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An Interfaith Call to Action on Earth Day, April 22, 2012

Faith leaders have been a driving force behind the most important and successful social movements. We encourage all people of faith across the globe to join us on Earth Day this April as we Mobilize the Earth™. Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC) is calling for interfaith actions on climate change April…

Ocean Acidification From Global Warming

While politicians call global warming a hoax, thoughtful scientists are pointing to evidence that our oceans are acidifying. A recent article in Wired Science states: “A new paper in Science examines the geologic record for context relating to ocean acidification, a lowering of the pH driven by the increased concentration of carbon dioxide in the…

Chevy Volt – A Political Punching Bag

The Chevy Volt electric car was Motor Trend’s 2011 Car of the Year, but yesterday, General Motors told 1,300 Detroit employees “they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks” due to lower than expected demand for its Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid-electric vehicle. No doubt there are many contributing factors, but…

Climate Science Deniers

Heartland Institute is an organization known for giving a microphone to climate science deniers. They now want to bring this false message into America’s classrooms. Joseph Blast, its President and CEO just admitted, Heartland is writing a global warming curriculum that would say climate science isn’t settled. Heartland would like to create the appearance of […]

Visualizing Climate Change

Most of us have seen the dramatic time lapse satellite image animations from an Inconvenient Truth showing recent reductions in the Arctic ice coverage in Greenland and north of Canada, but it is often hard to translate the impact of global warming locally, close to where we live. However, a phenomenon know…

Think Global, Map Social

Open Green Map is an interactive mapmaking tool that helps people worldwide quickly share their own selection of Sustainability Sites, Pathways and Resources online. OGM allows people to participate locally in creating a healthy, sustainable and just world. Since 1995, Green Map System has promoted inclusive participation in sustainable community development around the world. Over 675 […]

A Sustainable Christmas

Allport Editions & the Portland Card Collective sells Sustainable Christmas greeting cards, among other things. The image above, from card #H860 which sells retail for $2.50 is by artist David Price. Here are the words and meaning that go with the images: A Forest of Sustainably Grown Trees: When buying paper,…

Alternative Christmas Faire

Alternative Christmas Faire

An Alternative Christmas Faire will be held on December 4, 2011, from 1-4 PM at the First United Methodist Church, South and East Street in Redding, CA. The “alternative” in this Gift Faire refers to choosing to support an organization as a gift for someone, thus helping that organization continue doing the great work they do…

Eco-Friendly Wheels

  Los Angeles, California is a mecca for high-end car enthusiasts and eco-minded drivers alike. This year, the line between the two blur at the LA Auto Show, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center Nov. 18-27, 2011. More than 1,000 cars are on display, of which more than 70 are…

The Economics of Happiness

Mark your calendar for December 2, 2011 for screening of the Economics of Happiness film. This film looks at current conditions of globalization, climate change, decreasing equitable job opportunities, crumbling communities, and the stress of modern life. Most important, this films provides solutions to reverse these trends. The Economics of Happiness describes…

Interstate 5 Waterfowl Watching Time

Did you know that fall brings the arrival of roughly 3 million ducks and 750,000 geese to the Sacramento, Colusa and Yolo Bypass Wildlife Refuges near Interstate 5 about midway between Redding and Sacramento, CA. Here’s a great map. Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge: In the Sacramento Valley, take I-5 to County…

One Day on Earth

It happens again today, 11/11/11… and everyday. We’re all in this together. On November 11th, 11.11.11, across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voice to the second annual global day of media creation called One Day on Earth. Together, we […]

Food, Energy and the Environment

Here’s a link to a video with a big picture view of food, energy and the environment from Professor David Tilman of University of Minnesota. The video is an hour long, so I tried to hit the high points below, with the hope that you will find the time to watch…

Economics of Happiness

Mark Your Calendar for the December 2, 2011, 7  PM screening of the Economics of Happiness at First United Methodist Church in Redding, CA. Join The Green Film Series and Growing Local who are presenting this film, which looks at current conditions of globalization, climate change, decreasing equitable job opportunities, crumbling communities, and the stress of modern life. […]

Solar Energy Still Supported

For the third year in a row, in spite of the rancorous politics around federal investments in clean energy and the bankruptcy of solar Manufacturer Solyndra, 82% of the public still supports solar according to an independent study by Kelton Research.…

Reverse Trick or Treet

We don’t want to take the fun out of Halloween, but today is also a good occasion to highlight that the chocolate industry is notorious for their slow response to tackling the documented problem of forced child labor on many farms that supply their cocoa. At the bottom of the…

Winter Squash Fest

The Earth Keepers Group at First Church in Redding, CA, is having a Winter Squash Fest on Sunday, October 30, 2011,2-4:30 PM to support People of Progress. Have you been wondering how to grow and cook winter squash? Or maybe you’d like to know the best way to save your…

Land Grabs Impact Global Poverty

Land Grabs Impact Global Poverty

As Pax Christi USA and Grassroots International report: “Land grabs – a global phenomenon of massive thefts of land from local communities – are one of the most recent trends contributing to hunger around the world.” Pax Christi USA further urges that “In the U.S. and Canada, we have both a…

The Food Movement

In 1971 Frances Moore Lappé wrote Diet for a Small Planet. Lappé is a democracy advocate and world food and hunger expert who has authored or co-authored 16 books. Two other best selling books by Lappe on food and the environment are: EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World…

Bioneers

If you have enjoyed the Bioneers radio program on North State Public Radio (88.9 in Redding), you might also be interested in attending the 22nd annual Bioneers Conference being held in San Rafael, CA on October October 14-16, 2011. The conference is a leading-edge forum & environmental conference with social & scientific…

Sacramento River Henderson Open Space Clean UP

Sacramento River Henderson Open Space Clean UP

The 6th Annual Community Creek Cleanup is planned for Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8 AM to Noon. Volunteers are needed to remove invasive vegetation within the Henderson Open Space, which sits along the Sacramento River just southeast of the Cypress Avenue bridge. The Henderson open space consists of more…

Climate Reality – There is No Debate

Climate Reality – There is No Debate

Climate Reality is broadcasting now for 24 hours from 7PM Sept 14-15, 2011. Visit their Facebook page (which has 119,500 likes) for a link to live streaming. 97-98% of scientists believe the world has a climate crisis caused by human causes – not volcanos or sun spots or other red herrings! There…

Celebrating God’s Creation

We are in a year and season when churches around the world are celebrating God’s creation. This year, 2011 is  the International Year of Forests.  The Environmental Stewardship Commission of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota has developed liturgy for Creation Season 2011, around the theme of forests. The World Council…

Moving Planet Redding

A new Facebook page called Moving Planet Redding invites all to participate in a walk at 9am on Saturday, September 24, 2011. People will gather at the Dana Dr/Hilltop Trailhead and will form a “human movement” along a 1.8 mile route, (walkers, bikers, skaters, people with assisted devices, runners, etc.),…

Let’s Move Community Walk Redding

September 24, 2011 at 9AM several environmentally conscious groups, including Redding Earth Keepers, are conducting a community walk along the East Trail from Dana Drive westward along the newly completed Highway 44 bridge to the Sundial Bridge.  

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