Saturday, April 23, 2011

Acknowledging Earth Day:


We hope ya’ll had a chance to focus on Earth Day in some fashion on Earth Day.  Our planet and our environment aren’t in trouble, we are.  Even if we poison and deplete all of our natural resources, there will be a planet Earth and an environment.  They just won’t be inhabitable. 

For our part, we talked about some of that on WXXI Radio: 1370 Connection mentioning many of the factors in the Rochester, NY region that give us cause for hope and despair.  We thank all those that got back to us about how they liked the show. 

On Thursday, you might have attended the Rochester Sierra Club’s annual environmental forum.  If not here’s the skinny on that:

Rochester Sierra Club sustainability conference - Henrietta, NY - Henrietta Post “The Rochester Sierra Club hosted a sustainability conference at the First Unitarian Church of Rochester on Thursday, April 21, 2011. The event featured local businesses, organizations and guest speakers. Homepage - Henrietta, NY - Henrietta Post 

If you miss our chat on our local environmental issues on Earth Day, I suggest you surf over to three excerpts of Earth Day on Democracy Now!: Earth Day Special: Vandana Shiva and Maude Barlow on the Rights of Mother Earth; "Hold Both Parties to High Standards": Van Jones, Obama’s Ex-Green Jobs Czar: and "Now Is Our Time to Take a Stand": Tim DeChristopher’s Message to Youth Climate Activists at Power Shift 2011.

If you feel that you are not interested in Earth Day, or that environmental issues are not your ‘thing,’ in what sense would you meant that? 


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The ocean currents are like rivers into the sea, reaching speeds of around 10 quilometers per hour. This Swedish kite is attached to the seabed by a cable and ocean currents cause her to bemoving in circles and it turns the propeller attached to a turbine. As the sea water is 800 times denserthan air, the device is capable of generating 800 times more energy than if you were in the wind.