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You Can Join Fourth Healing Walk in the Tar Sands – July 5th & 6th, 2013

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, End Dirty Energy, World News & Events on 22nd May, 2013 | 1 Comment

middle_earth_according_to_mordor-460x307This July 5th & 6th First Nations and Metis communities will host the Healing Walk, in northern Alberta – ground zero for the tar sands. Consider joining the Healing Walk, a gathering focused on healing the environment and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion. Find out how.
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Beat the Heat This Summer: We Topped 400 (Parts Per Million of C02), Now What?

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange Community, World News & Events on 17th May, 2013 | No Comments

350.org in AustraliaIt took a couple of years for the number to stick: 350. Its the number (parts per million of C02) that we need to maintain if we want to save our lovely planet. But this weekend we topped 400. Learn how you can join us to fight back.
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TPP Days of Action Coming to Your Community

Posted by in Community Rights, Elect Democracy, End Dirty Energy, Global Exchange News & Events, Peace, Democracy and Human Rights, People Power, Not Corporate Power, World News & Events on 17th April, 2013 | No Comments

599036_10152640068720613_1588745988_nWhether one wants to reverse the global race to the bottom in wages and working conditions; expand access to life-saving generic medications; support indigenous rights; protect communities’ ability to combat global warming; or sustain family farms and defend food sovereignty, there is no shortage of reasons to act together on the TPP.
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Legalizing Sustainability? Santa Monica Recognizes Rights of Nature

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy on 11th April, 2013 | 8 Comments

In a water-poor community, recycling water is part of sustainable living.First-in-California law seeks to make sustainability legal: On April 9, the City Council of Santa Monica voted 7-0 to adopt the state’s first ever Bill of Rights for Sustainability, directing the city to “recognize the rights of people, natural communities and ecosystems to exist, regenerate and flourish.” Santa Monica joins dozens of U.S. communities, the nations of Ecuador, Bolivia, and New Zealand in the fast-growing movement for Nature’s Rights.
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Corporate Executives Say Fracking is GOOD for You. Do You Trust Them?

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 4th April, 2013 | 2 Comments

Fracking-Video-GraphicHere’s a 90 second test to see if a picture is truly worth 1,000 words when it comes to fracking. After watching this video short, answer one question: would you want fracking in your backyard?
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Facing the Threat of the Trans-Pacific Treaty

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 13th March, 2013 | No Comments

Photo Credit: They TyeeIt’s 20 years since NAFTA. Its damage is why latest trade deal must be stopped.
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Got Climate? Why California Communities are Rising Against Fracking (and why you should too)

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 20th February, 2013 | 7 Comments

community_rightsGas and oil companies are quietly bringing fracking to the Golden State, placing not just Californians, but the planet at risk. In fact the process has already begun; promising to make California the number one oil producing state in the country, or as some call it The Saudi Arabia of the US—but at what cost? Global Exchange is working with communities to say “no” and leading a speaking tour April 15-22 through California’s fracklands.
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Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Activists Showed Up in DC at Largest Climate Rally in US History

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, Global Exchange News & Events on 20th February, 2013 | 5 Comments

Carleen Pickard at Climate Rally DCAfter months of organizing and momentum building, over 50,000 climate activists showed up in Washington, DC at the largest climate rally in the history of the United States to send a clear message: It’s Time to Move Forward on Climate.
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Join the Week of Action to Stop Tar Sands Profiteers, March 16 – 23

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, World News & Events on 20th February, 2013 | No Comments

Tar Sands Week of ActionRamsey Sprague of Tar Sands Blockade, who recently chained myself to a loud speaker to deliver his warning message to the tar sands industry, tells us all we need to know about an upcoming week of action to stop Stop Tar Sands Profiteers.
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Largest US Climate Rally Ever Feb. 17th: Why I’m Taking Action and How You Can Too

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 11th February, 2013 | No Comments

ForwardOnClimate[1]Tens of thousands of people are coming together to call on President Obama to move America Forward On Climate, including Global Exchange Executive Director Carleen Pickard. Join them today by signing up to take action online. Here’s how.
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