Saturday, May 1, 2021

Turning Your Blue Mind On


Hi Everyone...

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

The Story of Plastic

Hi Everyone...

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

Monday, April 26, 2021

Film: The Voice of a River


Hi Everyone...

This is a Wonderful short film!!

Rachel Maddow: Big Oil funding Dictators & Pantyhose

 

Hi Everyone...

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

May 6-9th: Shift Your World Film Festival


 





Hi Everyone...

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


 





Hi Everyone...

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

International Seed Day


 




Hi Everyone...

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!


 






Hi Everyone...

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


 





Hi Everyone...

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


 





Hi Everyone...

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


 






Hi Everyone...

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












Hi Everyone...

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


 








Hi Everyone...

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

Water Blues Green Solutions


Hi Everyone...

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


 






Hi Everyone...

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.  
     

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Sperm Counts Down 50% & Other Problems


 






Hi Everyone...

This is a good piece on how chemicals in plastics and many other products are endocrine disruptors and causing sperm count to drop 50%, abnormalities in genitalia, girls are having their first menstrual cycle earlier and women's eggs are deficient and causing miscarriages. In other animals, these endocrine disruptor chemicals are causing small penises in alligators, otters and minks. They are also causing frogs, fish and turtles to have both male & female genitalia. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Engineer Leaves ExxonMobil to Live Net Zero Life

 








Hi Everyone...

This is an excellent piece on an Engineer who left ExxonMobil to live a Net Zero life. 

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Rising Sea Level Changing Salt Marsh Ecosystem


 







Hi Everyone...

Here is an interesting piece on how the rising sea level is creating conditions for a purple crab species to thrive more and they are in turn altering the salt marshes in Sapelo Island (Georgia Coastline). The changes of the marsh then cause more draining into the ocean and disrupting the entire ecosystem. 

Human Waste as Biofuel!

 







Hi Everyone...

Check out this AWESOME idea of using human feces to create biofuel and in the process reduce deforestation!!! This is happening in Kenya but can you imagine if we did this everywhere!!!