Happy Halloween!!!

(posted by Jack Santino)

The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows

Les Vampires - The Deadly Ring/La Bague qui tue (1915)
Les Vampires - The Deadly Ring/La Bague qui tue (1915)

Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning of winter. Since they were pastoral people, it was a time when cattle and sheep had to be moved to closer pastures and all livestock had to be secured for the winter months. Crops were harvested and stored. The date marked both an ending and a beginning in an eternal cycle. Learn more...

(published on 10/29/2014)

Environmental News

(posted by News Editor)

187 Companies Make ‘The A List’ for Climate Performance

 

LONDON, UK, October 20, 2014 (ENS) – The new “A List” of leading climate performance businesses from around the world, released Friday by the Climate Disclosure Project, numbers 187 companies, including several that have drawn vehement environmental protests, such as TransCanada Corporation and Bayer AG....


CDP Chief Executive Officer Paul Simpson said, “The businesses that have made it onto our first-ever global list of climate performance leaders are to be congratulated for their progress; they debunk economic arguments against reducing emissions. However, global emissions continue to rise at an alarming rate. Businesses and governments must raise their climate ambition. The data shows that there is neither an excuse nor the time for lethargy.” READ MORE 

(published on 10/26/2014)

Vegetarian Awareness Month

(posted by North American Vegetarian Society)

Pythagoras advocating vegetarianism
Pythagoras advocating vegetarianism (1618-20)

World Vegetarian Day, October 1, is the annual kick-off of Vegetarian Awareness Month. Make a difference this October by informing others about the benefits of vegetarianism. You will be helping to create a better world because vegetarian diets have proven health benefits, save animals’ lives and help to preserve the Earth.

Non-vegetarians pledging to go meat-free during Vegetarian Awareness Month (October) could win up to $1000. Even just one day will make you eligible for the drawing. Vegetarian diets help people, animals and the earth. Join us to make the world a better place and we are all winners!   Non-vegetarians who pledge to abstain from all meat, fish and fowl will be entered in a random drawing for cash prizes. 
To learn more about this offer, click here.

(published on 10/05/2014)

First Day of Fall 2014: The Autumnal Equinox

(posted by Shelby Hieter)

Happy Fall Equinox GMC staff and students! 

Monday September 22nd 10:29 P.M. (EDT) , marks the last day of summer and the first day of Autumn. One of the most special times of year for New England, leaf-peepers (tourists) from all around the world drive Vermont's backcountry roads to enjoy the changing seasons and firework display of colors painting the hillsides.


Make sure to take a break from homework to soak in the sun while the air is still warm. For all those adventerous folks who are itching to get out and see the sites, come down to the library and check out our local Vermont guides to find that perfect spot, resteraunt, camp ground, or vista to take your friends, yourself, or that special someone.

Learn why trees change their colors

(published on 09/21/2014)

Quote of the Day

“I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
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