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The Next Web Gold Rush: US Crowdfunding Sites?
Green Lifestyle  (tags: business, CoolStuff, coolstuff, design, family, goodnews, green, greenproducts, humans, interesting, shopping, society, technology )

- 2649 days ago -
You've heard of Kickstarter, where innovative, creative businesses engage you and I to support them...but you can't directly profit. Now, the law has changed, meaning the 99% can support and be owners of businesses they'd like to see thrive.
Food Security Reform Manifesto
Environment  (tags: food, food system, food security, permaculture )

- 2786 days ago -
"As stewards of the Garden we need to learn the language of our garden and learn to let it provide for us as we learn to share with it so that we might co-create a different future than the obvious path to Armageddon we have bulldozed thus far."
The Problem With Democracy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, government, senate, activism )

- 2986 days ago -
The problem with democracy is that we've got to participate in order for it to work, and we'd rather tweet and update our Facebook status than contribute something during a 'public comment period' for legislation that will directly affect us.
Hershey's Chocolate Changes Children's Lives (But Not the Way You Might Think)
World  (tags: Hershey's, cocoa, child labor, slave labor, Fair Trade )

- 3111 days ago -
Hershey is the favorite chocolate brand in the U.S., with 42.5% of the market, but much of the cocoa used to produce their chocolate may very well have been produced with forced labor, human trafficking, and abusive child labor.
South Carolina School Tries To Sweep MLK Day Under The Rug- PLEASE ACTION !
Society & Culture  (tags: school, igoring Martin Luther king day, disrespect, honour, children, ethics, rights )

- 3112 days ago -
2000 was a big year for civil rights in South Carolina. In 2000, the state became the last state to make Martin Luther King, Jr. Day a holiday - 17 years after it was first passed. 2000 was also the year that the Confederate flag was removed from S.C
ACTION ALERT: Stop the Slaughter of Sable Island Grey Seals ! PLEASE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: sable island, grey seals, canadian government, slaughtered, massacred, protection, authorities )

- 3112 days ago -
Stop the horrific slaughter of the Sable Island Grey Seals. The grey seal population does not need to be culled, according to Canadian scientists. It is, in fact, stabilizing. The Canadian government has already allowed the fishing industry to interfere.
Winter Vegetable Recipe: Seasonal Veggie Roast
Green Lifestyle  (tags: seasonal eating, health, healthy, food, cooking, eating )

- 3112 days ago -
Winter is a great time for root vegetables. Here's a great comfort food recipe that's hearty, healthy and very economical.
Chocolate Lovers: Help Stop the Bloodshed in Ivory Coast
World  (tags: cocoa, chocolate, Ivory Coast )

- 3112 days ago -
Ivory Coast, called the 'pearl of West Africa', is on the brink of civil war - and chocolate companies could play a critical role in stopping the bloodshed.
18 Incredible Small Green Homes That Live Large
Environment  (tags: homes, design, architecture, green, living )

- 3118 days ago -
These exciting and comfortable designs from the new book Small Eco Houses show what's possible, and sustainable, in under 2,500 square feet.
Ice Strands Nearly 300 Antelope Near Oregon Highway
Animals  (tags: animals, wildanimals, wildlife, antelopes, environment, animalrights, AnimalWelfare )

- 3114 days ago -
Hundreds of antelope are congregated by an Oregon interstate looking for food. While some local farmers want to help the herd, biologists are urging people to leave them alone.
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