Monday, March 30, 2009

Pass it on

So at the beginning of this year, a hottie in front of Target grabbed my attention for Greenpeace. My mother, when I was 11/12, was into it and in turn I was. I wrote letters to the president, had my classmates sign petitions, did speeches on animal cruelty and tuna fishing. I am happy to get involved in it again and thought, I have some readers here, maybe some of the info would be of interest to you.


Save the Polar Bears, Save the Planet!

Before leaving office, the Bush Administration passed last-minute regulations designed to weaken the protections afforded to polar bears and other wildlife under the Endangered Species Act. However, President Obama recently signed a law passed by Congress on March 11th that gives Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar special authority to rescind the dangerous Bush regulations.

The new law only gives Salazar this authority until May 3, so it's imperative that we act now! Sign our petition opposing the Bush Administration's illegal and illogical regulations!


The Power of Sunlight will be Rolling across Vermont

Tomorrow, March 28th, marks the 30th anniversary of the Three Mile Island meltdown and the kick-off of our month-long tour of Vermont with the Rolling Sunlight, Greenpeace's solar-equipped, biodiesel-fueled truck.

Right now Vermont has a unique opportunity to shut down Entergy's aging nuclear reactor, Vermont Yankee, and to choose clean, safe renewable energy. The Vermont legislature has given itself the authority to accept or reject the relicensing of the reactor. The Rolling Sunlight and Greenpeace will visit farmers' markets, universities, film screenings, and galleries throughout the state to engage Vermonters about the risks of running Vermont Yankee for another 20 years and the benefits of replacing the nuclear reactor with renewable energy. Read more about the tour here.
And on this 30th anniversary of the meltdown, it's important that we remember Three Mile Island and the dangers posed by nuclear power and its deadly wastes. You can read our blog, "Remembering the Three Mile Island Meltdown," on Huffington Post.


The Road to Copenhagen

We recently kicked off our Road to Copenhagen campaign in China, where Greenpeace activists projected some stunning images calling on the Chinese president and the chief executive of Hong Kong to attend the UN climate talks in Copenhagen this December. Over the next ten months Greenpeace will be holding similar actions in countries across the globe, including right here in the U.S. We need strong leadership from the U.S. and China, the world's largest emitters of global warming pollution, at the Copenhagen talks. This might be the last chance we'll get to put an effective, global solution into place in time to avert the worst effects of climate change. Check out a slideshow from the China projections, and read more on our staff blog about why it's so important for the U.S. and China to lead the world's response to global warming.

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