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Angels and Nature! (previously published)

The Linking Angels

“And you shall make two golden cherubim; you shall make them of hammered work, from the two ends of the ark cover.” (Shemot 25:18)

Among the various instructions provided for the assembling of the Mishkan in Parshat Terumah, the cherubim are quite an odd and ambiguous request. Rarely do they appear elsewhere in the Torah and never are these entities described clearly, other than their having wings and faces pointing towards the Aron…

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Added by Hadassah on February 17, 2015 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Powerpoint on the changing seas

Powerpoint on the changing seas

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Added by Hadassah on February 16, 2015 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Life is a Blessing- Jewish New Year of the Trees

Life is a blessing.

It’s time to stop acting like it’s a curse.

It’s time to stop acting like it’s an obligation.

 

It’s time to treat it as it is, with all its mysteries and enigmas.

 

Tu Bishevat is here. Why do you want to help heal the planet? What pleasant memories flash across your mind at the mention of nature? Why are we all here? What are we living for?

 

A good friend of mine, once said, “Nature is human, with fears…

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Added by Hadassah on February 16, 2015 at 11:52am — No Comments

Mythical Survivor’s Account of Methane Eruption

Published in The Secret Garden Ramaz Environmental Club 

They say the captain always goes down with his ship. But I know the truth. The ship went down with its captain. A brown mass plunged into the fiery depths of the sea.

The crystalline surface of the water sparkled as the ship sliced through its glasslike reflection, shattering it into jagged shards. The sails billowed furiously in the salty gusts of the wind and the Sun beamed down at her fellow…

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Added by Hadassah on February 16, 2015 at 11:51am — No Comments

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Added by Hadassah on December 21, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Review from People's Climate Talk at the ICP

2080. This is the year that changes everything. This is the beginning and the end.

            The global temperature is set to increase 2 degrees Celsius come 2080. It is time to confront climate change.

            Monday, November 17th 2014, a community of dedicated pro environmentalists convened at the International Center for Photography’s series of Climate Talks, to perform such an action.

            Among the attendees, orator Haresh Bhojwani, authors…

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Added by Hadassah on December 14, 2014 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Reducing Carbon and Curbing Population

Reducing Carbon by Curbing Population

August 5th 2014

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/business/economy/population-curbs-as-a-means-to-cut-carbon-emissions.html?_r=2

Commentary Hadassah Brenner

 

            Climate change is not an ideology; it…

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Added by Hadassah on December 14, 2014 at 9:55pm — No Comments

My Goal

to educate and raise awareness of the environment through art, writing, and creativity.

Added by Hadassah on November 21, 2014 at 10:52am — 4 Comments

People's Climate March

People's Climate March

September 21st,

I pull on my cap and volunteer shirt, walk to Columbus Circle Subway Station, all while simultaneously yawning. It's 7:30 in the morning. I'm already on duty. 

As I gaze around, I glimpse passerby in absurd and fascinating costumes. A man or a sun, a man-sun strolls along. Someone with a pointed warlock hat- not really sure what he was supposed to be.

People are already here, committed to the act of defying climate…

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Added by Hadassah on September 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Active Groups in My Area

I am a new Earth Science teacher interested in getting my class involved in a stewardship project.  Many of the groups I see advertised seem like they were active a few years ago.  Also, I'm unsure how to tell what is going on in my area.  Could someone assist me with site navigation?

Added by Rebecca Flock on March 11, 2014 at 10:46pm — 1 Comment

Prison Break- For all you animal rights activists, here's a short story i think you'll enjoy. Thanks for reading it!!

Prison Break

         Beams of blinding light flood through my open window, as birds chirp noisily in the distance. The neighbor’s dog yaps relentlessly. I hate that little yapper’s pathetic bark almost as much I loathe touching the subway rail. Don’t get me wrong, I like dogs, but this one is the devil in disguise.

            Shuddering, I hastily slide my window shut, as a noise much more ferocious thunders from downstairs, vibrating the…

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Added by Hadassah on January 30, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Great

I am so happy I have officially started my first environmental club at my school, it is also the first in the school district as well

Added by Eric Vilmer on September 4, 2013 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

Tree felling in Allahabad,India

This is for the Indian Govt. and to the Indian forestry Deparment.,...

In 2012-13,about HUNDREDS of trees were cut-down for construction in Allahabad,U.P for the kumbh fair.

I want to ask you, where are the trees that should be planted in return according to the policy of Reforestation.And where was the forest department when they were being cut.

Added by Abhash Mishra on April 28, 2013 at 12:31pm — No Comments

We Need Your Help to Win the Impact Competition from iCivics

 

   Dear Friends,

 iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students civics and inspire them to be active participants in our democracy. Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor ; it comprises of national leadership team of state supreme court justices, secretaries of state, and educational leaders and a network of volunteers.…
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Added by Adarsha Shivakumar on March 14, 2013 at 6:54pm — No Comments

HELP

I want to do a fundraiser to help my local animal shelter, but I'm not sure what kind. Any suggestions?

Added by Cierra Mathes on January 26, 2013 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

I want to do a fund raiser yet don't know what to do!

i really really want to do a fund raiser for the environment yet i don't know what to do, i need help!! 

Added by Erica Shaw on December 16, 2012 at 3:52pm — 2 Comments

My favorite things about the environment

When it comes to the environment, I love love love animals. Especially snakes, owls, bats, lizards, frogs and turtles. I work at a local park where I handle snakes and turtles and I absolutely love it. I have a lot of people that tell me that I'm nuts to like snakes. I have even been told that snakes deserve to be dead rather than alive. That comment completely floored me because snakes aren't here to hurt us, they're here to help us. And I wish more people realized how cool snakes are.…

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Added by Brynn Kelly on November 14, 2012 at 11:07pm — 1 Comment

Renovating an old Homesite

My group renovated the foundation of an old homesite in Cedar Falls Park, Chapel Hill.  We dug out a pile of glass, rocks, and briars and turned a real eyesore into a historic site along a hiking trail.  We found 10  one hundred year old glass marbles that kids used to play with who lived in the house, an old toy…

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Added by Eli Frederick Parker on October 5, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments

CEDAR FALLS IS ROCKING IN CHAPEL HILL

Thanks to a bunch of boyscouts and other teen volunteers, Cedar Falls Park has its hiking trails marked appropriately. We pulled out 26 old posts and remarked the trails with Rhino marking system.  It looks great.  You can drive a Mack Truck over the sign posts, and they still stand straight and mighty.  The posts were pulled out using a lever system and physics  - an 8 foot post as a lever, 3 small cinder blocks as a fulcrum and a board to catch the lip of the post.  These posts had been in…

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Added by Eli Frederick Parker on October 3, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

GreenUp Environmental Youth Initiative

GREENUP 500!

GreenUp 500 is a pet project initiated by Dominic Nsikan the DeforestACTION West Africa School Engagement Coordinator. GreenUp 500 is an environmental stewardship project modeled after the DeforestACTION school engagement program which seeks to engage school students and teachers to take actions aimed at halting deforestation. The project aims to engage 50 students from 5 secondary schools around Port Harcourt in planting 500 trees in Port Harcourt Community.…

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Added by Dominic Nsikan on June 20, 2012 at 10:42am — 1 Comment

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