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Resources to Fight Plastic Waste

www.breakfreefromplastic.org/ waterkeeper.org https://www.lonelywhale.org/ http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/destinations/venturethere/post/2011/03/Do-you-live-in-a-plastic-world/146222/1 inlandoceancoalition.org http://www.surfrider.org/programs/rise-above-plastics https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2018/03/06/only-9-of-the-worlds-plastic-is-recycled https://www.bbcleaningservice.com/great-pacific-garbage-patch.html

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Global Warming NYT Article Downplays Guilt of Oil Companies

The NYT article blames it on human nature and implies there is no hope.  Instead activists say we must hold the oil companies responsible for the misinformation about and denial of global warming. We must organize, hope and care. www.commondreams.org/news/2018/08/01/nyt-magazines-losingearth-receives-scathing-reviews-climate-action-movement https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

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Trump Administration and Congress Trying to Kill Off Endangered Species

They want to stop protecting threatened species and stop protecting habitat.   They want  oil, mining,  and logging companies to be in charge of wildlife. They want to stop listing more species.  They want politics and industry to trump science. Great interview with Kieran Suckling, the cofounder of Center For Biologcial Diversity: www.democracynow.org/2018/7/25/profit_over_grizzlies_trump_admin_tries

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Sign Petitions to Keep the Rocky Flats Nuclear Weapons Off Limits

http://www.rockyflatsnuclearguardianship.org Petition to keep Rocky Flats Closed: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-rocky-flats-wildlife Petition to stop new road construction thru Rocky Flats: https://www.credomobilize.com/petitions/stop-road-construction-at-site-of-former-nuclear-bomb-plant-rocky-flats Petition to prevent intentional fires at the nuclear weapons site: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/no-prescribed-burns-at

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Write to Keep the Former Nuclear Weapons Plant Off Limits

Here you can write to your Colorado Senators and Representatives.  https://actionnetwork.org/letters/keep-rocky-flats-closed-forever?delivery_id=29957036 Here you can disagree with the local governments that think that building trails  and bikeways thru a radioactive site is  “good”.https://www.jeffco.us/FormCenter/Open-Space-15/Rocky-Mountain-Greenway-Comments-197 Info  on the dangers of the former plant: http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31914979/activists-seek-injunction-block-rocky-flats-refuge-from http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_31871080/anne-fenerty-keep-rocky-flats-wildlife-refuge-closed http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31846731/groups-file-new-suit-block-opening-rocky-flats?source=pkg http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_31914979/activists-seek-injunction-block-rocky-flats-refuge-from http://www.dailycamera.com/guest-opinions/ci_31947645/spence-havlick-rocky-flats-superfund-site-super-contentious

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Help Ban Fracking next to Homes and Schools in Colorado- Sign Petitions

Please go to corising.org to find ways to support the Colorado Rising ballot initiative.  This is a statewide ballot initiative for a 2500′ setback to oil and gas development.  Petitions are due by Aug. 1. There continue to be  deaths and injuries from fracking fires and explosions:  https://www.denverpost.com/2017/12/06/colorado-oil-gas-explosions-since-firestone-explosion.

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Ask Your Senators to Stop the 3 Bad Endangered Species Bills

The Republicans have stuck some anti wildlife riders (amendments) in some bills that Congress must pass  ( military and appropriations).    These  bills  make economic impacts have priority over the lives of endangered species.  They also devalue science. https://act.biologicaldiversity.org/onlineactions/kI6tpzUoukShooLX4Dpeqw2?sourceID=1004352&utm_source=ad&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=currentalerts   www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/07/19/endangered-species-act-stripped-of-key-provisions-in-trump-administration-proposal/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.812c9e372e40

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Banning Straws

https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=628543846 this article explains positive spillover of doing a good deed and being inspired to go further, the hazard of moral licensing and doing some bad cuz you’re entitiled , and the need for momentum.  Plus the use of public shaming or joining . Starbucks announced this week that it will completely phase out straws […]

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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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