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Accountability-Central.com Alert for June 6, 2011 Water - Seasonal Issue for Some Is Crucial Year ‘Round to Others

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When major sections of the country experience prolonged hot dry weather, as we are seeing now in portions of the South and West, red flags go up about water quality and quantity. Many local governments establish water remediation plans, with various levels of participation required of area residents and businesses, depending upon the severity of the situation. However, there are many parts of the country and the world where the assurance of plentiful potable water is a concern all year ‘round. 

Consider this:

Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead: Bound To Cover Just A Little More Ground

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A rare interview with Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead. He talks Hawaiian environmental issues and of course, music.

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A rare interview with Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead. He talks Hawaiian environmental issues and of course, music.

Water Facts and Eco Actions

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With oil, natural gas, and energy receiving most of the popular press, the often forgotten resource that presents a growing challenge is the availability of fresh water.  Consider these water facts:

  • The United States uses more water in a day than it uses oil in a year.

Tweet @Greenopolis 4 Free Points!

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"Why do you care about the oceans?" Tweet your answer to @greenopolis for free points and a chance to win 1,000 points! June 8th, Wednesday is the last day to enter the contest!  Don't miss out!

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"Why do you care about the oceans?" Tweet your answer to @greenopolis for free points and a chance to win 1,000 points! June 8th, Wednesday is the last day to enter the contest!  Don't miss out!

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California State Senate Passes Bill Banning Use of Styrofoam Food Containers

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Styrofoam containers have reached near iconic status as symbols of rampant pollution.  They take hundreds of years to biodegrade, contain suspected carcinogens, and are not accepted in the vast majority of recycling programs nationwide.  In response to these and other concerns, the California Senate has voted to approve a recent bill authored by Sen.

World's Oceans Day @ Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Greenopolis spends the weekend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in celebration of World's Oceans Day. They were there to education visitors on plastic pollution, via Leslie Moyer from 5 Gyres as well as launching "Ocean - Aid" pocket guide, a global guide for keeping everyday harmful items out of the oceans. Join the Tweet contest by tweeting to greenopolis "Why should we care about our oceans?"

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Greenopolis spends the weekend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in celebration of World's Oceans Day. They were there to education visitors on plastic pollution, via Leslie Moyer from 5 Gyres as well as launching "Ocean - Aid" pocket guide, a global guide for keeping everyday harmful items out of the oceans. Join the Tweet contest by tweeting to greenopolis "Why should we care about our oceans?"

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Be Green Packaging Partners With Engineering and Construction Firm The Austin Company to Develop Green Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) SANTA BARBARA - June 6th, 2011 - Be Green Packaging, LLC announced today that it has engaged The Austin Company, a leading design, engineering, and construction firm who will undertake the development of the company's new $7.3 million dollar manufacturing facility in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

School Wins $100,000 for Recycling!

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Melissa McGinnis reports for Greenopolis in Chicago at the very exciting Recycle Rally assembly at the Portage Theater where the St. Pascal School is about to be rewarded a hundred thousand dollar check. The small school performed beyond expected with students bringing over 300,000 containers of recyclables during a 3 month period. They beat out every other school all over the country to win the number 1 title and gracious check.

The school plans to use the money on "green" projects like converting their computer center to be run on solar. With leadership from Father Paul, it's no wonder this school won by leaps and bounds. Father Paul says it's great to be a part of a wonderful contest and to make such a difference and to recognize how the people behind the dream machine rally are doing good things not only for their own companies, not only for our school but for veterans who are in need. It's a tremendous gift for everybody. And it's great for the school to be able to teach kids how to treat God's creation. And that people need to take good care of all the good things. The earth is their number one gift. Teamwork is very important in the success of the school recycling campaign.

The school is planning to use the $100,000 for green improvements and to build an energy-efficient computer lab powered by solar energy. PepsiCo is really excited to help them. This is what social recycling is all about. When you look at a little school of a hundred and fifty students... they can recycle over 350,000 containers, which make up 10 tons of materials over a three-month period. And all of the organizations involved, the girl scouts, and other community organizations helping out—it really shows people what social recycling is all about. What a thrilling day. Chicago really is an incredible city!

Hope that you are inspired to recycle individually or to get your school to sign up for recycle rally and try to beat this school's number one defending title.

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Melissa McGinnis reports for Greenopolis in Chicago at the very exciting Recycle Rally assembly at the Portage Theater where the St. Pascal School is about to be rewarded a hundred thousand dollar check. The small school performed beyond expected with students bringing over 300,000 containers of recyclables during a 3 month period. They beat out every other school all over the country to win the number 1 title and gracious check.

The school plans to use the money on "green" projects like converting their computer center to be run on solar. With leadership from Father Paul, it's no wonder this school won by leaps and bounds. Father Paul says it's great to be a part of a wonderful contest and to make such a difference and to recognize how the people behind the dream machine rally are doing good things not only for their own companies, not only for our school but for veterans who are in need. It's a tremendous gift for everybody. And it's great for the school to be able to teach kids how to treat God's creation. And that people need to take good care of all the good things. The earth is their number one gift. Teamwork is very important in the success of the school recycling campaign.

The school is planning to use the $100,000 for green improvements and to build an energy-efficient computer lab powered by solar energy. PepsiCo is really excited to help them. This is what social recycling is all about. When you look at a little school of a hundred and fifty students... they can recycle over 350,000 containers, which make up 10 tons of materials over a three-month period. And all of the organizations involved, the girl scouts, and other community organizations helping out—it really shows people what social recycling is all about. What a thrilling day. Chicago really is an incredible city!

Hope that you are inspired to recycle individually or to get your school to sign up for recycle rally and try to beat this school's number one defending title.

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Sustainability in Houston, in 20 slides

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By John Kim

"We spend 19% of our money on cars."

Get your attention? I know it got mine.

That is the beauty of Pecha Kucha: 20 seconds per slide and only 20 slides is just 400 seconds to tell your story. Grab the audience’s attention early, move quickly, and be concise, and you will be successful.

Beach Day Ocean Quiz

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Melissa McGinnis from greenopolis TV hits the beach with her buddy BJ Honkey, quizzing beach goers with these questions: how many oceans are there? and can you name them? They hope to raise awareness about ocean pollution, ocean acidification and over fishing. So before the video gets to the end, do you know the answers?

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Melissa McGinnis from greenopolis TV hits the beach with her buddy BJ Honkey, quizzing beach goers with these questions: how many oceans are there? and can you name them? They hope to raise awareness about ocean pollution, ocean acidification and over fishing. So before the video gets to the end, do you know the answers?

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