Friday, September 24, 2021

Repair Cafe





Hi Everyone...

Here is a great piece on Repair Cafe which certainly is wonderful for Sustainability.

Friday, September 17, 2021

CA Bans Forever Chemicals in Food Packaging




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Check out this piece on how CA is banning Forever Chemicals in their food packaging. 
 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Sep 16th 7pm Film Eating Our Way to Extinction

Hi Everyone...

A Fathom Event on Sep 16th 7pm in theaters. Call and ask your theater if they can get it if you don't see it being shown locally by you!!! 

UPDATE: I saw this film and it was EXCELLENT!!! 

Monday, August 30, 2021

The Southern Blob


 




Hi Everyone...

This is a great piece on the "Southern Blob," a warm patch of Pacific water east of Australia & New Zealand which they believe is causing changes in the atmosphere resulting in major droughts in some countries. 

Farm Raised Shrimp Consequnces

 





Hi Everyone...

Here is an excellent piece on some of the consequences of farm raised shrimp.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Lanternfly


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I'm sure you have heard of the Emerald Ash borer...well now we have to worry about the Lanternfly! It is making its way from the East coast to Indiana thus far. Check out this informative piece on it. 

How You Can Fight Climate Despair


 





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Here is a great piece on how one can fight climate despair. 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Coal Mines to Lavender Farms


 






Hi Everyone...

This is a really interesting piece on how abandoned coal mines are being turned into Lavender farms. 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

App: A Billion Veg


 





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Here is a great app! A Billion Veg will give you $1 for every review for you to donate to an animal welfare sanctuary or non-profit organization. It is also a great way to check out other reviews to try new dishes at restaurants or new store products. 

Monday, August 16, 2021

The Impact of Bottled Water










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This is an awesome short piece on how bottled water has 3,500 times more of an impact on natural resources than tap water! 

Monday, August 9, 2021

New EV Goals


 





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Here is a piece on Biden's new EV Goals. 

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Sea Slugs Photosynthesize!


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This is a great piece on Leaf Sheep Sea Slugs which are the only animals to photosynthesize! 

Fungi & Bacteria That Digest Plastic


 








Hi Everyone...

Here is a great piece on how Fungi & Bacteria are digesting plastic. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Hydrogen Powered Olympics


 







Hi Everyone...

This is a really good piece updating the Hydrogen Power plans for the Olympics. 

Wrap Your House to Save Energy


 







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This is a great piece on some companies in the Netherlands who are wrapping houses and creating innovative roof designs to save energy! 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

MLB Daniel Norris Living Sustainably


 





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The last post was about how men have a bigger impact on the planet's carbon footprint, but here is one man who is not. MLB pitcher Daniel Norris chooses to live in a van, uses sustainable hygiene products and lives as sustainably as he can.   

Men Impact Climate Change More


 






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Here is a great piece discussing the research done in Sweden which confirms men have more of a impact on Climate Change and the reasons why. 

Ecosia Search Engine Saves Trees

 








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Check out a this new search engine Ecosia which uses the profits to plant trees. At the time of this post they have planted over 130M trees! :-) 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Film: Fantastic Fungi


 





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If you have not seen Fantastic Fungi I highly recommend it!  We will have a discussion on it tomorrow (22nd) from 6-8pm on Zoom. It also goes along with the book we are currently reading in our Sustainability Book Club "Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures" by Merlin Sheldrake.

Kids and Nature!


 






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Here is a great piece on the wonderful benefits of nature for kids!

Friday, June 25, 2021

Legos Made From Plastic Bottles


 





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Check out this piece on Lego making bricks from recycled bottles!

Nike Makes Shoes from Pineapple Leaves


 






Hi Everyone...

Check out this piece on how Nike is making shoes from Pineapple Leaves.

"Ecocide" Legally Defined


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This is a VERY interesting piece explaining how "Ecocide" has been legally defined now. We'll have to see what happens in courts from this point on. 


 

Monday, June 14, 2021

5th Ocean


 





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Very interesting!!! National Geographic is recognizing a 5th Ocean...the Southern Ocean in Antarctica! 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

NG: Family Challenge


 








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National Geographic has a Family Challenge with fun Activities going on each Thursday!

World Oceans Day!


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World Oceans Day today!!! (Check out that link for activities around the glob!)

Here are some conferences going on:


Capitol Hill (Tues-Thurs)

10am CDT "The True Value of Healthy Oceans" (Dr. Nichols speaking!)

EarthX.org Activities

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Mucilage Blooms Killing Sea Life


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First Algae blooms now this! Sigh! Please watch! 

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Bill to Cover Veterans from Toxic Exposures


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I'm very hopeful about this new Bill. 


Jun 7th 7pm CDT Underwater Experience


 





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June 8th is World Oceans Day & I have many events listed on my broadcast schedule

One you really may enjoy is underwater experience on June 7th at 7pm CDT byHydrous.

AZ Water Problems


 



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Here is an interesting piece on the water problems AZ is having and what they are planning for the future. 

Short Term Exposure to Air Pollution Effects Cognition

 







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This piece explains how exposure to air pollution even for a short time can decline cognitive performance. 

CA Passes Deforestation Bill


 




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Check out this wonderful piece on how CA has passed a Deforestation Bill. 

More Mercury in Water


 





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Here is an interesting piece explaining how melting Glaciers in Greenland are adding more Mercury to rivers. As this becomes more of a problem another reason to limit or eliminate fish in your diet. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Pearl Cargo Ship Fire


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Some coverage of the Pearl Cargo Ship Fire.


3 Major Oil Companies Required to Cut Emissions


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Rachel Maddow, author of Blowout, does a great job explaining how 3 Major Fuel Companies have had some major blows to their Industry by some recent court decisions and changes to Board of Directors by Shareholders! 

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Oil & Gas Lease Suspended in Arctic

 






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Some EXCITING news!!! Check out this piece on Biden Suspending oil and gas leases in National Wildlife Refuge in the Arctic. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Dutch Court Rules Shell Must Cut Emissions 45% by 2030

 







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This is Exciting News!!! A Dutch court has ruled that Shell Oil must cut its emissions by 45% by 2030! This opens the door for future cases. Earlier in the year, a Dutch & UK court ruled Nigerians can sue them for environmental damage! Check out this piece for more details.

Monday, May 24, 2021

Fungus on Cicada Makes them Sex Crazed

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This is a fascinating piece on a fungus about 5% of Cicada get that causes their abdomen & genitalia to fall off but also make them sex crazy! It does not say though if this fungus is invasive or being caused by Climate Change...I'll have to ask some questions...but it is interesting. 

 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Just Transitions Into Our Future


 






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This is an interesting piece on "Just Transitions" into our Future & how Colorado is achieving it. 

Denmark Mink COVID


 






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This is just so sad all around! This piece discusses how it was illegal to cull the entire Mink population (17M!) and now they have to exhume 4M that were buried because it may be contaminating their drinking water! Sigh!! 

Saturday, May 22, 2021

GRETA: For Nature


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Greta does an AWESOME job in this video! Check it out!

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Recycle Playhouse into Doghouse


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I think this is an AWESOME way to Recycle these plastic Playhouses!!! Might be great to even get one at a garage sale to make and give as a gift! :-)

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Problem with Palm Oil Plantations


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This is a interesting video which shows the destruction palm oil plantations have on the Amazon forest and the health of the indigenous people who live there. Mongabay has been investigating the companies, especially those with "Sustainable" status. 

Plastic Waste Makers Index


 




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This Plastic Waste Makers Index is AWESOME...the website! Check it out and see the top 20 and 100  companies making 90% of the single use plastic from virgin oil! They also show the banks who finance them!!! 

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Turning Your Blue Mind On


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Check out Dr. Nichols on the Weather Channel! :-)

The Story of Plastic

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Here is the newest video from The Story of Stuff.org.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Film: The Voice of a River


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This is a Wonderful short film!!

Rachel Maddow: Big Oil funding Dictators & Pantyhose

 

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Very enlightening piece by Rachel Maddow! I for one do not need Pantyhose! :-)

May 6-9th: Shift Your World Film Festival


 





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May 6-9th Shift Your World Film Festival will have some films related to Sustainability:

May 8th:

7pm Kiss the Ground

11:10pm Artifishal


May 9th:

12pm River of Gold

3:15 Love Thy Nature

7:30pm Baraka

There are also some discussions after some of these!

Wed 6pm: Film - Living in Our Future's Past


 





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Wed 6pm CDT there is a film produced and narrated by Jeff Bridges showing called Living in Our Future's Past

International Seed Day


 




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Today is International Seed Day! Vandana Shiva, who is considered the "Gandhi of Grain" says, "Seed is the source of life. Seed is the source of food. To protect food freedom, we must protect seed freedom." Check out this great interview with her. 


Nestle Takes 25x Water from National Forest












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Nestle has been taking 25 times the amount of water from the San Bernardino National Forest (CA) without the right to do so! Check out this piece from Story of Stuff for more details! 

Sunday, April 25, 2021

My Octopus Teacher Wins Oscar!

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Woo Hoo! You will find this documentary on Netflix! :-)

Florida Says NO to Citrus Pesticide


 





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Florida citrus industry has been hit hard by a disease which is spread by the Asian citrus psyllid insect. Just before President Trump left office he approved a toxic pesticide called Aldicarb made by AgLogic Chemical LLC. The Agriculture Commissioner of Florida is now denying the use stating it, "is one of the world's most toxic pesticides, and is banned in more than 100 countries." The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association and Florida Citrus Mutual is fighting stated in court it needs this chemical despite the Commissioners concerns of this chemical contaminating ground and surface water which would endanger the environment and those who use the water. For more details check this piece out. 

Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future

 






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Mon through Wed the Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future will be held. Some speakers are Sir David Attenborough, Al Gore, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the Dalai Lama. 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Save the Whales!

 
 Hi Everyone...

This video is from the BBC.

Check out this wonderful piece from the BBC this past Jan. 

Each whale is worth 1Tn as far as what it does for our planet in feeding others and carbon sequestering when it dies. The article states it feeds 200 different species when it dies and the plumes of fecal material feeds the Phytoplankton. The Phytoplankton capture 40% of the carbon...4X that of the Amazon Rain Forest! Due to commercial whaling in the past, whales have declined 66-90%!! That added 70M tonnes of carbon dioxide to the planet, though the article says 15M cars to that in 1 day and in the US we hve 235M cars!!! So YES...SAVE THE WHALES!!!

Friday, April 23, 2021

KVD Makeup - Vegan & Getting Sustainable!


 






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I just ordered KVD makeup & will be trying it myself. :-) They are Vegan and say they are trying to be more & more Sustainable. Check out their About Us page...the bottom discusses what they do to be Sustainable. :-)

EarthDay.org Broadcast

 

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If you missed their broadcast! :-)

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Cher & the Loneliest Elephant Kaavan


 





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Here is film of Cher and the Loneliest Elephant Kaavan.  

Create an Organic Herb Garden


 






Hi Everyone...

Here is a good piece from Better Homes & Garden on creating an Organic Herb Garden. 

Solastalgia & What to Do About It















Hi Everyone...

This is a very good piece in Discover Magazine on Solastalgia and what we can do about it.

Two good quotes:

"People might feel the grief, but it's not something that has been legitimized in society," Ellis says. Most of Western society lacks rituals to help us mourn nature. There are no monuments for the Amazon forest, no last rites for extinct species. Yet things are changing: In 2019, a community in Iceland came together for a funeral for a melted glacier." 

"We need role models for how to talk about our climate worries and how to deal with them. We also need to start discussing these issues openly, admitting our fears without shame. We should do it together, almost like group therapy. So, I'll go first: Hello, my name is Marta, and I have climate anxiety. I'm scared about the future of our planet. I'm grieving."

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Greta Thunberg WHO Conference

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Nice video of Greta speaking to WHO conference on what deforestation is doing to our animals, what it means for future Pandemics and Vaccine Equity. 

NASA Satellite Measures Carbon Emissions


 





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This is an interesting piece on how NASA is sending up a satellite to measure carbon emissions.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Biodegradable Masks Turn Into Wildflowers


 






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This is an interesting piece on a Biodegradable Mask made in the Netherlands which grows into Wildflowers when you plant them. 

New White Paint Helps Climate












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This is an very interesting piece on a how scientists in IN have created the whitest paint thus far, reflecting 98% of the sun. This could significantly help with our Climate. 

United Airlines Using Fuel Made From Trash

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This is an interesting piece on how United Airlines is beginning use fuel made from trash for their planes. 

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Blue Space Relieves Stress


 








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Here is a nice piece the Washington Post published today on how Blue Space can help you relieve Stress. 

Water Blues Green Solutions


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Great film here on 3 cities who have taken action in helping their water problems by using Green Solutions! Here is their website also to check out!  

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Pesticide Poisonings


 






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This is a good piece discussing the research on pesticide poisoning. They estimate 44% experience at least one acute poisoning and 11,000 die each year from pesticides. Another sad note is that 14M commit suicide using pesticides. As you now many farmers become despondent from their crops failing due to climate change.