Biden Administration Cancels Oil Drilling Leases in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge!

BRAVO to the Biden administration for following through and cancelling these drilling leases, and protect this fragile, important, rich ecosystem.  Mahalo Nui!

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Congratulations to the Biden Administration on your Climate Justice Board!

GREAT NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  An extraordinary and highly respected Climate Justice Leaders team has been pulled together by the Biden Administration to direct the central tenet of our climate policy to address the seriousness and health impacts of pollution and destructive practices for the living world.  These people know how to make the changes that will help our communities and our people thrive once again.
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Less stuff, more happiness!!! Brilliant design ZEN space ZEN happy mind! Try it!!

Graham Hill




Writer and designer Graham Hill asks: Can having less stuff, in less room, lead to more happiness? He makes the case for taking up less space, and lays out three rules for editing your life.  Listen to the TALK

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GOOD NEWS IN A NUTSHELL!  Deepak Chopra teaches that one habit can make a difference in every aspect of your day.  He encourages us to meditate first thing in the morning and gives five reasons why early morning is the best time to meditate.

What if you could take a magic pill each morning that would reduce your stress, lessen your anxiety, increase your ability to focus, and improve your memory? What if that pill had no side effects, you wouldn’t have to go anywhere to get it, and it is 100 percent free. Would you take it?

Of course, you would! And you can. The pill, of course, isn’t a pill at all, but rather, meditation. These days meditation has become somewhat of a buzzword, so much so that you’ve probably considered it at one point or another. But if you’re still on the fence about it, these five reasons for starting the day with morning meditation might convince you.

First reason: How you start your day is how you live your day. You may be starting your day with an alarm, kids, or pets waking you up, and immediately thrust yourself into the news, email, and the Internet. By starting the day frazzled and distracted, you can pretty much expect the day to follow suit. With meditation, you set the tone for a calm, mindful, and productive day.

Second reason: You are less likely to make excuses in the morning. Even with the best intentions, it’s all too easy for your to-do list to take over your day, and before you know it, you are too busy or too tired to sit and meditate. By doing it in the morning, you are more likely to actually follow through.

Third reason: You will be more productive at work. By restructuring your morning to include mindfulness practices, you are also more likely to have more energy and will be more proactive as a result.

Fourth reason: You will feel more in control of your life. By having a meditation morning routine, you show yourself and the Universe that you intend to be in charge of your day, instead of being pulled around by external demands on your time. 

Fifth reason: Ancient wisdom suggests meditation as a morning ritual. Many spiritual traditions suggest waking up before the sun to do yoga and meditate. The specific reasons vary, but ultimately it all comes down to creating a sacred connection to your higher self when the world and your mind are at their quietest. 

Still looking for advice on how to meditate?  Read more from Deepak Chopra, who suggests five different methods to choose from.

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The famous Champs Élysées will be transformed into an extraordinary garden!

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BRAVO TO PARIS! This is one of my favorite great news posts!  This is what the world needs now; cities that take Singapore’s lead and provide fabulous jobs in gardening and horticulture.  Having lost its splendor to pollution and relentless traffic, this will be a massive shift toward “an ecological, inclusive, and desirable” nearby nature!  The very name means the Elysian Fields, the mythic Greek paradise. 

We will have to wait for 2024, after the summer Olympics for the transformation to begin!  How exciting! 

Please spread the great news to inspire other cities to turn into gardens and heal the climate, the people, and increase biodiversity in cities all at once!

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NY State Divests its Entire Pension Fund


BRAVO Divest NY!!!  Against huge funding by gas and oil, a multiracial coalition of dedicated community  activists have worked tirelessly since hurricane Sandy to achieve a historic victory!   This morning the NY state comptroller, Tom Di Napoli has announced the divestment of its entire $226 pension from gas and oil.  This is one of the largest pension funds in the world and the biggest pension fund yet to join the accelerating divestment movement.

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A Moment of Introspection. . .

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Bravo to Yoshide Suga, Japan’s newly elected Prime Minister, who, in his first address to parliament, declared japan will reach carbon neutrality by 2050.  The European Union announced the same target last year, and China has vowed to be net-zero carbon by 2050.  They are joining nearly two dozen other countries, a dozen states and DC, including California and Hawai’i, and a growing number of cities, including New York.

Two things stand out to me:

1.  He is speaking truth to misinformation on economic growth, when he states that that this goal will not curb, but stimulate economic revitalization and financial recovery post covid..

2.  As noted by Greenpeace Japan, there is no place for Japan’s current plan of inclusion for nuclear power, given the disastrous results of the nuclear industry.  Safe nuclear power is a dangerous oxymoron, like safe coal.

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We Are THAT!

“We but mirror the world. 

All the tendencies present in the outer world 

are to be found in the world of our body. 

If we could change ourselves, 

the tendencies in the world would also change. 

As we change our own nature, 

so does the attitude of the world change towards us. 

This is the divine mystery supreme. 

A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. 

We need not wait to see what others do.”



With thanks to Wisdom at Work, with Michelle and Joel Levey

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Huge Bravo to the IIGCC (The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change) European group of global pension and investment managers !  With 1,200 members in 16 countries, they have a detailed plan to slash carbon in their portfolios to net-zero.  They are encouraging other investors to join them.

This is a monumental transition and if you love statistics, this article points to the challenge.  The real key, money is not the issue.  By cutting subsidies to gas and oil (a staggering $5 trillion globally/year) and factor in the decreased health costs of replacing coal (saving up to $800 billion/year) it will pay for the majority of the costs. Read more

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