A 50 Year Plan for Surviving Climate Change
by Blake Davis click for a flier
The economy is the “canary in the coal mine” of climate change. No one is prepared for the devastating consequences of the collapse of the ecosystem and the economy. Government and business are committed to actions that will exacerbate the problem and cause tremendous hardship for the average person. By projecting where current trends are [...]
Quinn Announces Illinois Coal Exports Set Record in 2012 Contributing to Climate Change and Harming Illinois Communities
Coal mining in Illinois is on the rise, making it the fifth largest producer in the nation. Illinois’ abundant high-sulphur coal saw record demand oversees last year, according to according to a new report commissioned by the Illinois Office of Coal Development that was released Wednesday, May 2, 2013.
The study, prepared by Energy Ventures Analysis Inc., found that 13 million tons of [...]
Heartland Coalfield Alliance Organizing Retreat May 17-19, 2013 Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL
Registration is required: Click here to register today! …
The Heartland Coalfield Alliance (HCA) works to reduce impacts from dirty coal mining, coal burning and coal waste disposal while promoting cleaner, more sustainable and affordable energy solutions for the Illinois Coal Basin. Eco-Justice Collaborative is a founding member of HCA.
This retreat will take place from May 17 to May 19 at Camp Ondessonk in [...]
Consilience, Concinnity, and The Way Keynote Address by Dr. Gerould Wilhelm, Bioneers Chicago, 2012
When our cultural behaviors are in harmony with land and the native plants and animals around us, we are in consilience with our place and ourselves. Strictly adhering to what many indigenous cultures call “The Way” is critical to our survival.
In this address, Dr. Wilhelm uses native prairie, woodland, and riverbank landscapes to illustrate the importance of following “The Way”. [...]
The Gifts of Uncertainty
Joanna Macy, 2009 Bioneers Conference
This a wonderful, inspirational, three-part video of a plenary given byJoanna Macy, at the 2009 National Bioneers Conference held in San Rafael, CA. Drawing from deep ecology, systems theory and spiritual traditions, Dr. Macy builds motivation, creativity, courage and solidarity for the transition to a sustainable human culture.
If we can free ourselves from the delusions and dependencies bred by the industrial growth society, something wonderful can [...]
Local Impact of Climate Change
Water levels on Lake Michigan are the lowest in recorded history. If the level continues to drop, the Chicago River could reverse itself and send untreated sewage into Lake Michigan, says ABC 7 News, Chicago.
Why are the water levels so low? Blame the ongoing Midwest drought. Forty percent of the state of Illinois is still under drought conditions. And as was reported by Reuters last November, Lake Michigan has been [...]
Co-Sign The Open Letter To Obama Calling For Bold Climate Action!
President Obama has promised action to confront climate change. To do that, he must end the detrimental “all of the above” energy policy of his first term. Please add your name as a co-signer on our open letter urging him to take bold action to confront climate change now.
This is a CREDO / 350.org petition. Here’s what you will be sending to [...]
Support a Moratorium on Fracking in Illinois A fracking regulatory bill is being drafted in Springfield. The Illinois state legislature, which has sat on the sidelines as new technologies using high-pressure fracturing techniques to extract natural gas have launched energy booms in long-dormant states, could see a boom of its own in the coming months. Southern Illinois is already bracing itself and a bill moving through the Illinois General Assembly would create new regulations.
Tar Sands Oil – One of the Dirtiest Fuels on the Planet
Producing a barrel of oil from the oil sands produces three times more greenhouse gas emissions than a barrel of conventional oil due to the energy-intensive extraction and refining processes. The rapid increase in the development of carbon-intensive, unconventional oil “could tip the scales” towards dangerous and uncontrollable climate change.
If we are going to get serious about climate change, opening the [...]
Can You Join Us … for what may be the largest and most important environmental rally in history?
Travel to Washington, DC on Feb. 17, President’s Day weekend for what is expected to be the largest environmental rally to date. The purpose of this rally is to oppose the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and to ask for strong climate leadership and carbon standards to control climate pollution.
Here’s what President Obama said in [...]