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BooksIgnition: What You Can Do to Fight Global Warming and Spark a Movement
Doing Democracy: The MAP Model for Organizing Social Movements
Making Development More Sustainable: Sustainomics Framework and Applications
American Heat: Ethical Problems with the United States Response to Global Warming
HeroesThose speaking out and taking action on global warming, making personal change, and working to build an ecologically and economically sustainable future.
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- Jun 20, 2008 7:30 PM Call for Action: Achieving Global Climate Justice in the 21st Century
- Jun 5, 2008 10:00 AM World Environment Day: CO2: Kick the Habit!
- Jun 4, 2008 12:59 PM Climate Change Debate Begins In Washington, Bonn
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PUTTING A FACE ON GLOBAL WARMING
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The discussion continues in our online forums: bring your questions, bring your answers, bring yourself. Join us as we work together to chart our path: To the seventh generation. Registration is free and open to all. For more info: www.eco-res.org
“We, an international group of academics and activists, scientists and social justice advocates, government and community leaders, professionals and concerned citizens, assembled on the EcoRes Forum virtual platform in April 2007 to discuss the ethical, political, and socio-cultural aspects of climate change and to forge a common vision and action plan. We hereby commit ourselves to the development and implementation of a climate justice agenda for the 21st century, and we call upon the world's citizens to join with us in this commitment.”
The full statement Achieving Global Climate Justice in the 21st Century can be found at EcoRes Forum or can be downloaded here. We welcome your endorsement: To do so, complete the online form at http://www.eco-res.org/call_signature.html or write email@example.com, including your name, organization or institution, address, and email...
About EcoRes Forum
Based on the principles of equity, sustainability, environmental justice, and ecocentrism, the EcoRes Forum is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the free exchange of information and ideas concerning social, ethical, political, and environmental issues related to climate change via a series of online e-conferences and virtual discussion boards. All programs are offered free of charge to registering participants.
Our web-based dialogue series launched in April 2007 with a two-week debate about whether a societal paradigm shift to ecocentrism* might speed the global climate movement. More than 700 participants from 80+ countries took part in the discussion, which was followed in April 2008 by Environmental (In)Justice: Sources, Symptoms, and Solutions, taking a look at some of the underlying causes of environmental and climate injustices around the world, with participants sharing examples and suggestions on how best to resolve and redress these issues. Based on this series of discussions, members of the Forum have issued the EcoRes Forum Call for Action: Achieving Global Climate Justice in the 21st Century.
By hosting this cross-disciplinary series, the Forum team aspires to building synergistic bridges among activists and academics, scientists and social critics, researchers, journalists, community leaders, and concerned citizens in order to increase our shared understanding and thereby to empower joint efforts on climate justice issues.
Learn more about what we do, why we do it, and how you can help -- visit www.eco-res.org.
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* From Wikipedia: "Ecocentrism is a philosophy that recognizes that the ecosphere, rather than any individual organism, is the source and support of all life and as such advises a holistic and eco-centric approach to government, industry, and individual."
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Who I'd like to meet:Everyone interested in addressing climate change, personally or professionally, by group or individual efforts, voting with ballots, wallets, and pencils. Each effort counts!
Ready to make some personal changes? A few starting points:
- Shopping: Bring cloth bags to the market. Buy local, organic products. Make sure everything is minimally packaged!
- Change to compact fluorescent bulbs, and learn how to turn light switches OFF. :D
- Take shorter showers. Try turning off the water while you soap up, shampoo, or shave, then turn it on to rinse.
- Pick at least one night a week to eat meatless. Big change: Go Veggie! (We can recommend some GREAT cook books)
- Home improvements: Insulate home and water heaters, change AC filters (better: turn it off!), adjust thermostats on home/water heaters, install low-flow shower heads, replace old appliances with energy efficient ones (try the manual can opener!), switch to double pane windows or a tankless water heater.
- Change your mode of transportation: Carpool. Take the train or bus. Bicycle. Walk. (Skip if you like)
- If you must drive, be car smart: Inflate your tires and check air pressure monthly, change your filters, don't leave your car idling, reduce how much you drive (group errands), and make sure your next car is fuel efficient or hybrid.
- Complete the cycle: Reduce your use and garbage, recycle what you DO use, and buy recycled products whenever possible.
- IE: Use only recycled paper (start with the back of your own!)
- Air dry your clothes, and wash laundry with minimal water -- on cold, with natural, biodegradable laundry products.
- Unplug all your chargers and unused electronics. Turn off computers and TVs -- standby is not eco-friendly.
- Use a push mower (bonus: doubles as a non-electric treadmill).
- Plant a tree or two (or 100). Make sure they're locally growing, and that rainfall patterns can support them once established. If you live in a dry area, try desert-scaping!
- SPREAD THE WORD.
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