Friday, 30 April 2010
Monday, 19 April 2010
Taken from Earthday.org:
“The first Earth Day was a success because 20 million Americans demonstrated their outrage for the state of the environment. Together, we can make Earth Day 2010 a pivotal moment in the environmental movement.
On Sunday, April 25, Earth Day Network will organize a massive climate rally on The National Mall to demand Congress pass strong legislation. The Climate Rally will include notable speakers Reverend Jesse Jackson, film director, James Cameron, AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka, Olympic gold medalist, Billy Demong, producer, Trudie Styler, author, Margaret Atwood, NFL player and television personality, Dhani Jones, environmental photographer Sebastian Copeland and many more.
The Climate Rally will also feature live music from Sting, John Legend, The Roots, Jimmy Cliff, Passion Pit, Bob Weir, Willie Colón, Joss Stone, Robert Randolph, Patrick Stump, Mavis Staples, Booker T, Honor Society and Tao Rodriguez-Seeger.”
Sunday, 18 April 2010
With the Icelandic volcano still making the news, no doubt we might hear people regurgitating the old denier lie that one volcano puts out far more CO2 than the whole of humanity does. Here's a very simple, yet striking, graphic that puts the situation into perspective.
This effect of this volcano on international aviation means it’s currently being carbon negative!
Graphic courtesy of informationisbeautiful.net
Friday, 16 April 2010
Saturday, 10 April 2010
March 22nd is recognized as World Water Day, whose goal is “Clean Water for a Healthy World.” Sound simple? Well it’s not. If you live in a community where you have access to clean water at the turn of the tap, then you are lucky.
And if you do have access to clean potable water, then why are you buying bottled water?
Annie Leonard is famous for her 20 minute short video “The story of Stuff”. Well here us her latest effort “The story of Bottled water (click this link for the bottle water website)
Jersey Climate Action Network has, as one of its campaign targets for the year, the reduction in the over-use of throw away container bottled water. For sustainable reason for waste reduction reasons and finally for litter reduction reasons (and finally, finally for B.S and ultra pretentiousness reduction reasons!).