Did you know April is National Recycling Month?
Earth Hour 2012
Fresh Pet Food
Give your furry friends healthy food without preservatives or fillers. Try Freshpet products.
Save the Wolves!
From Credo Action:
To make up for the fact that rapid tar sands oil mining is threatening caribou herds by destroying vast swaths of rainforest habitat in Alberta, the Canadian government has called for strychnine poisoning and aerial shooting of thousands of wolves in areas of tar sands mining.1
Tell Prime Minister Harper: Stop Canada’s planned wolf killings!
If Alberta Canada’s tar sands oil fields are fully developed, an area of boreal rainforest the size of Florida will be eviscerated, leaving in its wake only giant ponds of toxic wastewater.2
It’s obvious why this would pose a massive threat to all wildlife species who reside there, including birds, caribou and the iconic spirit bear.
But instead of preserving the habitat caribou need for their survival, the Canadian government’s answer is to blaze ahead with tar sands oil extraction, and kill thousands of wolves who would naturally prey on the caribou. The Ministry of the Environment’s plan calls for aerial shooting, and poisoning with bait laced with strychnine — a particularly painful type of poison.
Tell Prime Minister Harper: Stop your planned wolf killings! Preserve wolf and caribou habitat, and stop the irresponsible development of tar sands oil which threatens all of us.
This plan to kill wolves is a misguided, cruel response that does nothing to alleviate the greater problem: Tar sands development is a huge threat to wildlife, local communities, and all of our futures.
But despite the clear negative consequences, the Canadian government continues working to rapidly expand tar sands production and sales, including with the Keystone XL Pipeline to export tar sands oil all over the world.
Understandably, this has begun to earn Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and many in the country’s government, a negative reputation, to which they are becoming increasingly sensitive.2
The Ministry of the Environment has not yet moved forward with this planned wolf kill. And with enough public pressure, we can get them to abandon the plan, and build the case for Canada to stop their devastating race to expand tar sands oil fields.
Click HERE to sign the petition.
Learn more about ocean conservation on Sea Web. Here’s their 2012 Super Bowl ad.
Meat Week NYC
November 7 to the 12th is Meat Week in New York City! Help celebrate those farmers, markets who help work towards providing sustainable meat products to the Big Apple. According to Clean Plates, “Meat Week is organized by great folks at Food Karma Projects, in collaboration with Grow NYC, Food Systems Network NYC and Just Food. The festivities include tastings, demos, tours, talks and even parties. Organizers have also set up a Relief Fund for those farmers affected by Hurricane Irene.
The Save Vanishing Species stamp is now available at all U.S. post offices. According to the World Wildlife Fund, “all proceeds raised from the premium will go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Multinational Species Conservation Funds, which support efforts to protect wild populations of tigers, rhinos, elephants, great apes and marine turtles.”
Be the Light
A great use for those plastic soda bottles, and a way to save on electric bills. Mabuhay!