While environmentalists have often been caricatured as shoeless hippies, this is not the modern face of environmentalism. Sustainability doesn't mean dressing babies in banana leaves -- it means being conscious of one's actions on a daily basis. The philosophy basically notes that every tiny thing and event in your life has a carbon footprint. In honor of Earth Day
, here are tips on going green.
The National Minority Supplier Development Council is holding its quarterly meeting this week in Washington, D.C., with its focus the importance of minority-owned businesses. The organization, presidents of its 38 regional affiliates, board chairmen and representatives of their certified minority businesses are gathering for three days of meetings, which began Tuesday.
Contrary to social stereotypes, the majority of Hispanics not only support a woman's right to choose, but they also want continued government funding for birth control as well as sex education in schools, according to a survey by the Public Policy Institute of California
U.S. colleges are breaking their silence on immigration, urging Congress to allow students who are illegal immigrants to apply for financial aid and qualify for in-state tuition. In a report released Tuesday, the U.S. College Board, which is best known for heading up the SAT program but also comprises 5,000 colleges, is also asking that Congress provide illegal immigrants a path to citizenship.
With regular appearances on Fox News and CNN, Lloyd Chapman is a small-business advocate whose star is on the rise. And although he may not be a household name, if he has his way, everyone will know the name Chapman before too long. The 59-year-old Texas native, who founded the American Small Business League, is on a one-man crusade against the Small Business Administration. But more importantly, perhaps, the eccentric Chapman is on a mission to clear his good name.