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Hello to ISCFC team
I am Birsen an English teacher from Turkey. I am really excited about participating in the Februarary challenge. I calculated my footprint at the weekend and to my surprise it is higher than the avarage of my country. The reasons were mostly two flight journeys last year and driving to work for transfort section. It is high for home section due to using coal for central heating system. Fortunately
we will be using natural gas nex winter which will lower my footprint. I am planning to change my habit of driving to the school by taking the school bus.
I am amased by how user friendly the calculater is. I am sure my students will be really interested in doing the questionnaire tomorrow. They haven’t started yet due to a two-day holiday because of heavy snow. I am looking forward to see their results.
Hello to all - Just now I came to know from Mr.Bill Mc kibben, that Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, was ousted in a military coup. He was the president who was very much concerned about the climatic changes and Carbon emission. Lets support by signing the petition by clicking the link.
Hello to all - we are so excited to participate in the challenge for the first time. My students started yesterday. Although here in NY city our footprints are generally lower then the rest of the country, we have MUCH that can be improved! It is great that the students can go back and change their answers and really see which changes in their behaviors could decrease their footprints the most. I feel certain they will want to challenge themselves again in a few months to see how much better they are doing!
Hong Kong’s biggest arts festival in 40th year:
The 2012 Hong Kong Arts Festival is currently underway, with more than 170 performances over five weeks by international superstars as well as local acts.
The festival, which runs from 28 January to 8 March will include a series by the Lyon Opera Ballet that pays homage to three great choreographers: George Balanchine, Maguy Marin and Benjamin Millepied.
Japan’s Nuclear Exclusion Zone Shows Few Signs of Life:
What’s most striking about Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone, is there are no people, few cars, no sign of life, aside from the occasional livestock wandering empty roads. While workers of the Fukushima plant are bused in daily, the government has maintained a 12-mile no-go zone around the area for everyone else.
The government has said it will take at least 30 years to decommission the crippled reactors. This nuclear wasteland may not be livable for decades.
Prof. presents empirical support for nonviolence:
Erica Chenoweth, a professor at Wesleyan University, said Friday that nonviolent insurgency attracts “agents of change.” Chenoweth’s lecture — the final installment of the College’s annual celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — focused on the notion that nonviolent resistance is statistically more effective than violent insurgency and leads to more democratic and peaceful countries in the long term. According to the research, violent campaigns are more than twice as likely to fail in their objectives as nonviolent ones.
Here’s one of Dr Chenoweth’s lectures