Sunday, June 27, 2010

This image was pulled from Gavin Potenza's blog. It is an information graphic mapping out the worst oil spills of all time in comparison to the new BP one in the gulf. Last updated June 14th, 2010.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

GIVE IT UP! ..For the Environment

I love this song! Wouldn't it be cool if someone would release a CD with different songs about climate change? There could be songs from different genres and cultures of Music to express the global nature of climate change.

Friday, June 18, 2010

"Pretty Sweet Earth You Might Say, Round..."

Hi, My name is Flo. I'm a student of Global Environmental Politics at American University in DC and I'm tired of feeling like this Earth isn't mine. Of course, I don't own it, none of us do! We all share it, and thats a tough thing to do!

The oil spill disaster has spurred my passion into action. I've got to get the news out there! So, if your looking to learn about ways to reduce the size of your carbon footprint, events going on in DC, NC and around the world you might want to participate in, as well as general news and information, hopefully this will become your new one-web-stop.

My world view is thus. Hopefully everyone has noticed that we only have one earth to live on and that we all share it, both humans and animals. Although it maybe fair to assume I'm liberal leaning, I believe both sides of the aisle have both good and less good ideas. For example, I just learned that those same environmental groups I support may have had to do with the fact that the oil rig was so far off shore and so deep, which has made the problem of fixing the broken rigg more difficult to access. Environmental groups no doubt thought they were lobbying to keep the oil away from the plants and animals in the Gulf, this assumption was merely miss led.

So, everyone has a role to play. Not a politician or a millionaire? Lets start realizing how we can take our power as consumers, producers, innovators and as a basic human being to make the most informed choices to try save, not just the planet, but ourselves and our children's future.

I will be posting SweetEarth tips weekly, here is the first one!
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