Results for January, 2010

gadgets for good: What’s the carbon footprint of your iPod or wedding? Track it with Sourcemap

Originally posted on Causecast by Brandon Buck, Causecast video producer Launched in May of 2009, Sourcemap.org is an open-source tool that tracks the carbon footprint of all the resources used to make an product or hold an event. Using Google Maps and the Open-Source community (anyone can post or edit any submission and legally acquire [...]

January 29, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

because we found it: Howard Zinn’s final words on Obama

Howard Zinn, famed historian and activist died Wednesday of a heart attack. Days before he died, he offered criticism on President Obama in The Nation. The short four paragraphs mostly said that he did not expect much from Obama in the first place looking at the trend of Democratic Presidents in the past. However, Zinn, [...]

January 29, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

b-activists: Forget the iPad news, Bill Gates has given $10 billion to vaccines

The new iPad stole the computer news this week, but Microsoft founder Bill Gates is doing some innovating things of his own. He and his wife, Melinda, announced today they are committing $10 billion to developing and distributing vaccines for children in developing countries. The past 10 years they gave $4.6 billion aiding in the [...]

January 29, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: What you need to know about Obama’s remarks on immigration at the State of the Union

From the Restore Fairness blog: Yesterday, President Obama addressed the issue of immigration reform in his State of the Union speech. “We should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system to secure our borders, enforce our laws and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich [...]

January 28, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: 360 degrees of Haiti

CNN released several interactive videos on the ground of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The videos show a 360-degree view of earthquake-affected city allowing watchers to control the view, zoom in or zoom out. This is probably the closest anyone can come to seeing the city without actually being there. They were taken by Immersive Media, with the same [...]

January 28, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

gadgets for good: The American Red Cross, a $10 text well spent

Originally posted on Causecast by Anne Driscoll, Tonic. As of 5 p.m. yesterday, $147 million has been donated to the American Red Cross for Haitian relief efforts — including $26 million raised by 2.6 million people who texted their $10 donation. So where will all that money really go? American Red Cross officials tell [website] Tonic [...]

January 28, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Social activist and radical historian, Howard Zinn, dies at 87

In addition to President Obama’s State of the Union address and the launch of the enigmatic iPAD, another significant event took place yesterday- Howard Zinn, historian, political activist, playwright, educator, and pioneer of the civil rights movement, died of a heart attack in Santa Monica, California. In 1980 he wrote the seminal book, A People’s [...]

January 28, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Check out photos from our 10th anniversary celebration at MUSE

On January 13, 2010, MUSE and VERVE celebrated Breakthrough’s 10th anniversary in Mumbai with hundreds of guests. The fashionable event held in Mumbai, helped spread awareness about our domestic violence campaign, Bell Bajao. Designers, Aki Narula, Lecoanet Hemant and Narendra Kumar, made totes and tees to raise awareness on the issue. Check out the stylish [...]

January 26, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: National Geographic sells out immigrants for ratings

A number of television stations have been selling their souls to reality TV the past few years for cheap ratings. Look at Bravo, which once focused on the arts, is now touring American cities for rich, materialistic housewives. Some are relatively harmless—if you ignore the assault on brain cells—but others go the exploitive route. Perhaps [...]

January 26, 2010 by Stefani | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments »

b-the change: Take two seconds to VOTE for our “idea for change in America” – immigration reform

From our Restore Fairness blog: We need your vote! Vote to Restore Fairness to our broken immigration system on Change.org’s Ideas for Change in America and take us one step closer to to ensure that 2010 is the year for immigration reform. Ideas for Change in America is a competition that empowers citizens to build [...]

January 26, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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