Daily Archives: January 22, 2014

Food, Fuel, Fun, and Events in Wayne, Maine: Sustain Wayne

The Sustain Wayne Mission

We work to create a sustainable way of living by strengthening community bonds, increasing reliance on local resources and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, allowing us to become more resilient and better prepared for a changing economy and climate.

We work to create a sustainable way of living by strengthening community bonds, increasing reliance on local resources and reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, allowing us to become more resilient and better prepared for a changing economy and climate.

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ESPN and Selective Climate Change Coverage

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Published on Jan 22, 2014

ESPN used recent cold weather to mock climate change but then when a record setting heat wave interrupted the Australian Open they didn’t mention it once..

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Evidence of global warming mounts


Al Jazeera English uploaded a video
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While parts of North America are in the middle of a deep freeze, there is new evidence that overall tem

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Moms Acting on Climate | EPA Connect

Gina McCarthy
  January 22, 2014,    3:04 pm EDT

I recently participated in the #CleanAirMoms Twitter chat with Moms Clean Air Force, a great group of moms making sure we’re keeping our environment safe and healthy for all of our kids.

As a mom, I was thrilled with the enthusiasm for the chat and the energy folks are showing afterwards online and offline to make a difference in their communities. Some moms asked why President Obama cares so much about climate change.

That’s easy enough to answer. When the President unveiled his Climate Action Plan last June to young people at Georgetown University, he made it clear that he wasn’t just speaking as our President but as a parent. As our caregivers for our children, our first responsibility is making sure the world around them is safe and healthy. The President believes it, and I believe it too.

Other moms had questions about the link between climate change and children’s health.

It’s clear that carbon pollution brings hotter weather, leading to increased smog levels, which leads to higher rates of asthma and longer allergy seasons. If your child doesn’t need an inhaler, then you are a lucky parent—because one in ten children in the U.S. lives with asthma every day—and it’s made worse by carbon pollution in our skies.

That’s why we have to work together to make sure we implement commonsense steps to reduce carbon pollution—like from our vehicles and power plants—to protect the health our children and the environment around us.

…(read more).

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Climate Change: Why you should be angry and why anger isn’t enough: John Ashton at TEDxBedfordSchool

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Published on Aug 20, 2013

About the Speaker: One of the world’s top climate diplomats, John Ashton is now an independent commentator and adviser on the politics of climate change. From 2006-12 he served as Special Representative for Climate Change to three successive UK Foreign Secretaries, spanning the current Coalition and the previous Labour Government. He was a cofounder and, from 2004-6, the first Chief Executive of the think tank E3G. From 1978-2002, after a brief period as a research astronomer, he was a career diplomat, with a particular focus on China. He is a visiting professor at the London University School of Oriental and African Studies, and a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change at Imperial College.

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Climate change is simple: David Roberts at TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege


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Published on Jun 12, 2012

David Roberts is staff writer at Grist.org. In “Climate Change is Simple” he describes the causes and effects of climate change in blunt, plain terms.

On April 16, 2012, speakers and attendees gathered at TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege: Hello Climate Change to reflect on the ability — and responsibility — of formal and informal education to inspire and empower action in this era of climate change.

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TEDxMasala – Dr Vandana Shiva – Solutions to the food and ecological crisis facing us today


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Published on Sep 24, 2012

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Dr Shiva Vandana is a philosopher, environmental activist, eco feminist and author of several books. Dr Shiva, currently based in Delhi, is author of over 300 papers in leading scientific and technical journals and participated in the non-violent Chipko movement during the 1970s. The movement, some of whose main participants were women, adopted the approach of forming human circles around trees to prevent their felling. She is one of the leaders of the International Forum on Globalization and a figure of the global solidarity movement known as the alter-globalization movement.

Dr Shiva has fought for changes in the practice and paradigms of agriculture and food. Intellectual property rights, biodiversity, biotechnology, bioethics, genetic engineering are among the fields where Dr Shiva has contributed intellectually and through activist campaigns. She has assisted grassroots organizations of the Green movement in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria including campaigns against genetic engineering. In 1982, she founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology, which led to the creation of Navdanya. Her book, “Staying Alive” helped redefine perceptions of third world women.

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