climate change

Our Planet Pleas: Phase out Plastics

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fishOver 8 million tons of plastic (a petroleum by-product) enter the ocean every year, killing and endangering millions of creatures.  Plastic straws are among the worst offenders.  The US alone uses 500 million straws every single day for approximately 20 minutes each.  However, each straw represents a permanent hazard to our environment as they don’t completely biodegrade, but end up turning our oceans into a toxic, plastic soup.  Here’s an in depth report on how Seattle is going strawless and the positive results occurring and providing a positive example to other cities.  This is a link to the Seattle campaign with more info.

Please rethink your use of plastic straws as well as all other plastic items.  Some ways we can start winning the vicious assault being waged on our mother earth:

 

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Telecon today @ 2:00–healthy soils

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wecanFree teleconference today at 2:00 p.m. by Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, International (WECAN).  WECAN is a solutions-based, multi-faceted effort established to engage women worldwide to take action as powerful stakeholders in climate change and sustainability solutions.

The subject of today’s telecon is “Women for Soils: Healthy Soils, Restorative Small-Scale Farming and Carbon Sequestration.”  Link with info is below:

http://wecaninternational.org/pages/international-climate-justice-calls