Global movement will call out consumer brands most responsible for plastic pollution

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The Story of Stuff Project is launching its global call to action in combatting plastic pollution worldwide. The ambitious initiative plans to identify the most pervasive polluter companies found in waste while simultaneously cleaning up costal and inland communities across the country. The plastic waste brand audit is the first of its kind and intends to underline responsibility and accountability at the very source of our world’s growing trash crisis.

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Movement to save grizzly bears from hunters scores a victory

Thomas Mangelsen who brought fame to “Grizzly 399″, a female Yellowstone bear with her three cubs now recognized all over the world, has been selected to receive a hunting license in Wyoming. The photographer was one of 7,000 hopeful lottery applicants to appear on the “Issuance List” released on Thursday by the state’s Game and Fish Department. However, unlike the majority of entrants in Yellowstone’s first bear hunt in nearly half a century, Mangelsen hopes to tag his catch in a photo rather than… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

MoMA PS1 unveils futuristic solar canopy that reacts to heat, sunlight, and movement

MoMA PS1 just completed one of its most experimental and coolest installations to date. The Long Island City-based contemporary art museum wrapped up construction on Lumen, an immersive and interactive installation made with solar-active canopies that glow at night. Designed by Jenny Sabin Studio, Lumen reacts like a living entity to light, heat, and movement, creating different engaging environments from day to night.

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Week 44/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from October 26 to November 1, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts held a hearing in the Joint Committee for Public Health for the proposed Compassionate Care for the Terminally Ill Act.

A California appeals court affirmed a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending medication to terminally ill patients.

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Week 43/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from October 19 to October 25, the new California Death with Dignity law continued generating attention, with the ballot initiative to repeal it garnering approval to collect signatures and questions arising as to implementation.

In New York a court dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state’s assisted suicide statutes.

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Week 42/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from October 12 to October 18, the passage of the California End of Life Option Act reverberated across the country. And the Death with Dignity movement suffered a great loss: our dear friend Dick Walters, who led the effort in Vermont to pass the Death with Dignity law in 2013, died on October 16 using medications prescribed under the law.

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Week 41/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from October 5 to October 11, California became the fourth state to enact a Death with Dignity statute and the fifth to legalize physician assisted dying when Governor Brown signed the End of Life Option Act. The decision reverberated across the nation.

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Week 40/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

In the week from September 28 to October 4, California awaited Governor Brown’s decision about the End of Life Option Act.

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Weeks 37 thru 39/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

The three weeks from September 7 to 27 saw the most important event in the history of the Death with Dignity movement since Vermont’s passage of Act 39. Both the California Assembly and Senate approved the End of Life Option Act, the former on a 42 to 33 vote, the latter on a 23 to 14 vote. The bill is now on Governor Brown’s desk. Learn more →

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Week 36/2015 in the Death with Dignity Movement

Last week (August 31 to September 6, 2015) Californians got another step closer to having Death with Dignity as an end-of-life option when the state Assembly’s Extraordinary Session Public Health and Developmental Services Committee on approved AB2X-15, the California End of Life Option Act, on a 10 to 3 vote. The finance committee later approved the bill on a 5 to 3 vote; the same day University of California Berkeley’s Institute for Governmental Studies released a poll showing support for the bill now stands at nearly 76%. The bill will be debated and voted on in the full Assembly this week.

In New Mexico, the State Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments, for October 26, in the lawsuit recently decided by the appeals court which struck down a lower court’s ruling that physician assisted dying was legal in the state.

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