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BREAKING NEWS: Trump administration gets one step closer to approving seismic airgun blasting off East Coast, putting thousands of marine mammals at risk.

This loud and dangerous process for finding oil and gas below the ocean surface could injure as many as 138,000 dolphins and whales, while disturbing millions more.

The time to protect our coast is now.

Tell your member of Congress: Oppose President Trump’s efforts to allow seismic airgun blasting in the Atlantic Ocean before coastal communities and diverse marine life pay the price.

TELL CONGRESS: PROTECT MARINE LIFE FROM DANGEROUS SEISMIC BLASTING

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Both the U.S. House and Senate are holding hearings on bills that undermine the Endangered Species Act.

Tell your members of Congress to protect endangered species before it’s too late:

TELL CONGRESS: SAVE THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT FROM EXTINCTION

Post Weekend Blog – Hands Across The Sand

18588934_1314472921939746_6418179450578168124_oWow, we had a super busy weekend! And this is how Saturday began, Hands across The Sand at the Virginia Beach oceanfront with Oceana Virginia , Chesapeake Bay Group -Sierra ClubMothers Out Front – Mobilizing for a Livable Climate, Surfrider VB, several more climate/environmental organizations and hundreds of concerned citizens and activists. Our goal is awareness –  🚫Don’t Drill VA!

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We had an amazing turnout! We drew a human line in the sand in protest to drilling off our coast and in support of clean energy, like offshore wind. Off shore drilling would have a profound negative impact on our environment, our local businesses, our beaches and our citizens.

 

 

This weekend has only reinforced that fact that we have to be even more vocal and more active within our communities politically to be the change and keep our country beautiful, clean and environmentally safe!

 

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Earth Days

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What Can You Do?

Trash Free Earth Challenge
Plant A Tree $1
Volunteer
Reduce Your Footprint
Eat Less Meat
Stop Using Disposable Plastic
Plant A Tree (US National Forest) In Honor Of Someone
Plant A Billion Trees
Rainforest Coalition
Go Styrofoam Free
Plastic Free Shopping Guide
Earth Justice
50 Ways To Make Every Day Earth Day
25+ Ways To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Adopt The Planet

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World Oceans Day

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The ocean is the heart of our planet. Every June 8th we celebrate World Oceans Day to honor our ocean and do something to protect it!

How are you helping our planet’s blue heart?

From WorldsOceanDay.Org

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?

Plan your event and submit it to the event listings

Find a planned event to attend

Spread the word about ocean conservation: Share it online

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Dakota Access protesters WIN

 

 

Victory! Dakota Access protesters WIN as the feds block oil pipeline that was to be built next to Native American land – kicking off wild celebrations in Standing Rock!

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Today Is #NoDAPL National Day Of Action

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#NoDAPL

#WaterIsLife

#UpToUs

#StandWithStandingRock

Trees, Glorious Trees

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Read this article today after my slow and easy 2 miles, “New study delves into the importance of trees in our cities and how they can save our lives“. And all I could think was, really, really? They’re just getting this now?

I think back in the 60’s & 70’s the flower children, hippie culture, folk song writers and progressives of the day were protesting about and heralding the dim future we were facing without nature and trees surrounding us.

Joni Mitchell wrote and released “Big Yellow Taxi” back in 1970 and the Counting Crows did their version in 2002 and numerous others did their spin with this timeless song.

 

Never heard it before? You can follow the links above, or just read the lyrics here:

They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
They took all the trees
And put ’em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half to seem ’em
No no no
Don’t it always seem to go,
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
Hey farmer farmer
Put away the DDT
I don’t care about spots on my apples
Leave me the birds and the bees
Please!
Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Til its gone
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
Hey, now they paved paradise
To put up a parking lot
Why not?
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Those are the important part of the lyrics, the rest is here if you want the whole thing. These lines above were a foretelling by the progressive youth of yesterday. Too often that demographic is ignored, or because the thoughts are too progressive for some they are thought to be deviant or absurd.  When will we ever learn that often the youth and millennials have a fresh perspective on the state of the future because they are even more invested in it than those who’s years go beyond that demographic?
That’s not to diminish the fact that the experience and wisdom that those over 30 have are important voices to hear too. But hearing the voices of the future of this world is the hearing the road seen without the fear of change. And hey, all of you over 30, change is GOOD, and often very very necessary.
Surrounding myself with nature is often the only place of grounding within a stressful world. Being among the trees I am reminded just how important preservation of places of nature, wildlife and sacred grounds really is. You can’t smell a flower on a computer screen. Sure you can smell artificial flowers anytime you want, but when is the last time you went out knelt down and smelled a flower?
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“Scientists have known for some time that increasing temperatures associated with global climate change have a negative effect on plant growth. Expanding on this research, a Hebrew University of Jerusalem PhD student has shown that increases in ambient temperature also lead to a decrease in the production of floral scents.

“Increases in temperature associated with the changing global climate are interfering with plant-pollinator mutualism, an interaction facilitated mainly by floral color and scent,” Alon Can’ani explained in his research.” (quote taken from Science Daily: As temperatures rise, flowers emit less scent)

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These things are profoundly sad. The slow but steady destruction of nature seems unimportant to some. But as Joni said “That you don’t know what you’ve got, Til its gone” is prophetic truth in the case of nature and wildlife. Imagining a world where we only know trees, flowers, and wildlife by what we see in a museum is a very bleak thought into our future.

So learn from our past and learn from our mistakes. Listen to our children, the youth of today and tomorrow. It’s their future and their children’s future and so on and so on. Do what you can, what is in your power to help preserve our trees, our wildlife, the streams and oceans, and the very air we breathe.

 

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Get Involved

Stand For Trees

Arbor Day Foundation

The Bees In Decline

Ocean Cleanup

Tree People

 

 

 

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Ways you can help Standing Rock Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline

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1. Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. When leaving a message stating your thoughts about this subject please be professional.

2. Sign the petition to the White House to Stop DAPL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/…/stop-construction…

3. Donate to support the Standing Rock Sioux at http://standingrock.org/…/standing-rock-sioux-tribe…/

4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/

5. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.

6. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf

7. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp

8. Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit: (202) 761-5903

9. Sign other petitions asking President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here’s the latest to cross my desk – https://act.credoaction.com/sign/NoDAPL

10. Call the executives of the companies that are building the pipeline:

a. Lee Hanse Executive Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6455 Lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com

b. Glenn Emery Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6762 Glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com

c. Michael (Cliff) Waters Lead Analyst Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 1300 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002 Telephone: (713) 989-2404 Michael.Waters@energytransfer.com

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