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Today at Sundance — Day 10: Awards Ceremony, and your last chance to catch Festival premieres

Article: Today at Sundance — Day 10: Awards Ceremony, and your last chance to catch Festival premieres

By now the jury’s had the chance to check out all the films in competition this year, and the 2013 Sundance Film Festival is nearing its grand finale – the Awards Ceremony. Grab some popcorn, then check out the Sundance Live Feed starting at 7PM and watch the awards as they’re announced.

If you’re at the festival, this is your last chance to catch many of the films in contention before they’re gone. Films like…

Today at Sundance — Day 9: Ashton Kutcher carries the iTorch for Steve Jobs

Article: Today at Sundance — Day 9: Ashton Kutcher carries the iTorch for Steve Jobs

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival may be building towards its grand finale, but there’s still one big premiere left to go – at least for anyone who carries around an iProduct. Don’t forget that many earlier buzzworthy premieres are still playing throughout Park City and surrounds – now’s your chance to catch up on anything you might have missed.

jOBS 6:15P Eccles Theatre
A little more than a year after the anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death, Ashton Kutcher embodies the charismatic leader and co-founder of Apple Computer in Joshua Michael Stern’s biopic. The true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in American history, jOBS chronicles the defining 30 years of Steve Jobs’ life as he built Apple into the largest technology company in the world.

Robert Redford on clean energy and the presidential debate

Article: Robert Redford on clean energy and the presidential debate

This piece was originally published on The Huffington Post yesterday.

So, the first 2012 Presidential debate starts in a few minutes. I’m fairly sure Mitt Romney thinks he has an ace in the hole by using the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline against President Obama. In fact, he and his running mate, Paul Ryan, have said they’ll approve it on day one of their administration.

Robert Redford on clean energy and the presidential debate

Article: Robert Redford on clean energy and the presidential debate

This piece was originally published on The Huffington Post yesterday.

So, the first 2012 Presidential debate starts in a few minutes. I’m fairly sure Mitt Romney thinks he has an ace in the hole by using the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline against President Obama. In fact, he and his running mate, Paul Ryan, have said they’ll approve it on day one of their administration.

Top 10 interview dos and don'ts

Article: Top 10 interview dos and don'ts

Chances are, you or someone you care about has struggled to find work lately. There’s no question that it’s a tough market. That’s why you need to give yourself every advantage — what can you do (and what should you avoid) when you go in for an interview? Strive’s lead job-trainer Rob Smith and his staff share insights on how you — just like the down-and-out unemployed citizens featured in the Sundance Channel series GET TO WORK — can make the right impression and land a job.

Sundance Channel will GET TO WORK

Article: Sundance Channel will GET TO WORK

“Everything revolves around attitude. That’s one of the number one reasons why people can’t get jobs.”

-Chase Campbell, Employment Training Specialist

New series GET TO WORK premieres Monday, August 13 at 10:30P E/P

An uncompromising, unfiltered look at the world of joblessness in America through a transformational boot camp

Sundance Channel will premiere the new original non-fiction series GET TO WORK on Monday, August 13, at 10:30PM ET/PT. An unfiltered, uncompromising look at the work of Second Chance in San Diego and the STRIVE program, a workforce training model dedicated to getting America back to work. The hour-long program takes viewers inside the hardcore back-to-work boot camp that serves the chronically unemployed — jobless, directionless and frequently hopeless – people who are just clinging on for survival. In the wake of the economic downturn when unemployment remains high, GET TO WORK offers a fresh approach to real, lasting change. By giving people the tools to take control of their lives, this program transforms them in dramatic and surprising ways. The eight-episode series was filmed at Second Chance in San Diego, a nonprofit and one of the largest and most successful STRIVE partners in the world.

Farmers markets: a potential engine for local economic growth?

Article: Farmers markets: a potential engine for local economic growth?

Now that the debt ceiling debate/debacle has ended (for the time being), Washington pols are talking jobs. Republicans think keeping taxes low is the answer; President Obama and the Democrats want to invest in infrastructure and green technology. According to a late July report from the Union for Concerned Scientists, both parties might want to think about another angle: supporting farmers markets.

Is Africa creating the model for a green economy?

Article: Is Africa creating the model for a green economy?

When you think of international leadership towards a green economy, countries in Europe and Asia probably first come to mind: Germany’s leading the pack in terms of implementing clean technology, and China’s right there in terms of manufacturing it (even though it has a ways to go with its own environmental challenges). You might have a tough time thinking of an African nation contributing to the concept of economic growth through environmentally benign practices… and yet, according to a new report from the United Nations Environment Programme, nations such as South Africa and Kenya are creating green economic models that could serve as templates for other countries, both developing and developed.

Do bike lanes create more jobs than roads?

Article: Do bike lanes create more jobs than roads?

When the subject of infrastructure improvements as job creators come up, the examples are almost always the same: roads and bridges. No doubt we need improvements there… but a new study from the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst suggests that bike lanes may provide a bigger bang for the buck in terms of job creation.

Post-Labor day special: 5 organizations promoting a green collar economy

Article: Post-Labor day special: 5 organizations promoting a green collar economy

You likely associate Labor Day with long weekends, family cook-outs, the last trip of the season, or even putting away certain articles of clothing (yes, I grew up in the South). Of course, the holiday was created to celebrate the contributions of blue collar workers to our country’s economic growth and development. This year, some might find that a bit ironic, as our current economic woes have put many of these people out of work.