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Global Just Recovery Gathering logo. Earth, hands, windmills.

COVID Resources

Fareed Zacaria - Global Public Square

Schools in the age of Covid-19
— Fareed Zacaria | GPS

Sweden’s Pandemic Experiment

When the coronavirus arrived, the country decided not to implement lockdowns or recommend masks. How has it fared?
— The New Yorker


These videos are about our energy situation and a research report “Rethinking Energy 2020-2030: 100% Solar, Wind, and Batteries is Just the Beginning” that was published on October 27th, 2020 and is available for download free of charge from the RethinkX website.

#CleanDisruption​ and the Collapse of the Oil, Coal & ICEV Industries
Apr. 22, 2020

Rethinking Energy 2020-2030: 100% Solar, Wind, and Batteries is Just the Beginning | Nov. 16, 2020

The Great Stranding: How Inaccurate Mainstream LCOE Estimates are Creating a Trillion-Dollar Bubble
Mar. 11, 2021

Stopping climate change is ultimate moon shot
— The Columbian

By Froma Harrop
Published: March 14, 2021

Letter supports breaching dams

Jefferson County Commissioners encourage implementation of controversial proposal.
— Peninsula Daily News


What Happens When Solar Power Gets Much, Much Cheaper?

The Department of Energy is aiming to cut the price of utility-scale solar by more than half by 2030.
— Inside Climate News

Regional Actions

Front and Centered logo. Four common guys in earth colors.

Let the Senate know that you agree that  #CleanFuelsNow is important to you!

Clean Fuels Now Press Release

Raven Trust Logo

Wet’suwet’en artivist.Store

Help us raise $10,000 for wet’suwet’en Legal Defense.

Tell Senator Van de Wege to be a Climate Champ

Washington can’t wait!
— Washington Environmental Council

Tacoma Liquid Natural Gas facility was built without a permit.

Turning on the Tacoma LNG facility is NOT in the public's interest!!
Washington deserves a Clean & Just Transportation package. A bus behind Take Action.

Forest Health Watch. Vital signs circle with tree.

Anyone can be a community scientist!

Community members like you are driving research about the health of our forests.

Join the Climate Emergency Movement

National Actions

Tell Secretary Yellen to support a just and green recovery — hours left!
— AVAAZ – The World in Action

USPS – Electrify the fleet! — MoveOn

Our famous U.S. white mail delivery van.

Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé to stop fueling the climate crisis
— Greenpeace

Tom Steyer logo.

We need bold investments in our country

Fundraiser for the Frontlines #StopLine3!

Doom to Line 3 pipeline. Protestors blocking construction.

Even as Derek Chauvin’s murder trail takes place in Minneapolis, just a few hundred miles north, Enbridge is paying armed police to surveil, intimidate and arrest nonviolent Indigenous water protectors.

Veto the International Trade Commission’s decision that threatens U.S. production of electric vehicle batteries
— Climate Hawks Vote

It’s Time to Break Free From Plastics

Sea Turtle on Beach with plastic debris.

Tell the Biden Administration to Protect the Endangered Species Act — NRDC

A Manatee swimming toward you, underwater.

Don't Be the Bad Egg, Ferrero. Half-dozen eggs in a paper carton.

Tell Ferrero to quit being the bad (Easter) egg!
— Rainforest Action Network

Blackrock-The companies you invest in violate indigenous people's rights. End the big business of burning.

“While BlackRock makes pledges to ask portfolio companies to cut emissions in the future, our forests are being razed, our land is being stolen, and our people are being killed, today.”

Frontlines to D.C. #ShutdownDAPL & #StopLine3


Local/Regional News

National/International News


Grieving My Way Into Loving the Planet

Being fully present to what is happening in the world is a radical act that can transform grief into action.

A human figure floating, reaching toward one of several planets in a busy space.
Illustrations by Benjavisa Ruangvaree

Book cover with sideways kelp forest. After Geoengineering - Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration.

What if the people seized the means of climate production?

“A limpid synthesis of elegy and urgency. Unflinching about what looms for the world, Holly Buck outlines radical, transformative demands and agendas for a least-bad way forward, in the service of better ways thereafter.”
— China Miéville

A Visual Guide to Human Emotion

A color wheel, only the labels describe the six emotions in the center, expanding toward the edge, further illuminating the root feelings.
— Visual Capitalist – Click to enlarge — Back to Return

Don’t disregard this paragraph below just because it looks weird. Believe it or not, you can read it.

I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the first and last ltteer be in the rghit pclae The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still raed it wouthit a porbelm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.
Amzanig huh?

I wonder if we really need our spell checkers?
Want to see more? Who Knew?

Yarns from the Farm blog.
Nan Bray sitting with her shepherd dog, in front of her sheep and hillside in Tasmania, AU.

A note to my Yarns from the Farm Readers—I’ve started another series for our local newspaper on biodiversity…”

Cheers, Nan

View the Biodiversity Series
View A Climate Basics Series

Cover of A Sand County Almanac. Drawing of a waterfowl in a marsh.

4. Thinking Like a Mountain

“Aldo Leopold argued eloquently for the idea of human obligation to maintain the health of the land through what he called a conservation land ethic—the concept that land is to be loved and respected.”

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