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VIDEO: Tar Sands Action, The Largest Environmental Civil Disobedience In A Generation

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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

VIDEO: Environmentalist John Francis Walks The Earth For 22 Years, Doesn’t Speak For 17 Years

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.

Who says Black environmentalists don’t exist?! I’ve read his book Planetwalker: 22 Years of Walking. 17 Years of Silence.
and I highly recommend it. It gives a human and personal dimension to environmentalism while showing one person can make a difference.

Join The Peaceful Protest This Summer To Stop The Pipeline To The Canadian Tar Sands

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On June 4, 2008, President Obama secured the Democratic bid for President. His speech included the words,

“I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children…this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal.”

Over 3 years after the ring of this memorable speech, the Keystone XL Pipeline is gaining ground within his administration. Continue reading

WATCH: The Spill, Could The Disaster In The Gulf Have Been Prevented?

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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

Happy Birthday NASA Even Though You’re Good For Nothing

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

Instant Oil Spill Over Your Blog & Manhattan

That’s right, now you can have all the same disregard for the environment (albeit virtual) that big oil does everyday! Why should they get to have all the fun? ~instantoilspill.com

Here’s another website I’ve found that spills oil all over you and yours in a very unsexy way. instantoilspill.com Continue reading