blog di Andy Sternberg
Over 500 of America’s oldest mountains have been destroyed by mountaintop removal coal mining – but a majority of Americans don’t realize that they are connected to this destruction through their electricity. We need to get this message out across the country and put the pressure on Washington to end mountaintop removal.
This powerful new ad, narrated by Kentucky native Ashley Judd, is based on the most talked-about political commercial in America’s history. We need your help to get this commercial on air. Please donate to help air our ad and help spread the word!
Watch the ad, make a donation, then share it with your friends and family so they can do the same.
May is National Bike Month! The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 17-21 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 21.
Cycling is a great way to avoid traffic and a fun way to get around. It's also far less stressful on the environment than driving. Plus it's good for your health. While it may not be possible (or safe) for some of us to ride a bicycle to the office, we've got the entire month to celebrate two-wheeling as an alternative to motorized vehicles.
The Kansas City Star Editorial Board writes:
The goal of the week that began Monday and runs through Friday isn’t to turn the city into a car-free zone. But it is to encourage everyone to make a trip or two without a car. Walk or ride a bike to the grocery. Commute by bus or bike on a sunny day.
Here's a look at some Bike Week events happening in cities around the U.S. Will you ride your bike to work or on errands this week? Does your city make it's streets accessible for cyclists to share the road?
Last month, the Deepwater Horizon, an ultra-deepwater drilling rig leased by BP, sank, leading to what may become one of the greatest environmental disasters in United States history. While the potential short- and long-term environmental costs are unknown, it is clear that the oil-slicked sea will soon come ashore on the Alabama and Mississippi coastline. And as the oil continues gushing from under the sea at volumes estimated anywhere between 5,000 and 70,000 barrels per day, it's anyone's guess as to how long it might take to clean up the mess with hurricane season just weeks away.
The Green Blue Book is Now Available!
New York Times best selling author and journalist Thomas M. Kostigen's Green Blue Book: The Simple Water-Savings Guide to Everything in Your Life can now be purchased online and in stores near you. You may be familiar with Kostigen from his recent Live Earth posts and video based on the book.
We recommend this resourceful, easy-to-read, and timely book for everyone. The Green Blue Book takes the complex issue of water conservation and provides readers with facts and sensible solutions for saving water every day, all within an accessible, fun text.
For more info on The Green Blue Book visit www.thegreenbluebook.com.
Some of the most successful Run for Water events were organized and hosted by people just like you. Thanks to our Friends of Live Earth support toolkit and green guidelines for distributed events, April 18th was a day dedicated to awareness of the water crisis in cities from Tortola to Tirana, Riyadh to Rocky Mount, Vienna to Waxahachie.
The United States is about 20 years behind Europe as far as developing offshore wind power technology but as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said this morning, the state is on track to multiply it's wind-generated power usage by the end of this year after the U.S. approved its first offshore wind farm.
Federal regulators approved a permit for the nation's first offshore wind farm off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachussetts.
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7,000 runners gathered on April 18 in Mexico City to celebrate one more step for Water, colorful painted the Auditorio Nacional, music and dance that filled our hearts, Kany Garcia, Sandoval and the untapped knowledge of the Villa Aquatic everything under the expectant eyes who admired the convergence of wills. Environmental experience filled to cover all present.
With more than 500 volunteers filled the path of life and the presence of environmental educators encouraged participants to return to the path of ecological care, make a difference means going beyond the economic cost, is to consider the environmental cost of all our actions, every drop counts in this race, before, during and after .... Thank you for participating.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Live Earth Fundraise for Water Giveaway!
The campaign was very successful and added to the total funds raised for Global Water Challenge. But there could only be one Grand Prize Winner.
Congratulations to Linda Moore of Maryland, who we sent to New York City (on the train!) for the April 18th Dow Live Earth Run for Water in Prospect Park along with her husband.
More than 7,000 people took to the streets of Buenos Aires on Sunday April 18th for the 6K Live Earth Maratón del Agua. The event, benefiting Argentina-based clean water solutionn non-profit Espacio Agua, also featured a live performance by Kevin Johansen + The Nada. Watch video from the event below and check out more photos from Buenos Aires here as well as at maratondelagua.com.