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Unstoppable Force or Immovable Object: Which Do You Want to Be?


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One "fossil fuel project that needs to be opposed" EVERYWHERE is politicians who take money from the fossil fuel industry.

Removing fossil fuel money from politics is leverage to more effectively reverse other fossil fuel projects.


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Just in case you missed the tags to this, WATCH IT!

She's Brilliant!


#4

The longer I live, the more I am convinced that carbon = $.


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The fossil fuel industry receives a lot of criticism these days, and rightfully so. But in the final analysis, we are the ones who support the energy industry and it is our standard of living that will need to change. So contemplate what you can do for the cause

Personal Actions
End our love affair with the automobile
Ride more trains and buses
Car pool
Walk and bike more
Turn off the air conditioner in the summer and dial the thermostat down in winter
Become vegetarians or vegans
Refill plastic bottles with tap water
Discontinue using aluminum cans with and without carbonation
Maximize use of reusable bags and products
Recycle junk mail
Forego fast junk food
Go to “slow food”;
Recycle maximally, especially aluminum cans
Drive and accelerate more slowly
Climb more stairs
Plant more trees
Forego use of spray cans
Ride more trains and buses
Repair, mend and alter as much as possible
Buy solar panels
Compost as much as possible
Last person out of the room turn off the lights
Eat and farm organic
Ride more trains and buses
Fly fewer planes
Promote conference calls and web cams, fewer meetings
Use manual tools instead of power tools
Share more
Use rakes rather than leaf blowers
Decrease use of bottled water and refill plastic bottles with tap water
Maximize reusable bags and products
Push rather than power small mowers
Replace lawns with vegetable gardens
Stop fertilizing and mowing lawns
Compost as much as possible
Minimize use of disposables (Pampers, Ikea furniture);
Maximize high efficiency LED and solar powered lighting;
Limit endless gadgets
Use motion lighting, where appropriate

Local Government Actions
Reorganize cities, building taller residences with a smaller footprint (the end of suburbia)
Institute a carbon tax
Promote car pooling subsidize and expand mass transit
Expand bike paths
Have shareable (zip) cars
Ban electric outdoor signs;
Eat and farm organic
Promote conference calls and web cams, fewer meetings
Eliminate approximately 50% of all street lighting and office lighting in unoccupied buildings
eliminate “fast junk food”; go to “slow food
replace

Federal Government Actions
Ban gasohol
Rein in the militaries for defense only and outlaw war
Discontinue night baseball
Shift from long distance truck to rail transport
Make electronics, house wares, furniture, etc to be as durable and long-lived as possible
Recycle maximally
Make appliances to be as energy efficient as possible
Discontinue aluminum cans
Ban electric outdoor signs
Maximize solar and wind power;
Change from petroleum based fertilizers to regenerative agriculture
Reverse deforestation, plant more trees
Restrict spray cans
Promote conference calls and web cams, fewer meetings
Promote zero population growth with free condoms and family planning world-wide
End yearly auto model changes;
Promote subsidies for renewable energy
Diminish junk mail


#9

Can't "like" you for this, because it just troubles my heart so...


#10

Excellent piece WiseOwl. A society that identifies itself with what we own.


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Who are these 13 congressmen?


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This is the company that knew about the threat posed to our planet by burning fossil fuels, as far back as the 70’s and while publicly denying these risks, built them into its business plans. It seems that the lack of free speech from Exxon when it comes to what they knew about climate change is more the problem here.

In law, the first amendment right to free speech also includes the right to not speak. Exxon used that constitutional right (intended for humans) to wreak havoc on Earth. Thank goodness for GreenPeace; they continue to impress time and again. Perhaps they and the rest of the environmental movement might join forces with the democracy movement to abolish all corporate constitutional rights.


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We can and must be the unstoppable force. I appreciate what these people do more than I can say and stand ready to help in any way I can. If we unite in this opposition we will win. We have to win.