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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Neat Poem About Listening to Nature

Here is a poem by Kristen Marshall.  She is an active volunteer  in  the Boulder Rights of Nature group.  Link  Every Thursday she used to  visit a sick friend, and make him pancakes.  She often walks to get places.  She would volunteer for the community bookstore. Still Life

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Global Warming Causes Warmer Sand and Seas, Making Baby Green Turtles Become Female

A sea turtle island nesting site in Australia  now has 99% of its young green turtles turning  female.  The sex is determined by the heat of the nesting beach, so hotter seas, air, and sand lead to dramatic changes in the ratio of females to males. We need to keep trees along beaches to shade […]

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Juan Gonzalez of Democracy Now Speaks About Grassroots Activists Stopping Subsidies for the 1 %

Grassroots activists are taking over city councils and are opposing the taxpayer funded boondoggles that benefit the 1 %.  For example , the Seattle city council refused to buy a new basketball arena for the Supersonics, and they even demanded that their previous loans for the earlier basketball arena be repaid.  Local activists are opposing […]

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MAY 18 IS ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY- JOIN AN EVENT & CONTACT CONGRESS

1-You can go to this website link  and find out events near you.     ​2-Also, join the campaign against single use plastic this week.  You can carry reusable utensils and  some sturdy plastic bags.​ You can ask restaurants to not offer plastic straws.  LINK   3-Further, you can oppose the  proposed Farm Bill, HR […]

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Great Tree Book: The Songs of Trees

David George Haskell’s new book  fascinates me.  He tells of the music and songs of trees and rivers: the sounds of rain on different leaves, the wind in the upper leaves of the ceibo trees, the calls of bromeliad frogs, of parrots, of insects, monkeys, crested owls, spectacled owls, tawny screech owls,  and tinamou.  He […]

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