Wild About Baltimore

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February 27, 2014, sierraclub.typepad.com | “Baltimore public school teacher Brad Hunter, above at right, a volunteer leader for the Sierra Club’s Inner City Outings program, says he found out about ICO totally by happenstance.”

“PROFILE: Sierra Club’s Program for Inner City Youth -> Wild About Baltimore
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Baltimore public school teacher Brad Hunter, above at right, a volunteer leader for the Sierra Club’s Inner City Outings program, says he…”
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A Valuable Reputation – Tyrone Hayes exposes harmful chemicals

Hayes has devoted the past fifteen years to studying atrazine, a widely used herbicide made by Syngenta. The company’s notes reveal that it struggled to make sense of him, and plotted ways to discredit him.

February 10, 2014, www.newyorker.com | “In 2001, seven years after joining the biology faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Tyrone Hayes stopped talking about his research with people he didn’t trust. He instructed the students in his lab, where he was raising three thousand frogs, to hang up the phone if they heard a click, a signal that a third party might be on the line. Other scientists seemed to remember events differently, he noticed, so he started carrying an audio recorder to meetings. ‘The secret to a happy, successful life of paranoia,’ he liked to say, ‘is to keep careful track of your persecutors.'”

“Tyrone Hayes: The Scientist Who Took on Leading Herbicide Manufacturer – Syngenta, against Atrazine
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Tyrone Hayes, a biologist at the University of California, Berkeley, has devoted the past fifteen years to studying the herbicide atrazine,…”
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Black History Month: Cleo Doley

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February 7, 2014, www.nature.org | “LEAF alumna Tiffany “Cleo” Doley combines global experiences and her childhood in the big city to inform her pursuit of a career in environmental justice.”

“Black History Month: Profile of Cleo Doley, alumna of The Nature Conservancy’s urban youth program
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Movable prayer of hope for peace, environment

Aniti-fracking marchers, from left, Miki Fukui of Brooklyn, Jun Yasuda, 65-year-old Buddhist nun who founded the Peace Pagoda in Grafton, Sarah Clark of Massachusetts, Yoko Essel of New York City and Andi Feron of Rifton, N.Y. walk along Route 156 on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 in Voorheesville , N.Y. The group is walking 50 miles from Sharon Springs to the Capitol to protest hydrofracking and they'll join an anti-fracking rally Wednesday prior to Gov. Cuomo's State of the State. (Lori Van Buren / Times Union) Photo: Lori Van Buren / 00025277A

January 8, 2014, www.timesunion.com | “The wind howled along Route 156 near Indian Ladder Farms on Tuesday, driving bitterly cold temperatures into a dangerous subzero zone, as Jun Yasuda, a 65-year-old Japanese Buddhist nun, defied the elements.  She is a force of nature in her own right, all 4-foot-11 inches and 100 pounds of her. She has walked cross-country more than once, a movable prayer for peace.”

“I spent last summer and autumn with everyone in this article. You won’t find kinder, more gentle folks anywhere. Andii and Andrea offered to bring me a car to Tampa last week so I’d come back. I adore every one of them and do hope to make it back one day.
Movable prayer of hope for peace, environment
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The wind howled along Route 156 near Indian Ladder Farms on Tuesday, driving bitterly cold temperatures into a dangerous subzero zone, as Jun Yasuda, a 65-year-old Japanese Buddhist nun, defied the elements. Shuster and his wife, Lisa Zaccaglini, make a whole-grain breakfast cereal, Mu Mu Muesli, an…”
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Rooftop Farm in New York City Grows 50,000 Pounds of Organic Produce Per Year

Geoff Lawton demonstrates how a wheel-barrow can have more than one use. Photo credit: The Permaculture Research Institute

January 4, 2014, ecowatch.com | “Sitting on a concrete roof, totaling 2.5 acres and producing more than 50,000 pounds of organically-grown vegetables each year, you need to walk its length to appreciate how vast this rooftop garden truly is in scale.”

High yield 2.5 acre rooftop garden in Brooklyn, more like this please everyone http://ecowatch.com/2014/01/04/rooftop-farm-new-york-city-organic-produce/
Rooftop Farm in New York City Grows 50,000 Pounds of Organic Produce Per Year | EcoWatch
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By Ecofilms“That view behind me is not a painted backdrop!” said Geoff Lawton to the camera. But the view looked great from where I was standing. Brooklyn Grange is a rooftop farm with a magnificent view looking over the Manhattan skyline.Sitting on a concrete roof, totaling 2.5 acres and producing…
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I was a teenage GMO-labeling activist

October 27, 2013, thebovine.wordpress.com | “Hi, my name is Rachel Parent. I’m 14 years old and just started high school in Toronto. When I was 12 years old, I saw how GMOs were negatively impacting the entire ecosystem — the environment, soil, water, plants, animals, insects and people. Just everything and everyone. The issues seemed endless and scary! So I founded my non-profit organization Kids Right To Know. I figured, why not me? Why can’t I make a change?”

Illia Heart shared a link via Michael Schmidt.I was a teenage GMO-labeling activist
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Toronto’s Rachel Parent is now blogging on the Huffington Post: “Hi, my name is Rachel Parent. I’m 14 years old and just started high school in Toronto. When I was 12 years old, I saw how GMOs were…

Who Bombed Judi Bari?

www.kickstarter.com | “Our movie won six awards, got great reviews, had an amazing time entering the Oscar competition, and toured the country with the producer and director–thanks to you, our supporters.   Now, to keep our momentum, we absolutely must reach foreign audiences, the hearing impaired and expand our overall reach with digital download and streaming, all of which requires new formatting. If we make more than our goal, we’ll translate into additional languages.”

-> Kickstarter Campaign Succeeds for Environmental Documentary!
“a story about beating the system and saving the trees”
For more info see www.whobombedjudibari.com
Darryl Cherney: “We made our Kickstarter goal with a day to spare! Thank you all with all my heart. You can still contribute as w/more money we can translate into more languages. There will be more expenses. You can get premiums through Saturday Noon PST. Now we can get started with the real work. Our movie will soon be available online & with Spanish and English captions. You can still get on the train. Donate here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1786778278/who-bombed-judi-bari-dvd-subtitles-and-finishing-t
Who Bombed Judi Bari? DVD Subtitles & Finishing Touches
Spanish language captions, subtitles for the hearing-impaired, licensing fees for award-winning documentary’s mass market distribution.

Maryland Sierra Club Organizer Garners Kudos in Essence Magazine

Christine-Hill-Beyond-Coal July 19, 2012, sierraclub.typepad.com | “Armed with a law degree, this conservation representative works with the Maryland Chapter of the Sierra Club to demand a safe and healthy environment,” Essence writes. “Hill is known for rallying members and leading town hall meetings petitioning for clean water and air and renewable clean energy.”

ACTIVIST PROFILE
Maryland Sierra Club Organizer Garners Kudos in Essence Magazine
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Maryland Sierra Club organizer Christine Hill was featured in Essence magazine’s
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I spent 449 days in a tree without touching the ground – it was all worth it

Miranda Gibson

June 24, 2013, www.guardian.co.uk | “Nothing can explain how I felt the moment the hammer went down to mark the decision yesterday – Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area was officially extended by 170,000 hectares. Forests that I had spent the past six years of my life fighting to defend, some of the most contentious forests that thousands of people here and around the world have fought to save for over two decades, were now officially listed.”

“ACTIVIST PROFILE -> TASMANIAN TREE-SITTER MIRANDA GIBSON
helped call attention to the need to protect over 420,000 acres of ancient forests — a job now done!
I spent 449 days in a tree without touching the ground – it was all worth it
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Miranda Gibson: Our fight to save Tasmania’s trees has been successful – the time I spent tree-sitting, towering over our magnificent forests, wasn’t wasted”
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Keystone Ladies

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June 2013, www.motherjones.com | “A few of the women fiercely defending ecosystems the world over.  Read about their accomplishments.”

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A few of the women fiercely defending ecosystems the world over.
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