Ecological Wisdom & the Environment

GP meeting location for #ForwardOnClimate

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, General, National Greens on February 16th, 2013 by Doonan – Comments Off

A note was posted Saturday afternoon on www.gp.org giving the location that Green Party Activists will be meeting for the #ForwardOnClimate rally.

Join Greens from around the country this Sunday, Feb. 17 in Washington, DC to be part of the massive Forward On Climate (#ForwardOnClimate) demonstration endorsed by the Green Party of the United States.

WHERE TO MEET: Green Party members and friends will gather at 11:30 AM on Sunday at the carousel in front of the Smithsonian Institution Building (Castle) on the south side of the Mall, at 1000 Jefferson Drive. See Map.

The #ForwardOnClimate Rally begins on the Mall (northeast corner of the Washington Monument) at noon.

The Obama administration has continued to delayed a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline. We must demand an outright rejection of tar-sands oil. It’s time to bring renewable energy sources online. Climate Justice Now!

Green Party urges national protest against the proposed Keystone XL and Trailbreaker pipelines

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment on February 14th, 2013 by Dave Schwab – Comments Off

The Green Party of the United States is urging party members and all Americans to organize and join various protests against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline in the coming weeks, including a major demonstration in Washington, DC, on February 17.

President Obama rejected the initial application for the pipeline in January 2012 but is expected to approve the renewed application. The multi-billion-dollar Keystone XL would connect the tar-sands oil fields in Alberta, Canada (the world’s second biggest pool of extractable carbon) to refineries and seaports in the Gulf Coast. read more »

Jill Stein’s New Ad: “Climate Storm”

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, Presidential Campaign on November 1st, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

Jill Stein Arrested at Keystone Pipeline Protest

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, Presidential Campaign on October 31st, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 5 Comments

From the Washington Post:

By Steven Mufson, Wednesday, October 31, 11:24 AM

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested Wednesday morning in east Texas while attempting to resupply protesters camping out in trees to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, according to anti-pipeline activists.

Opponents of the pipeline have climbed some trees in the path of the pipeline in Winnsboro, Tex., and have been there for 38 days.

Stein was taken to the Wood County jail, said Kim Huynh, a spokesman for the Tar Sands Blockade. Earlier, Stein said in a statement that “the climate is taking this election by storm, breaking the silence of the Obama and Romney campaigns that have been bought and paid for by the oil, coal and gas companies.” She added, “Hurricane Sandy is just a taste of what’s to come under the climate destroying policies of Romney and Obama.”

VP Candidate Cheri Honkala Reporting From Philadelphia

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, Presidential Campaign on October 30th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 2 Comments

Green Party vice presidential nominee Cheri Honkala arrives back in Philadelphia after two weeks on the campaign trail just in time to witness the impact of Hurricane Sandy on her hometown. Watch it now:

From Jill Stein for President

Climate Change Jeopardy with Presidential “Stand ins”

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, Presidential Campaign on October 2nd, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 1 Comment

New York Greens have fun with Climate Change to point out the similarity between Obama and Romney and the strength of solutions by Jill Stein and the Green Party.

Green Party Calls for National Climate Action Plan

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment on October 1st, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 1 Comment

From the Green Party of New York State:

The Green Party of New York today helped coordinate a nationwide day of action around the country to call for action around climate change. A copy of the plan is at www.gpnys.org, as well as below.

In NYS, Green Party events were organized in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Syracuse and Albany. The day was capped with a nationwide Virtual Town Hall meeting with Green Presidential Jill Stein (7 PM EST, livestream.com/greenpartyus), who took questions from participants across the country. The Town Hall was moderated by Colin Beavan, who is running for Congress on the Green line in Brooklyn . Beavan is best known for book and DVD as No Impact Man. Climate change activist Bill McKibben provided an overview of the issue.

The Green Party called for immediate action by Congress and the President to adopt a Climate Action Plan to transition to a carbon free economy by 2025.

“Taking action on climate change now is a win-win. Investment in clean, renewable energy helps the environment, improves the quality of life for average Americans, and is the basis for a job creation boom to put the 25 million plus unemployed back to work,” said Peter LaVenia, Green Party candidate for State Senate from Albany

“And once we move to a renewable energy system, our energy costs will be slashed forever, allowing us to invest in higher wages, better schools, and affordable housing,” he added.

The Climate Action Plan is part of the Green New Deal plan for full employment and economic rights.

Green Party candidates participating in Climate Action Change events today included: Colia Clark (U.S. Senate, NY), Joseph Diaferia (U. S Congress, CD16 Bronx-Westchester), Thomas Siracuse (NY State Senate, SD29 Manhattan-Bronx), Carl Lundgren (NY State Senate, SD34 Bronx-Westchester), Patrick Dwyer (NY State Assembly, AD46 Brooklyn) Daniel Zuger (NY State Assembly, AD85 Bronx).; Ursula Rozum, (Congress, Central NY, 24th CD), Peter LaVenia (State Senate 44th District), and Colin Beavan (Congress, 8th CD Brooklyn).

“The Climate Action Plan is part of the Green New Deal plan for full employment and economic rights,” added Ursula Rozum. Green Party congressional candidate in Syracuse. “The Republicans are climate change deniers while the Democrats are climate change evaders. Both ignore this massive problem at their recent conventions. As climate change disruption becomes more severe, it is time to end the partisan gridlock and debate in Congress and take action. We have the technological ability to move to a carbon free, clean energy system. What we have lacked — and which the Green Party has — is the political will and leadership.”
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Digital Town Hall Climate Change Meeting With Stein, McKibben, & Beavan

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, Presidential Campaign on September 30th, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – 1 Comment

Sunday September 30th at 7 EST, 4 Pacific, join Dr. Jill Stein, Colin “No Impact Man” Beavan, and climate change expert Bill McKibben for an online “Town Hall Meeting” on Climate Change. From JillStein.org:

Despite the Democrat and Republican candidates’ near silence on the issue, climate change is happening, the impacts are getting more severe, and it’s not something we can choose to ignore.

Join us online this Sunday, September 30th at 4pmPST/7pmEST to hear how Jill Stein’s Green New Deal would curb climate change and transition the United States to a sustainable economy.

Who:

  • Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein
  • Colin Beavan, aka No Impact Man, Green Party Candidate for Congress, will moderate the event
  • Bill McKibben, author and climate change expert, will offer scientific, non-partisan background on the issue

Where: http://www.livestream.com/greenpartyus read more »

US Senate Candidate Colia Clark on Indian Point Nuke Plant (Video)

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment on May 31st, 2012 by Ronald Hardy – Comments Off

Colia Clark, Green Party candidate for US Senate in New York, spoke at an NRC meeting about the Indian Point nuclear reactor.

After Fukushima, Stein calls for 100% renewable energy economy

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, Presidential Campaign on March 12th, 2012 by Dave Schwab – 2 Comments

From Jill Stein for President:

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein marked the first anniversary of the Fukushima meltdown, and the resultant deaths and estimated $250 billion in cleanup costs, by calling for a Green New Deal to begin an immediate move to a 100% renewable energy economy. Dr. Stein said the Obama White House “has shown it has learned nothing” by promoting nuclear power plants at a time when much of the world is shifting away from them after the Japanese nuclear disaster.

“A Green president would invest in wind, solar and geothermal, emphasize efficiency and conservation, phase out nuclear power plants, and move to a carbon-free economy to deal with climate change. We would immediately end Obama’s expensive subsidies for nuclear power as well as fossil fuels, and use those funds instead to kick off a job-producing energy program based on clean, safe and renewable energy,” said Stein.

Stein said she would push for the immediate shutdown of the 23 Fukushima-style GE Mark I reactors as the first step in moving to a nuclear-free America. read more »

Green Party blasts Obama, NRC on approval of new nuclear reactors in Georgia

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment on February 20th, 2012 by Dave Schwab – 1 Comment

From Green Party US:

US taxpayers to subsidize the high cost and high liability for the new units, while Southern Co. reaps the profits

WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party candidates and leaders strongly criticized a Feb. 9 decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to issue the final license for two new reactors located at the currently operating Vogtle nuclear power plant near Augusta, Georgia.

Greens said that the 2011 Fukushima disaster, with radioactive water and waste continuing to spill into the local environment, proves the need to put nuclear power on permanent hold. Green Party leaders noted that residents near Plant Vogtle claim that some cancers increased after 1987, when the Atlanta-based Southern Company opened the first of the two existing reactors. read more »

Green Party to Obama: Whether foreign or domestic, it’s time for America to cut oil and gas from our energy diet

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment on January 31st, 2012 by Dave Schwab – 1 Comment

WASHINGTON, DC — President Obama’s energy policy shows a dangerous disconnect from the real nature of the current energy crisis, said Green Party candidates and leaders, who promoted the “Green New Deal” as a way to alleviate impending climate change and create millions of new jobs (http://www.greenpartywatch.org/2010/08/11/62-green-candidates-endorse-green-new-deal).

Jill Stein, candidate for the Green Party’s 2012 presidential nomination (http://www.jillstein.org): “With his State of the Union speech, President Obama has adopted the ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’ platform of the Republican Party. He has embraced the energy industry position that our public lands and our environment should be sacrificed for the goal of increasing domestic production. This spin ignores the fact that our most pressing problem isn’t foreign oil — it’s what fossil fuels, both foreign and domestic, are doing to our planet. The President’s ‘all of the above’ approach is an alarming denial of the climate emergency we face and the urgent need to substantially reduce the amount of carbon we exhaust into the atmosphere. Our nation and human society around the world are already at serious risk for devastating climate disruption. Obama’s proposals make this risk even worse. With the President’s support of the oil company agenda, the Green Party now emerges as the one clear political voice for a sustainable energy policy that our planet and economy so badly need.” read more »

Stein: White House role in blocking climate progress “unforgivable”

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, Presidential Campaign on December 13th, 2011 by Dave Schwab – 2 Comments

From Jill Stein for President:

Regarding the recently ended Durban climate change talks, Dr. Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate, issued the following statement this morning:
“Unlike my Republican opponents, President Obama professes to believe in science. He knows that America and the world is rapidly rushing to the catastrophic financial and environmental impacts of climate change, and yet he joins the deniers in blocking action to save our children’s future. read more »

Six Green mayors sign on to letter from over 100 mayors opposing Keystone XL tar sands pipeline

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment, Press Release on November 18th, 2011 by Dave Schwab – Comments Off

From the Green Party of the United States:

WASHINGTON, DC — Six Green mayors have signed on to a joint letter to President Obama from more than 100 mayors expressing grave concerns about the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

The mayors, representing communities across the US, voiced relief at President Obama’s decision to postpone the decision, as well as hope that the permit for the pipeline will be rejected when it comes up for review after the presidential election.

A summary of the letter, a link to the text, and a list of the mayors can be found online here: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/sclefkowitz/over_100_mayors_voice_concern.html

The Green mayors who signed the letter are Larry Bragman (Fairfax, Calif.), Bruce Delgado (Marina, Calif.), David Doonan (Greenwich, NY), Gayle McLaughlin (Richmond, Calif.), Jim Sullivan (Victory, NY), and Jason West (New Paltz, NY). (Mayor Bragman signed after the web site was published.) read more »

Green Parties sponsor “No Nukes Tour: Organize the South!”

Posted in Ecological Wisdom & the Environment on September 30th, 2011 by Dave Schwab – 1 Comment

Hot Indie News reports:

Green Parties in several states are co-sponsoring and hosting a ‘No Nukes Tour’ of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida from Monday, October 3, to Saturday, October 8.The No Nukes Tour, with the slogan “Organize the South!”, will feature Green activist and candidate Howie Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins has been an organizer in movements for peace, justice, labor, the environment, and independent politics and against nuclear power since the late 1960s.

The tour will kick off with a press conference at 10 am at the Raleigh Old State House in North Carolina.

For more information and a schedule of tour events, read the article at Hot Indie News.