Posts tagged “human rights”

What’s the worst that could happen?

Via: @thenation

What's the worst that could happen? See below. (9:33)


Wow, I’m coming late to this party, too. This video (above) is, evidently, a couple years old and allegedly has over 7.5 million views on YouTube and inspired a book. It is, in short, the most concise and compelling argument for action on climate change I’ve seen. If you need something a bit more flesh and bone, you simply must check out the episode of PBS’ NOW from October 23, 2009 on the “catastrophic climate destabilization” in Bangladesh. Put these two videos together and the titular question is answered.

Now, ask yourself why these things are not paired together on the evening news?

NOW: Water World - The horrible future predicted in climate change forecasts has already dramatically altered life in Bangladesh. (25:35)

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charity: water


You know how I feel about water and you know how I feel about doing something, however seemingly insignificant (or grand), to make the world a better place. charity: water is an organization that brings these two ideas together in a wonderful way. Take a look at the video and then get more information about this powerful program.

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Lawrence Memorial Hospital switches to boxed water

Lawrence Memorial Hospital will be the first hospital in the nation to use boxed instead of bottled water, beginning this Wednesday. While this isn’t anywhere near as efficient as reusable cups and tap water, which we all should be using, it is a step away from plastic bottles. I’m not too sure I want to be using re-usable cups in a hospital anyway. I’ll find my efficiency elsewhere, thank you.

ECO-Choice Natural Spring Water’s packaging is made from 74 percent paper. It is derived from renewable and sustainable resources. For example, the manufacturer uses wind energy to produce them. For every tree used for packaging, two trees are planted in its place…[and] because the cartons are square in shape, the company can transport more of them at a time, thus using less energy to store and transport them.Karrey Britt
Asst. Assignment Editor, LJworld.com

Nice job, LMH!

Thanks, Shannon!

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