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[17 Jan 2010 | 5 Comments | ]
Southwestern Goes Sustainable

From Southwestern University’s Newsroom -
Southwestern University has signed an agreement with the City of Georgetown that will enable it to meet all its electric needs for the next 18 years from wind power.
The agreement makes Southwestern the first university in Texas to have all of its electricity supplied by wind power and one of fewer than 20 universities in the country to have a totally “green” source of power, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
“In recent weeks, much attention has been focused on how the world can reduce greenhouse …

Action Alerts, Debt, Featured »

[16 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Helping Haiti

From Jubilee USA –
JANUARY 13th – Jubilee USA is calling on the Obama administration to take 3 specific steps as part of its comprehensive response to the Haiti earthquake: (1) Provide massive assistance for relief and reconstruction in the form of grants, not loans; (2) Cancel the rest of Haiti’s debt; and(3) Provide Temporary Protective Status to Haitians living in the US. Use your voice for Haiti today. Please call the White House today at 202-456-1111 and ask President Obama to take these steps.
Here’s a sample script:
“Hi, My name …

Featured, human trafficking, slavery »

[11 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]
Human Trafficking Awareness Day

from the Huffington Post -
“A resolution passed by the US Senate in 2007 marked January 11 as a day of awareness for the countless victims of human trafficking across the globe. And it does occur everywhere across the globe. Certain countries have created huge demand. And like most marketplaces, where there is demand, supply follows.
We could talk about which nations are source, transit and destination countries. We could state how some countries have become so infamous for trafficking that they are now known as both supply and destination countries. We …

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[5 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
New Year Links

As 2009 ended and the new decade began, we were all treated to all sorts of lists both looking back and looking ahead. There are two in particular that spoke to justice issues that are well worth the read.
First is Bono’s op-ed piece for the New York Times. As he describes the list – “So here, then, are 10 ideas that might make the next 10 years more interesting, healthy or civil. Some are trivial, some fundamental. They have little in common with one another except that I …