HAPPY EARTH DAY 2012

BRAHMINY KITE  Gibb Tor Rocks  Anton, der Träumer Fifty-three reactors down, one to go: Japan may have a nuclear-free summer 45_adj_DSC3623 pufferfish  Out of sight does not mean out of the ocean. Life in the Gulf of Mexico has been significantly hit by oil in the past two years. While beaches may look clean, the story at the bottom of the ocean is different. A similar spill in the Arctic would be devastating for local  wildlife and Indigenous communities.

 

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THE FAMILY OF PLANET EARTH groups and GREENPEACE

THE FAMILY OF PLANET EARTH groups and GREENPEACE will have a special photo and video presentation on EARTH DAY April 22, 2012. Photos and Videos about our planet and what it has to offer us. 

Blog post ups from now until EARTH DAY will have a special note to remind followers of our special presentation to you. 

TWO NEW BLOGS

TWO NEW BLOGS are in the works and will go online 4/1/2012. PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE and PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY.

Summary Blog Description: PLANET EARTH IN BLACK AND WHITE

Blog will cover featured photographers, contest winners, galleries, sepia photography, and group activities.

Summary Blog Description: PLANET EARTH BACK IN THE DAY

Blog will cover featured photographers, sepia photography, galleries, vintage photography, PLANET EARTH EARTH 100 YEAR CLUB, transportation, portraits, and groups activities. 

PLANET EARTH NEWSLETTER blog will continue normal blogging activities on 4/1/2012. 

Thanks for your interest in PLANET EARTH groups and its blogging services.

Your Friend   Lee

Greenpeace — CHICAGO QUITS COAL


Polluting Coal Plants Shut Down Through Community Activism

We have written a lot about the grassroots campaign to close the Fisk and Crawford coal plants in Chicago. These are some of the oldest and dirtiest coal plants in the country, owned by California-based Edison International.

For a decade, citizen activists have been standing up to Edison International and calling for the plants to close. View a timeline of this work. Today, the campaign reached a historic victory – the Fisk coal plant in Pilsen will shut down in 2012 and the Crawford coal plant in Little Village will shut down by 2014.

Let’s all take a deep (and soon to be cleaner) breath. The people won. When communities come together and confront corporate power, we can achieve incredible things.

This is a historic victory for the people of Chicago, who have demonstrated that grassroots activism is more powerful than the special interests of corporate polluters.