Jim Morris Environmental T-shirts Blog http://www.jimmorrisblog.com Buy them Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:52:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 122936237 Resources to Fight Plastic Waste http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/resources-to-fight-plastic-waste/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/resources-to-fight-plastic-waste/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 18:49:42 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1744 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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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 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/fascinating-history-of-global-warming-campaign/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/fascinating-history-of-global-warming-campaign/#respond Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:57:57 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1738 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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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 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/trump-administration-and-congress-trying-to-kill-off-endangered-species/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/trump-administration-and-congress-trying-to-kill-off-endangered-species/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:30:19 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1733 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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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.jimmorrisblog.com/sign-petitions-to-keep-the-rocky-flats-nuclear-weapons-off-limits/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/sign-petitions-to-keep-the-rocky-flats-nuclear-weapons-off-limits/#respond Thu, 26 Jul 2018 00:01:29 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1729 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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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 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/write-to-keep-the-former-nuclear-weapons-plant-off-limits/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/write-to-keep-the-former-nuclear-weapons-plant-off-limits/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 20:24:27 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1721 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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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 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/help-ban-fracking-next-to-homes-and-schools-in-colorado-sign-petitions/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/help-ban-fracking-next-to-homes-and-schools-in-colorado-sign-petitions/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 18:58:04 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1718 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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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 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/ask-your-senators-to-stop-the-3-bad-endangered-species-bills/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/ask-your-senators-to-stop-the-3-bad-endangered-species-bills/#respond Mon, 23 Jul 2018 19:46:54 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1713 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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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

 

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Banning Straws http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/banning-straws/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/banning-straws/#respond Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:25:14 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1709 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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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 by the year 2020.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has proposed a ban on plastic straws. Vancouver banned them. Scotland, Taiwan have bans in place. Seattle, Marriott, and McDonalds will ban them.

“500 million. That’s the number of straws that we use in the United States every single day.”

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Being Out in Nature Makes Us Healthy http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/being-out-in-nature-makes-us-healthy/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/being-out-in-nature-makes-us-healthy/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 00:24:40 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1701 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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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 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/organic-food-is-good-for-you-the-soil-and-the-farmer/ http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/organic-food-is-good-for-you-the-soil-and-the-farmer/#respond Tue, 10 Jul 2018 20:44:06 +0000 http://www.jimmorrisblog.com/?p=1697 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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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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