Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 07/16/2011

Saturday Vids: An FBomber’s Persuasive Speech

Rhiannon W. sent me this video, writing:

My English final was a persuasive speech. I did why you should boycott Abercrombie and their ilk. I used The FBomb as a resource, so I hope you like it!

This is so awesome. I love that an FBomber brought one of our conversations, and her take on it, to her own classroom! Check it out:

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Awareness | Posted by Julie Z on 07/21/2009

“Why the planet needs more non-breeders”

Cameron Diaz, the super-environmentalist, has come out as a non-breeder, according to Kirsten Dirksen at the Huffington Post. That’s right, she’s not going to have kids. Why? Because one U.S. person is equal to 20 tons of CO2 per year and 24 acres of productive land. And probably a few other reasons as well, but truly, not having kids is an environmental act.

So, considering that the world’s population capacity has been estimated to be at 5 billion and we’re currently at 6.8 billion and rising, and population growth has been shown to add to “water shortages, cropland conversion to non-farm uses, traffic congestion, more garbage, overfishing, crowding in national parks, a growing dependence on imported oil, and other conditions that diminish the quality of our daily lives,” you’d …

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Awareness | Posted by Julie Z on 07/9/2009

female CEO behind green efforts

New legislation was recently passed by the House (close vote though – 219 to 212) that seeks to curb greenhouse gas emissions and boost renewable energy use. The driving force behind the bill? Betsy Atkins, CEO of Clear Standards, a company that helps corporations monitor their greenhouse gas emissions.

The bill will cause companies that have massive carbon footprints to report their greenhouse gas emissions – those who do not will be fined heavily — as much as $32,500 per day.

It doesn’t surprise me that a woman was behind such a positive venture. Of being a woman in her industry, Atkins says “The sustainability field is very receptive and inclusive of women. I think there’s no gender issue. In traditional energies such as oil and gas you do see

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