Being Out in Nature Makes Us Healthy

Trees give off anti-microbial compounds.  People exercise and socialize out in wild places.  “It reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, and preterm birth, and increases sleep duration.” https://www.treehugger.com/health/huge-study-confirms-significant-health-benefits-nature.html

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Organic Food Is Good for You, the Soil, and the Farmer

More micronutrients; better for people, birds, and butterflies; holds more water; prevents soil erosion; enriches the soil with organic material, less pesticides and  less antibiotics.- A WIN. https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/ask-mr-green/can-we-trust-label-organic

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Being in Wild Places Reduces Stress

George Wuerthner sent  out this              Abstract: A growing number of studies have shown that visiting green spaces and being exposed to natural environments can reduce psychological stress. A number of questions concerning the effects of natural environments on levels of stress remain including, “Are activities engaged in natural environments […]

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Inflammatory, Microtargeted, Facebook Ads up 2,000%

Only $100,000 in FB ads by Russians got people upset, but $1.8 billion in FB ads for 2018 elections- mostly by big oil, big pharma, and Wall Street.  There are no  election rules or  requirements of truth or limitations on FB ads.  And no one except the intended see them, so it is hard to […]

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Plastic Bag Use Drops 90 % in Ireland After Tax Imposed.

The bans and taxes on plastic bags work!   Plastic Bag Levy

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Protect Wild Places- from a Talk by George Wuerthner

On 6-6-18, George Wuerthner, presented his talk “Wilderness Under Siege”, about the current threats to wild places and the history of attempts to protect wilderness areas. He mentioned that we value wild places many reasons: for beauty, reverence, wonder, clean water, clean air, wildlife habitat, more biodiversity, more resiliency, carbon storage, oxygen, intrinsic value, reciprocity, a […]

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Fracking Oil PR Ads Target Fishermen, Hunters, and Vets with Lies

The same funders of the individually targeted Facebook ads that helped to elect Trump have also been doing Facebook ads telling lies to Colorado voters in order to get them to vote for fracking and fracking politicians.  These oil fracking companies have spent millions trying to convince voters that fracking funds wildlife and gives us […]

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Call your Senators to Protect the Boundary Waters Wilderness Area from Sulfide Mining

There are amendments to  the Defense Authorization Bill that would allow the PolyMet mine and prevent environmental review of mining. Find your senators phone # here: https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm “This is the most beautiful lake country on the continent. We can afford to cherish and protect it.” SIGURD F. OLSON   Protecting the Boundary Waters from Sulfide […]

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Wilderness Talk by George Wuerthner- “Dream Big”

He told neat stories, recounted the history of the fight for wilderness, pointed out the current threats, and told us  : to spend a lot of time out in wilderness,  gave us reasons to protect wilderness, told us to write letters to the editor and to read books by Bob Marshall, Olaus Murie, Sigurd Olson, […]

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March 4 the Ocean-June 9th

https://marchfortheocean.org/ For a list of other marchs around the country go to https://tgi.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=2df9a3a7052a4c3db8d167f834822677   Colorado March for the Ocean In Colorado, Join us for the Colorado March for the Ocean (M4O) and wear BLUE! Across the nation, we’ll March for the Ocean to stop oil drilling, spilling, plastic and other pollution, and to protect our […]

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