When I was living in Australia I signed up for many campaigns, sometimes I just can’t help myself, I see a good looking petition thats heading in the direction of Sustainability or Equality (preferably both, i’m not fussy though) and i’m there. So I am now on many email lists, of which I try, and pretty much have removed myself from. Now don’t get me wrong I support a good cause but I get so many, one I have kept is the ‘Australian Marine Conservation Society‘ as I really admire and support the work they do. Which in a round about way brings to this post “Give Frank a Break…”: I was sent this email by the ‘Australian Marine Conservation Society‘ and although a very serious message it really made me chuckle, I think humour can really make people pay attention. I really believe in saving our oceans as a big priority as they are the veins of our planet and if they get too polluted and damaged we are all stuffed as I said in my posts ‘Overfishing is destroying out oceans, were losing Nemo…!‘ & ‘Mission Ocean… Urgent!!!‘. So watch and enjoy! Before though just a little background from them: ‘ Plastic pollution travels easily from land to sea. Once in the ocean, it slowly breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces which are eaten by animals at the bottom of our food chains. Larger pieces of plastic floating at the surface are readily mistaken for food by seabirds and turtles, while plastic bags and fishing lines can wrap around marine life and kill them. Throughout the world, around one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals are killed every year by plastics, either entangled and strangled or choked and starved. Unlike naturally-based paper or glass, plastic never truly goes away; it just breaks down into smaller pieces. That means that every piece of plastic you and I have ever used is still around today. The vast majority of the plastics in our seas come from our urban areas, from our streets. This is a global problem, with a truly local solution!’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qVh9zlDe3E
October 24, 2014
Campaigns, Thoughts For The Future Australian Marine Conservation Society, frank, global problem, killer, oceans, plastic bags, plastic waste, pollution, recycle, seabirds, silent killer, sustainability threat, turtles Leave a comment
October 20, 2014
Political, Thoughts For The Future alan watts, chemicals, economic crisis, enslaved, enslaving, equality, happiness, machines, money, papaer money, positive money, sustainability, tax, wealth 2 Comments
Many people know, but are to wrapped up in the bubble to realise, that money is controlling us all. We urgently need to change our systems if we are going to live sustainably, and stop being slaves to money. Groups like Positive Money, which I have written about before in my post ‘How to sort out the economy…‘, are trying to get this message across. Until the general public realise the system we have is completely wrong, we can’t move forward into a more sustainable and equal world for everyone!
The video in question comes from Alan Watts, the British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker. He explains the illusion we have of money and how it’s controlling everything, when it need control nothing!
“The machines were supposed to liberate humanity. Instead they enslaved us. More and more useless things had to be produced and purchased, for the system to keep running… and enslaving us”
“The public has to be provided with the means of purchasing what the machines produce” he says. In our times it is known as massive, unrelenting credit card debt. The more we work just for money, and believe in paper money, the worse it is.”
So watch the video and see what you think and pass it on, enjoy:
October 9, 2014
Campaigns A “threatened” listing, eNature.com, Endangered Species Act, extinction, majestic, milkweed, Monarch butterflies, north America, once common, petition, sustainability threat, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Leave a comment
When I saw this clip I just had to reblog it!
I don’t normally reblog as I like to produce my own thoughts and words, but sometimes important causes means I feel obliged. Butterflies are a amazing creatures that lights up any face when they see them. They’re a sign or summer and new healthy pastures, well they are to me anyway. We need to get them on the endangered list and save them, summers won’t be the same without the majestic and amazingly vibrant colours.
Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video is called Amazing Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly.
From eNature.com in the USA:
Their fluttering migration covers wide swaths of North America. But now their populations are crashing.
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October 1, 2014
Campaigns 25 hours, Arias Cañete, Avaaz, climate change, European climate minister, greener Europe, MEP's, oil baron, oil companies, senor petrolhead, Sunday times, sustainability threat Leave a comment
When I received this email from ‘Avaaz‘ I have to admit I was shocked. Having a Oil baron as the climate minister…? What next Tony Blair as peace minster! This clearly is a crazy plan that will end (as most things do at the moment) in the corporations getting power over everything. If Arias Canete gets this post he cannot be trusted to do anything to protect the environment or reduce climate damage.
After last weeks climate marches this will be ten steps backwards for Europe and must be stopped! This is clearly a case of the European court bowing to pressure from the oil companies, and will destroy any hopes of a greener Europe. People in these positions should not have any other interests, otherwise they just cannot be trusted to perform within their role! This is a long standing issue and until politicians are banded from being investors in private companies we will never have a democracy, lets start where we mean to go on, Arias must not be allow in!
” In 24 hours a Spanish oil ‘baron’ could be chosen as our European Commissioner on Climate. And only we can stop this shocking appointment!
It would be absurd to leave the leadership of Europe’s energy policy and global climate talks to a man who The Sunday Times has named “Señor Petrolhead”. But MEPs can reject the appointment and while some are threatening to accept him in return for political favours, with enough public backing, progressive MEPs could lead the charge to block him.
Last week we created the largest march ever for 100% clean energy. Let’s build on that momentum now and demand a strong climate leader for this crucial post. Public outrage has pushed MEPs to reject controversial candidates at the last minute before. It’s up to us to do it again now — Sign on the right to say NO to Arias Cañete and tell everyone — our petition will be delivered directly to the MEPs.” Avaaz.
SIGN NOW and save the European court and hopes of a green future https://secure.avaaz.org/en/canete_climate_pa_uk/?blSjShb&v=47178
September 30, 2014
I have not written a post recently. This is mainly due to starting back at university, working at the same time and trying to be an active activist, this does not leave a lot of time to write!
Anyway! Continuing on the Ocean theme from my last post ‘Mission Ocean‘, I found this video again from ‘Next world Tv‘, brought to us by ‘The Black Fish’. Not only is this video brilliantly produce but it portrays a very powerful message that needs to be heard. We all know our oceans are overfished, but do we know by how much? Facts like 40% of the catch are thrown back into the sea dead or wounded are shocking.
And even more shocking ALL!!! Currently exploited fish populations if we continue like we are, will be gone by 2048! Thats not time at all in the scheme of things, so something needs to be done now. We need sustainable fishing urgently!
Watch and please share…
September 16, 2014
Our oceans are like the blood of the earth, if they become too contaminated, virus spread into the organs and the body closes down. Our oceans are suffocating slowly!
Without our oceans in working order everything simply will cease to exist!
Lets save our seas before they collapse !!!
“The resources and freedoms of the high seas are being exploited at the expense of us all – and especially at the expense of the poorest in society. I believe strong ocean governance is critical for a more equitable and just world.” We must act to save them now before it’s too late to go back!
Please join Mission Ocean and sign our petition to protect the high seas and restore ocean health.
“…Without the enforcement of strong laws to protect a living ocean, a minority will continue to abuse the freedom of the high seas”
If we don’t act to save our oceans then there will be no reason to save anything, they are the life line for our whole planet and their suffocating right before our eyes!
For more information and to sign the petition please go to https://www.change.org/p/ban-ki-moon-help-secure-a-living-ocean-food-and-prosperity-propose-a-new-agreement-for-high-seas-protection-in-september-2014
Sign today before it’s too late ….!
August 31, 2014
This is about right from BT, this company are very very unethical !!!
They rip off their customers whenever they can. They prey on elderly people and don’t explain their products. I remember that my mum was told a 100 gig download limit was ok for her, when she went over they changed her £ 25-40 a month, she asked if it could be made cheaper and they told her she could not change (as she did not understand how download limits work). I called and asked unlimited and she saved £50 a month.
So to hear they are involved in this sort of crime does not surprise me in the slightest. They have the monopoly in the UK, this needs to be stopped. We have not other option in the UK for your phone line connection, then they charge through the roof for it, IT WRONG!
BT must be challenged for this and hopefully justice will be brought to them!
Originally posted on Dear Kitty. Some blog:
This video from Britain is called Cable collaborator BT accused of aiding US drone strikes.
By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:
Friday 29th August 2014
The charity says there is evidence that a cable laid by BT for the US military between RAF Croughton — a US base near Brackley in Northamptonshire — and Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti was tailored for use in the launching of drone strikes in Yemen and Somalia.
Reprieve argues that since the strikes are taking place in countries with which…
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