The Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity is a nonprofit newsroom that makes sure to inform people like us with the hard facts. For instance:
"We revealed that several big-name political spenders, including George Soros and Sheldon Adelson, pumped tens of millions of dollars into academia in recent years.
Good news? Bad news? We’ll let you decide.
We just report the facts:
- Charles Koch Foundation pledged $1.5 million in 2011 to Florida State University’s economic department, in a contract stipulating that a Koch-appointed advisory committee will select professors and conduct annual evaluations.
- Soros’s Foundation to Promote Open Society provided $4 million in higher education-related grants in the U.S. that fund programs focused on racial minorities, foreign affairs and journalism.
The extent to which these and other contributions shape curricula is up for debate. But a meaningful public dialogue depends on access to accurate information.
That is why I’m asking you to invest in the Center, so that we can continue producing hard-hitting, data-driven reporting in the public interest.
In the spirit of holding power accountable and increasing transparency in our institutions, please make a contribution to our 2014 Annual Fund. “
Visit their website to donate and read more interesting news like this that you may not easily access otherwise.
Mercury News Reveals another California Success
As leaders of the environmental movement, California has earned another success. When Gov. Jerry Brown signs the bill next week, the Golden State will be the first to go plastic bagless.
Starting small, California’s cities showed their efforts in going bagless and therefore the trend caught on. The “state is setting the pace for the nation in improving the environment and our lives”.
The battle in California may be won, but we’re gearing up for another fight in New York City in just a few weeks. If both the largest state and the largest city in the US ban the bag, we will have real momentum to roll this out across the country. We are going to organize other Community members in New York, and across the country to ensure this movement spreads.
Read more about this at “Story of Stuff” and “Mercury News”!
Environmental Defense Fund
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Chinook Book: What’s That?
It is an app and printed edition that contains fantastic coupons for businesses that meet a sustainable criteria. What’s not like about awesome deals rewarding you for sustainable living?!
Based off your location, it offers you deals for farmers markets, recycling, local biking & transit, clean energy and a green home.
Download the app and get coupons to support local sustainable products and services!
Click on this link to learn more and download the app!
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