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This is another great film by the Story of Stuff project:
The United States isn't broke; we're the richest country on the planet and a country in which the richest among us are doing exceptionally well. But the truth is, our economy is broken, producing more pollution, greenhouse gasses and garbage than any other country. In these and so many other ways, it just isn't working. But rather than invest in something better, we continue to keep this 'dinosaur economy' on life support with hundreds of billions of dollars of our tax money.
Today's Meatless Monday recipe comes from Spoon Fork Bacon:
Veggie burgers are always great and I’ve tried them so many ways, with lentils, mushrooms, tofu, tempeh, etc. My favorite type of meatless burger is a good, full flavored black bean burger. We have one here for you all today, studded with corn (because corn is awesome) and loaded with spices. These burgers are great, but still rather soft and delicate and should be handled gently while cooking them. These are great with just about any topping and condiment of your choice, plus they’re super easy to make and really fill you up. Enjoy!
Today's Meatless Monday recipe comes from Kim O'Donnel for The Washington Post:
I know I urge you to try everything I share with you in this space, but I really, really, really think you should try making falafel. For a long time, I considered the Middle Eastern bean patties one of those kitchen untouchables -- too difficult to make worth my while and better left to the pros manning the street carts.
Truth be known, falafel are much easier and straight forward to put together than they seem, and as a result, feel like a tremendous accomplishment. Everyone is impressed when they hear you’ve just whipped up falafel, which is why they’re great for entertaining. (Super Bowl snacks, anyone?)
Today's Meatless Monday recipe comes from Mountain Mama Cooks:
A meal-in-a-bowl loaded with vegetables, beans and quinoa. This chili can be made ahead; it just gets better over the course of a few days. It also freezes really well.
Our friends at m ss ng p eces created this "choose your path" music video for the song "Met Before" by Chairlift. Whenever arrows appear, click on one to choose the direction the main character takes. You can repeat the process to create a multitude of different videos.
The Naked Brand is a story about how corporations can help save the planet one small step at a time. It's an introduction to a bright new future where companies tell the truth and work hard to create better products and a better planet.
Corporations have incredible influence on the world we live in and that's given them free reign to pollute, collude and mislead us, but advances in technology are rapidly making them accountable not just to shareholders, but to everyone. Now that we have constant access to the truth about the products we use and the ethics of the companies behind them, big brands are realizing that looking great isn't enough. It's time to actually be great.
A new website created by a pair of Google employees provides a powerful animation of wind patterns in the United States in near real-time.
An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future.
Check it out at www.hint.fm/wind