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Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

2015/04/26

Eckhart tolle quote on suffering

And The Children Will Lead Us

2015/04/24

The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them.

Isaiah 11:6

“The earth has been here long before us, and it will continue to be here long after we’ve been wiped out, said Xiuhtezcatl. “The biggest challenge we face is shifting human consciousness, not saving the planet. The planet doesn’t need saving. We do,” says 14 year old Xiuhtezcatl Martinez.

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14 year old ‘kid warrior’ rallies youth around the world to protect the planet

EarthGuardians.org

Dear Future Generations: Sorry

2015/04/22

This Earth Day, activist and spoken word artist Prince Ea launched his newest online video entitled “Dear Future Generations: Sorry” to motivate young citizens to take immediate action to stop climate change by protecting threatened forests through the Stand for Trees campaign.

“Climate change is an emergency situation of the highest degree and all of us share the responsibility to do something about it,” said Prince Ea.

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Last month, Prince Ea traveled to Kenya and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to witness firsthand the horrors of tropical deforestation. He also visited pioneering forest conservation projects developed by Wildlife Works that demonstrate a successful new way to stop deforestation by rewarding forest communities who conserve their forests.

The Wildlife Works projects that Prince Ea visited in Kenya and the DRC represent two of twelve forest conservation projects participating in the new Stand for Trees campaign, an online initiative created by environmental NGO Code REDD that enables the general public to take direct action to combat climate change through crowd-funding the protection of threatened forests.

“Climate change is an emergency situation of the highest degree and all of us share the responsibility to do something about it,” said Prince Ea.

Climate scientists have warned that global greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced by 17 billion tonnes annually by 2020 to avoid increasing disastrous effects of climate change. The destruction of forests currently contributes more than 7 billion tonnes of emissions.

“I made this video to inform my generation that there is something we can do right now to take back our future; that is to take a Stand for Trees,” said Prince Ea.

Local chiefs and thousands of community members enthusiastically welcomed Prince Ea to the Congo Basin Forest, which made national news in the DRC.

“The Stand for Trees campaign was designed to put the power to save forests in the hands of the people to whom the future matters most: young people,” explained Mike Korchinsky, founder of Code REDD and founder and president of Wildlife Works.

Prince Ea’s “Dear Future Generations: Sorry”debuted on April 20th via social media and garnered 25 million views on Facebook in the first 36 hours of its release.

To learn more please visit StandforTrees.org.

Inspired by the Mars One mission, Citizens’ Climate Lobby is recruiting change agents who will commit to staying on Earth to make it liveable for human beings and other species:

With your help, our global community will legislate the right policies to accelerate the biggest transformation since the Industrial Revolution.

Pricing Pollution Is Good For the Economy

2015/04/21

We don’t have to chose between the environment and the economy.

Canada’s EcoFiscal commission, an impressive group of experienced, policy-minded economists with an advisory board that includes senior politicians from across the political spectrum as well as representatives from industry and environmental groups, was formed to dispel the false dichotomy between a thriving economy and a healthy environment.

Their mission is to identify and promote practical fiscal solutions for Canada that spark the innovation required for increased economic and environmental prosperity, and they are motivated by a vision of a thriving economy that is underpinned by clean air, land, and water for the benefit of all Canadians, now and in the future.

The EcoFiscal Commission just released video that discusses how putting a price on pollution is good for the economy:

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Here is another EcoFiscal video that talks about it is critical for Canada to find a way to move forward with carbon pricing, to start the meaningful transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Canada’s EcoFiscal Commission

Read more about Citizens’ Climate Lobby‘s carbon pricing proposal: Carbon Fee and Dividend

Earth Too – Join The Mission

2015/04/19

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is recruiting change agents who will commit to staying on Earth to make it liveable for human beings and other species.

Earth Too is CCL’s response to the Mars One initiative. Where some people feel it is interesting to colonize Mars, we feel it is more important to focus on how innovation and collaboration can secure a vibrant future for those of us still living on Earth.

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Sign up today as a Citizens’ Climate Lobby Earth Too change agent and help make history. With your help, our global community will legislate the right policies to accelerate the biggest transformation since the Industrial Revolution. Go to EarthToo.org.

Here’s the video that I submitted to stay on planet Earth:

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Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

2015/04/12

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Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

2015/04/05

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