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ecodiseno:

The Greenest School on Earth

John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world’s largest freestanding bamboo building.

TED TALK

The Green School (Bali) is a private, kindergarten to secondary school located along the Ayung River near Ubud, BaliIndonesia.The school’s ecologically-sustainable design and focus on sustainability education.

The school’s 25+ buildings are not off the grid but use some renewable energy sources including micro-hydro power from a “hydroelectric vortex”, solar power, and bio-diesel.

The school’s campus is designed on an “organic permaculture system”, and some of the school’s students cultivate an organic garden as part of their school activities. The school’s buildings are built primarily from renewable resources including bamboo, local grass, and traditional mud walls.

The Green School of Bali

adcouncil:

msnbc:

A hunger crisis is sweeping America’s universities. 

Hunger affects more people than you might think. Learn more at Feeding America.

creativemornings:

"I believe if we’re doing it right, it should feel difficult, it should feel exhilarating, and, most importantly, it should feel new."

— Chris Doyle. Watch the talk.

(via goodideaexchange)

In all likelihood we’re not just seeing the death of the iPod Classic, but the death of the dedicated portable music player. Now it’s all phones and apps. Everything is a camera. The single-use device is gone—and with it, the very notion of cool that it once carried. The iPhone is about as subversive as a bag of potato chips, and music doesn’t define anyone anymore.

"Maybe everyone can live beyond what they are capable of" - Markus Zusak

You become more than what you are when you do more than for yourself. Go forth and do good, world.

madeinafreeworld:

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We need a solution to remove slavery from our everyday products. That’s why we’re developing the FRDM™ platform.

It just takes 5 SECONDS to VOTE and make this software a reality.
STEP 1: Click this link: http://bit.ly/livingwagechallenge.
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STEP 3: Click “verify your vote” in the email you receive.

It’s that easy. Let’s bankrupt the business of slavery!
-Made In A Free World

adcouncil:

Help light that fire. TEACH.

adcouncil:

Help light that fire. TEACH.

humansofnewyork:

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"If you feed your children with food earned from corruption, they will be corrupt. If you feed your children with food earned from honesty, they will be honest."

(Dharamsala, India)

huffingtonpost:

Jon Stewart Says Barack Obama Has Gone ‘America, F**k Yeah’ On ISIS

"Last night, our mom-jeans-wearing, socialist-muslim-dictator-tyrant-pacifist went full ‘America, Fuck Yeah!’” Jon Stewart said on Thursday night’s “Daily Show.” Watch Stewart’s full commentary here. 

nprfreshair:

By Gilles Poyet via Flickr 

nprfreshair:

By Gilles Poyet via Flickr 

(via fastcompany)

gotyour6:

What does our partner Team Red, White & Blue do? What is the impact they make for our returning veterans? Find out!

huffingtonpost:

Hey, White America, You Need To Hear What These Ferguson Kids Have To Say

In a new video from social justice-oriented T-shirt company FCKH8, several Ferguson children lampoon the excuses white people give to avoid getting involved in ending discrimination in America and deliver a call to action to stomp out racism.

Watch the full video and see these kids explain how racism is still a huge part of even getting an interview for a job.