As I watched the above video, I couldn’t help but wish I was in Washington D.C. next to the masses of people protesting the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Throughout the past few weeks, citizens from around the country have been engaged in civil disobedience at the White House, of which I deeply applaud. To date 843 protestors have been arrested, including NASA climatologist Dr. James Hansen and Environmental Author/Activist, and organizer of the event, Bill McKibben. Continue reading →
In this TED talk environmentalist and founder of planetwalker.org John Francis speaks about his journey through environmentalism. Consider yourself lucky that you get to hear him speak. John Francis walked around the America’s, refusing to ride and any motorized vehicles that used oil for 22 years, and didn’t speak for 17 of those years!
His story is a big inspiration and source of peace for me. Of course my father thinks he’s crazy as did his father, but you should let him tell it and explain it in his own words.
Photo Credit: “…just your standard molded, plastic, sterile, disposable 1-0.2 ml pipette tips, racked and ready to go…” by Jesse Wright
Hopefully this video will get some more of us considering the effects of plastic and oil. Continue reading →
This investigation aired last night on PBS and it gives much needed insight into the managerial culture at oil giant BP. Sure, we know there was greed, but their cost cutting is documented here in such detail you could go from cynical to shocked. You can’t say never again if you don’t really know what happened the first time. Oh and of course, our president is mentioned here…as he should be. Continue reading →
The kids are fond of saying, “What’s really good?” and in a way it’s a kind of non question like saying, “Seriously?”, but when it comes to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) I’ve asked myself many times what’s really good with those folks, their budget and their mission. Continue reading →