Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Ten Tips for Salmon Friendly Living

Ten Tips from Ecotrust

To see art by Dugald Stermer and order Pacific Salmon of North America, Go Fish

BBC NEWS | Africa | 'Apocalyptic scene' after Chad raid

BBC NEWS | Africa | 'Apocalyptic scene' after Chad raid

News from the African climate crisis war zone Darfur Sudan & Chad is so bleak, it is difficult to post after reading.

Yet there go I --- in my brothers and sisters who suffer. The least I can do is bear witness, write my congressional delegation AS IF IT MATTERED -- (it does) and contribute to groups like Doctors Without Borders

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

The Art of Primate Conservation - Dot Earth - Climate Change and Sustainability - New York Times Blog

The Art of Primate Conservation - Dot Earth - Climate Change and Sustainability - New York Times Blog

Illustration by John Nash-- the blog links to NYT Andrew Revkin's work-- which has a fine blogroll of other interesting sites for natural science, climate, green living, etc...

Revkin is one of my favorite newspaper writers-- and gets to take cool trips to far off lands -- like the Arctic-- reporting first hand from the scene of the crime.

Saturday, October 27, 2007



Monday, October 22, 2007

The Future is Drying Up by Jon Gertner NYT Magazine 10/21/2007

Climate - Drought - Global Warming - American West - Arizona - Utah - Colorado - New Mexico - Nevada - New York Times

Read this story to understand water in the West. And read NYT reporter Jon Gertner's finely woven tale for the pleasure of compelling writing and editing.

You won't look at water the same way again-- no matter where you live.

Of course it goes without saying that water is a public not private right. But we are going to see pitched battles between capitalists trying to squeeze a buck out of a common good like water, and communities like Denver and Seattle that have invested for over 100 years to keep water public, clean and "cheap".

The "cheap water" part is ending-- climate crisis and the rapid drying out of the West will see to that-- but public utilities will have public mandates for socially just water distribution -- private enterprise only profits.

There is something about climate crisis that makes me think of that warning in a car's side view mirror - "objects in mirror may be closer than they look."



Washington State Conservation Districts

PLN Conservation Resources

Vermont Wildwoods - Forest Salvaged Butternut Wood Products

Vermont Wildwoods - Forest Salvaged Butternut Wood Products

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Wildcraft! New Game Offered by Good Nature Teaches Medicinal Herbs

New Game Good Nature is selling called Wildcraft -- great for learning about medicinal herbs-- for 4- adult. Wildcraft wholesale ordering

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Green Collar Jobs: Social Justice & Green economy

Green collar jobs: old fashioned blue collar jobs with a green mission-- is the subject of Tom Friedman's editorial in today's NYT

Working class America has been gutted by Bush and Clinton trade policies. Jobs have gone overseas and are not coming back.

Green collar jobs offer us an opportunity to stop shipping all jobs overseas. What are these jobs? Insulating homes, installing solar panels, building wind farms, planting trees in cities to cool them off, and all kinds of re-use, recycle work.

How many millions of jobs can we create? Who are candidates pushing for these jobs? Who is standing up for investments in fresh air, clean water, and good green jobs?

Polar bears are dying, sure. Extinction looms large. But people have to eat, they have to work. Self respect and a full belly come before compassion for others-- and I mean polar bears as the Other.

We can change this world.
Instant resources for investing in green economy -- see Apollo Alliance

In Seattle, check out Sightline Institute

See Urban Habitat



Monday, October 15, 2007

Love and Abundance

Butterfly Effect from Copyblogger

My friend Brian Clark over at Copyblogger has a delightfully green break in his accessible weekly writer's advice column.

Read on! One world-- our world, our responsibility, our opportunity to change it for better.

Imagine our economic and eoclogical systems alligned instead of current situation where our economy is killing us-- and lots of other animals and plants.

Change today.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Stephen Pinker is a Thinker: Thoughts on Human Speech

Give yourself a mental workout-- follow this Whiz bang smart man over a cliff as he takes you on a tour of sentence construction that will change the way you think of words.