Posts in category "Environment"

Worker Cooperatives in Mississippi Illegal

Worker Cooperatives in Mississippi Illegal
In my last post I introduced some of you to the concept of the worker cooperative. Mostly I tried to dispel the rumors that the term “worker cooperative” was code words for socialist or communists. I tried to give a sense that this term and all it’s intention is democracy in its purist form, one... Read more »

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick

Worker Cooperatives Are Not Capitalist Pigs in Pink Lipstick
If you haven’t heard of worker cooperatives, you’re in the company of a lot of people. If you talk about this corporate structure at some cocktail parties, you might be labeled a socialist. Fear not what others might call you. At least you will not have to feel sorry for yourself for being called a... Read more »

The GreenTown Chicago Vs Wheel of Misfortunate Host

The GreenTown Chicago Vs Wheel of Misfortunate Host
This week has been a real push and pull on my climate consciousness. We had been looking forward to attending the GreenTown Conference at University of Illinois for weeks. This would be our first opportunity to show off the model of our project in Bronzeville to a large conference. The conference was also packed with... Read more »
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Marijuana, Weed, Hemp and History from Before the 60’s

Marijuana, Weed, Hemp and History from Before the 60’s
Excuse the pun but Illinois and most of the U.S. and Canada are all abuzz about legalizing marijuana. The financials are off the chart. The tax revenue is staggering. We’re not just talking medical marijuana or as the Illinois draft law states, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. We’re talking legalizing pot... Read more »

And They’re Off.. The Race to the Obama Library

In case you missed the announcement, The Barack Obama Foundation has released the request for qualifications to build the library memorializing our first black president. Competition is fierce. Hawaii is claiming their native son.  Sorry dunkoffs, Kenya is not under consideration.  Colombia University in New York would like to snag the bid to honor one... Read more »

Young, Gifted, Black Hansberry Legacy is Off Grid

Young, Gifted, Black Hansberry Legacy is Off Grid
 “I wish to live because life has within it that which is good, that which is beautiful, and that which is love. Therefore, since I have known all of these things, I have found them to be reason enough and–I wish to live. Moreover, because this is so, I wish others to live for generations... Read more »
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Chasing Ice, Racing Leilani, Honk for Saudi Women and Woman Raq-Up

Chasing Ice, Racing Leilani, Honk for Saudi Women and Woman Raq-Up
The solar panels are packed away.  The exhibit floor is swept and spruced ready for the next big event.  The networking is done and the cocktail parties of solar companies, installers, gadget makers are a hangover of the past.  We’ve taken our solar powered trinkets and packed them in our eco-sensitive give away tote bags. ... Read more »

Great Lakes Smart Grid Symposium: Climate Reality

Great Lakes Smart Grid Symposium: Climate Reality
The bottom line and planet earth don’t often see eye to eye, especially not in the U.S. This week’s Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy being held at the Illinois Institute of Technology exhibited a bit of difficulty linking the new energy and best practices for the continuation of life... Read more »

F_ _ _ K/ A Really Bad Word

F_ _ _ K/ A Really Bad Word
I will admit that I use this word on occasion.  I’m not proud of it.  It has slipped into my lexicon in spite of years of training by my mother and grandmother that it is not appropriate.  This is amusing because in Louisiana, the America side from which my roots grew, bad words are endemic. ... Read more »
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Money Fertilizer for Cook County Farms

Money Fertilizer for Cook County Farms
Hedge funds, insider traders begin dumping Monsanto stock as reality of GMOs sinks in across Wall Street. (Natural News.com)  This article was posted on my FB page this morning.  I rejoiced!  Our little fledgling not for profit has been working our collective butts off to get a substantial sized education/urban agriculture project off and running... Read more »
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