Guest Blog

Guest blog: Empowering people key to cutting climate pollution

8
Jul
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By Andrew Moore, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer for Viable Earth Enterprises. -- Luis

I founded Viable Earth to empower people and enterprise (including communities, business, schools and organizations) to make the right green decisions, in order to accelerate our transition to a green, clean and carbon-free society.

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The Saddest Thing: First-hand Encounter of Oil on Florida and Alabama Beaches (PHOTOS)

7
Jul

Post by Dr. Stephen A. Smith from Cleanenergy.org, cross-posted with permission from our allies Southern Alliance for Clean Energy. -- Ines

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Guest blog: The freedom of biking on the Brita Climate Ride

30
Jun
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By Climate Rider Carolynn Shaut. The Brita Climate Ride-California will take place on September 21-25, 2010. Register today! -- Luis

I first read about the Brita Climate Ride from a recent 1Sky email. Like many people, I rely on my keyboard for political expression and the Internet for most of the news. This bit of news about Climate Ride pulled on me, like a subtle string.

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Guest blog: A windy Father's Day

24
Jun
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By 1Sky blogging working group member Andy Silber. See Andy's bio at the end of this post. -- Ines

On Father’s Day, my wife asked want I wanted to do. I’m such an energy geek that I told her that I wanted to visit one of the wind farms that are popping up near Ellensburg, WA , just across Snoqualmie Pass from Seattle. So we loaded up our son and two dogs and drove two hours along I-90.

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Senators Collins & Snowe get well-deserved "Oily Bird Awards"

21
Jun
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By Jennifer Niese, a Climate Precinct Captain in Maine. -- Luis

Last Wednesday (June 16th), I joined up with a group of a dozen other Mainers in front of our U.S. Senators offices in Portland, Maine. Senators Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe were among 47 Senators to vote in favor of Senator Lisa Murkowski’s resolution which would have gutted the EPA’s ability to regulate emissions from the fossil fuel industry. Fortunately, 53 Senators voted to defeat the proposal and the Clean Air Act remains intact.

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Obama's BP speech: a call to action

17
Jun
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By Janelle Corn, Ph.D. See bio at the end of this post. -- Luis

Tuesday evening, President Obama gave a prime-time speech to our nation from the Oval Office, an 18-minute outline of the status of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, "the worst environmental disaster America has ever faced," and a look forward.

The President summarized the facts of the oil spill and actions taken by BP and the Administration to date to contain the damage. The battle plan he laid out included commitments by the government and by BP to clean up the spill. But the critical parts of his speech, in my opinion, were the challenges to restore the Gulf region and to move beyond oil.

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Guest Blog: "Dirty Air Act" actions on Capitol Hill

11
Jun
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This post is from 1Sky intern Emma Fernandez, a former intern from last year. Emma returned to 1Sky for the summer, so we gave her and all our interns a grueling assignment: head to Capitol Hill on a hot DC morning, put on a stifling oil barrel costume, and speak out against Sen. Lisa Murkowski's appalling "Dirty Air Act" resolution as it was being debated on the Senate floor. Emma -- along with Florencia Foxley, Amy Plovnick, and Ines Ware -- did a great job and we're proud of their efforts on the Hill yesterday. --Garth

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Guest blog: A Murkowski win would embolden Big Oil & Dirty Coal

10
Jun
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Nick Santos is a former 1Sky policy fellow and now works with The Environmental Consumer in California. The author's opinions do not necessarily reflect those of the 1Sky campaign.-- Luis

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Guest blog: Michigan activists smack down dirty energy

8
Jun
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By Jesse Worker, former 1Sky organizer and clean energy organizer for Clean Water Michigan. -- Luis

Within just two weeks in April, the massive risks of fossil fuel reliance to our security, economy and environment were exposed in two tragic disasters in West Virginia and the Gulf of Mexico. The astounding arrogance in Massey Energy’s disregard for safety regulations and BP’s unwillingness to share information on the extent the Deepwater Horizon leak has rightfully fueled the public outrage at these catastrophes.

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Guest blog: SACE flies over Gulf spill

4
Jun
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By Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), and cross-posted with their permission from their blog. -- Luis

Yesterday I flew with SACE board member Enid Sisskin and former board member Michael O’Donovan, a professional photographer. Both are Gulf coast residents with a long history of fighting offshore drilling. We flew out of Gulf Shores, Alabama over the beautiful Gulf of Mexico to the site of this tragic oil disaster, where BP’s drill rig Deepwater Horizon exploded on April 20. The site is located approximately 100 miles from Gulf Shores.

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