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May 2013

Solstice Parade \”Procession For Our Future\” Needs You to Stop A Coal Train!

Sign up for the parade or to make art here! for the \”Procession for our Future\” coal train vs. sustainable energy ensemble in the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade! Please join us for a workshop, the parade, or both! Next Art Workshop is on  Saturday, June 1st 3:00-7:00 at the Powerhouse: 3940 Fremont Ave N.     This ensemble will have …

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Youth expresses her concern for the environment

DOWNLOAD  Ta\’Kaiya Blaney (Credit: Catherine Crouch) reposted from United Nations Radio Ta\’Kaiya Blaney is a 12 year old from the Sliammon First Nation in Canada. Listen to her short interview for United Nations Radio here: Ta\’Kaiya, who is participating in this year\’s session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues from 20 to 31 May, says our …

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80 new Seattle Ambassadors for Climate Justice

On Friday, 80 students from 13 different Seattle schools attended the free Academy for the international children\’s organization Plant For The Planet. In only 6 years, over 18,000 students worldwide have trained as Ambassadors for Climate Justice, who give presentations on climate, and organize tree-planting. There was plenty of laughter, fun, snacks, and sunshine, but …

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The girl who silenced the world for 5 minutes

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJJGuIZVfLM&feature=fvwp] Severn Cullis-Suzuki, daughter of David Suzuki, addresses the very first U.N. Conference on Climate Change in Rio. A 12-year old girl from Canada traveled to Brazil and spoke to the United Nations Earth Summit to speak the truth with such power and grace that she silenced the world. She called on grownups to follow …

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World Reaches CO2 Milestone: 400ppm

Seasonally adjusted, our global average CO2 is now 395ppm; but May 9th marks the first day in human history when we crossed the 400ppm threshold at Mauna Loa. –M. Foster            May 10, 2013 Heat-Trapping Gas Passes Milestone, Raising Fears By JUSTIN GILLIS http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/11/science/earth/carbon-dioxide-level-passes-long-feared-milestone.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130511&_r=0 The level of the most important heat-trapping gas …

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Art Build May 19th: Coal Train for Solstice Parade

If you missed the first Art Build for Earth Day, Come out and make art with us for \”Procession for our Future\” the coal train vs. sustainable energy ensemble in the Fremont Summer Solstice Parade!  We\’ll be at the Powerhouse, 3940 Fremont Ave N. from 10-4 on Sunday, May 19th, making art. Please join us! A coal train …

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Another One Bites the Dust as Coal Exporter Kills Terminal Plan

 The battle over coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest has shifted dramatically with the announcement on May 8 by Kinder Morgan that it would walk away from plans to build a massive coal export terminal near Clatskanie, Oregon, along the Columbia River.   The announcement is sending shockwaves across the Northwest, where coal export …

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