BRAVO! EUROPEAN INVESTMENT GROUP MANAGING $40 TRILLION MAKE PLANS TO DECARBONIZE THE WORLD!


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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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Electric Vehicles Have Come a Long Way!

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Hundai Kona tops 600 miles/charge at slow European city speeds, and, more EV’s on the road will save billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and protect our climate!

The Tesla S Long Range Plus exceeded the 400-mile/charge mark, and the upcoming Lucid Air is projected to be the first EV with a 500-mile range.  If you’re in a congested city traffic moving at 19MPH (!), your new Hundai Kona will go 620 miles on a charge.

“Vehicle electrification in the US could prevent hundreds to thousands of premature deaths annually while reducing carbon emissions by hundreds of millions of tons,” said study leader, Daniel Peters.  “This highlights the potential of co-beneficial solutions to climate change that not only curb greenhouse gas emissions but also reduce the health burden of harmful air pollution.”

And that’s great news!

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OROVILLE CALIFORNIA HAS THE FIRST HIGHWAY TO BE PAVED WITH RECYCLED PLASTIC BOTTLES!

Oroville, California has first highways made of recycled plastic!

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Until they are no longer produced and we stop buying them and all one-use plastics, here’s a great way to deal with those bottles: 150,000 per mile.

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Representative John Lewis, Civil Rights Legend, passes at 80, leaving a legacy of hope

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, Civil Rights icon died on Friday at the age of 80. The following quote of Lewis offers a glimpse of our potential to come together to create change in our lives, nations, and world:

“I was sitting next to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as we listened to President Johnson. I looked at Dr. King. Tears came down his face.He started crying. And we all cried a little when we heard the president saying, “We shall overcome.” 

And Dr. King said, “We will make it from Selma to Montgomery, and the Voting Rights Act will be passed.” 

Two weeks later, more than 10,000 of us, people from all over America, started walking from Selma to Montgomery. And by the time we made it to Montgomery five days later, there were almost 30,000 black and white citizens—Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, men, women, young people.

It was like a holy march. And the Congress debated the act, passed it, and on August 6, 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed it into law.”

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Mark your Calendar for this FREE WEBINAR! August 7, 11am

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Join renowned Climate Psychologist Dr. Renée Lertzman for a FREE Webinar on how to turn climate anxiety into action!

The Webinar will be live August 7th at 11am Pacific Time

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FOOD WASTE BANNED IN VERMONT

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YAY!  BRAVO VERMONT for banning food waste in the trash!  Yay for composting!  I Love  Vermont!  One of the most ecologically progressive states in the US, Vermont has the most comprehensive ban on single use plastics, and just implemented the FOOD SCRAP BAN.  Everyone is now required to compost their food waste.

While a remarkable 72% of all Vermonters already compost, 20% of Vermont’s waste is food, which produces methane gas (25 X more dangerous in affecting climate change than CO2) The state invested nearly a billion dollars in composting facilities , education, and infrastructure to help all restaurants, food outlets and Vermonters compost!!  

Spread the great news!

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GERMANY BANS ONE-USE PLASTICS WITHIN ONE YEAR!!!!

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YAY!!!  BRAVO GERMANY!!!  Germany has banned the sale of all single-use plastics including cutlery, straws, plastic Q-tips, balloon sticks and Styrofoam cups and boxes.  This will take effect within ONE YEAR, by June 3, 2021!!!  Take note world and follow Germany’s lead

Hallelujah!  Enjoy spreading this great news!!!

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DOLE TAKES A QUANTUM LEAP FOR NATURE!

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BRAVO DOLE!
Never thought I’d hear myself say that! I am so grateful to DOLE, who has committed to eliminate their MASSIVE amount of food waste by 2025. Some of the cool things they are developing: turning pineapple skins and banana leaves into packaging materials, making snacks from “unwanted” misshapen produce, eliminating plastic packaging, reaching net-zero carbon emissions, and processing excess food waste into bio-gas to power its processing plants. ALL THIS WITHIN FIVE YEARS!!!!


YAY!!!! PLEASE SPREAD THIS GREAT NEWS!!!

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MEXICO CITY’S LIVING WALLS COVER 1000 COLUMNS AND 15 ACRES!

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Bravo to the people of Mexico City!  Local patrons master-minded and are privately funding 1000 columns (15 ACRES!) on the busy thoroughfare now named The Greenway, which will amount to of Vertical Gardens/Living Walls.in the busiest part of the city.  The project features training in this important urban art form and worthy work for prisoners.

While there’s a note on the project’s cost vs planting new trees, I am a huge fan of Living Walls and I am very excited to see Mexico City’s brilliant efforts.  I love this!  The walls uptake carbon, emit oxygen, help calm, quiet, beautify, and uplift the street!

At this crossroads in time, we need to plant billions of trees and create Living Walls and Roofs everywhere we can. Read more…

And, please spread creative good news!

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Silver Lining in Coronavirus: Measurable Drop in Air Pollution

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As we know, the great gift of Covid-19 has been a huge drop in toxic air pollution worldwide, most notably over China and India.  The clearing of the rivers and streams, the return of beautiful views and vistas is a healthy ecosystem boon for all species on Earth. 

Satellites can easily measure NOx (nitric oxide and nitrogen dioxide combined) which is produced by fossil fuel burning.

Here’s an interactive Satellite map marking  the difference between a moment in time on January 20, 2020 and March 20, 2020.

Enjoy spreading the great news!

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