Thursday, October 22, 2009

Techno-Green Week Links Are Up

As you will soon see it is quite an overwhelming embarrassment of riches. Assuming I have returned to good health and all, next week should be a real barn-burner.

Building and Mobilizing A Movement in the Face of Climate Catastrophe

Join Us At is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis -- the solutions that justice demand.

Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis -— to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.

In order to unite the public, media, and our political leaders behind the 350 goal, we're harnessing the power of the internet to coordinate a planetary day of action This Saturday, October 24, 2009. We hope to have actions at hundreds of iconic places around the world -- from the Taj Mahal to the Great Barrier Reef to your community -- and clear message to world leaders: the solutions to climate change must be equitable, they must be grounded in science, and they must meet the scale of the crisis.

If an international grassroots movement holds our leaders accountable to the latest climate science, we can start the global transformation we so desperately need.

Go to for more information.

Plug in your zip code to find an Action near you.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Fair Warning

I am feeling quite craptacular this Wednesday evening, worse than yesterday. This is what comes of being a superannuated wreck with questionable habits. I am holding out hope for the therapeutic power of "So You Think You Can Dance" and "Glee" tonight but I make no promises. Please keep your eyes on this blog tomorrow. If I'm still feeling like this -- not to mention horrifically coughing like this -- tomorrow around 2pm I'm just calling it a day and going back to bed. But things might turn around overnight, stay tuned, think happy thoughts, we'll see.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

For Today --

Be sure that at the very least you have read and are prepared to discuss two of the shorter pieces assigned for today, one of which talks about an Environmental Racism study asserting complex causation for discrimination and the other of which talks about the racism playing out in some National Park and wildlife preservation work. All told, these pieces demand something like four pages of reading. Have copies on hand, marked up, and ready to roll. We're going to have some true rhet-style fun today.