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Shell Oil Leaves ALEC, Is Still Terrible (Climate Change, Arctic Drilling)

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, is a major force behind the scenes in the effort to stall official policies that would combat climate change. Shell’s extraction from ALEC is part of a larger ongoing effort to position the company as concerned about the environment, responsible, and supportive of efforts to mitigate climate change. Don’t believe it for a [...]

Spending time in a controversial camp that’s blocking tar-sands pipelines

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Original article by Grist The Unist’ot’en Camp, an indigenous-led pipeline blockade in remote, mountainous central British Columbia, is permeated with the savory smell of bear poutine pizza — shredded bear meat, homemade French fries, green onions, and cheese on a scratch whole wheat crust. Ambrose Williams, a member of the nearby Gitxsan nation, is cooking dinner tonight for his partner Erin’s birthday. Because it’s a special occasion, someone has ventured down into the work-in-progress root cellar to excavate a jar of spicy dill pickles made from cucumbers grown in the camp [...]

Oily pits of despair

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tar sands are one of the dirtiest, costliest, and most destructive fuels in the world. From biking to marching, you to John Kerry – here’s what can be done about it. View the full episode: http://youtu.be/C8xaC_yrClA @ActOutOnOccupy facebook.com/ActOutOnOccupy occupy.com/actout http://www.tarsandsride.org               #Tarsandsride [...]

Clean Water Baby Wants to Swim

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Introducing the Clean Water Baby. He wants to swim. But we still have a long way to go to clean up the Hudson River. A generation ago, the Clean Water Act set the goal of giving us water clean enough to swim in. We know what it will take to achieve this goal: Investments in clean water infrastructure and law enforcement. But don’t take our word for it. Hear it from the Clean Water Baby. Learn more: http://www.riverkeeper.org/cleanwater.. . Take action: [...]

#PaddleInSeattle

May 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

#PaddleInSeattle From ShellNo.org On January 8, we learned that Shell will be hosting their Arctic drilling rigs in Terminal 5 of the Port of Seattle. That same day the journal Nature published an article saying that Arctic oil MUST be left in the ground in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Drilling for Arctic oil is an open attack on people in the global south, who are already losing communities to rising seas and extreme weather. It could also spell disaster for one of the most unique wilderness areas on the planet and all of its inhabitants. Shell’s rigs will arrive as we [...]

Global Divestment Day NYC 2015

February 19, 2015 // 1 Comment

The first “Global Divestment Day” worldwide event was held on Friday, February 13, 2015, in many parts of the world including the event depicted here in NYC’s Wall Street area on Exchange Place and Broad Street. 350NYC.org sponsored the event and was joined by 30 or more Divest groups, Environmental groups, Environmental Justice groups, Religious groups, The Green party, Neighborhood and Garden Associations, Food groups, the Gray Panthers, among other assorted concerned groups. Moderated by Dan Hanson, speakers included: Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal (D) 6th. District; Jarret [...]

The Environmental Forum: Comparing Grassroots & National Organizing

November 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

  The first of our series, The Environmental Forum, deals with the differences between large, small, local, national and international environmental grassroots groups. The substance of this discussion by Kim Fraczek of Occupy The Pipeline, JK Canepa of NY Climate Action Group, Donna Stein of NYC Friends of Clearwater, Tim Keating of Rainforest Relief and Ken Gale of the Eco-Logic radio show, was at such a high level that it inspired us to look for ways to do this more often. This particular episode has also been made available as a DVD premium during a recent fund raiser of WBAI-99.5 [...]

LEGO: Everything is NOT awesome

July 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

  This video reached over 3 million views on YouTube before it was censored. Lord Business wants to control everything, but he can’t block free speech. Tell LEGO to end its partnership with Shell and help Save the Arctic:   If Shell could, it would drill for oil on every corner of the globe. So more than 5 million people have joined together to stop Shell from endangering one of the last pristine places on Earth: the fragile Arctic. Those who have acted know what this place represents, and understand that to save the planet and save the Arctic is to save us all. Are you one of [...]