Plastic Bags ~ A HUGE ISSUE ~
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and you will never use plastic bags again.
I am working on providing a way to offer a
free Blue Iris Sanctuary Canvas
shopping bag for
every purchase $50 and up.
As of July 2012
Monsanto buys leading bee research firm after being implicated in bee colony collapse
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/Index-Infographics.html#ixzz1zTmz2Daf
What other countries are
doing that the
USA SHOULD BE DOING
BUT IS NOT
As of 5/26/08 still an issue and still nothing is being done as of 2012
Germany has banned a family of pesticides that are blamed for the deaths of millions of honeybees.
Well, Spring is upon us and the Bee
"Film" is on YouTube.
STOP THIS COMPANY WRITE TO THEM TODAY!!
Monsanto and Bayer
MAKES Pesticides that
destroy the insects ability to locate it's home and destroys it's ability to reproduce is taking a toll
never thought of....
We're in the middle of a bee emergency. Albert Einstein said, "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years left to live." A mysterious ailment called Colony Collapse Disorder is causing agricultural honeybees nationwide to abandon their hives and disappear. It's a kind of mass suicide in the bee world. We have an UPDATE read the rest of the story click here
As of September of 2008
After years of denial, legal action against the chairman of Bayer have been brought by the German organization Coalition against Bayer
Dangers. Not surprisingly, the action was taken in Freiburg, center of the Green movement in Germany. Lest one get too excited,
consequences are seldom severe enough to deter future crimes against the environment, but the particular question being asked here is
whether or not any measures were taken to avoid a ban in Germany similar to the one that went into effect in France where an estimated
90 billion bees died as a result of Bayer chemicals.
Endangered Barn Owls
So many of the US indigineous
animals are being destroyed
She is raising awareness. There are only five or six breeding pairs in Illinois. They are endangered...species we have taken for granted.
THIS IS AN ABOMINATION -
PLEASE READ THE DANGER
WE ARE ALL IN FROM BUILDING MATERIALS!!
EPA Poised to Send Known Carcinogen Back to the Public Decision would put chromium-6, the Erin Brockovich chemical, into wood sold to homeowners and contractors nationwide.
WASHINGTON - January 5 - On January 19, EPA willdecide whether or not to allow
unrestricted use of the potent human carcinogen chromium-6 in a wood
preservative known as ACC (acid copper chromate), for lumber sold at the nation's hardware and home improvement stores.
The decision comes after intense lobbying by the chromium industry, and appears timed to avoid the results of a major cancer study on the chemical expected later this year from the National Toxicology Program (NTP). The NTP study will provide critical information on cancer risks to children who play on play sets decks and other structures made with ACC
Four years ago EPA banned nearly all uses of the widely used arsenic and chromium-based wood preservative chromated copper arsenate (CCA), a chemical similar to ACC. Now it appears that EPA will send the known human carcinogen chromium-6 back to the public where millions of children, homeowners, and contractors will be exposed to the compound on decks, play sets, and countless other home improvement projects. In 2006, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) increased health protections for chromium-6 by a factor of ten because of the chemical's potency as a carcinogen.
"Everything known about chromium-6 tells us that it is a highly toxic cancer causing compound", said Richard Wiles, Executive Director of the Environmental Working Group. "But EPA appears ready to ignore the scienceand rush this carcinogen to market before the cancer risks to children are fully understood. Putting this carcinogen back into the nation's lumber supply would be a giant step backwards in public health protection," Wiles added.
Twenty years ago the EPA made the wrong decision with arsenic treated lumber, allowing the compound to stay on the market, exposing an entire generation of children to unsafe levels of cancer causing arsenic. Today, millions of schools, parks, and backyards across America have decks, picnic tables, and
play-structures made with this carcinogen-laden wood.
Environmental Working Group today sent a letter to Mr. Jim Jones [Read Letter], Director of the EPA's pesticide program, urging the agency not to register ACC until the cancer risks to children who would
Here is a link to do what you can to help the legal decisions that influence this dilema.
Link here to see current involvement in preventing this unnecessary loss Polar Bears
tell your friends link.
A drastic summer thaw in the Arctic is stranding polar bears and receding glaciers are uncovering new islands. The bears generally live around the fringes of the ice where they find it easiest to hunt seals. It is time for us to take responsibility for our life styles and how each of us contribute to the recent global warming and the dilema our planet is facing. We can no longer bury our heads in the sand. Please use the links below to find out how YOU can do your part!!! Thank YOU and the planet and the animals who depend on YOU thank you as well!! SAVE THE PLANET FOR OUR CHILDREN and THEIR CHILDREN, if not for yourselves.
Four Corners ! !
Please speak out now against plans for a dirty, coal-fired power plant in New Mexico that would release mercury and other toxic contaminants into the environment, pollute waterways and threaten human health.
click here to read the article and send in your vote to your local representative's. Easy and a great way to have your say about what your government is doing.
The Bush Administration wants to strip Greater Yellowstone's wolves of federal protection, paving the way for the mass killing of wolves in the northern Rockies. The fight is not over. CONTACT AND ANNOUNCE YOUR OPINION AND SAVE THE WOLVES
Removing wolves from the endangered species list would put them at the mercy of Wyoming and Idaho, which are already plotting to kill off half their wolves. The governor of Idaho himself has pledged to be one of the first to shoot a wolf!
Wyoming is seeking federal approval for a plan that would classify wolves as "predators." Predator status would allow anyone to shoot a wolf anywhere at anytime, virtually ensuring that the wolf population dwindles to the absolute minimum number allowed by law.
Rampant oil and gas development, logging and other threats are taking a mounting toll on the western wildlands that wolves depend on for survival. More than ever, wolves need tough federal safeguards against hunting and habitat loss.
The wolf's remarkable comeback from the brink of extinction in Greater Yellowstone is one of America's greatest environmental success stories. Don't let the Bush Administration destroy that success!
NRDC Action Fund
Protect water ways from sonar usage that is agonizingly painful
for equatic life but particularly for
porpoise, dolphins, whale and more.
Do all you can contact your representative. Let them know you are against the usage of sonar.
Rock Salt Lamps
Experience the Healing
Read about the healing properties
of Tibetan Rock Salt Lamps
Beautiful Night lights that heal
and purify the air
Kiva.org is an organization that helps people in other countries get out of poverty by starting their own business. You and others like you, help by donating monies that are a loan to help these people get started. You can write and find out how they are doing and more. To know more go to the link in the ad for kiva.
What is YOUR legacy?
In Memorium to
His last book, in 2005, was a collection of biographical essays, “A Man Without a Country.”
- a best seller.
It concludes with a poem written by Mr. Vonnegut called “Requiem,” which has these closing lines:
When the last living thing
has died on account of us,
how poetical it would be
if Earth could say,
in a voice floating up
from the floor
of the Grand Canyon,
“It is done.”
People did not like it here.
The New BioDiesel that won't cause world famine, deforestation, pollution, you can make yourself, cheap and clean....WHAT IS IT?....read here and learn more
refueling locate station data bank
A lot of information
to find where you can buy
great site, a must
future cars that are being made now. For the progressive minded driver. This is really great.
Battery Operated cars :warning You get better mileage, but at what cost. They are made of a toxic subtance , lithium. The manufacturing, wieght and shipping cost more in pollution and fuel costs let alone water. The trade off is not acceptable.
I heard someone in this industry say let the government handle it. Of course he would say that...it is his industry that will benefit. The government is a part of the problem and not is not concerned about the time frame we face.
The global community is fed up with the US governments money over what is right stance;
as am I.
Corn farmers whom forfeit their crops to make ethenol to bring in more money need to be incentivised to grow an equal number of acres for food. Our foods prices are going up as a result. Traditional farming methods need to be restored as we are mismanaging our lands. Big Corp whom over powers and bankrupts the small farmer needs to be removed.
Back to basics and soon....the coming results of our arrogance is going to be fatal.
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IS NOW A
The government projects that at least 36 states will face water shortages within five years because of a combination of rising temperatures, drought, population growth, urban sprawl, waste and excess.
"Is it a crisis? If we don't do some decent water planning, it could be," said Jack Hoffbuhr, executive director of the Denver-based American Water Works Association.
Water managers will need to take bold steps to keep taps flowing, including conservation, recycling, desalination and stricter controls on development.
"We've hit a remarkable moment," said Barry Nelson, a senior policy analyst with the Natural Resources Defense Council. "The last century was the century of water engineering. The next century is going to have to be the century of water efficiency."
The price tag for ensuring a reliable water supply could be staggering. Experts estimate that just upgrading pipes to handle new supplies could cost the nation $300 billion over 30 years.
"Unfortunately, there's just not going to be any more cheap water," said Randy Brown, Pompano Beach's utilities director.
It's not just America's problem - it's global.
Australia is in the midst of a 30-year dry spell, and population growth in urban centers of sub-Saharan Africa is straining resources. Asia has 60 percent of the world's population, but only about 30 percent of its freshwater.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations network of scientists, said this year that by 2050 up to 2 billion people worldwide could be facing major water shortages
Water Usage issues: SOLUTIONS for your daily usage...save $$ and save the planet.
1) Do not run the water while you brush your teeth, you waste more than 5 gallons each time you do.
2) Put in low flow toilets or get a 1/2 gallon plastic jug and fill with sand and put cap on the bottle to seal shut. Put this in the water tank and it will displace a lot of water so you do not use so much when flushing. This saves water and money. Pee twice flush once. You do not need to flush every time you urinate. One ounce of pee to 5 gallons of water! This is ludicrous. Buy and install low flow toilets if you can.
3) Do not rinse dishes before putting them in dish washer, this is not necessary and we waste more water and do not really accomplish anything.
4) Use your dish washer instead of hand wash, you use less water this way as well.
5) When rinsing your recyclables, put a little water in the can or bottle. Put hand over opening or lid back on and shake heartily. This will rinse it without using up water. Turn the faucet off when you do other tasks. You are wasting gallons.
6) Water your yard early morning or late at night, evaporation occurs when you do it in the heat of the day.
7) Get the spot heaters for the hot water side of your sinks. You waste gallons and gallons trying to heat the water up. It takes too much time for it to go from the hot water heater to the faucet. They have inexpensive heaters that go under the sink. Presto hot water fast.
8) New system that cleans and recycles pool water.
9) Rain water capturing systems to water lawns
10) Stop letting the water run as you wash your teeth, or doing dishes. Put a small amount of water in the pan you are washing and turn off the faucet. Rinse your dishes with thoughtful conservation. Do not use water to rinse your recycling. They take it anyway. If you have a plastic jar with lid, put a small amount of water in it. Put on the lid and shake vigorously. This will clean it without wasting it running a gallon to clean one recyclable.
Save thousands of gallons.
Add all this up per family- per household times millions of people daily?!!!!!
Oh my Lord we are a wasteful society.
Remember water is not a renewable resource. The global warming is melting our main water sources , Glaciers. Acid rain and pollution is contaminating the water as well. We are in a water shortage an issue the government does not really give the alarm as it should. Did you know that the money big wigs are buying up water rights left and right because they see the writing on the wall? We are careening into an abyss that is self made. Big brother will have us all in a fix when water becomes so scarce.
Map Details Human Impact on Oceans: It is really bad, much worse than we thought....read more
you never would have thought of....
PRAY OVER WATER SOURCES NOW :
People praying over water
with Dr. Emoto
The Physical Things Our Physical Immune Systems are Fighting on a Daily Basis. The first thing, of course, our physical bodies have to deal with is pollution, especially if you live in a big city, although in truth there is pollution almost everywhere on this planet at this time. In a city such as Los Angeles, have air pollution and the drinking water is totally toxic. There is enormous amount of sound pollution with car alarms constantly going off and the sounds of a big city. This affects us much more than we realize.
The oceans are polluted. The fish off the Santa Monica Bay are filled with mercury poisoning.
Don't just do this for that day only, do it every day, every chance you get. We are in a crisis that needs to be addressed
Oceans, rivers, ditches, pools, water in your tub, drinking water before you put it to your lips or your families. Put it in a pitcher and have your family pray over it first before drinking.
Pray about the bee's.
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In a nutshell, Poland had decided to ban GMOs in livestock fodder and then was challenged by the EU to rescind or supply scientific proof to support its stance. The ban goes into effect on August 1st.
I suppose we will be the last country on Earth to admit the risks?
Southern Appalachian region
I take real pleasure in sharing with you this very personal and heartfelt portrait of the Southern Appalachian region by writer Patricia Adams. For years, BioGems Defenders have fought successfully to protect the famed forests of this area -- including the Cumberland Plateau BioGem -- from destructive logging and development.
To view the remarkably beautiful panoramic slideshow that accompanies this latest addition to our Firsthand series, please visit the online version at www.nrdc.org/firsthand. The slideshow is featured at the top of the page.
Patricia joins me in thanking you for your partnership in protecting our country's last wild places for generations to come.
Know Your Weather
A must see and valuable weather resource
You can sign up for a private weather station softwareand post your own weather reports from your area.Moon cylces, locate weather reports from the US andaround the world. Posted photo's from amatuer photographer over 500,000. Screen Saver downloads.
ChemTrail tracking in the US
Great overview of chemtrails
Take a look at this Video instead and feel some joy, alot on this page can bring on depression. We have to do what we must and then enjoy The scenery which is awesome, the video is absolutely funny and epic, turn up the volume!!!
|Mother Earth News awesome source for everything green, organic living, whether building a home or growing your garden. A must have. This is their site and you can also order their magazine.
Subjects you will find on their web site link above and
in their magazine Issue #218, Mother Earth News October/November 2006
Easy Solar Power
Installing clean, reliable, inflation-proof solar power is easier than ever, thanks to the invention
of thin-film photovoltaic laminates.
You Can Afford Solar Power
Here’s how to calculate the payback period for a PV system.
An Inconvenient Truth
We the people must rise up and solve the global warming crisis.
What You Can Do to Help Solve the Climate Crisis
Easy ways you can save money and make a
difference against global warming.
Why We Need Electric Cars
It’s time for a transportation transformation.
Compost Made Easy
These 10 facts about composting will help you turn
food and yard waste into garden gold.
Install a Beautiful, Affordable Wood Floor
With inexpensive pine or spruce, you can have the wood floors you’ve always dreamed of.
Making Energy Upgrades Affordable, See Solar Homes Near You, Why You Don’t Need Antibacterial Soap, Grade-A Power Grader, New Movie and Book
Document Real Dirt Revival, Wise Web Sites, Victory
for Clean Water, Pass the Organic Ketchup, Please,
The Myth of SUV Safety
Letters from our readers.
Readers’ tips to live by.
Take the leap and be an active conservationist
otherwise sights like this will be gone.
Help the Animal Shelter, great site that receive's free food donations from corporations everytime someone clicks on their web site. Go click NOW and send to your friends too!
Pachamama or Nature
Read below what it is, but first my commentary, please forgive me but I must speak my mind:
The USA needs to listen and take a lesson and stop with the arrogance.Cheney represents the perfect storm in arrogant and self righteous behavior.He epitimizes everything we do not want
in government and in self. We are accountable. We have lost our position as a great country in the worlds eyes. We deserve it if we do not curtail our behavior environmentally and socially.
We need to adopt the following practices and thought process in our own government and daily walk. Read with excitement that someone is doing it right. Or attempting to.
This one is really exciting. Sometime last year, the International Herald Tribune actually had a story about the President Rafael Correa's intent to rewrite the constitution of Equador. Correa is an
economist with degrees from Belgian and U.S. universities. He was finance minister under the previous president and advocated policies to reduce poverty and increase economic sovereignty. As president, he has allied himself with Hugo Chavez in an attempt to thwart U.S. influence in Latin America.
The referendum on whether or not to hold a constitutional convention was approved by 80% of voters and 70% of
Equadorians approve of Correa's job performance, this following massive instability, 8 presidents in 10 years. Yes, some countries do not allow unpopular
presidents to stay in office!
On July 10th, the Constitutional Assembly voted to rewrite the constitution to give rights to nature and ecosystems. The nation will vote late this month on whether or not to ratify the recommendations
Here are the details:
Chapter: Rights for Nature
Art. 1. Nature or Pachamama, where life is reproduced and exists, has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution.
Every person, people, community or nationality, will be able to demand the recognitions of rights for nature before the public organisms. The application and interpretation of these rights will
follow the related principles established in the Constitution.
Art. 2. Nature has the right to an integral restoration. This integral restoration is independent of the obligation on natural and juridical persons or the State to indemnify the people and the collectives that depend on the natural systems.
In the cases of severe or permanent environmental impact, including
the ones caused by the exploitation on non-renewable natural resources, the State will establish the most efficient mechanisms for the restoration, and will adopt the adequate measures to eliminate or mitigate the harmful environmental consequences.
Art. 3. The State will motivate natural and juridical persons as well as collectives to protect nature; it will promote respect towards all the elements that form an ecosystem.
Art. 4. The State will apply precaution and restriction measures in all the activities that can lead to the extinction of species, the destruction of the ecosystems or the permanent alteration of the natural cycles.
The introduction of organisms and organic and inorganic material that
can alter in a definitive way the national genetic patrimony is prohibited.
Art. 5. The persons, people, communities and nationalities will have the right to benefit from the environment and form natural wealth that will allow wellbeing.
The environmental services cannot be appropriated; its production, provision, use and exploitation, will be regulated by the State.
"Public organisms" in Article 1 means the courts and government agencies, i.e., the people of Ecuador would be able to take action to enforce nature rights if the government did not do so.
Don't you just love it?
THE CURRENT STATE OF YOUR WORLD
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How many zeros in a billion?
This is too true to be funny.
The next time you hear a politician use the
word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about
whether you want the 'politicians' spending
YOUR tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend,
but one advertising agency did a good job of
putting that figure into some perspective in
one of it's releases.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the
earth on two feet.
A billion dollars ago was only
8 hours and 20 minutes,
at the rate our government
is spending it.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain...
let's take a look at New Orleans ...
It's amazing what you can learn with
some simple division.
Mary Landrieu (D)
is presently asking Congress for
250 BILLION DOLLARS
to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number...
what does it mean?
Well... if you are one of the 484,674 residents of New Orleans
(every man, woman, and child)
you each get $516,528.
Or... if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
Or... if you are a family of four...
your family gets $2,066,012.
Washington, D. C
< HELLO! >
Are all your calculators broken??
Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax)
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
Marriage License Tax
Real Estate Tax
Service charge taxes
Social Security Tax
Road Usage Tax (Truckers)
Recreational Vehicle Tax
State Income Tax
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
Telephone Federal Excise Tax
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax
Telephone State and Local Tax
Telephone Usage Charge Tax
Vehicle License Registration Tax
Vehicle Sales Tax
Watercraft Registration Tax
Well Permit Tax
Workers Compensation Tax
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago...
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt...
We had the largest middle class in the world...
and Mom stayed home to raise the kids .
Can you spell 'politicians!'
And I still have to
I hope this goes around the
U S A
at least 100 times
What the heck happened?????
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Republicans for Environmental Protection
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Sierra Club (http://www.sierraclub.org/)
The New York Times
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Utne Reader (http://www.utne.com/webwatch/2006_273/
Candidates' Backgrounds and Contributors
Center for Responsive Politics (http://www.opensecrets.org/)
Project Vote Smart (http://www.vote-smart.org/)
Government Opt Out that remove you from multiple lists, one of the more important ones that don't let banks and mortgage companies sell your information and much more. Please look and review.
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