Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Things keep happening

The 10 Step Carbon Action Program (note change of name from Car Addiction Pro to Car Action Pro) has its own website where folks can sign up and be counted. We currently have 28 members, plus 14 children who've singed onto the 10 Steps for Children, which is part of 10StepCAP, with a page of their own on the website.

We are also on Facebook as a group, with 47 members. Please join on one or both of these sites if you haven't already.

A group from the Lehigh Valley took a Climate Walk for Earth Day, on April 24th, from Allentown to Bethlehem (about 6.5 miles). I'll add a photo to this entry soon. The group consisted of only 7 but it was a good WALK. We carried signs, including Tim's huge CUT THE CARBON scissors,  and handed out literature. We combined forces with the Gas Truth Group, a Clean Water Action initiative that calls attention to and combats the destructive Marcellus Shale drilling for natural gas in northeastern PA and elsewhere. We concluded the walk at the marvelous Wildflower Cafe in South Bethlehem, in time for the chili tasting and other fun activities of the annual Spring on 4th festival. The Gas Truth Group had a table where over 60 passersby signed letters to elected officials urging action to stop the drilling.

For May we have chosen an acitivity: Take a carbon footprint test ( or any other one) and report your score. You might also choose to share what you plan to do to improve your score.

Hoping to hear from you.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

In memory of Granny D

I just learned that my hero, Granny D, died at the age of 100 on March 10. Here's a link to the BBC News article about her. Today, with a beautiful blue sky and temperatures in the 60's, I plan to walk a few miles in her memory. I salute you, Granny D.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Gratitude for experiences in Texas

I want to thank all the wonderful people I met - and those I already knew - in Houston and New Braunfels this February and March. I spoke at churches, a school, on radio and with individuals.

Greta Browne and Pat Estes at the Unitarian Universalist Society in New Braunfels, TX

I visited a permaculture garden, two farmers markets, and a City of Houston green energy center for builders. I met people who ride their bicycles everywhere, people who've built their homes with many sustainable features. and people who garden extensively and wisely. I met people who dedicate their lives to greening their cities and keeping their watersheds healthy, and radio reporters who go out of their way to get good environmental news on their shows. I met teachers and a principal who teach environmental wisdom to young children.

Upon my return to Bethlehem I realize that I am inspired and energized by these experiences. Thanks, everyone, and thanks to my sister who hosted me and helped make all this possible.


Monday, March 1, 2010

A Climate Change Suicide

In doing research for a presentation tomorrow at an elementary school in Houston, I came across an article about a couple in Argentina that killed themselves in a suicide pact. Here's the link.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New article about my Climate Walk

This morning the Herald Zeitgeist in New Braunfels, Texas, published an article about my Walk. I am speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Society there and my hosts made sure the newspaper heard about it. Check it out - click here.