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David Brin: Tis the season… to save the world?

By David Brin You don’t have to be reminded. Forward looking folks know this time of year is when we re-assess our annual donations and find ways to help tilt the scales toward a more favorable tomorrow. But is there an aspect of ultimate self-interest? Consider. What criteria will future generations use, when they decide which people from […]

December 3rd

League of Conservation Voters endorsements – green for the win!

The League of Conservation Voters is the largest group specifically dedicated to getting more environmentalists elected – from the White House on down. They’ve been strong this campaign in putting money in the hands of candidates, boots on the ground, and also messages on the air. Here is there list of candidates – we hope […]

November 5th

Hurricane Sandy benefit Friday night: Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting, Bon Jovi

Want to do something for Hurricane Sandy relief? Here’s your chance! Friday night, NBC will host a telathon mega-concert,  “Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together,”  to raise funds.  Scheduled to appear so far:  Bruce Springsteen, Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting, Jon Bon Jovi Watch some amazing music and call in your donations… and share this around so […]

November 1st

Jason Mraz wants you to give climate deniers the finger

By Jason Mraz When I play my music, I always hope I serve a purpose greater than myself. And I care very deeply about finding a solution to the biggest problem we face on our planet. That’s global climate change, caused by pollution from human beings like you and me. Maybe you already know something […]

June 21st

Good news, bad news: Vermont first state to ban fracking

The good news: Vermont’s fracking ban passed, making it the first state to completely ban the ugly, polluting technique that destroys rural life while encouraging our contry’s continued addiction to fossil fuel. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin on Wednesday signed into law the nation’s first ban on a hotly debated natural gas drilling technique that involves […]

May 17th

Obama administration wants to make (GMO) life even easier for Monsanto

While activists have been pushing for years to have more oversight and more scientific analysis in the approval process for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), it looks like the Obama administration is moving in the other direction. Michael Gregoire, a USDA deputy administrator, said today they are looking to streamline the approval process and cut the […]

February 22nd

Komen Co-opted Like Many Before

Surprised about the recent news from Susan G. Komen for the Cure? I’m not. In the early 1980s fundamentalist Christians who wanted to effect public policy and turn back thirty years of social progress adopted a ‘stealth’ policy of grass roots participation. They joined school boards, the PTA, neighborhood organizations, ran for town council, etc. […]

December 15th

Action: Last chance to keep New York from getting fracked up

By Kate Sinding Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Counsel Tomorrow night is the final of four hearings being held by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (details here and below) on its most recent proposal to allow new fracking across major parts of the state. This is NYC residents’ opportunity to tell Governor Cuomo to slow down because the state […]

November 30th

Alan Grayson – Save the Grand Canyon from uranium mining

By Alan Grayson once-and-future Congressman Here are two phrases that you probably never expected to see in the same sentence:  The Grand Canyon and uranium mines. Two years ago, the Obama Administration realized that new uranium mining in Arizona could destroy the Grand Canyon, and the Colorado River flowing through it.  So it issued a […]

November 17th