The fights, the wins and losses….

Hi everyone!

This latest post in what I guess is environmentally focused news I have found of significance centers around some recent major milestones, incredible victories (big and small) as well as not so pleasant “losses” – especially in the U.S and Canada.

For starters, a positive note, Greenpeace is celebrating 40 years! If you aren’t already a part of this incredible movement, you are missing out on some great leadership opportunities, knowledge on global issues, and being part of transforming human business and behaviour into a more sustainable form!

They love to poke fun to make change, even at themselves!

Their success is highlighted by a string of recent victories in which 4 of the largest clothing and apparel chains in the world – Puma, Nike, Adidas and H&M (in that order) – were made to Detox! What does that mean? The goal was essentially to work with the companies to create a long-term management plan to remove all hazardous exiting chemicals from every part of the production cycle. The result, commitments by all 4 companies to globally transform how they produce and manage their wastes, with goals to eliminate all hazardous waste by 2020! Incredible!
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/toxics/water/detox/

An amazing global event (also supported by Greenpeace) just happened on September 24th – Moving Planet! Be inspired by this amazing international call (and response) to action and strong communities hosted by 350.org!
http://moving-planet.org/

And for my original home, good news too!
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011/07/solar-farming-a-transformative-resource-for-india

And then the battles not won (or not yet!):

A major loss for Canada, there are petitions and protests to overturn this, but it looks grim for our fragmenting atmosphere:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/09/16/environment-ozone-monitoring.html

The jokes on us, and on them.
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/bill-clinton-gop-climate-denial-us-look-like-joke.php?campaign=TH_rotator

Truth and beauty…
http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/09/the-sadness-and-beauty-of-taiji.php

The best way perhaps to end this are these neat video trailers and starters with a theme of “change” and “rethink”, enjoy!




Have an organic day, everyone!

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