January 14, 2014
by MoreRecycling
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Take a bike ride with Amsterdam’s former mayor, Job Cohen (video)


Job Cohen is a Dutch politician. From 2001 – 2010, he was the mayor of Amsterdam, and its citizens endearingly call him ‘Job’. Continue reading

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September 13, 2013
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Antibiotic reduction can be achieved through low cost information campaigns

A local low-cost information campaign mainly targeted at citizens and involving doctors and pharmacists can significantly decrease total antibiotic prescribing. Continue reading

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July 19, 2013
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A constitutional right to health care: Many countries have it, but not the U.S.

More than half of the world’s countries have some degree of a guaranteed, specific right to public health and medical care for their citizens written into their national constitutions. The United States is one of 86 countries whose constitutions do not… Continue reading

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May 10, 2013
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Super-sized citizens: The relationship between a country’s fast-food outlets and its obesity rates

Many studies have linked the meals served at fast-food outlets to obesity, but is there a relationship between the number of restaurants in a country and the girth of its population? Continue reading

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April 11, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Information technology amplifies irrational group behavior

Web tools and social media are our key sources of information when we make decisions as citizens and consumers. But these information technologies can mislead us by magnifying social processes that distort facts and make us act contrary to our own inte… Continue reading

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March 8, 2013
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Pollution now #1 cause of social unrest in China

This has been building up for years, as China rapidly industrialized and urbanized without much regard for the air, water, and land on which the life of its citizens depend. Continue reading

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February 6, 2013
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Uruguayan Government Gives Out Bikes in Exchange For Guns

Citizens are being encouraged to turn in their unregistered guns in exchange for something infinitely more amusing — a shiny new bike. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013
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Air pollution and unhappiness correlated, study of Europeans shows

Researchers in Canada have found a correlation between air pollution and people’s happiness. Their deep analysis suggests that air pollution may lead to unhappiness while the converse is also true, the unhappier the citizens of a country the more air p… Continue reading

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October 6, 2011
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Al Gore Talks Climate Solutions at Recyclebank Event

Just weeks after broadcasting 24 hours of “climate reality,” former Vice President Al Gore made a presentation to Recyclebank and members of the sustainability community in New York about how citizens, consumers and corporations can play a pivotal…. Continue reading

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July 22, 2011
by Lizzeth Henao
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Santa Monica Contemplates Bike Sharing

Lizzeth Henao, Program Assistant, Santa Monica This past Wednesday, Santa Monica transportation officials in conjunction with Global Green hosted a Bike Sharing Community Forum to get community feedback on a possible bike sharing program in Santa Monic… Continue reading

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June 6, 2011
by Melissa Waage
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March on Blair Mountain begins today: join the virtual march!

Melissa Waage, Campaign Director, Washington, DC Today begins the March on Blair Mountain, with more than six hundred people setting out from Marmet, WV on a fifty-mile, five-day journey to recreate the 1921 labor uprising that culminated wit… Continue reading

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January 24, 2011
by Kaid Benfield
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5 ways that local groups and citizens can use LEED-ND

 
Regular readers know that I have written early and often about LEED for Neighborhood Development, the smart growth and green development rating system created by NRDC and the Congress for the New Urbanism with the US Green Building Council, whi… Continue reading

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August 9, 2010
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DIY Balloons Glow to Show Air Quality

Image via Instructables The idea of showing air quality by emitting glowing colors is fairly old. In fact, in 2007, Pairs launched hot air balloons above the city that would show citizens the level of cleanliness of the air they were breathing in. Eve… Continue reading

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