Saturday March 31st at 8.30pm 2012’s Earth Hour took place. The hour, which I wrote about in Blackouts, Candlefire and Alcohol Don’t Mix For Earth Hour 2010, is meant to “celebrate your action for the planet with the people of world by switching off your lights for an hour, then go beyond the hour.” I wonder if people take the going “beyond the hour” part seriously or if they just want to take part in this event and watch the images from participants around the world. Enjoy the video.
On February 26, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman as he walked to a family member’s home from a convenience store where he had just bought a bag of Skittles. He was only 17 years-old.
As long as I’ve been alive these senseless killings, these tragedies, have been a part of my environment. Outrage is understandable and marches are great for increasing awareness about the need for justice, but his family is now seeking donations to their legal fund. So here’s another way to take action: You can donate as little as $2 to the family’s verified fund. That’s about the same amount you would spend on a bag of Skittles.
As I said before genetically engineered food is not required by law to be labeled in the U.S. Do you find that shocking? Outrageous? Scary? Here’s one of your opportunities to be the change you want to see today. Become a part of this growing movement and tell the FDA that you believe we have a Right to Know what’s in our food.
Sign the petition below and make sure your voice is heard!
Tell the FDA: Label My Food
A legal petition (Docket # FDA-2011-P-0723-0001/CP) has been filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling on the FDA to label genetically engineered (GE) foods.
Sign the petition at justlabelit.org/take-action