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Imagining the Zero Waste City of Tomorrow

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Around the world, cities are committed to becoming Zero Waste communities by adopting new principles and changing the way they manage waste. And they are finding that eliminating waste is not only environmentally beneficial but also economically advantageous.   The San Francisco Experience In the US, the city of San Francisco, California is leading the charge to become a […]

Is it Time to Leave the Grid Behind? (Graphs + Charts)

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Traditional energy grids and conventional utility companies have been a part of America’s status quo for generations- being called “natural monopolies” by many. That was then, however. This is now. For those of you not familiar with the term, a “natural monopoly” exists in industries where high start-up costs inherent in the operation of a […]

Elizabeth Warren: Expanding Social Security Now is Reality

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Senator Elizabeth Warren is demanding that our nation strengthen Social Security benefits, as more citizens than ever before are struggling financially, experiencing food insecurity or living in poverty. For millions of seniors, their monthly Social Security payments are the only thing that keeps them from being homeless, hungry and destitute.

Senator Warren Explains Why Government Matters

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The most righteous Senator Elizabeth Warren concisely highlights the many vital and necessary functions of our government, from safe food inspection and scientific research to local road building and national defense. Warren explains why extremist tea party activists who claim to loathe every service that our government provides are actually hypocrites who are full of shit.

New Gun Control for California Works to Advance Public Safety

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California is once again leading the nation in enacting more sensible gun control regulations. This week the state Congress is continuing to draft legislation that would create a comprehensive database for the purchase of ammunition, as well as require all guns to remain locked up when they are not in use, and extend how long a person is prohibited from owning weapons after they have made violent threats against someone.

North Carolina Moral Mondays: Playbook for States Suffering from Extremist Agendas

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Political and social discontent continues to grow in North Carolina as the 10th Moral Monday grew to an estimated 3500 people on July 8th 2013. Moral monday is a movement that is organized by civil rights leaders, faith organizations, education leaders, environmental groups and women’s rights advocacy groups who oppose North Carolina’s new extremist legislation.

HB 3472: Oregon Creates Free Pay It Forward State College Education

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Just as the indolent US Congress allowed student loan interests rates to double, the state of Oregon passed a bill to make college education much more affordable. HB 3472, known as Pay it Forward, would create a pilot financial aid program that waives tuition costs at state schools; after graduation students would then pay a small, fixed percentage of their income into a public fund for the education of others.