158 results for 'environment'
...the issues important to us is another day one of our soldiers is shipped home to the United States in a body bag. We cannot succumb to complacency, and burying ourselves in senseless entertainment drivel like an ostrich with his head in the sand. Pretending the problems facing America, our environment and the world will not make them disappear. The time to get politically involved in our community is now.
When you see rows of tabloids at the grocery store, do not just be concerned, be outraged that YOU, an American Citizen are getting limited coverage to real news, local and... (more)
...on an hour or so further east to the small, poor man’s Vegas, the township of “Mesquite”. We pulled in at midnight to the “Virgin River Valley Casino”after roadside spotting a mountain lion.
We woke at 8:30am to a blazing desert sun. Unable to see the environment due to a night arrival, the morning revealed a “virgin” river – one that had clearly never experienced water. The blistering heat was almost unbearable with the white earth and white, mountainous rock bouncing the light and the heat in all directions. This sort of thing... (more)
...too often prom night leads to disaster and regret the morning after and the question "How was prom" is answered "fun" no matter what really happened.
If we are honest, we know all of this. We really do. And yet our schools and parents send their daughters (and sons) into an environment that is dangerous in many ways, with a smile, a wave and a digital camera full of "before" prom pics and rarely if ever, have an accurate picture of what happens during and after. No matter what has happens at prom the "after" consequences never quite make it into the photo album.... (more)
...and how to teach.
My days are done. The schools want teachers who can “handle bad language, rude students, and permit furniture to be thrown around” to quote a Principal of such a school.
I know I cannot do this. I will continue to try and teach students in a peaceful environment which values the rights of students to learn, without them being subjected to unwanted behaviors of students in the class, and there is no way I can tolerate bad behavior in my class just because a student is capable of bad behavior, and permitted bad behavior. A new Teacher Training focus... (more)
...in which we have individuals iPodding themselves against the world. A trip to nearly any global city now displays a similar seen: in crowds, individuals and groups listening to, playing with, and or looking at devices that now more than ever draw our exchanges, once natural and based on environment, back into pre-defined territory, partially by the self and partially not.
Why should we wander? We have garmin. Why should we meet new people? There's twitter. The list goes on and on, and the game-of-our-lives is becoming more mobile than ever. Watch out... soon we won't... (more)
Last year the Jazz Reggae Festival took the steps in the direction of becoming a no-waste, sustainable festival with eco-limos to transport the artist, tree give aways with sustainable resource area to educate festival goers on things that they can do to help save the environment. New for 2008 were one main stage and a second smaller stage powered by bio diesel and solar, electric and/or bio diesel vehicles, clearly marked recycled bins and several new educational environmental booths and a Led screen.
The 22nd Annual Jazz Reggae Festival at UCLA is the... (more)
...state reports culminated with a potluck of the regions' native foods. Traveling to field trips in the back of the teacher's Datsun replaced any memory of where the field trip was actually to.
Ah, the good life. School was a place where the students found safety in the familiar environment and respected the efforts of their benevolent leaders. They left school being able to read. Once the school experience was over, graduates were quite capable of passing high school and college proficiency exams, made moral and ethical decisions befit successful, productive members of... (more)
...do it’s job when there are years of waste accumulated inside causing all sorts of health problems.
What causes this toxic build-up? Many nutritional health experts agree that the abundance of refined and processed foods that make up the Standard American Diet (SAD) create a toxic environment for digestion. Cooked and processed foods are much harder to digest than raw, whole foods in their natural state. Additionally, the chemical additives and artificial flavors added to many foods contribute to internal toxicity and get stored in the body.
Detoxing is not about cutting... (more)
...card companies? Frankly, they have people on the hook for so many dollars and years, they don't need to make another penny of new income. They can live off of interest. But in fairness, let's throw them a bone. A tax break of some sort could be arranged for "going green" and protecting the environment by saving acres and acres of trees. There you have it. Citizens win because the junk mail stops or at least is decreased significantly. The credit card companies win with a tax credit, and the environment wins because if there's no junk mail, there is no need to eliminate so many trees. And... (more)
...the U.S., the Standard American Diet (SAD) includes very few raw foods and a plethora of processed, cooked foods. Many of us are lacking the enzymes needed to digest our food, which can contribute to a host of health problems. If digestion is not working properly, toxins from food and the environment cannot be eliminated properly.
The digestive system is like a clogged drain, and it’s easy to see how it can become “backed up” if the pipes aren’t clean regularly. Common symptoms like being overweight, having chronic headaches, or feeling tired and sluggish all the time are... (more)