Browsing the "Environment" Tag

North Carolina Moral Mondays: Playbook for States Suffering from Extremist Agendas

July 10th, 2013 | by ecolocalizer

Political and social discontent continues to grow in North Carolina as the 10th Moral Monday grew to an estimated 3500 people on July 8th 2013. Moral monday is a movement that is organized by civil rights leaders, faith organizations, education leaders, environmental groups and women's rights advocacy groups who oppose North Carolina's new extremist legislation

Help the Yes Men Activists Create a Climate Change Public Revolution

November 17th, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

The Yes Men are brilliant satirical social activists who are adept at political impersonations, hoax interviews and using humor to highlight the absurdity of entrenched destructive corporate influence. The group is now making a documentary entitled: The Yes Men are Revolting. The movie chronicles some of the group's clever disruptive actions, focusing on impending climate change disasters in store for our planet if we all continue to do nothing.

Rev. Billy: Sandy and Much More Extreme Weather is Climate Change

November 2nd, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Climate Change town crier and leader of the Church of Stop Shopping, Reverend Billy, describes the enormity of Sandy's death and destruction in New York neighborhoods. He also explains that the global warming tipping point has already been reached, and that NOW is the time for radical change

The Exxon-Valdez Obituary: Failed Attempts at Rewriting Reputation

July 20th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Recently, the notorious Exxon-Valdez ship was transported to Indian waters for dismantling; but its toxic reputation had preceded the vessel, which began drowning in a quagmire of litigation, controversy and concern. The ship is a 27-year-old behemoth that grabbed the headlines in 1989 with one of the worst oil-tanker spills in all of human history

Renewable Power Built On Superfund Sites and Landfills

January 20th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

Superfund sites, landfills and depleted mines don't exactly bring to mind renewable energy opportunities. And yet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency thinks there might just be, in the midst of all the industrial waste, pollution, and environmental neglect being cleaned up at these sites, a green opportunity — a renewable energy opportunity

Capturing Sunlight in a Bulb to Eliminate Kerosene for Lighting

January 19th, 2012 | by ecolocalizer

It is estimated that almost 1.6 billion people on this planet live without electricity. That means to have any kind of light in the darkness (12 hours of darkness in countries near the Equator), toxic fuels such as kerosene are used to fuel lanterns for reading or cooking. While they provide much needed light, they also pollute habitats and endanger the health of those living inside

The Beaver Manifesto Shows Us the Way

January 3rd, 2012 | by Rhonda Winter

Canadian professor Glynnis Hood's fantastic new book, "The Beaver Manifesto", just arrived in the mail today. I started reading the small volume immediately, and found both the writing and the message most engrossing. I am already a devout fan of the beaver, and was immediately sold at the first few words of the manifesto: "If I could design the perfect animal, it would be the beaver..."

Banktransferlujah!! Money Transfer Action Day!

November 3rd, 2011 | by ecolocalizer

This Saturday thousands of people around the country are transferring their money from large corporate banks, into small financial institutions, community-oriented cooperatives and credit unions. We've been doing this for some time, check out our own Dragonfly's amazing stealth video during our successful campaign against JP Morgan Chase and their financing of Mountaintop Removal

Faith, Faithlessness, and the Occupation in Between

November 3rd, 2011 | by ecolocalizer

Join critically acclaimed author, KtB editor, and founder Jeff Sharlet, and the unstoppable evangelists of anti-consumerism Reverend Billy and Savitri D for a discussion about religion and politics in the Occupy movement and beyond. The conversation, held at the renowned Midtown performance space The Tank on November 15, will be hosted by Killing the Buddha

Go Local, Even if You’re Far from Home

October 25th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

The green movement has been emphasizing the importance of going local in day-to-day life, from what you purchase to keep in your fridge and pantry at home, to how you get from place to place -- whether you’re heading to work, school, or back home. ‘Going local’ helps to take people off the roads as much as possible -- at least keep their automobiles of the road -- to prevent even higher levels of harmful emissions.

Scotland — Home to World’s 1st Online Urban Green Space Map?

October 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I recently read a headline saying that Scotland had made the "World's First Urban Green Space Map." Now, while that sounds pretty cool, I'm not sure if I caught what's first about it. As you may or may not know, my master's degree was in city planning -- making urban green space maps is nothing new in the field. Even making online, interactive versions of the maps like this one is not at all unheard of. My only thought is that it might be the first national-scale map of its kind

Life Nature You (VIDEO)

October 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Someone from Vimeo recently reached out to us and suggested we publish this cool video (below) on EcoLocalizer. The short story: a young girl decides to create a miniature nature reserve in her front yard to protect the animals that live there from the lawnmower. (Yeah, I think there's a good chance she'll grow up to be an environmental activist or scientist.)

In Praise of PARK(ing) Day

September 27th, 2011 | by ecolocalizer

On PARK(ing) Day each year, citizens take back a bit of the green spaces lost to parking spaces. There is a message behind this event, and that is to demonstrate, in a very visual way, the quick decline in green spaces for humans, sacrificed for the ever-growing need for places to park our cars.

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