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A One-Man Fracking Ban

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy on 30th September, 2013 | 3 Comments

3fda5cd1d9b6c221448fd6a7164ec25bWhen J. Stephen Cleghorn realized his certified-organic farm was at risk of being “fracked” for shale gas extraction, he became the first private property owner in the United States to use a “Rights of Nature” deed easement banning all activities that would do systemic harm to the ecosystem both above and deep below the surface of his farm.
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There Is No Planet B: Update on Rights of Nature at the United Nations

Posted by in Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Guest Posts, People Power, Not Corporate Power on 28th August, 2013 | 1 Comment

earth--there is no planet bThe goal of the UN’s new “high-level political forum” (HLPF) is to keep “sustainable development” high on national agendas. But is “sustainable development” our end goal — and by whose definition? We cannot separate what we do to the Earth from what we do to ourselves. Yet, every element of our current, neoliberal economic system is intertwined with the idea that the natural world is property. We trivialize the fullness of life and diversity of natural world by labeling its elements “resources,” We must change this in our communities and through institutions like the United Nations.
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Flower Power vs. Dirty Energy at Chevron Refinery

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, World News & Events on 7th August, 2013 | 1 Comment

Photo Credit: Noah Chandler210 people were arrested at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on Saturday. Here’s why:
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The Bay Area Turns Up the Heat!

Posted by in Building Positive Alternatives, Community Rights, End Dirty Energy, Featured on 25th July, 2013 | No Comments

GXAug3KXLHere in California, people of the Bay Area will rise up at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, CA on August 3rd. Just days before the one year anniversary of the Chevron Refinery explosion, we’ll join the Summer Heat Richmond coalition and say No to Chevron, No to Tar Sands Oil, Stop Climate Chaos and Yes to Green Energy.
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Stopping the Tar Sands – In a Good Way

Posted by in End Dirty Energy, Featured, For Our Members on 11th July, 2013 | No Comments

The Healing Walk. Photo credit: Zack EmbreeThe tar sands are growing out of control, destroying the climate for all Canadians and poisoning the water of everyone living downstream. On July 5-6 2013, hundreds of people came together from coast to coast to join First Nations and Metis in the Healing Walk, a gathering focused on healing the environment and the people who are suffering from tar sands expansion.
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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 | 11 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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