Video: Flint and Environmental Racism
Environmental racism is a massive topic — and I’m only skimming the surface in this video. But the biggest thing I’ve taken away from the Flint water crisis is the power of activism. The citizens of Flint stood up and were heard. It took way too long – but has captured the nations attention and breathed… Read more »
Video: Aliso Canyon Gas Leak is the worst environmental disaster since the BP Oil Spill
Everyone remembers the BP Oil Spill in 2010. Nearly 5 billion barrels of oil gushed into the ocean — but now, six years later the U.S. is experiencing another massive fuel leak. Introducing: the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak. Near Porter Ranch, in Southern California, a natural gas well has begun leaking extreme quantities of methane… Read more »
“My New Year’s Resolution Is To Stop All The Pollution” A 2015 In Review Round-Up Post
What a year for climate action! Some big stuff went down in 2015, and it was an inspiring time for voices speaking out against climate injustice. Here’s our rundown of the most significant environmental happenings from this past year. Apologies in advance for the United States goggles, your fav is problematic. (We’re your fav right?)… Read more »
Video: New Year’s Resolutions, for the Environment
I’ve seen a lot of posts recently detailing all the little things a person can do for the environment — but, while those are great and all — we know the climate crisis is bigger than that. So here are 3 Environmental Resolutions that will actually make a difference: <iframe width=”853″ height=”480″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ADhbYvPVNOc?rel=0&controls=0&showinfo=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>… Read more »
Video: Does climate change cause terrorism?
During the last Democratic Presidential debate, Bernie Sanders said “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism. And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re going to see countries all over the world — this is what the CIA says — they’re going to be… Read more »
Video: Sharks are freakin awesome!
So we should probably be protecting them. Sharks are incredibly important to our ocean ecosystems, plus, they are super cool. I know certain not-to-be-named-week-long television specials tend to give sharks a bad rap, but the senseless overfishing has gotta stop. Sources: Compagno, Leonard J. V., Marc Dando, and Sarah L. Fowler. Sharks of the… Read more »
Thoughts on Exxon Investigation & Obama’s KXL rejection
Friday was a Great Day for the U.S. climate movement. President Obama finally rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. If you’re not familiar, trust me when I say this is a monumentally big deal. Climate activists have been protesting and getting arrested for almost a decade while fighting this pipeline. But now that I’ve finished celebrating –… Read more »
Surviving Halloween Sustainably
Green is the new Orange. Here’s the first post in our countdown to raging like environmentalists this Halloween. Halloween is a beautiful holiday where you can express the strangest aspects of your personality and be celebrated. A holiday where you can dress as sexy as you want and still get severely slut shamed (a… Read more »
Video: Time to talk about coal
Did you know that we can pretty much blame climate change on mushrooms? Yeah, fungi might not have sorted out how to decompose tree bark 33 million years ago and let all that energy dense organic material get squished and highly pressurized underground until it turned into coal. And now the burning of coal is dumping SO… Read more »
California on banning bad things roll
In a span of one week, governor Jerry Brown has banned two troublesome things: charging people for walking or biking on Bay Area bridges, ever, & microbeads. Banning Bay Area Bridge Tolls About a year ago, the Golden Gate Bridge District commissioned a study to see what would happen if we charged pedestrians and… Read more »
People’s Climate March NYC
100+ world leaders along with 400,000 people marched through NYC and 2646 solidarity events were held in 162 countries making the the Poeple’s Climate March the largest climate march in history. Learn more: http://peoplesclimate.org/
Climate Change is Boring
YouTuber Veritasium discusses his frustration with the average citizen’s lack of knowledge about Climate Change and invites viewers to Have your voice heard at the UN Climate Summit in NYC, September 23: http://bit.ly/WhyNotVe.
The most recent (June 11th) xkcd post is particularly relevant to this site’s focus. Check out the main post.
The Difference Between Global Warming & Climate Change
Ever wonder what the difference between “global warming” and “climate change” is? The terms are used interchangeably, yet people interpret the terms in different ways. Trace breaks down what the difference is, and talks about how we perceive the terms differently. Read More: ‘Global Warming’ Scarier Than ‘Climate Change,’ Surveys Find http://www.livescience.com/45896-glob… “Americans are more… Read more »
Greenway2020 – LA River Revitalization Corp
Greenway2020 is a movement that brings together all Angeleno’s to realize a new vision for the Los Angeles River, with the goal of connecting a 51-mile Greenway adjacent to the LA River by 2020. The Greenway serves as more than just a pathway – it is an investment in communities, connecting neighborhoods and offering a… Read more »
This couples dreams for solar paneled roadways have been spreading like wildfire around the internet recently. Check out their site to learn more.
Don’t let your bike get sad. See what happens when you choose your car over your bike.
On March 2nd, over 1,000 people came out to tell President Obama and Secretary Kerry to reject the northern leg of Keystone XL.
We Need To Fight
An excerpt from Bill McKibben’s 2011 PowerShift Speech calling EVERYONE to action on Climate Change. Learn more at 350.org