Archive | April, 2015

Birds Return and Trees Flower

In the last few days  swallows returned to nests  under the bridge on the bike path. A friend at Mammoth Mountain CA,  heard the long eerie call of  the common loon  and the drumming of a Williamson sapsucker on April 12th. A cousin in Chippewa Falls, WI heard a loon call 2 weeks ago, before […]

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Birds Overhead

  Yesterday, a great blue heron flew over me as I biked.  Then two hawks swooped over a runner ahead of me.  Recently, a hawk flew along with me, just above my head, on my bike for several seconds.  Then it alighted on a pole just in front of me.  While it sat there, another […]

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Earth Guardians: Environmental Youth Group

They demonstrate, sing, sue, and train youth to protect the earth.  They have protested against fracking, global warming, and dangerous pesticides.  They sued on behalf of young people and future generations.  They train youth to become activists.  We printed their design onto  the  t-shirts you see them wearing below.  Click  for their website.  

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Boycott Bad Palm Oil Products

New palm oil plantations threaten orangutans, elephants, rhinos, and cause global warming.  Write a letter to demand change here.  Read about it here.  See which products to avoid here.

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Oppose Mines & Federal Forest GIve-Aways in Minnesoata

Proposed nickel-copper-sulfide mines threaten the rivers, Lake Superior, wildlife, and the Chippewa native communities.   Over 1,000 acres of wetlands would be destroyed, and the fish and  wild rice  would be threatened.  Also, oppose a land swap of federal national forest to become state land that would primarily logged and mined for profit without concern […]

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BP Oil Spill Continues to Harm People and Wildlife

Protestors arrested at BP today.  Last night, I saw a great documentary, The Great Invisible, about the oil, shrimp, and oyster workers harmed by BP oil. People are out of work, hungry, and not receiving support from BP.  Yet some neighbors are gathering and distributing food to hungry families.   Such a contrast between the needy […]

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CU Students: “Divest from Fossil Fuel Stocks”

In camping out, the students remind me of the  cardboard shantytown that students built and lived in 26 years ago to pressure the CU  adminstrators to divest from  companies doing business with apartheid South Africa.   Here is an article on the protest.  We printed the divest  t-shirts for the CU students.  And 26 years ago,  Jimmy […]

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Eduardo Galeano- stories of intimate connections between freedom and slavery, richness and poverty.

Democracy Now shows an  article  on and interviews with Galeano.  He fled military dictatorships because he didn’t want to be in a jail ,” to lay in a cemetery… as death is very boring” .  He wrote of “our  possible greatness,  our possible beauty” and to remind us of the exploitation that has been done […]

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Stop current neonicotinoid pesticides! Plus Portland bans them on city land!

Tell  EPA  to ban current neonicotinaoid pesticides, not just limit some future ones!   Neonicotinoids kill bees butterflies, and  ladybugs.  This recent article shows the public relations tactic of the EPA pretending to regulate in the future while allowing more neonicotinoid pesticide use now.  Write letters to your newspapers, please.

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Turn yard into garden

A neighbor just got a load of compost to fill the raised beds he has been digging and framing.  Here is an article about how raised bed gardens give veggies plus stuff for bees and butterflies.

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