26 May '11, 3pm

Diamond School in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe, home to the most controversial 46 square miles of blood diamond mini...

Diamond School in Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe, home to the most controversial 46 square miles of blood diamond mini...

Zimbabwe, home to the most controversial 46 square miles of blood diamond mining in Africa, is working towards creating education, careers and income for its citizens via a diamond-cutting school. The Braitwood Institute of Gemology focuses not only on diamond cutting and polishing, which produces a much more valuable product for export than just raw diamonds, but also on quality appraisal. As quoted in the complete article by Hellen Mubvumbi , the CEO of the institute, Bernard Mutanga, states, “Raw forms of the gem are less valuable than the finished product and it is imperative that the country acquires skills to cut a comprehensive competitive product that would be well received in the market.” [1] While I would like it if we didn’t praise diamonds above all other stones (see my article on sustainable jewelry for more on that argument) and that the De Beers cartel hadn’...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/diamond-school-in-zimbab...

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Ford, Georgia Tech to build biofueled, hydraulic hybrid "Green Eco School Bus"

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green.autoblog.com 24 May '11, 2pm

Georgia Tech and Ford collaborate on "Green Eco School Bus" The Georgia Institute of Technology and the Ford Motor Company...