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Protests Persuade Russell Athletic to Rehire Honduran Workers - NYTimes.com

Protests Persuade Russell Athletic to Rehire Honduran Workers - NYTimes.com | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
The college anti-sweatshop movement persuaded Russell Athletic to agree to rehire 1,200 workers in Honduras.
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An anti-sweatshop movement in the US convinced a sportswear company to reopen a factory in Honduras that shutdown after works unionized.

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Seafood Watch - Official Site of the Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sustainable Seafood Program

mpaimThe Seafood Watch program helps consumers and businesses make choices for healthy oceans. Use the free mobile app, website and printed guides to get recommendations about which seafood to buy and avoid.

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On online campaign about sustainability in the seafood industry brought to us by the Monterey Bay Aquarium (California, USA).

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Jeremy Rifkin: The empathic civilization | Video on TED.com

In this talk from RSA Animate, bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways it has shaped human development and society.
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Watch the following video and complete your "flipped" notes. Bring your notes, questions, and struggles with you to class tomorrow. We will be discussing this video on Wednesday Sept. 18th, but we will NOT rewatch the entire video in class.

Hint: reference your questions/struggles to a specific time marker, e.g. @3:02, @1:10, @8:03...etc.

Here's a link to the note-taking sheet: https://drive.google.com/?tab=wo&authuser=0#folders/0B8bz0dgds0QLbmNqcjAzWng1OG8  

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Shipping container "cities" bring creative, funky approach to green construction | Sustainable Cities Collective

Shipping container "cities" bring creative, funky approach to green construction | Sustainable Cities Collective | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it

  Container City I, London 

 

Sustainable city development using recycled cargo containers. REALLY COOL!

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Sustainable forestry

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Sustainable forestry
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Here's a great resource for a campaign on sustainable forestry. It breaks down the issue and provides insight into the operations of the timber industry.

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Snickers Bar on Sourcemap

Snickers Bar on Sourcemap | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
The open directory of supply chains and carbon footprints
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Ever wonder how the global supply chain works? Check out this website to see how the global economy works. This gives some insight into where the various parts of global market products come from and where they are manufactured. The only piece of this that isn't shown is where they shipped off to be sold.

This particular sourcemap represents the supply chain of Snickers Bars. Click "browse" at the top to see others that have been created. 

Questions to Ponder:

How does this relate to globalization?
How does this affect countries of the core (United States)?
How does this affect countries of the periphery (South America, etc.)?

Is this system good or bad in your opinion? Explain. 

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Iron-Dumping Experiment in Pacific Alarms Marine Experts

Iron-Dumping Experiment in Pacific Alarms Marine Experts | Walkerteach Geo | Scoop.it
From the NY Times:  "An environmental entrepreneur scattered 100 tons of iron dust in the Pacific Ocean this summer without any academic or government oversight, startling researchers and regulators."   Citizen science gone awry....See it on Scoop.it,...

 

 

A controversial experiment aimed at helping salmon population to recover sparks debate about what we do to our environment and who should be responsible for enforcing the necessary protection of it. Geoengineering is an interesting topic. In a time where global warming and high carbon burning emissions are becoming more and more of a problem there are some who argue that manipulating the environment to combat global problems is what we should do.

First dumping iron to help Salmon, but what's next?

Questions to Ponder:

1) How does iron dust relate to helping the salmon population?

2) What is geoengineering, what do you think about it?

3) Should we solve our problems by altering how nature works, or should we alter how we live our lives to let nature do its work? 

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