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What is Sustainability? (04.02.2010)
Written by Randy Bisenz  

As the general population becomes more aware of our environmental challenges and the emerging energy crisis certain words have become popular in the media.  Not too many years ago words like sustainable, green or renewable would bring snickers from people who thought the environmental movement and search for alternative energy sources were just hoaxes perpetuated by those with purely political agendas.  Not anymore.  Just about everywhere you look in media and advertising people are talking green and sustainability.

One unfortunate side effect of having meaningful words become marketing buzzwords is that what these words mean and represent is often lost in a barrage of advertising and shallow quasi-news reporting.

The words sustainable and sustainability are powerful words with meaning that reveals great wisdom for the future of humankind.  It is important that we preserve the power of these words to help us understand what we must do to provide a high quality of life in the years ahead.  It would be tragic to be seduced by the spin doctors that because we put a green or sustainable label on something that we are properly addressing our long-term challenges.

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Video Game Teaches Peaceful Diplomacy (06.01.2008)
Written by Bright Future Staff  

Problem:  Most of the media entertainment available to children shows conflict being resolved by violent means.  This is especially true for video games.  Players of these games spend most of their time in combat mode.  Seldom is there an opportunity  for children to learn about peaceful conflict resolution when they are being entertained.  This is important because minds tend to be more open and vulnerable when the individual is being entertained.

Solution:  A new video game called “Peacemaker” has become available that is specifically designed to teach a peaceful approach to conflict resolution.  Peacemaker is modeled around the Israeli Palestinian conflict which has the added benefit of bringing more awareness to one of the most important and pivotal conflicts in the world today.

The following materials are reprinted from peacemaker.com

A Game About Peace

Video games are a revolutionary medium for entertainment and education. They transport players to new places and allow them to explore, experiment, and learn at their own pace. In the past, many games have dealt with conquest, war, and destruction. PeaceMaker, however, is a game for the future- a game which will teach the player that peace and cohabitation, not war and annihilation, are the real strategies worth fighting for.

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