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Uniting the Grassroots Environmental Movement
Apr 24 '14
Apr 24 '14
Organic Consumers Accuse USDA Regulators of Surrendering to Corporate Interests
When the organic industry gathers in central Texas next week sparks are predicted to fly when farmers and consumer activists face off with government regulators who they have accused of a “power grab,” significantly eroding …
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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/organic-consumers-accuse-usda-of-corporate-interests/

Organic Consumers Accuse USDA Regulators of Surrendering to Corporate Interests

When the organic industry gathers in central Texas next week sparks are predicted to fly when farmers and consumer activists face off with government regulators who they have accused of a “power grab,” significantly eroding …

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/organic-consumers-accuse-usda-of-corporate-interests/

Apr 24 '14

manbartlett:

kateoplis:

"All of that…has helped me form what I call my 70 Percent Rule for decision-making. … If we just wrest our eyes, literally and figuratively, from our digital gizmos and the shitty, spoiling impatience they instill, we’ll see that this life, this planet, is amazing. That it is something just to be in the world, seeing and hearing and smelling. That for trillions of miles in every direction from earth, life really is blood-boilingly, eye-explodingly horrific. These situations where I can’t make a choice because I’m too busy trying to envision the perfect one—that false perfectionism traps you in this painful ambivalence: If I do this, then that other thing I could have done becomes attractive. But if I go and choose the other one, the same thing happens again. It’s part of our consumer culture. …So my rule is that if you have someone or something that gets 70 percent approval, you just do it. ‘Cause here’s what happens. The fact that other options go away immediately brings your choice to 80. Because the pain of deciding is over. And…when you get to 80 percent, you work. You apply your knowledge, and that gets you to 85 percent! And the thing itself, especially if it’s a human being, will always reveal itself—100 percent of the time!—to be more than you thought. And that will get you to 90 percent. After that, you’re stuck at 90, but who the fuck do you think you are, a god? You got to 90 percent? It’s incredible!”

"You’ve got to embrace discomfort…It’s the only way you can put yourself in situations where you can learn, and the only way you can keep your senses fresh once you’re there."

"I’ve never been suicidal…But I’ve wanted to be.”

This is an obliterating genius, an absurd, self-disgusted, generous, horny, inquisitive, belligerent, deep-felt, smart-stupid, bare-naked, vulgar, deeply ruminative, face-fuckingly frank genius. “

All Hail the King

Ok

Louie CK says all right things

Apr 24 '14
environmentalillnessnetwork:

Check out the study: “Inflammatory dietary pattern and risk of depression among women.”
Junk food often is inflammatory.

why are we surprised? 

environmentalillnessnetwork:

Check out the study: “Inflammatory dietary pattern and risk of depression among women.”

Junk food often is inflammatory.

why are we surprised? 

Apr 24 '14
Oregon State Professor’s Breakthrough Uses Sun to Produce Solar Cells
http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/oregon-state-breakthrough-solar-cells/

Oregon State Professor’s Breakthrough Uses Sun to Produce Solar Cells

http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/oregon-state-breakthrough-solar-cells/
Apr 24 '14
Moves to Expedite Fracked Gas Exports Spark Public Outcry: 182,000+ Americans Urge Senate to Enact Ban

“Fracked gas is not a geopolitical bargaining chip, nor should American communities be sacrificed to the oil and gas industry’s quest to increase profits.”
http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/fracked-gas-exports-spark-public-outcry-urge-senate-ban/

Moves to Expedite Fracked Gas Exports Spark Public Outcry: 182,000+ Americans Urge Senate to Enact Ban

“Fracked gas is not a geopolitical bargaining chip, nor should American communities be sacrificed to the oil and gas industry’s quest to increase profits.”

http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/fracked-gas-exports-spark-public-outcry-urge-senate-ban/

Apr 24 '14
nationalaquarium:

Thoughtful Thursday: It’s clear to see that water defines our world. 
Did you know? While a staggering 97.5 percent of our planet’s water is saltwater, only 2.5 percent is freshwater! 

nationalaquarium:

Thoughtful Thursday: It’s clear to see that water defines our world. 

Did you know? While a staggering 97.5 percent of our planet’s water is saltwater, only 2.5 percent is freshwater

Apr 24 '14
urbangreens:

Green roof with solar panels

doubling down on green initiatives! 

urbangreens:

Green roof with solar panels

doubling down on green initiatives! 

Apr 24 '14
Apr 24 '14

Erin Brockovich Joins Vets to Rally Against DOJ’s Position in Supreme Court Water Pollution Case

Love me some protesting…

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http://ecowatch.com/2014/04/24/erin-brockovich-joins-rally-water-pollution-case/