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A message from the World Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in response to the tragedy in Haiti

Written on January 18th, 2010 by Suzanneno shouts

The world is responding to the disaster in Haiti, and people around the world are coming together to help in any way they can. The animal victims of this disaster will desperately need help too, and animal welfare groups are joining forces to come to their aid.

Together, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) will be working on the ground to help the animals in Haiti.

We have developed the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH) to assist in the response efforts, and all animal welfare organizations are invited to join ARCH and direct their financial support to the coalition.

Our teams will be working out of a mobile clinic which has been donated to us by the Antigua and Barbuda Humane Society. WSPA and IFAW have pledged funds to fully outfit this mobile clinic, and it will be shipped from Antigua to our member society, Sociedad Dominicana Para la Protección de Animales (SODOPRECA) in the Dominican Republic for them to drive across the border into Haiti.

When people join together, amazing things can happen. We’re asking you to join us now and donate to help the animals of Haiti and the thousands of other animals that will be affected by disasters to come.

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Earth Day 2009

Written on April 22nd, 2009 by redwaterlilyno shouts

Today is Earth Day. What are you doing today to celebrate this day and to mark this day? I started last night by making a reusable shopping bag from an old pair of jeans. I never used my sewing machine ebfore but it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be and the bag looks pretty cute. I even used the back pocket from the jeans and sewed it onto the front for change or the shopping list. I will try to post a picture later. So what are you doing to save the world, once “green” project at a time?

Plastic bags consumed this year:

Here are some links about going green, live before going green, earth day projects, etc.

Did anybody go to Wilmington’s Rodney Square for the Earth Day celebration that was there today? If yes, let us know how it was.

The Earth Day Network can be found here and also read about the project GREEN GENERATION.

From the GOOD blog — Environmentalism before Earth Day and the Earth Day Mixtape Playlist.

Or how about you make your own reusable shopping bag - make a few and you can give them away.

Other Upcoming Event:

2nd Annual Earth Day Event on Chincoteague Island,VA.
May 9.2009 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Live Music all day with Mama Jama,Earth Band and local talent. Arts and Crafts Show,Farmers Market,Flea Market,Childrens Play area,Educational Booths,Bio Diesel cars and so much more. We are aiming to have a ‘hazardous waste’ trailer working with our county landfill so the community can come and bring old paints,stains etc. that day to be collected and disposed of properly. The event will be on Mother’s Day Weekend (and a full moon) and the evening will end with a drumming circle….on 5 gallon buckets!

Energy and Climate Change: Science, Ethics, and Response (EVENT)

Written on March 4th, 2009 by redwaterlilyno shouts

THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS OF SOUTHERN DELAWARE (www.uussd.org)
Cordially invites the public to attend an informative discussion with a well known environmental expert who will explore the ethical issues involved with energy and climate change…
DR. CHAD TOLMAN – Retired DuPont chemist and visiting UD scientist
“Energy and Climate Change: Science, Ethics and Response”
“Our current energy system, based mostly on the burning of fossil fuels, is unsustainable. It is also unethical because those who are least responsible for consuming irreplaceable hydrocarbons and damaging Earth’s climate are suffering and will continue to suffer the most. The window of opportunity to deal with the twin challenges of energy and climate change, before the consequences are catastrophic, is closing. The time for action is now.”

  • DATE / TIME: Saturday, March 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • WHERE: Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware church located at 33739 Marsh Road, Lewes Delaware 19958 (directions at www.uussd.org)
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Pat Schaeffer at 302-245-4171 or e-mail pschaeffer1@comcast.net
  • SPONSORED BY: UUSD Social Justice Committee

– ALL ARE WELCOME –

Design a Green Poster

Written on February 26th, 2009 by redwaterlilyno shouts

The GOOD Blog had a post about a green poster contest. Go to Green Patriot Posters and read all about it.

During World War II, strong, action-oriented posters played a crucial role in energizing the American people behind conservation. Now a similar mobilization of America is required to turn the crisis posed by global climate change into opportunity.

Check out posters and submit your own here.

Of course, my favorite is this one here

Its not easy being green
It’s not easy being green

Message from Defenders of Wildlife

Written on February 26th, 2009 by redwaterlilyno shouts

The Bush/Cheney Administration has been gone for more than a month, but their eleventh-hour regulatory shenanigans are still threatening our polar bears and other threatened and endangered wildlife.

Before leaving office, the Bush/Cheney Administration rammed through a regulatory change to the Endangered Species Act (ESA) that threatens efforts to save polar bears, wolves, manatees and nearly 1,400 other species from extinction.
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