Reasons not to buy ivory

Ban ivory to protect elephants

Help elephants! Please write to newspapers, your representative, senators, and president, asking the sale of elephant ivory products to be banned in the US, Japan, and China. Poachers kill 30,000 elephants per year for their ivory tusks. Ivory products are sold in China, Japan, and the US. Ask that countries burn their ivory stockpiles. Ask countries to […]

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Help stop a secret deal to overturn Colorado fracking bans

Breaking update: Governor Hickenlooper cut a secret deal with the oil and gas industry to take away your right to protect your family and future from fracking. After months of closed door negotiations, Governor Hickenlooper, Congressman Polis and the oil and gas industry announced last Friday that they had made a deal to address fracking. […]

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energy efficient home

Quick tips for making your home more energy efficient

To make your home more energy efficient: Stop the air infiltration by sealing the holes and cracks (except for the amount needed to get air to burn gas in the furnace and hot water heater). Insulate the ceilings, walls, and maybe the foundation or basement. Orientation: have south facing windows with eaves that shade them […]

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Want to stop global warming?

Pressure states to close coal power plants and do renewables! Go to utilities for dummies for Dave Roberts’ introduction to the weird world where utilities make their money by building large polluting coal plants and getting a 10% profit on the construction of new plants; the more they spend, the more they make. They can then take over politicians […]

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Melting glacier

Huge march to stop climate change on September 20th and 21st in New York City

Now we need thousands marching to pressure politicians to stop being bought off by oil, coal, gas, and utility companies. Sustainable power is possible: Texas and Germany get much of their power from wind turbines and solar panels now. We just need to stop oil, gas, coal, and utility companies from corrupting, intimidating, and bribing […]

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Help Save the Bees!

We should avoid pesticides on our lawns and in the plants that we buy. In particular, we need to ask stores if their plants have the systemic pesticides, neonicotinoids or neonics, that appear to be killing bees. We should plant plants that are good for bees, butterflies, birds, wildlife and humans. Many pesticides sicken children, […]

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MisLEAD

Does Your Child Have Lead Poisoning?

I went to a preview of an almost finished documentary movie on lead poisoning, Mislead: America’s Secret Epidemic. It shows that many cases of ADD, ADHD, and autism are caused by lead poisoning. 1/3 of the kids in the US have unsafe levels of lead. It recommends having kids’ blood tested for lead and having […]

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plastic water bottles

Think BPA-free plastics are safe? Think again.

Recent studies have shown that BPA-free plastics often used in cups, bottles, and containers can be just as dangerous as BPA plastics, if not more so. Most of the 80,000 chemicals in use have not been tested for safety due to lobbying, lawsuits, PR campaigns, and campaign contributions by chemical companies. Solution: Use STAINLESS STEEL […]

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Water is life shirt design

Featured shirt: Water is Life

All livings things on earth require water. But the supply of potable water in the world is decreasing at an alarming rate. Disasters like the recent West Virginia toxic chemical spill, along with agricultural, industrial, and military pollution, continue to contaminate one aquifer after another. This design by artist Ruben Saufkie reminds us that caring for […]

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Crowdsourcing help for the pollution in WV

West Virginia is in a state of emergency. Water is poisoned in nine counties due to the toxic chemical spill that occurred on January 9. WV Clean Water Hub is a place where citizens can help and get help by posting offers or needs for clean water. Please share this resource with anyone you think […]

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