Tuesday, September 18, 2018

thoughts for a friend –

thoughts for a friend  –

maintaining a healthy relationship with the environment, respecting animals and nature, not over-using your "resources" could be a good theme!

developing respect for and reverence of "Mother Nature" and finding our place in the larger scheme of things... Finding balance! We have much to learn from "the old ways" as it seems that we have lost our way in the world of capitalism and exploitation. In these current times it would be good to remember that there are no jobs on a dead planet! So, I would say taking our place as part of a family rather than as overlords, and to be Stewards of the planet, would be good :)

One ecosystem of which we are a part - we depend on it for our very lives - we are not separate from Nature. We have a responsibility to help restore and maintain a balance, not only to survive as a species but for the good of all life, our brother and sister plants animals sky water earth... To walk the right path in order to be true human beings and not just a plague upon the planet.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

book :: Advice From a Geographer: Put Away the Map

Consider how strongly geography influences our deeper beliefs about the world, our notions of what is true and real.

In ‘Beyond the Map,’ Alastair Bonnett argues that when it comes to describing the world, lines and borders are hopelessly inadequate, even misleading.

OUR LIVES ARE saturated with maps. We see them in cars, subways, and airplanes. We access them with our phones, computers, and GPS devices. There are maps of deep space and of the topography of the deepest ocean floors. Then there are the maps of us — of our genomes, of the cognitive landscape of our brains, of the web of neural connections that allow us to see and think and act. Our faith in the map as a true representation of reality, and a reliable metaphor for experience and the concepts of modern life, is exercised every day, largely without question…

Advice From a Geographer: Put Away the Map

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

The Pentagon Can't Account for $21 Trillion (That's Not a Typo)

…Given that the entire Army budget in fiscal year 2015 was $120 billion, unsupported adjustments were 54 times the level of spending authorized by Congress…

…At the end of the day, there are no justifiable explanations for this amount of unaccounted-for, unconstitutional spending. Right now, the Pentagon is being audited for the first time ever, and it’s taking 2,400 auditors to do it. I’m not holding my breath that they’ll actually be allowed to get to the bottom of this…

The Pentagon Can't Account for $21 Trillion (That's Not a Typo)

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

September 8 – Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice! and Vote on November 6! :: People's Climate March 2018

On September 8th, after months of organizing and movement-building, the Peoples Climate Movement will move tens of thousands of people across the country into action, joining partners from around the world, to show our elected leaders that we demand action on climate change.  

Eight weeks later, millions more will take those demands to the polls, making Climate, Jobs, and Justice central issues in the mid-term elections and beyond.

Will you join us? Sign up at peoplesclimate.org

In the past year Trump has launched unprecedented attacks on our environment, the clean power plan, and the Environmental Protection Agency. His administration has trampled on the rights of frontline communities hardest hit by climate change and deregulated protections for our precious natural resources. The good news? More than ever, people are ready to take action, to hit the streets, and fight back.

Throughout 2018, using the Global Climate Action Summit and the 2018 mid-term elections as motivating moments, the Peoples Climate Movement will execute a comprehensive organizing, mobilizing, and movement-building program.

Launching this spring and escalating throughout the summer, our 2018 plans will manifest on September 8th in hundreds of events across the country with tens of thousands of people taking part in events and actions for climate, jobs, and justice. Then, even more civically-engaged Americans will demand climate action at the ballot box in the mid-term elections.

We will be calling for a transition to a new 100% clean and renewable energy future that creates millions of family sustaining jobs, and ensures that racial and economic justice are core to action on climate in every community.

Our communities, our planet, and our future depend on a climate movement that reaches all corners of this country. To change everything, it takes everyone — and with your help we can build a sustainable world for generations to come.

More info: peoplesclimate.org

Peoples Climate Movement (Facebook) | Organizing for Action (Facebook)

Facebook Event Page: Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Endangered Species Act is Under Attack! – articles & petitions


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Protect the Endangered Species Act | Endangerd Species Coalition

Wikipedia: Endangered Species

original post on Facebook (images, articles & petitions)

images are from the above articles and petitions