Tuesday, 13 August 2013

37 Million Dead Bees Bring Strong Warnings

Alternatives Journal
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Which path will we take to protect pollinators from our current agricultural practices? Full story here.

Canadian Technology Could Help Save Civilization!


Reah Janise Kauffman and Julianne Simpson

Earth Policy Release
August 13, 2013

We love hearing about how our publications inspire others to take action and share their stories 

on our website. From the classroom to the political arena, people are spreading the word about 
Plan B and EPI’s work to create a roadmap to sustainability. 
Plan B 2.0In 2007, Dr. Bonnie Winslow-Garvin, a school psychologist and 
long-time fan of Lester’s work, gave her husband Michael Garvin a 
copy of Plan B 2.0. Garvin was so inspired by Lester’s call to action 
that he left his national security consulting work to focus on moving 
the world to a carbon-free energy economy. In 2009 they founded 
RENAIS, a renewable energy technology and financing consultancy 
specializing in wind power, in their home state of Iowa.
Garvin also wanted to act internationally. He decided to begin with 
the Caribbean, a region heavily dependent upon fossil fuel imports, 
where highly-polluting diesel generators dominate the electricity 
sector. With contacts in Curacao’s utilities and government, 
including former Prime Minister Gerrit Schotte, Garvin is encouraging 
retrofits of the country’s diesel-fueled vehicles and power stations to 
boost efficiency and cut pollution, using “hydrogen hybrid” technology 
from Canadian firm dynaCERT. Garvin, focusing his longer-term 
efforts on alternative energy production combined with battery 
storage, envisions Curacao becoming the first zero-carbon energy 
economy. More broadly, he plans to play a consulting role as the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) implements its recently-agreed Regional Energy Policy, which emphasizes conservation, 
efficiency, and renewables as key for long-term energy security. 

ForestEthics Advocacy Stands up For The Environment - But it Needs Your Help & Money!

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Dear Larry,

Democracy and the environment are the cornerstones of a prosperous future. But our federal government doesn’t see it that way. How many of us have watched, astonished and sick at heart, as Prime Minister Harper’s cabinet gutted our environmental laws, muzzled our scientists, and violated our free speech rights?

Moments ago, ForestEthics Advocacy (FEA), represented by my friend Clay Ruby, launched a lawsuit in the Federal Court of Canada against the Harper Government. Clay believes the Harper government overstepped its authority when it established rules that dictate who can speak at National Energy Board (NEB) hearings AND what exactly they can say.

Your partnership and support in getting us this far has been incredible.
 It takes courage to stand up to a powerful adversary.  Now we must all step up again.  The start-up fees for this lawsuit will cost $150,000. ForestEthics Advocacy is currently raising funds to cover these expenses and two generous donors have offered to help by throwing out a $25,000 challenge match.