18 Oct Manic Media Monday: October 18, 2010 – The Joy Trip Project
Today I’m starting a new feature on the Joy Trip Project Blog to generate some discussion on the news of the week. In a quick perusal the morning headlines here are a few items that stood out for me. What’s on your list of top news items you feel socially aware, environmentally conscious people show know about?
The Huffington Post:
MJ Robenberg writes about a new political stage show on Broadway. Bloody Bloody Jackson is a musical about the dangers of political populism. Something the think about as we head into the mid term election on Nov 2nd. Who doesn’t love show tunes! Vote absentee if you must where your state allows.
Wanted: Agents of Change in the Developing World
After my recent experience in Africa I’m really excited to see projects that aspire to create sustainable solutions to the worlds problems. Check out this story from Phil Weilerstein on a new program from the Clinton Global Initiative
Sierra Club :
Chairman Carl Pope provides some insight on the money behind efforts to bad month political candidates’ positions on clean energy and the creation of green jobs. http://sierraclub.typepad.com/carlpope/2010/10/w.html
Save the Poles Explorer Eric Larsen tops out on world’s highest peak to be come the first person ever to visit the North Pole, the South Pole and Everest all in one year. http://www.ericlarsenexplore.com/updates/journal.php/?xjMsgID=147191
Zombie Subdivisions: Cul-du-sacs-to nowhere
Fall-out from the housing market bubble isn’t just affecting the suburbs of major metropolitan areas. Rural communities throughout the Rocky Mountain west are suffering too. :http://www.assignmentearth.org/?p=157