Monthly Archives: August 2012

How to Become a "Green" Business Consultant

August 31, 2012
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How to Become a "Green" Business Consultant

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a great post on becoming a sustainability consultant: Are you interested in environmental responsibility and stewardship? Think you’ve got the skills to turn this into a career? Becoming a “green consultant” might be the ideal home-based business opportunity you’ve been looking for. According to Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz…

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California Cap-and-Trade to Generate Billions

August 31, 2012
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Did you know that California even had a cap-and-trade program? Starting later this year, California’s cap-and-trade system to fight global warming will generate billions of dollars in revenue, as companies buy and sell permits to produce greenhouse gases. The big question is how the money should be used. With the first permit auction scheduled for November,…

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How Many Hours Would You Walk (and Dig) for Water Daily? {Video}

August 30, 2012
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How Many Hours Would You Walk (and Dig) for Water Daily? {Video}

Photo: water.org Millions of women and children in the developing world spend untold hours daily, collecting water. Not only that, they’re collecting from distant, often polluted sources, then return to their villages carrying their filled 40 pound jerry cans on their backs. You can help by starting your own fundraiser through water.org. More water facts.* 780…

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Extra! Extra!

August 30, 2012
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Extra! Extra!

It’s a long holiday weekend coming up, so remember to get your Street Roots on Friday to savor the news, commentaries, puzzles and poetry for an extra day! Here’s what’s rolling on the press now: An international field: The Portland World Cup brings together immigrants for high stakes community and competition. Lace up! Three Boxes:…

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Ellen Rosenblum and the new DOJ

August 30, 2012
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Ellen Rosenblum and the new DOJ

By Jake Thomas, Staff Writer Ellen Rosenblum had some high-profile shoes to fill when she was sworn in as Oregon’s first female attorney general earlier this summer. She completes the term of John Kroger, the Enron-trial hero, author and publicity heavy who resigned the post to become president of Reed College. But Rosenblum brings her…

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Tough on crime advocates turn to new bag of tricks

August 29, 2012
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Tough on crime advocates turn to new bag of tricks

By David Rogers, Contributing Columnist In late July, Oregonians found out there was new opposition to much-needed criminal justice reform. Actually, it’s old opposition that has developed a new front group. Steve Doell, director of Crime Victims United, has apparently created a new group called the Truth in Sentencing Project. The Truth in Sentencing Project…

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Portland musician Okaidja Afroso releases his third album, ‘Messenger’

August 29, 2012
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Portland musician Okaidja Afroso releases his third album, ‘Messenger’

By Sue Zalokar, Contributing Writer Ghana is a long way from Portland, but to local musician, Okaidja Afroso, the gap is almost imperceptible. Afroso grew up in Kokrobite, a small fishing village west of Ghana’s capital, Accra. Though he came from a family well known for their singing, Afroso was a dancer first. He worked…

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A lifelong calling realized in one woman’s ordination

August 29, 2012
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A lifelong calling realized in one woman’s ordination

By Joanne Zuhl, Staff Writer Toni Tortorilla remembers being five years old, standing in the back of her church, and feeling a compelling magnetic force drawing her to the altar and to priesthood. “That’s the only way I can describe it — pulling me to the altar, and in that instance I knew that that’s…

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What type of learner are you? Infographic

August 29, 2012
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See on Scoop.it – Solo Pro World | Business in the 21st Century Today we have an interesting infographic from onlinecollege.org to share with you. The graphic provides a good overview of different learning styles such as audio, visual, and kinesthetic learning. These types of learning are also covered under the teaching theory of Multiple……

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Kate Hart: Citing Sources: A Quick and Graphic Guide

August 29, 2012
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See on Scoop.it – Solo Pro World | Business in the 21st Century Strong Article and Infographic about citing sources See on www.katehart.net Read the full post

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