Drummondville Petition Victory Helps Front Yard Gardens Survive

August 21, 2012  blog.causes.com | “Cause leader Roger Doiron set out to reverse a Canadian town’s ban on front yard gardens by creating a petition, acquiring signatures and support, and delivering them to town officials. This week, he won!”

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“~ Grassroots petition victory of the past year:
Drummondville Petition Victory Helps Front Yard Gardens Survive in Quebec
8/21/12, Cause leader Roger Doiron set out to reverse a Canadian town’s ban on front yard gardens by creating a petition, acquiring signatures and support, and delivering them to town officials. This week, he won! In a sudden turn of events, Roger’s Drummondville petition forced town officials to al…”
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EU considering requiring lower CO2 emissions on new cars

July 10, 2012, www.enn.com | “New cars and vans in the European Union will produce one-third less carbon dioxide within eight years, under proposed new rules set out on Wednesday (11 July) in Brussels.”

 

European Union considering requiring lower CO2 emissions on new cars
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Universal Support in Rio for Phase-Down of HFCs for Climate Protection

June 25, 2012, www.enn.com | “While Rio+20 was disappointing on many fronts, the efforts to reduce short-lived climate pollutants moved forward with the final declaration, The Future We Want, supporting the phase down of factory-made super-greenhouse gases HFCs.  Further progress came when former President Bill Clinton and New York Mayor Bloomberg announced that their C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a coalition of 59 major cities around the world, was joining forces with the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants.”

“Universal Support in Rio for Phase-Down of HFCs for Climate Protection
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ENN.com: Environmental News Network — Know Your Environment”
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British Columbia First Nation Goes Green

May 21, 2012, www.care2.com| “A First Nation community in Canada is leading the way out of fossil fuel dependency.  The T’Sou-ke First Nation in Sooke on the south of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, says:  ‘First Nations have lived for thousands of years on this continent without fossil fuels. It is appropriate that First Nations lead the way out of dependency and addiction to fossil fuels and to rely on the power of the elements, the sun, the wind and the sea once again.’ ”

“~ LARGEST SOLAR PROJECT IN BRITISH COLUMBIA completed by the T’Sou-ke First Nation, twice as large as any other. excellent article and video
British Columbia First Nation Goes Green (with video)
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A First Nation community is Canada is leading the way out of fossil fuel dependency”
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1/2 Million People Sign Petition to G-8 Summit Leaders to Stop Climate Change

May 16, 2012, www.avaaz.org | “This weekend, leaders of the 8 most powerful countries in the world are meeting at Camp David, and a half million of us want them to put stopping climate change at the top of their agenda.”

“~ This weekend, leaders of the 8 most powerful countries in the world are meeting at Camp David, and a half million of us want them to put stopping climate change at the top of their agenda.
1/2 MILLION PEOPLE sign petition to G-8 Summit Leaders to Stop Climate Change
www.avaaz.org
It’s a new plan to save the planet – end $1 trillion a year payments to polluters and stop runaway climate change. President Obama wants action on this and is chairing a meeting of key leaders in 3 days where it could be agreed upon. Call on President Obama to seize this historic chance!”
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    • Tania Stevens “sad to think it is only 1/2 million people – when you think there are 300 million people in the USA alone – should be the whole planet!”
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Chicago Supports Clean Air Act, Joins Urgent Call for Climate-change Action

May 15, 2012, www.enn.com | “Chicago has joined more than 20 other U.S. cities in supporting the use of the Clean Air Act to protect air quality and reduce greenhouse gas pollution to head off catastrophic climate change.”

“~ Chicago is the 25th city to join the Center for Biological Diversity’s national Clean Air Cities campaign, which urges national leaders to take action on global warming.
For more info see http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/climate_law_institute/global_warming_litigation/clean_air_act/clean_air_cities/index.html
: Chicago Supports Clean Air Act, Joins Urgent Call for Climate-change Action”

Maine Homes Will Soon Be Powered By Wave Energy

Maine Homes Will Soon Be Powered By Wave Energy

May 14, 2012, www.care2.com | ” Maine will join the handful of states now re-imagining tidal power as a way to produce electricity without pollution. With plenty of viable coastline, Maine’s Public Utilities Commission recently approved 20-year power purchase agreements (PPAs) between tidal energy developer ORPC.”

Mariette Low shared a link.
http://www.care2.com/causes/maine-homes-will-soon-be-powered-by-wave-energy.html”
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Town passes gas drilling moratorium

March 14, 2012, www.thedailystar.com | WEST ONEONTA  – The Oneonta Town Board passed a 12-month moratorium on natural gas drilling by a one-vote margin Tuesday night.

The vote took place after a markedly less-charged petitioner’s period than the official public hearing Feb. 13.

Board members William Mirabito and Scott Gravelin voted against the moratorium. Supervisor Robert Wood and board member Janet Hurley-Quackenbush were joined by new board member David Jones — who rode a strong anti-drilling platform to a victory at the polls last November — in voting for it.

“YAY! The Oneonta Town Board passed a 12-month moratorium on natural gas drilling by a one-vote margin Tuesday night.”
Town passes gas drilling moratorium
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The Amazon’s Internet Indians

March 13, 2012, www.aljazeera.com | Amazonia is much more than just the earth’s lungs: it is home to 20 per cent of the world’s fauna, 20 per cent of its fresh water reserves and countless animal species.

In the 1960s and 1970s, Brazil started the conquest of the massive ancient forest in order to increase the country’s prosperity – a people without land moved to a land without people, built roads, dams and cities.

Since then, two million hectares of tropical rainforest have been burned down and cleared in the Amazon every year.  An area approximately the same size as France, 65 million hectares, has now disappeared.

Today, the earth’s largest forest is home to 20 million people: All of them have their own, usually conflicting, ideas about the future development of the Amazon region.

 

“Way cool!”
Meet the tribe using the internet to tackle the logging mafias targeting their villages.

California – tough new CLEAN AIR STANDARDS FOR CARS

Jeremy Hance, mongabay.com, January 30, 2012

“According to the new standards, by 2025 cars sold in California must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 34 percent and smog emissions by 75 percent. The program will also require 15.4 percent of all cars sold in California to be zero or near-zero emissions by 2025.”

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