Endorse the San Diego March for Mobilization

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March 9, 2015, www.theclimatemobilization.org | “On Sunday March 15th, at 2 PM, San Diegans will join a coalition of local groups for the first Walk & Rally for Climate Mobilization!  They will gather at City Hall Plaza, then walk to the San Diego Federal Building at Broadway and Front Street to petition the U.S. Government to immediately commence the WWII-style mobilization that’s necessary to rapidly transform the United States into a 100% clean energy economy by 2025.

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endorsed by: San Diego County Democratic Party San Diego Labor-Council Sierra Club San Diego, Greenpeace San Diego SanDiego350.orgWomen Occupy – San Diego Blue Dot Refill Environmental Health Coalition Citizens Climate Lobby Ocean Beach Green Center La Jolla Democratic Club Peace Resource Center of San Diego, and more! –
To petition the U.S. Government to immediately commence the WWII-style mobilization that’s necessary to rapidly transform the United States into a 100% clean energy economy by 2025.
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THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH

August 20, 2014, peoplesclimate.org | “This is an invitation to change everything. In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.”

 

Over 750 Groups Create the Biggest Climate Change Rally Ever on 9/21
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Scroll down to see the enormous participation in this invitation to change everything. September 21, world leaders are…

Why conservationists need a little hope: saving themselves from becoming the most depressing scientists on the planet

August 19, 2014, news.mongabay.com | “Here’s a challenge: take a conservationist out for a drink and ask them about their work. Nine times out of ten—or possibly more—you’ll walk away feeling frustrated, despondent, and utterly hopeless. You’ll hear about rainforests being chopped down for palm oil or chopsticks; or a just-discovered species that probably just went extinct; or a government that is worse than ambivalent: corrupt; or a shadowy corporation that’s doing some horrific thing to ecosystems and local people just to make greedy shareholders happy.”

Here’s a great article about why to support the kind of cheerleading that we do at Good News for the Earth —
interviews with top conservation biologists
Why conservationists need a little hope
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the human brain is wired to try harder only when there is reason to believe that those efforts will make a difference. — The Sword of Damocles over our head is not the right image
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Nebraska concert by Willie Nelson, Neil Young ‘will be telling the stories’ of Keystone XL pipeline foes

August 18, 2014, www.omaha.com | “Art Tanderup says he has the vinyl to prove he’s a Neil Young fan from way back.  The 62-year-old retired teacher said his esteem for Young grew when he learned the famous singer-songwriter opposed the Keystone XL pipeline. Tanderup’s family farm in northeast Nebraska lies in the path of the proposed crude oil pipeline.”

“Willie Nelson, Neil Young to play Nebraska concert for Keystone XL pipeline opponents
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Nelson and Young, who for nearly three decades have headlined Farm Aid events, will play Sept. 27 on a family farm…”

China to limit carbon emissions for first time, climate adviser claims

The sun is seen behind smoke billowing from a chimney of a heating plant in Taiyuan, Shanxi province

June 3, 2014, www.theguardian.com | “China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, will limit its total emissions for the first time by the end of this decade, according to a top government adviser.  He Jiankun, chairman of China’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change, told a conference in Beijing on Tuesday that an absolute cap on carbon emissions will be introduced.”

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Top Chinese Official hopes to limit carbon emissions
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This is being reported as more than his opinion. that an absolute cap on emissions to should come into effect from 2016, top official says on the day after US announces…”
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China Announces Aggressive Action to Cut HFCs

May 28, 2014, www.enn.com | “China’s announcement follows two HFC agreements President Obama and President Xi negotiated last year, including an agreement to launch formal negotiations to reduce production and consumption of HFCs under the Montreal Protocol.   The 20 largest economies also endorsed phasing down HFCs under the Montreal Protocol last year, leaving accounting and reporting in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.”

“China Announces Action to Cut HFCs by the equivalent of 0.28 billion tonnes of CO2 by 2015
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The US also is taking strong action to reduce HFCs domestically, as is the EU. HFCs are super greenhouse gases hundreds to thousands of times more potent in their…”
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Intergovernmental World Nature Organization (WNO) founded

May 9, 2014, www.enn.com | “Emerging and developing countries, already suffering the consequences of global warming, climate change and other devastating natural disasters, have founded the World Nature Organization. Thus, the founding treaty – the WNO treaty – enters into force and represents the cornerstone for the new platform on global environment protection. On one hand, the founding countries of the World Nature Organization (WNO) pursue a holistic approach to global environmental problems that transcend national borders.”

“Intergovernmental World Nature Organization (WNO) founded by Emerging and Developing Countries
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To create a permanent, global and effective negotiation platform. Their primary focus is to combine forces, previously spread across different organizations and thus ignoring…”

 

P&G pledges zero deforestation by 2020

April 10, 2014, www.greenbiz.com | “Consumer products giant Proctor & Gamble has become the latest company to cave into pressure from Greenpeace, revealing new goals to eliminate deforestation from its entire palm oil supply chain by 2020. Despite the major step forward, the company already faces questions over whether it should have made similar pledges for other products and committed to a date much earlier than the end of the decade.”

400,000 of us emailed P&G’s boss and thousands more campaigned on the streets and in supermarkets. Today P&G finally listened and committed to a zero deforestation policy in all their product supply chains. This is people power in action!

Now it’s down to us to make sure they follow through on their promise.

WE DID IT! Procter & Gamble have committed to stop trashing the rainforest! http://bit.ly/1lNXZDS

400,000 of us emailed P&G’s boss and thousands more campaigned on the streets and in supermarkets. Today P&G finally listened and committed to a zero deforestation policy in all their product supply chains. This is people power in action!

Now it’s down to us to make sure they follow through on their promise. Sign up to support our forests so that we can continue to hold companies to account for their products. >> http://bit.ly/1lNXZDS

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In Girl Scouts vs. Kellogg’s over palm oil, rainforests and orangutans win

February 14, 2014, news.mongabay.com | “After a campaign waged by two charismatic Girl Scouts over questionably-sourced palm oil used in Girl Scout Cookies, Kellogg Company today announced a policy that will move it toward deforestation-free palm oil.  Under the commitment, Kellogg’s suppliers will have to meet specific sourcing criteria by the end of 2015.”

“Two Girl Scouts vs. Kellogg’s Over Palm Oil –> Rainforests, Girl Scouts and Orangutans Win!
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After a campaign waged by two charismatic Girl Scouts over questionably-sourced palm oil used in Girl Scout Cookies, Kellogg…”
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Activists hold vigil against Keystone XL Pipeline

Dan Brennan, center, with Topeka MoveOn, holds a sign protesting the Keystone XL on Monday night near the Kansas Expocentre. About 15 activists held signs and candles and chanted in protest of the pipeline, a $7 billion project.  ANN MARIE BUSH/THE CAPITAL-JOURNALFebruary 3, 2014, cjonline.com | “Topeka was one of nearly 270 sites that had a protest vigil Monday night urging President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, said Dan Brennan, a Topeka MoveOn member.  About 15 activists gathered on a sidewalk near the Kansas Expocentre and held signs and candles while chanting against the pipeline.”

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{VICTORY in Richardson Grove!}
Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC) » EPIC Victory in Richardson Grove
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The California Court of Appeal today ordered Caltrans to reevaluate the environmental impacts of a controversial highway-widening…”
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