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Ethics, Self-Interest and a Purposeful Life

Ethics, self-interest and a purposeful life I wonder if we can find our way to “redemption” through service to community, the earth or perhaps the divine? It seems to me that everyone from news reporters to the Occupy Protesters are questioning whether “normal business practices” are ethical.  Good question – there have been lots of wrongdoing exposed of late – but before we simply damn the business world as unethical lets look closely the nature of ethics. This blog proposes a...

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Fast Talk About Food – Call For Proposals

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS at PVGrow’s second “Fast Talk About Food” LIGHTNING TALKS BY FACULTY, STUDENTS, STAFF, LIBRARIANS & PARTNERS + COMMUNITY DISCUSSION Lightning strikes twice! Another showcase for the Pioneer Valley higher education community on food, agriculture and food systems. See the article and video about the previous ‘Fast Talk’ event at http://www.pvgrows.net Thursday, March 29, 2012, 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Smith Vocational & Agricultural High...

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January 2012 News from EarthThrives

While it may be the middle of the winter events abound throughout the Pioneer Valley. Coming up is the not to be missed PV Sustain Annual dinner in which local resident Nancy Hazard will be recognized for all her hard work and Hampshire College’s president and global sustainability expert, Jonathan Nash, will be the featured speaker. Also, please take a moment to check out CISA’s report on scaling up our local food systems. Thoughts on eating locally in the deep winter from Kirsten...

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