition issues by donating the fruits and vegetables to local Charlotte-area shelters and other community agencies.
Click here to see how CBS EcoMedia’s model works.
Shell commenced drilling off the coast of Northern Alaska this past Sunday in a controversial move which has many deeply concerned about the repercussions of drilling into such an ecologically sensitive region. Several months ago The New York Times took a deeper look into the people who would suffer should there be an oil spill in the article “Tremors of Anxiety Over Arctic Drilling.”
In an effort to protest Shell’s presence and drilling in the Arctic, British climate activists temporarily blocked the entrance of the oil company’s U.K. headquarters yesterday by erecting a pyramid made out of huge ice cubes. More from The Guardian here.
This is a must-read. The International Union for Conservation of Nature has just released the latest list of the world’s 100 most endangered species, representing those creatures that are “first in line to become extinct if nothing is done to protect them.” The theme of this year’s report is all about giving a little extra attention to those species that have sometimes been stigmatized as “worthless.”
I’ve read quite a bit about how technology has negatively impacted us by making humans so reliant on our devices that we devalue real face-to-face interaction. In many ways, I think this is true.
But technology isn’t all bad. Find the good in tech and read about the five ways that technology has helped us consume less and lighten our environmental footprints.
After Romney’s convention speech mocked some of Obama’s 2008 statements about rolling back the rising seas and healing the planet, Obama fired back by laying out energy goals and even acknowledging climate change in his acceptance speech.
“My plan will continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet – because climate change is not a hoax,” said President Obama. “More droughts and floods and wildfires are not a joke. They are a threat to our children’s future. And in this election you can do something about it.”
Eco Fashion During New York Fashion Week
Eco Fashion has never been more vibrant and strong during New York Fashion Week. Here are several gorgeous green fashion shows with lovely photos.
Photo Credit: Lindsay E. Brown