Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other senior Obama Administration officials and civic education, government, business and philanthropy leaders gather to discuss the importance of civic learning and engagement in democracy for the 21st century. The event marks the release of “A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy’s Future,” a new report to the Department of Education from leading civic scholars and practitioners, as well as the Department’s own report, “Advancing Civic Learning and Engagement in Democracy: A Road Map and Call to Action.” The event will also highlight the new American Commonwealth Partnership, which aims to bring together thousands of universities, colleges, community colleges, schools and other civic partners to promote civic education, civic mission and civic identity throughout all of education in the United States. January 10, 2012.
www.tiangongus.org Master TianJia Mu, at the invitation from James Gilliland, the founder of ECETI (www.ECETI.org), gave her Plenary Speech on Sustainability, as one of the Keynote Speakers at the 2012 Global Transformation Conference in June/July of 2012. This event provided cutting-edge information regarding Spirituality and Science, in order to aid in the awakening and healing of humanity as a whole. This video is part 4 of 4 of the Plenary Speech she gave on June 30, 2012, entitled: “Yin Sustainability: Qi Gong Can Help You Survive Disasters & Build a Sustainable Future” Master TianJia Mu is a Qi Gong Master from Tian Gong International Foundation (www.TianGongUS.org), a non-profit and non-religious Qi Gong school dedicated to service through the empowerment of individuals and the healing of the Earth. She is a well-respected CPA and Certified Financial Planner in the San Francisco Bay Area. Master TianJia Mu is a perfect blend of Eastern and Western cultures, and a balance of practicality and spirituality. Her lifelong practice of Qi Gong has, from an early age, impressed upon her the remarkable healing effects of this “energy art” and practice. TianJia witnessed first-hand as a child, the miraculous healing of her critically ill mother through the practice of Qi Gong after all other medical treatments had failed. Out of this came the inspiration to devote herself to supporting others in their healing through Qi Gong. Today, Master TianJia Mu’s strong focus is in … Video Rating: 5 / 5
Google Tech Talk November 15, 2010 Presented by Casey Wilson. ABSTRACT Booming economic zones, the Shanghai skyline, glitzy shopping malls and busy highways… these are the images that we increasingly associate with today’s China. And yet while the economic success story is inescapable, China still has the second largest population in the world living under the poverty line and one of the world’s fasting growing rural-urban divides. One of the only ways of closing this gap is giving China’s rural poor the tools to build their own livelihoods and move themselves and their families towards economic independence. Join Casey Wilson, nonprofit startup entrepreneur, to learn about the evolution of microfinance in China and Wokai’s approach of using the internet to allow contributors around the world to provide loan capital to borrowers in rural China, empowering them to start small businesses and lift themselves from poverty. About Wokai: Wokai is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty in China through microfinance. Through www.wokai.org, contributors loan as little as to a borrower, collect repayments each month, and allocate capital to a new borrower at the end of the loan cycle. Since the website launch in November 2008, Wokai has raised over US0000 in loan capital, attracted 5600 users, and empowered over 400 borrowers. Wokai has been featured in CNN, Time, MSNBC, CNBC, Newsweek, CCTV, Phoenix TV, 三联生活周刊, and Bloomberg. About Casey Wilson: As …
The Future of Coal Under Carbon Cap and Trade – Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming – 2007-09-06 – As Congress turns its eye toward global warming legislation this fall, Chairman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will host Governor Dave Freudenthal of Wyoming, the CEO of American Electric Power, and other experts for a hearing exploring how to maintain coal as part of the energy mix for America and the world, while avoiding dangerous global warming. Chairman Markey and the rest of the Select Committee will learn about advanced coal technologies like carbon capture and storage, and how a framework for cutting emissions could affect the development and deployment of this technology and the future of coal-fired power plants. Witnesses: Governor Dave Freudenthal, Wyoming; Michael Morris, Chairman and CEO, American Electric Power; Carl Bauer, Director, Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory; David Hawkins, Director, Natural Resources Defense Council’s Climate Center; Robert Sussman, Partner, Latham and Watkins, LLP; Stuart Dalton, Director for the Generation Sector, Electric Power Research Institute. Video provided by the US House of Representatives. Video Rating: 3 / 5