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350.org

We’ve all heard the news about falsified emissions tests that rocked the world’s biggest carmaker.  What can we do?  Broaden our focus.350.org is building a global climate movement. Their online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions are coordinated by a global network active in over 188 countries.  The number 350 means climate safety: to preserve a livable planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current level of 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm.Watch their video which clearly explains our planet’s challenge and 350’s mission without using any words, because with over 4000 languages in the world, words don’t always get the point across.  Learn more about what you can do.

About 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean each year. Part of this accumulates in 5 areas where currents converge: the gyres. At least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic are currently in the oceans, a third of which is concentrated in the infamous Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

For more than 25 years, Conservation International has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth.  CI is  900 people in 30+ countries helping to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet, for you and for everyone.

41pounds.org stops your junk mail and catalogs — protecting the environment. Junk mail wastes an incredible amount of natural resources and contributes to global warming. Our service covers your entire household for five years.

The Foundation was established in Louisiana and works throughout the Gulf region.  It was founded in 2002 in response to a comprehensive coastal study, calling on the need to alert the nation of the devastating loss of Louisiana’s coastal wetlands and how the loss impacts the rest of the nation.

The Aluminum Association is the industry’s leading voice in Washington, DC committed to advancing aluminum as the sustainable metal of choice around the world.

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[ First national park unit for LGBT Americans makes history today ]

Michael Reinemer

The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today with the establishment of the Stonewall National Monument in New York City.  The legacy of Stonewall Inn and nearby Christopher Park is a part of the push for human and civil rights in the United States.

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[ Troubling court decision undermines BLM’s ability to regulate hydraulic fracturing ]

A recent ruling by U.S.

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[ President Obama to recognize Stonewall, 1st LGBT rights national monument ]

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[ Fix to the wildfire budget crisis is missing from Senate funding bill ]

Kate Mackay

The Wilderness Society released the following statement from Lydia Weiss, Government Relations Director for Lands, regarding the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s consideration of the

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[ Reporter Memo: Draft legislation misses the mark for wildfire response and management ]

Kate Mackay

The severity of this problem is magnified by drastic underfunding; forcing the U.S. Forest Service to drain funds from essential programs such as fuel reduction, recreation and stewardship towards emergency fire suppression.

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The Green Poll

What do you do to help keep the Earth Green?

I recycle
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I clean up the comminity
one or more of the above

Green Tips

Not that long ago, we could drink out of our rivers and streams. Now the water has to be processed to get rid of garbage and bacteria that can make us sick. • Don’t keep the faucet on when you brush your teeth. •DID YOU KNOW that leaving the water running just 3 minutes can use up to 1 quart of drinking water? •You can help just by checking to make sure the faucet is completely turned off each time you use it!