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Anti-Fracking Protests Successfully Shut Down Traffic At Energy Companies’ Offices

By: Julia Conley/COMMONDREAMS   Holding a banner reading “We won’t stop—There’s too much at stake,” demonstrators shut down morning traffic at an office park outside Pittsburgh on Monday, in protest of the harmful effects 15 energy companies in the complex have on the environment. Seas are rising they telling me. Seas rising & so are we. So rise […]

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Plant-Based Cooking School Plans To Change The World One Free Class At A Time

By: Brianna Acuesta/True Activist  When thinking of cooking schools, most people automatically think of expensive, gourmet schools that charge upwards of $40,000 per year and teach people how to cook all the classic restaurant meals and then some. However, not many are thinking about Made in Hackney, a school that uses all plant-based ingredients that […]

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Public Transportation Will Soon Be 100% Free In Dunkirk, France

By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  Beginning September 2018, public bus transportation in Dunkirk, France will be 100% free of charge. Dunkirk is the largest of 30 French transport authorities to instate free transit policies. The move supports France’s Paris Agreement goals and sets a promising example for other cities worldwide. Dunkirk Mayor Patrice Vergriete says the […]

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Students Create Special Halloween Costume For Girl With Rare Genetic Mutation

By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  The nonprofit Magic Wheelchair partnered with students and alumni at Virginia Commonwealth University to create a special Halloween costume for 16-year-old Alex Hayes. Hayes is confined to a wheelchair because she was born with an extremely rare chromosomal mutation, known as GRIN2B. Through the partnering with Magic Wheelchair, the VCU students […]

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Someone Is ‘Vandalizing’ Streets With Pixel Art, And The Internet Can’t Get Enough [10+ Photos]

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  How do you turn regular, boring streets into curious art installations? Add some pixelation, of course! This is what Swedish artist Johan Karlgren, also known as Pappas Pärlor, is doing in his local area. According to Bored Panda, Karlgren’s works of art are inspired by his passion: old video games. This is […]

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Plus-Size Girls Ask Photographer To Make Them Skinny In Experiment That Will Make Your Jaw Drop

By: Amanda Froelich/True Activist  Thanks to photoshop, Instagram filters, and people’s savvy talent for taking pictures at flattering angles, it’s nearly impossible to tell what’s real and what’s not nowadays. For example, nearly every model that appears in a magazine or on a billboard has been photoshopped. Even television isn’t as transparent as it once […]

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Power Restored At Children’s Hospital In Puerto Rico, Thanks To Tesla Solar Panels

By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  Power at San Juan’s Hospital del Niño (Children’s Hospital) in Puerto Rico has been completely restored, thanks to the donation and installation of batteries and solar panels from the California-based automaker and clean energy company, Tesla. Despite the extensive damage caused by Hurricanes Maria and Irma, there is hope that Puerto […]

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Teen Reports Chili’s Manager For Sexual Harassment And Receives Horrible Response

By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  Emily Houser was 16 when she started working at the Chili’s restaurant in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Her manager, Josh Davidson, 24 at the time, immediately took interest in her. During the years that followed, Davidson relentlessly pursued Houser, refusing to take no for an answer. “Over a two-year period, it just kind […]

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World’s First Carbon Negative Plant Makes Beautiful Eco Construction Materials

By: Amelia Kinney/True Activist  Earlier this week, world’s first negative energy plant opened in Iceland. The project, called Carbfix2, captures CO2 from the ambient air and uses basaltic bedrock as a reactor to create solid carbonate minerals. The operation will mitigate carbon emissions and produce ecological construction supplies. The carbon removal solution comes from a […]