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THE DIGITAL DRUMMER: Jim Neusom with Urban Tech Fair Official Radio Broadcast

THE DIGITAL DRUMMER: Jim Neusom with Urban Tech Fair Official Radio Broadcast | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

Protecting Innocence Campaign and Shekinah Ranch Foundation Founder PASTOR DONOVAN LARKINS beats the drum sharing the tech of agriculture, aquaculture, and renewable enegry! Call In (646) 716-7994 or join the conversation in the chat. As the official radio broadcast of the Urban Tech Fair, from blog to radio, Jim Neusom brings to conversation some of the awesome, interesting, historical, and down right technical digital information he shares online...From Blacks and people of color in Technology to S.T.E.M., latest tech trends and strategies that empower us and our communities. For Urban Tech Fair updates subscribe to The Urban Tech Fair at www.urbantechfair.org and LIKE us at http://facebook.com/UrbanTechFair.

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New York Says No to Fracking: State Bans Drilling Following Grassroots Outcry over Public Health

New York Says No to Fracking: State Bans Drilling Following Grassroots Outcry over Public Health | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
New York has become the first state in the nation with major natural gas deposits to ban the oil and gas extraction process of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, citing potential risks to public health.
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How U.S. Activists Helped Push South Africa Away From Apartheid

How U.S. Activists Helped Push South Africa Away From Apartheid | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
U.S. civil rights leaders were among the first Americans to shine an international light on apartheid in South Africa. But calls for economic sanctions eventually led to wider actions, from college campuses to Wall Street.

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The U.S. anti-apartheid movement is a powerful example of how people who feel passionately about a cause take action and affect change!

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Brunel University launches new MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and ... - Brunel University News (press release)

Brunel University launches new MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and ... - Brunel University News (press release) | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Brunel University launches new MSc in Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and ...
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Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration

Lesson Plans and Resources for Arts Integration | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Dance in science, pop art in Spanish, or photography in math -- there’s no end to the ways arts can be integrated into other curricula.
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Wow. This article is right in line with my philosophies. Arts Integration is an excellent methodology for teaching and keeping the arts in urban schools. Read on!

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#IdleNoMore | From a grassroots hashtag to a real opportunity for change

#IdleNoMore | From a grassroots hashtag to a real opportunity for change | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

#IdleNoMore, it was actually a simple message, likely unintelligible:

"Tweeting up on Sunday, December 2, the #IdleNoMore event in Alberta. Lets get it trending! Here is the FB event..."

 

Not necessarily "I have a dream" type material, but significant in its own right. Tanya Kappo Tanya Kappo (@Nehiyawskwew) posted that on Nov. 30 to drum up support for an event she organized called "Idle No More." Her fellow organizers began using the "#idlenomore" hashtag and so did their followers.

 

She expected her event to be "15 people in a room listening to what I thought about the legislation." Instead, 150 people descended on Louis Bull First Nation in Alberta to hear Kappo and her co-organizers speak against Bill C-45...

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Critical Thought TV: Interviews on Transmedia Activism

Critical Thought TV: Interviews on Transmedia Activism | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

Lina Srivastava: "I was honored to be invited to speak with Stuart Dambrot of Critical Thought TV around the possibilities of narrative design for social impact." View the first two segments of this great four part interview.


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50 Artistic Collection Of Fine Arts Photography

50 Artistic Collection Of Fine Arts Photography | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

Fine arts photography is a creative way of expressing specific messages of a photographer or artist using photos. Check out tutorials online for free.

 

Artists are the storytellers of our cultures; their art the culture keeper. When we're gone the art lives on. What stories are we telling, sharing, supporting?


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Sustainable construction – it’s not just about what you do on site

Sustainable construction – it’s not just about what you do on site | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
For the last decade, sustainable development has been a key consideration for most construction industry projects, from buildings to major infrastructure schemes.  (Who's looking at back office approach to sustainability?
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Can Digital Innovation Stop Modern Slavery? MTV Hopes So | Social Media News and Web Tips

Can Digital Innovation Stop Modern Slavery? MTV Hopes So | Social Media News and Web Tips | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

What’s the most appropriate way to end slavery? If you’re MTV, the answer is with $10,000 and a nation of digitally disposed students seeking to make a difference. MTV and mtvU, its activism-minded sibling, are announcing the next step of the “Against Our Will” promotion to elevate recognition about progressive slavery...

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Cause Communities Embrace Emerging Network to Create Value and Impact: 42 Creative Ideas for Nonprofits

Cause Communities Embrace Emerging Network to Create Value and Impact: 42 Creative Ideas for Nonprofits | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

We’re about to see Pinterest, which has a lot of potential, especially for organizations whose stories lend themselves to visual storytelling, use among nonprofit organizations explode... I didn’t think seriously about Pinterest’s potential for nonprofits until I read Joe Waters and Beth Kanter’s thoughts. Now I’m excited to see how cause communities embrace this emerging network to create value and mission impact...
 

RT @maddiegrant: Steal these 42 Creative Pinterest Ideas for Nonprofits - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - http://t.co/5mkN8D35

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Green ArchiTEXT: Forbes: NASA's "Mission to Earth, the New Sustainability Lab

Green ArchiTEXT: Forbes: NASA's "Mission to Earth, the New Sustainability Lab | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
By Kerry A. Dolan A sleek new building at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. is one any rocket scientist would love. When it warms up outside, humans won’t have to be the ones to open the windows...
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Visualising Sustainability

Visualising Sustainability | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

How to convey the essence of sustainability in a few sketched lines?...

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Passive Solar Cooling for Buildings | Sustainable Cities Collective

Passive Solar Cooling for Buildings | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Air conditioning is by far the greatest consumer of electricity in buildings in hot countries, but it needn't be so.
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SolarCity hires former Obama strategist to ignite a grass-roots movement for ... - Washington Post (blog)

SolarCity hires former Obama strategist to ignite a grass-roots movement for ... - Washington Post (blog) | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
SolarCity brings on a former Obama campaign strategist to promote solar energy.
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Mary Jander - 6 Transportation Must-Haves for Sustainable Cities | Future Cities

Mary Jander - 6 Transportation Must-Haves for Sustainable Cities | Future Cities | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Cities looking at sustainable transportation must have these features.
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Obama: Trayvon Martin 'could have been me'

Obama: Trayvon Martin 'could have been me' | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
President Obama addresses the George Zimmerman verdict and the Trayvon Martin case's aftermath in an unannounced appearance at a press briefing. (Wish it were you!
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Art Basel 2012: 15 Must-See Works From Black Artists at Miami's Festival

Art Basel 2012: 15 Must-See Works From Black Artists at Miami's Festival | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Check out pieces from Kehinde Wiley, Hank Willis Thomas and others on display at the Miami fair. (RT @mamababble: Shout outs!
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A Sustainable Dialogue: Are supermarkets responding to challenge of 'nutritional recession'?

A Sustainable Dialogue: Are supermarkets responding to challenge of 'nutritional recession'? | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Are supermarkets responding to challenge of 'nutritional recession'?
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A Small Town's Library Love Goes Viral, Earns Donations - News - GOOD

A Small Town's Library Love Goes Viral, Earns Donations - News - GOOD | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

An incredibly cute YouTube video by filmmaker Lindsay Van Dyke recruited local people to demonstrate their love of their library. The short gets to the essence of what makes libraries so important: having a haven for ideas, inspiration, and creativity. The video’s gotten 35,000 hits in a little more than a month, inspiring nearly $40,000 in donations from donors across the country as well as Singapore, Australia, Canada, Kenya, and Europe.

It’s an amazing example of what creativity combined with a community's passion can do to get the world engaged about a local problem...

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Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn | Inhabitat NYC

Occupy Wall Street Sustainability Plans to Build Rooftop Farm in Brooklyn | Inhabitat NYC | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Occupy Wall Street Sustainability and EcoStation:NY hope to build a 12,000 ft. “Farm in the Sky” this spring in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
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3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 | Innovation & Change

3 Social Learning Trends to Watch in 2012 | Innovation & Change | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Interested in incorporating cutting-edge social techniques into your training programs? Consider these three options.

 

...Along with the increased attention on training comes a discussion about value and retention. The conversation about ways to engage participants and therefore enhance the value of training is on the rise, as new tools and methods are emerging very quickly...

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P3 :: Greening a destination – How to make a city or community sustainable

P3 :: Greening a destination – How to make a city or community sustainable | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

For simplicity, we are using the UN’s definition of sustainability:

A sustainable society meets the needs of the present without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

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Download Cause Marketing ebook | Javarron Ainswent

Download Cause Marketing ebook | Javarron Ainswent | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it
Download Cause Marketing ebook: Cause Marketing book download Joe Marconi Download Cause Marketing The Business ...
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Why I Think Path App Is The Best Social Network Experience Ever

Why I Think Path App Is The Best Social Network Experience Ever | Sustaining Social Impact | Scoop.it

If I could give you ONE word that describes Path making it better than all: Intimacy...

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