Earth from space, ain’t she beautiful?
A bit of the history of Earth Day from our friends at Care2.com: “Unlike the first Earth Day in 1970, the 20th anniversary in 1990 became a huge event thanks in part to greater television and radio coverage and a multimillion dollar budget. More than 200 million people in 141 countries participated helping to lift environmental issues onto the world stage. Earth Day 1990 helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.”
May your joys be many,
may you soak in the light,
may the flowers in your garden bloom,
sweet and bright.
Happy Earth Day!
Diane T. and furfamily
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Sarah Culberson, Co-Founder and president of the Kposowa Foundation, was honored at the 50/50 Leadership & UNA’s 4th Annual Women of the World Awards and World Leadership Day. Culberson was born in Morgantown, West Virginia to an African father and a white mother. As an infant, she was given up to foster care, adopted by a loving white family, and grew up contemplating her identity and her biracial roots. In early childhood, Culberson fell in love with theatre and later won an acting scholarship to attend West Virginia University. She earned her Master of Fine Arts (MFA) at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and joined the Los Angeles acting community.
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Good news about animal rescues….
“Read about inspiring stories, like that of Louisiana Animal Welfare Pioneer Holly Reynolds, whose lifelong personal mission has helped rescue animals in her community, as well as provide long-term philanthropic support of global organizations like World Society for the Protection of Animals. And, hear updates on our Collars Not Cruelty campaign, which has saved more than 300,000 dogs from cruel death through a sustainable mass rabies vaccination program, and has been supported by comedian Ricky Gervais and tens of thousands of supporters across the world.”
To read the full stories, go to: http://www.wspa-usa.org/
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This article is about my sister, Emily, who I am so very proud of! Please leave any comments and likes right on the “Today’s Honoree” web page, thanks!
We can help to change our world. Here are two websites that help right many wrongs in our world:
http://www.care2.com they have many areas to get involved in, including: animal rights, human rights, environment, civil rights, women’s rights, education, global warming, politics, healthy living, children’s rights…the choices are (almost) endless
and another favorite advocate for change:
http://www.change.org/ where you can create a petition, get people to sign it, and read about the amazing changes that have already occurred because big companies received so many responses from their prospective clients, they actually changed their policies!
YES! YES! YES!
(don’t mind me, that’s a Tony Robbins thing I learned!)
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Bob Carlson is an environmental warrior, has worked with Greenpeace and the EPA, has written extensively on hazardous waste issues, and has quite an interesting and humourous personality, to boot! Here is the link to his blog: http://rlcarlson.wordpress.com/2011/08/10/water-water-everywhere/
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Tagged Bob Carlson, environmental warrior, EPA, Green Knight, Greenpeace, hazardous waste
What’s sprayed on your strawberries?
Remember methyl iodide? Called “one of the most toxic chemicals on earth” by Dr. John Froines, UCLA biochemist and chair of the committee of expert scientists that did the official review of methyl iodide’s health hazards, this strawberry pesticide may soon be used to grow berries that’ll be sold nationwide.
Californians for Pesticide Reform, a statewide coalition that includes the Center for Environmental Health (CEH), has worked hard for the last couple of years to keep methyl iodide out of California. The results have been astonishing and inspirational because of the tens of thousands of people around the state who have joined in this effort. Use of methyl iodide in California, which most people thought was a done deal a couple years ago, has still not actually occurred.
The lame duck Schwarzenegger administration approved use of methyl iodide last December. Since then CEH has been working on a four-part strategy to reverse that decision. We’ve asked Governor Brown to take a second look, and he’s indicated that he might do just that. We’ve started legal action, challenging the process that the former administration used to approve methyl iodide. We’ve asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider the approval of this pesticide on the federal level. And we’re asking everyone who cares about toxic chemicals to buy strawberries grown without methyl iodide. The best way to do that is to buy organic strawberries, because organic strawberry growers don’t use fumigant pesticides like methyl iodide.
CEH has just launched a new website (http://www.safestrawberry.org/) where you can learn more about methyl iodide, take the Safe Strawberry pledge, and get the information you need to talk to your favorite grocery store about also signing the pledge.
Get involved in cleaning up our food supply, your body will thank you for it!
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Mercury contributes to thousands of deaths annually and adversely affects the development of over 400,000 babies per year. About half of the mercury found in the U.S. comes from coal-fired power plants. And the EPA has just announced a rule to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic air pollution from these plants.
Greenpeace is collecting thousands of public comments to the EPA telling them to protect our families and communities by adopting the strongest possible protections from mercury and other toxic air pollution emitted from these plants.
Join me and submit a comment by clicking the link below…
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Tagged air pollution, dirty oil and coal, environment, environmental activism, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Greenpeace, mercury, power plants