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These jeans were made of garbage …


WASTE < LESS: THESE JEANS ARE MADE OF GARBAGE
8 BOTTLES. 1 JEAN. INNOVATIVE, SUSTAINABLE JEANS MADE FROM AT LEAST 20% POST CONSUMER RECYCLED CONTENT.
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The idea of buying Jeans made from garbage is exciting, but it was kind of sad to hear after calling their customer service department that the jeans are not USA made …comment by Point4CounterPoint:  Sustainable living … imported!

Barack Obama’s Remarks in Selma – American History


This speech …

the First Family traveled to Selma, Alabama to mark the 50th anniversary of the historic marches from Selma to Montgomery. Those marchers in March of 1965 wanted to ensure that all African Americans could exercise their constitutional right to vote — even in the face of a segregationist system that wanted to make it impossible.

As President Obama explained in his remarks this weekend, the lesson of Selma isn’t an outlier of the American experience:

[Selma] is instead the manifestation of a creed written into our founding documents: “We the People … in order to form a more perfect union.” “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”

If you missed the President’s powerful speech, watch it here — and pass it on.

Watch the President's remarks in Selma.

Selma: Behind the Lens with the Obama’s: In memory 2015event


Behind the LSee the photos from the President's visit to Selma.ens: Selma and Pete Souza

Chief Official White House Photographer Pete Souza accompanied the First Family to Selma, Alabama for the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday.”

“I couldn’t help but think of the photographs taken by Charles Moore and other brave photojournalists 50 years ago,” he said. “Their photographs, taken ostensibly for daily and weekly publications, have now become powerful images for history.”

This weekend, Souza captured beautiful pictures from President Obama’s speech, his interactions with some of the original “foot soldiers” from 1965, and this year’s march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge — powerful images that will undoubtedly hold their own special place in history.

Take a look at the incredible photos from this weekend, and pass them on.

 

The President hugs Rep. John Lewis after his introduction. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Watch: The President and the First Lady Reflect on Selma

During their visit to Selma this weekend, the President and First Lady sat down to talk about the significance of the occasion. Watch their candid reflections here.

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“Washington State’s water quality standards are not protecting you”


EPA, Washington State Department of Ecology: Reject Increased Cancer Risk Level; Approve New Fish Consumption Rate

Seattle Human Rights Commission (SHRC)
Seattle, Washington

Native Tribes and S.3548


S. 3548, Natives Veterans’ Memorial Amendments Act of 2012http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/s3548.pdf

GOP Ignores Environment and Native Americans to Pollute Lakes in Wisconsin                                                                   Native Americans in the Great Lakes region are concerned about proposals for mining in the area, which could create substantial pollution.
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                                    Deforestation. Palm oil. Mining. Oil and gas drilling. Although the tribes that call the Amazon home have lived in peace with the planet for centuries,…
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