An India Man planted a forest that is now bigger than Central Park to save his island. He started planting the forest in 1979. It is his dream to fill up Mujuli Island and Jorhat with trees Wildlife now flourishes in his forest. Watch Video Except from National Geographic
In This Passionate Anti-Fracking Town, Civil Disobedience Just Became Protected Civic Duty Order sanctioning citizen direct action called "one of the boldest moves to stop the natural gas industry's attacks on our communities, climate, and democracy." The community is Grant Township, Pa., which, in November 2015, had fought off the Pennsylvania General Energy Company (PGE) and the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA), assertion that fossil fuel companies had a 'right' to inject wastewater [...]
Nonprofit Paper for Water is helping to bring running water to those in need. The organization, founded by 12-year-old Isabelle Adams and her 10-year-old sister, Katherine, makes and sells origami Christmas ornaments. So far, they’ve brought in $800,000 in water fundraising dollars. In the video above, learn about how the organization helped a Navajo family living on a New Mexico reservation, where 40 percent of inhabitants don’t have access to running water. Watch Video... Excerpt from HuffPost By [...]
People Power Over Corporate Power = Canceled Pipeline Projects A long-standing fight for the public’s right to their land and waterways came to an end April 22 when Gov. Cuomo’s New York State Department of Environmental Conservation denied the Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification for the proposed Constitution Pipeline. The pipeline was proposed to run for 124 miles and require the destruction of nearly 700,000 trees. Further, the pipeline would have carried [...]
Today, in a surprise ruling from the bench in the critical climate case brought by youths against the State of Washington’s Department of Ecology, King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill ordered the Department of Ecology to promulgate an emissions reduction rule by the end of 2016 and make recommendations to the state legislature on science-based greenhouse gas reductions in the 2017 legislative session. Judge Hill also ordered the Department of Ecology to consult with the youth petitioners in [...]
One person's trash is another treasure. That statement is particularly true for this machinist who decided to re-purpose clean, empty plastic containers into usable items. His items vary from spinning tops to clipboards to waste baskets. Watch this video that was posted to Facebook by Upworthy.