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“There is no limit to the good one can do, when he cares not who gets the credit.” – Unknown

Welcome to Thursday’s Talk where I will bring you a round up of other blog articles, news articles, or anything else I found interesting that I think you should read.

ANIMALS

From Friends of Animals: What Does Color Have to Do with Animal Adoption?

ENVIRONMENT

-From Gimundo: Get Money for Going Green

INSPIRATION

(I’m adding this category so I can try to give you stories of hope that I’m not sure fit anywhere else)

-From The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training Blog: Running for their Sister

MILITARY

-From Gimundo: In Memory of His Son

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“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”  – Mohandas Gandhi

Type: Action

Category: Environment

Organization: Green America

Currently, the EPA has opposed two very different plans for what to do with coal ash, a waste product that coal leaves us with. This is a toxic substance that can be very harmful to humans. One plan calls for states and such to deal with it on there own and classifying it as a non-hazardous waste. The other plan calls for it to be a hazardous waste and for the EPA to regulate it. This is the plan that should happen considering the environmental and human damage is causes. Tell the EPA to make it a hazardous waste today.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”  -Anne Frank

Welcome to Thursday’s Talk where I will bring you a round up of other blog articles, news articles, or anything else I found interesting that I think you should read.

ANIMALS

From ASPCA: Dogs from Commercial Breeder Die on an Airline Flight

From American Humane Association: What are your state’s pound seizure laws?

CHILDREN

From TreeHugger: Gardening Has Great Benefits

From TreeHugger: The Real Price of Obesity

ENVIRONMENT

From TreeHugger: Is Your Hotel Green?

From Planet Green: The Use of Alternative Energy (Body Heat)

From TreeHugger: Activists Paint in Pedestrian Crossing Lines

From How Stuff Works: Can Seed Banks Save Us?

From TreeHugger: Lake Mead at Low Levels

From Silver City Sun News: University to Offer Free Solar Power Classes

From ChicoER: Grant Will Help Make Homes More Energy Efficient

From The JHU Gazette: Baltimore Non-Profits Get Help Going Green

From Between the Columns: How Small Things Make a Difference

From Gimundo: More Land Opens for Fishing After Oil Spill

From Gimundo: Japan to Label Products with their Carbon Footprint

From Gimundo: Six (Cheap) Ways to Live Greener

HEALTH

From TreeHugger: How Being “Healthy” Is Hurting Us

HOMELESSNESS

From Gimundo: Could You Do This?

HUMAN TRAFFICKING

From Gimundo: Helping Victims Help Themselves

MARRIAGE

From One News Now: Gay Marriages in California on Hold

MILITARY

From Operation Home Front: Non-profits Work Together for Soldiers

PRO-LIFE

From Operation Rescue: Another “Safe” Abortion Provider

From Operation Rescue: More Planned Parenthood Lies

From Mail Online: Abortion as a Job Perk

From One News Now: Pro-Life T-Shirt Student Given Settlement Money

From One News Now: African Countries Pressured Into Abortion Decisions

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”  -Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

Type: Event (Education)

Category: Environment

Organization: Green Building Pro

This webinar, Green and Sustainable Schools, will be held on August 25th (next week) starting at 11 am Central time. It does not list a cost, so I’m going to assume it’s free, but don’t take my word for it. Also, it looks like you will be able to view the sessions on demand after the fact if you can not make it on the day, you just need to make sure that you are registering beforehand. You can register here.

“Act as if what you do makes a difference.  It does.”  -William James

Type: Event (Education)

Category: Environment

Organization: AASHE

AASHE will be hosting the webinar Going Green – Financially and Environmentally on August 24th, 2010 (which is next week) from 2 pm – 3 pm Central Time. It is completely free, you just need to register beforehand. It will be looking at a real life case and how that university changed things and how yours could as well. Register here.

Type: Event (Educational)

Category: Environment

Organization: AASHE

Description: On October 10th to October 12th, 2010, AASHE will host their conference in Denver, Colorado. Their theme this year is “Campus Initiatives to Catalyze a Just and Sustainable World.”  It is both for students and for professionals alike – anyone involved in higher education. Some event highlights include a student summit, networking breakfasts and lunches, and a Greener DINR. Local sustainable band MorSoul will be playing for their grand opening reception. They have hotel discounts with hotels practicing sustainable hotel life and they even have a student only hotel. You must pre-register so make sure you do that! There are a lot of registration options for students and you have early bird registration until August 15th! Find the registration here.

Welcome to Thursday’s Talk where I will bring you a round up of other blog articles, news articles, or anything else I found interesting that I think you should read.

ENVIRONMENT

-From TreeHugger: Genetically Modified Plants

-From TreeHugger: Think the worst of the BP Oil Spill is Over?

FAMILY

-From the Boston Herald: Let’s Undervalue Motherhood Even More

MARRIAGE

-From Ruth Institute Blog: On Gay Marriage Myths

WOMEN

-From AAUW Dialogue: Where Are All the Women?

-From ActionAid: Cow Steroids for Prostitues

-From Marie Clare: See How the System Gives the Advantage to Rapists, not their victims – waning: Graphic descriptions