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Bill Ford

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As Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford is leading the company that put the world on wheels into the 21st century.  A lifelong environmentalist, Ford is committed to developing products that please customers and benefit society. Under his leadership, in 2000 Ford Motor Company published its first corporate citizenship report outlining the economic, environmental and social......read more

What will happen to your electric bill after the Obama administration starts limiting CO2 emissions from power plants? It could come down quite a bit, a new report finds — if your state leaders are smart. Republican lawmakers have claimed that residential electricity bills will rise by up to $200 annually under Obama’s Clean Power Plan, based on a study put out in May......read more

Move Over Banksy

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Introducing Butcher Billy

Banksy may have made a name for himself with his iconic street art, but Brazilian artist Butcher Billy is giving us a new take on the graffitist's work with some equally iconic characters. Using a cast of well-known cartoon characters as his subjects—including Bugs Bunny, Rosie the Robot, Tweety Bird, Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble—Butcher Billy playfully recreates Banksy's......read more

Vermont Approves GMO Labelling Law

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Trailblazing bill is expected to face major legal challenges

In a major victory for consumers who say they have a right to know what's in their food, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin last Thursday signed a bill that puts the state on the path to be the first to require labelling of genetically modified foods. The law would take effect in two years. Shumlin also announced an online fundraiser to battle expected legal challenges from the food industry, including......read more

Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, "Christmas Eve Can Kill You"

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Holiday-themed Everly Brothers cover gets a down-home video that has nothing to do with Christmas

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, everyone's favorite Will Oldham alias, has teamed with frequent collaborator Dawn McCarthy (of Faun Fables) on a holiday-themed 7″ featuring a pair of Everly Brothers covers. The video for “Christmas Eve Can Kill You” eschews typical holiday symbols -- snow, presents, lights -- in favor of the good vibes that come with......read more

What's in the 2014 Farm Bill?

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Latest amendment contains small victories for the sustainable food movement, big losses for Big Food

Elizabeth Kucinich for the Huffington Post: The purpose of the Farm Bill is to balance the immediate needs of feeding the country with the long term goal of ensuring a sustained food supply. In order to unite the interests of both urban and rural communities, the Farm Bill combines food assistance for our fellow country men, women and children in need, along with longer term agricultural......read more

Heritage Baseball Glove Billfold by Coach

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Leather from vintage baseball mitts upcycled into limited edition wallets $348.00

Coach returns to its baseball roots with this limited edition, handcrafted billfold, made with leather sourced from vintage baseball gloves. Part of Coach's Baseball Heritage Collection, the billfold adds a dash of sophistication to the rugged, sturdy leather from which it is made, with hand-turned edges and reinforced seams ensuring it'll last another century. The billfold comes stamped and......read more

Recycled Billboard Planter

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Ad banner repurposed as a colorful planter by NottyPooch $20.00

Malaysian design team NottyPooch breathes new lives to discarded billboard banners, upcycling the plastic media into boldly colored house planters. Good for use indoor or out, this medium sized option is ideal for the balcony, a side table, or in the kitchen. Default drainage comes courtesy of the stitches and corners, which you can augment by poking holes in the bottom. The jute strand handles......read more

Kaitlin Rebesco: Color Block

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Paris-based artist replaces billboards with solid slabs of color

Outdoor advertisements are so ubiquitous in New York that they have almost started to become a part of the city’s architecture. Residents of the city are so inundated with these messages that they hardly even seem to notice them anymore. In these images, blocks of color replace the billboards in order to give a different perspective of the space occupied by these ads. - See more at:......read more

The Conservation Economy

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Conserving the nation's fish, wildlife and natural resources is a $40-billion industry, according to a new study

It's said that you can't put a price on protecting the environment, and on the face of it, we agree. But when we're always hearing about the economic benefits of industrial activity, it would be nice to know what conservation is actually worth, in dollar terms. Now, thanks to a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation study, we do. The analysis considered the jobs, tax revenue and other economic......read more

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