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Your Positive Steps/Strategy (participate in our reader survey)
by Jan Lundberg   
18 May 2009
What is your path of action, that you can share -- particularly if it's working for you? Is it just for yourself or for others as well? For Mother Earth? We'd like to know, as would your fellow readers. This follows up the survey we posed last month -- that seemed to stimulate great ideas and vision. Now, consider:

Q.#1: Living life to the fullest means... (tell us briefly; we anticipate your answer will be "in the now" of peak everything)
Q.#2: Taking action, for solving a crisis or making a vital change, means... what?
Q.#3: When is it necessary to get angry enough or motivated enough to seriously defend yourself or your ecosystem?
Healing or Stealing? - “You are brilliant, and the earth is hiring…”
by Paul Hawken   
17 May 2009
As so much change is afoot - it might be wise for all of us to view ourselves on the brink of commencement. -- Raging Grannie (Wanda B)

Commencement Address by Paul Hawken to the Class of 2009, University of Portland, May 3, 2009

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” Boy, no pressure there.
Mother's Day Wishes During Peak Times
by Elaine Kost   
10 May 2009
A box sits on the table before me filled with a couple of tops; some beaded necklaces from the '50s and lots of pictures. It’s addressed to my daughter Jennifer who I haven't seen in over two years. This Mothers Day I have more wishes than one.

Recently I flew to Apache Junction, Arizona where my mom and dad lived for many years.

Preserving and Enhancing Paradise in the Humboldt Redwoods
by concerned citizens against sprawl   
10 May 2009
Image Editor's introduction: While it's important to fight off the road builders who don't care about our common heritage of ancient redwoods, we must see the real reasons behind schemes. The idea in the case of California Transportation Dept. (CalTrance) highway "upgrades" is to pave over more of Humboldt County for corporate profit.
Cuba's Energy Use in Political Perspective
by Sharif Abdullah   
08 May 2009
"Yes, there are more people on bikes than cars in Havana. But, each of those guys on the bicycle is dreaming of the day when the Embargo gets lifted, so they can buy a Ford."

Today's observation for Culture Change on climate and pollution policy is by author Sharif Abdullah, in response to yesterday's "Cuba And Dealing with Global Pollution" by Ian Angus:

Cuba And Dealing with Global Pollution
by Ian Angus   
07 May 2009
ImageThis article comes via Thomas W. Warner, secretary Seattle/Cuba Friendship Committee - a Task Force of the Church Council of Greater Seattle.

The world is getting hotter, and the main cause is greenhouse gas emissions produced by human activity. Enormous damage has already been done, and we will have to live with the consequences of past emissions for decades, perhaps even centuries.

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