“We had a dream that the new president would understand the intergenerational injustice of human-made climate change. That he would recognize our duty to be caretakers of creation, of the land, of the life on our planet. And that he would exercise hands on leadership, taking the matter to the public, avoiding back-room, crippling deals with special interests.
But we will not give up. There
Over the next two weeks, from August 20- September 3, heroes from all over America will be taking part in acts of civil disobedience in front of the White House to protest the proposed Keystone XL pipeline . The proposed pipeline would run 1500 miles from the… Continue reading | 1 Comment
“Everything is ONE, but the one is off balance.”– lyrics from “We Don’t Stop” by Michael Franti.
We truly live in an interconnected and biodiverse
In 2007, a German fourth grader, Felix Finkbeiner prepared for a school presentation on the climate crisis. While researching on the internet, Felix was inspired by the Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai and her “Green Belt Movement” in Africa.
After his presentation, Felix spontaneously said to… Continue reading
This week in Cancún, an alternative conference on climate change and social justice is being convened. The international small farmers movement La ViaCampesina and other grassroots… Continue reading
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For the first time since 1934, Key West has seen an outbreak of dengue fever. With 27 confirmed cases in 2009 and 18 as of July this year, dengue returns… Continue reading | 1 Comment
Narrated by Leo DiCaprio, this clip is based on the book by Thom Hartmann, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It’s Too Late.
“Picture this, a blue planet protected by a thin layer of atmosphere that keeps temperature, air and water in perfect balance to maintain life. In the cold
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In a recent interview, post- the COP15 Conference, the nation’s top climate scientist and director of the NASA Goddard Institute for
As an alternative to being part of the herd at the mall this Black Friday, some celebrated Buy Nothing Day.
As I explored in my previous post, our insatiable demand for natural resources now exceeds our planet’s ability to meet it. September 25th symbolically marked Earth Overshoot Day, the day humanity began living beyond its ecological budget… Continue reading
As I descended from I-95 into the concrete forest that now covers the city of Miami, I thought about the artificial shade. Darkness was everywhere even while the sun rested high in the sky.
Construction raged on even in the early morning hours of… Continue reading | 4 Comments