SXSW Eco 2014: Renowned Oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle and Panelists Explore Ways to Sustain the Seas

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) October 06, 2014

South by Southwest Eco (SXSW Eco), a conference connecting global sustainability challenges with opportunities for breakthrough solutions, opens today and runs through October 8 in the Austin Convention Center. The event includes a keynote presentation with world-renowned ocean explorer and researcher Dr. Sylvia Earle and three days of informative panels, inspirational speakers, intensive mentor and coaching programs, pitch competitions, workshops, networking events, receptions and more.

Founder of Mission Blue, the Sylvia Earle Alliance and Deep Ocean Exploration and Research Inc, Sylvia Earle is an oceanographer, explorer, author and lecturer. Formerly the chief scientist at NOAA, she has logged more than 7,000 hours underwater earning her the title Her Deepness by the New York Times and Living Legend by the Library of Congress.

Dr. Earle is the strongest voice for oceans the world has ever known, said Chris Sonnier, producer and program manager of SXSW Eco. Combining the highest level thinkers from diverse fields is what SXSW Eco is all about.

Attendees will participate in three days of panel discussions and interactive sessions on pressing environmental challenges. Ocean-related programming includes Dr. Earles presentations on sustainable seas and fish farming. Another session Can We Solve Our Plastic Oceans? features a diverse group of experts seeking innovative solutions to plastic pollution in our oceans. The panel brings together:

Anna Clark, author of the book “Green, American Style” and president of EarthPeople, the first US consultancy to support the Plastic Disclosure Project.

Daniella Russo, CEO and founder of Think Beyond Plastic Accelerator and Innovation Forum.

Tanya Streeter, a world renowned free diver with 10 world records to her name, patron of the Plastics Ocean Foundation and a champion of addressing global ocean pollution.

Michael Usey of PlastiPure, a veteran technology company specialist who has helped bring several breakthrough technologies across a wide range of industries to market.

Moderator: Adam Leipzig, CEO of Entertainment Media Partners and a producer and distributor on more than 25 films including March of the Penguins, Honey I Shrunk the Kids and Dead Poets Society.

Going beyond just exploring the issue of plastic pollution, these leaders will focus on real solutions that regular people can realize to address this epidemic. The discussion will take place in MR 19B at the Austin Convention Center MR from 10:30AM – 11:30AM. For more information, visit

About SXSW Eco

Now in its fourth year, SXSW Eco attracts a global community to explore, engage and co-create solutions for a sustainable world. A uniquely inclusive platform for professionals, SXSW Eco examines the critical challenges of our times through a kaleidoscopic lens of design innovation, policy tipping points, technological breakthroughs, conservation practice, entrepreneurial spirit and a culture of creativity to transform inspiration into action.

About EarthPeople Media

EarthPeople Media is a communications firm and publisher of books and content on business, culture, sustainability and social innovation. Since launching as a consultancy in 2005, EarthPeople has helped startups, NGOs, and Fortune 500s strengthen brand equity, human capital and environmental leadership. Among its services, EarthPeople provides branding, communication strategy, corporate social responsibility reporting, public relations and publishing. For more information, visit and

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Stacey Whites first book The Reincarnation of Bobby Johnson is an Enchanting Journey into a Bygone Time Filled with Social Intrigue and a Precisely Constructed Plot

(PRWEB) October 09, 2014

Stacey White, an accomplished writer, has completed her first book The Reincarnation of Bobby Johnson: a gripping and powerful story that expresses pain and suffering, courage to survive, surpassing trials and facing the devastating events in life caused by human nature.

The story describes how justice is observed, served and kept through a series unfortunate events involving the family. Faith and hope are the familys weapons against struggle and adversity.

The family is rewarded with fortune, after the death of a kind-hearted woman who left all her wealth to them. Though living life to the fullest with those unimaginable blessings, the family was haunted with a tragic past. Despite all that is happening, they continue to live by the grace of God, develop a stronger family bond, and are able to accept what life has to offer them.

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Stacey Whites engrossing tale is a compelling page turner from start to finish.

Readers who wish to experience this mesmerizing work can purchase The Reincarnation of Bobby Johnson at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing

Page Publishing is a traditional New York based full-service publishing house that handles all of the intricacies involved in publishing its authors books, including distribution in the worlds largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create – not bogged down with complicated business issues like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes and the like. Its roster of authors can leave behind these tedious, complex and time consuming issues, and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at

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- Wendy Kopp & Malcolm Gladwell: Teach for America Revolution

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Manhattan by Kim Yarson @ West Deptford Free Public Library

Manhattan by Kim Yarson @ West Deptford Free Public Library

Kim Yarson performs her original composition ‘Manhattan’ at the West Deptford Free Public Library (West Deptford, NJ, USA) on March 6th, 2010. This ‘Songwrit…

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Deadline Approaching for Master of Divinity (MDiv) Programs at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014

Anyone with an undergraduate degree who is interested in exploring opportunities for creative ministries in a church, parachurch or professional setting, still has time to answer that call. November 7 is the last day to register for the Master of Divinity (MDiv) program at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (PTS), without paying the $ 75 late fee.

PTS offers four different MDiv programs. The general MDiv program is comprised of 111 credit hours and full-time students can complete the program in three years. In addition, PTS offer joint degrees with three other Pittsburgh universities.

By partnering with the University of Pittsburgh, PTS offers a joint Master of Divinity/Master of Social Work (MDiv/MSW) program that enables a student to earn both the MDiv and the MSW in four years instead of five. During the first two years, the student concentrates on theological studies and then the last two years are spent predominantly at the University of Pittsburghs School of Social Work.

PTS and the School of Law at Duquesne University join together to offer a joint degree in the Master of Divinity/ Juris Doctor (MDIV/JD). The separate completion of both degrees would normally take six years but this joint degree program enables a student to complete both degrees in five years.

PTS and the Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University offer a joint degree program that leads to a Mater of Divinity (MDiv) and a Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MSPPM).

While all of these degrees offer different concentrations, they prepare students to serve the spiritual needs of people in inner city environments in Pittsburgh, in suburban surroundings in towns like Washington, Indiana, Altoona, Pa., as well as in small-towns and rural areas throughout the state of Pennsylvania.

PTS was founded in 1794 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.SA.). Located on a beautiful 13-acre campus in the East Liberty/Highland Park section of Pittsburgh, it has the largest theological library in the three-state region with more than 300,000 volumes for research and exploration. Students come from across the United States and represent more than 20 denominations.

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First Federal of Bucks County to Co-Sponsor Homebuyer Seminar

Bensalem, PA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time: 6 p.m. 8 p.m.

Location: Bensalem Free Library, 3700 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Details: Prospective homebuyers can get help from the pros at a free seminar that is open to the public and will be held at the Bensalem Free Library. Attendees will learn how to navigate the process of credit requirements, various mortgage programs, the differences between short sale and bank-owned properties, the importance of using an experienced real estate agent and various other home buying topics. Light refreshments will be served. The program is co-sponsored by First Federal of Bucks County, Credit Counseling Center and Crossroads Reality Services.

For reservations, call or email Sherry Meier at 215-504-6560 (ext 5702) or smeier(at) by Tuesday, October 24, 2014.

About First Federal of Bucks County Founded in 1885, First Federal of Bucks County holds $ 726 million in assets and operates 11 offices throughout Bucks County. Because it is a Federally Chartered Mutual Savings Association, the bank is not publicly traded and is owned by the Associations customers. The mission of First Federal is to serve businesses and individuals in Bucks County and the surrounding counties and to be an integral part of the community. For additional information, visit us at

Contact: Sherry Meier at smeier(at) or 215-504-6560 (ext 5702)

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Josh Gad, Lewis Cleale, Nikki M. James, Rory O’Malley, Scott Barnhardt, Asmeret Gebremichael, John Eric Parker, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Rema Webb & The Book of Mormon Original Cast Ensemble – Making Things Up Again

Josh Gad, Lewis Cleale, Nikki M. James, Rory O’Malley, Scott Barnhardt, Asmeret Gebremichael, John Eric Parker, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears, Rema Webb & The Book of Mormon Original Cast Ensemble – Making Things Up Again

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Strings Superstars Violectric Hit the Airwaves on Sirius XM Radio and Become an Official MTV Artist

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 03, 2014

In the wake on an electrifying fall performance season at charitable galas and community events, esteemed Central Florida based rockin strings group Violectric is excited to announce their expansion on an international platform as both as an official MTV Artist and featured band joining the play list on Sirius XM Radio Elevations. Led by the talented Michelle Jones (a.k.a. the Vinylinist), the popular string quintet plus keyboards and drums continue to twist musical genres with astounding renditions of your favorite classic rock hits.

As a featured on, Violectric will be able to grow their larger fan base by connecting online with followers worldwide and joining the booming MTV conglomerate that includes MTV2, VHI and all Viacom networks. Visit their artist page at for photos, videos, downloadable tunes and even track how they are emerging over time.

Simultaneously starting October 6, fans can tune in to Sirius XM Satellite Radio Channel 703 Elevations for the genre-bending classics that make Violectric a force to be reckoned with. Elevations brings you reimagined versions of your favorite classic rock and pop songs and is sure to be enhanced with Violectrics unique fusion of string instruments and cutting-edge modern technology effects.

We are ecstatic for our music to be heard on Sirius XM Elevations and for the group to be featured on, says Founder and Lead Violinist of Violectric Michelle Jones. It is without a doubt our greatest passion and joy to play the music we love and impress audiences near and around our hometown of Central Florida with our unique sound, and we are thrilled to continue to broaden our reach and look forward to gaining many more fans and listeners all across the world.

See Violectric perform at the Winter Garden Music Fest in Central Florida on Saturday, October 11. For more news and information on performances, upcoming tours and happenings with Violectric, visit, and contact 407-434-1261 for booking inquiries.


MEDIA CONTACT: Ilene Lieber, 321-277-7812, ilene(at)passionprconsulting(dot)com

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Business leaders compete to win a free download of Kruger’s new book, “Aesop’s Keys to Profitable Marketing.”

Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) September 30, 2014

“My book shows how any business can magnify its profits by focusing its marketing strategies,” declares Dr. Betsy Kruger.

The cover of “Aesop’s Keys to Profitable Marketing” shows Aesop’s dog teaching about keys to success. Business leaders can win the book by guessing his name.

“Aesop’s Keys” show how any business can magnify its profits by focusing its marketing strategies.

The most popular name for Aesop’s dog will be announced on October 25th, the publication date for the new book. “Aesop’s Keys to Profitable Marketing” will be available at virtually all bookstores and libraries in the English-speaking market.

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