Third U.S. City Goes 100% Renewable

September 3, 2015, ecowatch.com | “Aspen is one of three U.S. cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy as of today, according to city officials. The Colorado mountain town is best known for its posh ski resorts, but this beautiful town also has established itself as a leader in environmental stewardship.”

Pamela Benda to GoodNews FortheEarthYES…..THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY…..IT WORKS !

Aspen is one of three U.S. cities to run on 100 percent renewable energy. First two cities to reach the goal were Burlington, Vermont and Greensburg, Kansas
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The California Assembly Passed a Bill Wednesday that Prompts the State’s Public Employee Pension Funds to Divest From Coal

September 3, 2015 | “The California Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that prompts the state’s public employee pension funds to divest from coal. The bill passed the Assemby with a vote of 43 to 27, and will require the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) — which combined are responsible for $476 billion in assets — to remove all holdings in companies that get at least half of their revenue from coal mining. The divestment would have to be completed by July 2017. If signed into law, the measure would be the first of its kind in the United States.”

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If signed into law, the measure would be the first of its kind in the country.
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Robert Brothers ~ “Yay California! ‘The California Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that prompts the state’s public employee pension funds to divest from coal.'”

Hungarians Just Destroyed All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

August 31, 2015, www.offgridquest.com | “Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000’s of acres of corn found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance against GM ingredients, Peru has also passed a 10 year ban on GM foods.”

 

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Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with…
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First Nation builds spirited solar project in the heart of Canada’s oil sands

August 28, 2015, inhabitat.com | “One of Alberta’s biggest solar projects has been built in one of the most unlikely places—the heart of Canada’s Peace River oil sands. The Lubicon Lake Band aboriginal community launched the Piitapan Solar Project, a 20.8kW renewable energy installation in Little Buffalo, Alberta. The inspiring 80-panel solar project was developed in a bid to create more green jobs and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. ”

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An aboriginal community in Alberta has turned to solar in their fight against tar sands oil development.
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India Built The World’s First Solar-Powered Airport

August 26, 2015, valhallamovement.com | “The southern Indian city of Kochi is now the proud home of the world’s first solar-powered airport. On Aug. 18, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL)-India’s fourth largest international airport in terms of passenger traffic-commissioned a 12 mega watt (MW) solar power project. The airport already had a 1MW solar power plant, which can produce 4,000 units of electricity daily. With its new solar plant, the airport can now produce 60,000 units of electricity every day, which is more than enough to meet its daily requirement.”

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The southern Indian city of Kochi is now the proud home of the world’s first solar-powered airport. On Aug. 18, the Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL)-India’s fourth largest international airport in terms of passenger traffic-commissioned a 12…
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Internet Connection In Amazon Will Connect Villagers to Environmentalists

August 26, 2015, valhallamovement.com | “In August 2015, a groundbreaking event took place in the village of Ulupuene in the Brazilian Amazon: internet connectivity arrived. Through a collaborative partnership between the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT), Associação Indígena Ulupuene (AIU), and the nonprofit Synbio Consultoria em Meio Ambiente, the Waurá indigenous people of Ulupuene now have access to the web and can reach like-minded communities and organizations around the world to enlist support for the protection of the community’s rainforests and ancestral lands.”

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When people as us how what is the number one thing needed for a sustainable world; this is (one reason) we say Connection.
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Norway’s wealth fund expels POSCO, Daewoo Int’l over palm oil holdings

August 18, 2015, news.mongabay.com, | “Norway’s central bank is divesting the country’s $870 billion pension fund of its holdings in four Asian multinationals over rainforest destruction for palm oil in Southeast Asia, the bank announced yesterday.  Two of the companies, steelmaker POSCO and its subsidiary Daewoo International Corp., are headquartered in South Korea. The others, Genting Bhd. and IJM Corp. Bhd., are Malaysian conglomerates.”

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Genting, IJN are also being divested from because of rainforest destruction in Indonesia.
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France Joins Green Wave of GM Crop Bans in Europe

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September 17, 2015, sustainablepulse.com | “In a joint statement Thursday by the Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, Ségolène Royal, and the Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, it was announced that France has decided to ask the European Commission for a strong opt-out from growing genetically modified (GM) crops.

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BREAKING NEWS: France has now officially joined Greece and Latvia in asking for an opt-out from growing GM crops. Germany and Scotland have also made it clear that they will follow the same path. http://sustainablepulse.com/…/france-joins-green-wave-of-…/… ‪#‎GMOs‬ ‪#‎france‬ ‪#‎BanGMOs‬ ‪#‎food‬
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Denmark Just Produced 140% of its Electricity Needs with Renewable Wind Power

July 16, 2015, www.ewao.com | “About a week ago, Denmark made the absolute most out of a particularly windy 24 hours by harnessing its power and producing not only all of its own electricity needs for the day, but enough extra to spread between three neighboring countries.  To be exact, the sustainable wind-power technologies harnessed and collected 144% of one days electricity needs.”

About a week ago, Denmark made the absolute most out of a particularly windy 24 hours by harnessing its power and producing not only all of its own electricity…
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President Obama designates Berryessa Snow Mountain region a national monument

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July 11, 2015, www.lakeconews.com | “On Friday President Barack Obama signed a proclamation giving the Berryessa Snow Mountain region national monument status, a designation that proponents say will aid the region’s economy through tourism and recreation opportunities.  The new national monument region covers approximately 330,780 acres managed by federal agencies across seven counties – Lake, Colusa, Glenn, Mendocino, Napa, Yolo and Solano – and extends from Berryessa Peak to the eastern boundary of the Yuki Wilderness in Mendocino County. It does not include Lake Berryessa itself.”

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