2014 Women in Green Forum Showcases Sustainability Strides

By Danielle Lanyard, Founder and CEO, Village Green; producer, Green Breakfast Club event series   Today’s climate crisis may be the most pressing issue of our time. Yet rarely are women serving as the primary voices speaking out and getting heard on this issue, or any issue that shapes our …

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction An unprecedented massive legal campaign led by young Americans is playing out in courtrooms across the nation http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/4/youth-sue-governmentforclimateinaction.html May 4, 2014 2:16PM ET Updated May 5, 2014 2:14PM ET by Amel Ahmed @amelscript Young people across the country are suing several government agencies …

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction

Youths sue U.S. government over climate inaction An unprecedented massive legal campaign led by young Americans is playing out in courtrooms across the nation http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/4/youth-sue-governmentforclimateinaction.html May 4, 2014 2:16PM ET Updated May 5, 2014 2:14PM ET by Amel Ahmed @amelscript Young people across the country are suing several government agencies …

Guardian ‘names and shames’ the 90 evildoing orgs creating 63% of climate change

Click on the Interactive Graphic for names, percents and amounts of contribution Paul Just 90 companies caused two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions Chevron, Exxon and bp among companies most responsible for climate change since dawn of industrial age, figures show • Interactive – which fossil fuel companies are most responsible? …

Global Marshall Plan Initiative

Global Marshall Plan Initiative www.globalmarshallplan.org Newsletter 10/2013 Local Groups in Action Global Marshall Plan Initiative Celebrates “Autofreien Tag” in Wörgl Millennium Development Goals: How Many Promises Were Broken? New IPCC Report: Human Actions Are Mainly to Blame for Climate Change New IPSO Report: The Health of Oceans is Rapidly Deteriorating …

Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans?

Electrifying Africa–But at What Cost to Africans? Two U.S. initiatives to provide Africans with electricity seem likely to lead to large, climate-polluting projects rather than the locally sourced renewable energy rural Africa needs. By Elizabeth Bast, Emira Woods and Janet Redman, September 16, 2013. A liquefied natural gas carrier near Sea Point, South Africa. (Derek …

WRI Digest: Water Risk Maps | Reducing U.S. Emissions | Transportation & Road Safety

To view this email as a web page, go here. WRI Digest: February 2013                  Water Risk Maps | Reducing U.S. Emissions | Transportation & Road Safety New Aqueduct Mapping Tool Provides Unprecedented Ability to Assess Water Risk. Water is very complicated. It’s affected by large-scale issues like climate change and globalization. …

How can the general public take the climate crisis more seriously?

Here are two articles here that take climate crisis seriously, but argue from the premise that most people don’t: They don’t get the right market signals; it interferes with their preconceived ideas and ideology; it’s inconvenient; it’s outside their mental boxes — even when the evidence is right before their …