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Dakota Pipeline Decision by Obama Administration Due As Nationwide Protests Mount

To the ire of construction company Energy Transfer Partners, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they will review the route and involve community groups in the discussion of the placement of the DAPL pipeline. That’s good news for the Standing Rock Sioux and a smart move for the Obama Administration as it helped defuse worldwide protests that were scheduled to take place yesterday. But will it make a difference when Donald Trump moves into the White House, since he is an investor in the pipeline?

Walt Disney World’s Trashcan GPS Alerts Cause Employee Angst

Custodial employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are worried that new GPS tracking technology designed to keep the theme park cleaner will interfere with their job seniority and the right to perform their tasks as they see fit.

The Quick & Dirty: Time to Call BS

Most of us in sustainability (CSR, citizenship, social change, activism etc) are shell shocked. Donald Trump is the President-elect for the United States of America. I am not going to tell how how sick that is and how sick that makes me feel. What I want to know – what are we in this space going to do about it? It’s time to look inward.

3 Things the Social Justice Sector Can Do to Make History

At a time when global challenges like climate change, resource scarcity and social inequity make our future uncertain, the demand for leaders with the courage to make history has never been greater. Here are three concrete steps to take to make a difference.

Still Embroiled in an Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Tries to Shake Its Nazi Past

Last week Volkswagen unexpectedly dismissed its company historian, Manfred Grieger. Grieger documented Volkswagen’s history for over 20 years and revealed much about how the company, founded in 1937 by the Nazis’ trade union organization, grew before and during World War II. But more details of its Nazi past seemed too much for the company to handle.

Clean Cookstoves Attempt to Solve the Energy Paradox

Families on the margins face an energy paradox: Smoky, expensive energy sources strain finances and reduce wellness, leaving families less able to cope. BioLite wants to change all that with its smokeless wood-burning stove that reduces toxic emissions by 90 percent, uses half the fuel, and generates usable electricity. And a new financing model will make the product even more accessible to those who need it.

3p Weekend: 8 Ways America is Already Great

And amidst all this talk about making America great again, it’s easy to forget how far we’ve come as a society. Before you go hide under your covers all weekend, take a moment to remember the ways America is already great.