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America, We Have A Problem!

I just ran across a couple of shocking stats, especially when combined: Congressional approval ratings dropped to a then-record-low 10% in 2012. Nonetheless, 90% of the representatives in the House of Representatives were re-elected. America! Why you haz so dumb? In all seriousness, here’s the good news: the US somehow realizes that Congress is broken. But […]

May 9th

NextGen Climate Slams Michigan Senate Candidate Terri Lynn Land

http://youtu.be/7sWWeQLBdWc Hypocrisy in the GOP? No way! From NextGen Climate: In a new web video, NextGen Climate is calling out Michigan Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land after her shameful ad made false accusations over funds pledged toward the victims of wildfires. But it’s Land who welcomed millions in outside money into her race—including the Koch brothers’ PAC. […]

May 9th

Divestment Rap (VIDEO)

Many of us grow up with the assumption that stock traders are just rich people looking to make a quick buck (or 5 billion). However, investing is also a way to show your support for an industry and company. Aside from myself, I know several people who are now engaged in “impact investing,” investing in […]

May 4th

Al Gore On Corruption In Politics & Media

I just read a wonderful article about and interview with Al Gore on POLITICO. Worth your time, I believe. Al Gore is such an excellent communicator. One of the best out there on the topic of global climate change. However, if you aren’t drawn to read the full thing, here are some key excerpts from the interview part picked out […]

May 3rd

Official Music Video for Mother Nature on #EarthDay

As part of Green For All’s Earth Day coverage, they’re sharing this music video in the hopes of making us pause to reflect and celebrate our life here on Earth: “This Earth Day, we’re pausing to both reflect and celebrate. When we look around, we can’t deny that the problems facing our planet are daunting: […]

April 22nd

Caution: Now Entering The "Years Of Living Dangerously"

Last week something rare and extraordinarily positive occurred on American television. Fortunately, through YouTube and 350.org, the rest of the world got to see it too. “Something positive?” a critic questions. “If climate change is as bad as you tree-hugger people claim it is, how can anything about it be positive?” The phenomenon tends to […]

April 20th

Eighth Continent Discovered: The Secret Continent

For your next vacation, consider taking a trip to the newest continent on Earth, The Secret Continent, and enjoy the Museum of Modern Junk, dine on Plastic Bouillabaisse, dress in Debris Couture, and even see some celebrities! This eighth continent is a charming destination, brought to you in part by big soda companies and their […]

April 16th

Millennials See Keystone As More Than Just A Pipeline

The Keystone pipeline proposal has hit a Nebraska stop sign, but it has deeper problems than right-of-way issues across the United States.  After all, the controversial proposal for transporting Canada’s tar sands was never just about the pipeline.  Just ask the thousand students who rallied in front of the White House recently, who were willing […]

April 5th

Dogs Learn To Drive Cars, Really (VIDEO)

This is pretty awesome. Of course, it’s fun to watch dogs driving cars, but it’s also cool because the purpose of this dog driving course, conducted by a charity in New Zealand, is to get more people comfortable with the idea that rescue dogs are intelligent, can be trained, and are worthy of adoption. I […]

April 3rd

US Wealth Inequality In One Chilling Video (Must See)

This video demonstrates a few crazy things. One: US wealth inequality is even much greater than most Americans think. Two: US wealth inequality has grown tremendously in the past few decades. Three: US wealth inequality is absolutely insane. The visualizations are amazing, so be sure to check out the video: Via John Brian Shannon

April 2nd

Look At The Lines, & Don't Miss Stephanie Miller's Story

Via Daily Kos The corporate media doesn’t want you to see these images of massive lines across the country of people signing up for Obamacare. They want to bury the inconvenient truth.Whenever someone says the media is liberal, I laugh, because if the media was truly liberal these images would be plastered everywhere.  Instead, the […]

April 2nd

Four Reasons Why Democracy is Ineffective as an Agent of Change

  We often take it for granted that democracy is the best way for us to run our societies. In democratic countries, governments are given consent to rule and legitimacy by the people through the electoral process, and elected governments are presumed to be generally representative of public opinion. But how well does democracy function […]

March 19th

Time To Tear Down Our Walls

Recent polls show the public is becoming more obstinate and unyielding about its views on climate change. We all hear it, whether it is from the friend at the gym, parroting the latest talk show mockery or the evening news, with a new science warning on climate. As these views harden, we move further and further away from solutions to climate […]

March 10th

Defy Climate Denialism With "Mythopedia"

Thanks to electronic communication—a force we usually consider an ally—humans have come to live under a 24/7 barrage of misinformation. For those of us on the progressive side of things, climate denialism on talk shows, sermons, and facebook posts can arouse instant indignation, even ire—but we don’t always get around to refuting the fallacies. (Above […]

March 8th

Help Others "Get" Climate Change With This Page

If you’re a regular PlanetSave reader, you know a lot of these facts already–but here’s an excellent one-pager about climate change, a.k.a. global warming. The presenters write in everyday language with photos and feature leads. From the webpage: “The science of global warming starts with the burning of fossil fuels, specifically in vehicles fueled by […]

February 26th

A New Way Forward | The World Five Platform

The old culture is broken –  highly dysfunctional and terribly corrupt. The areas of food, finance, energy, healthcare and media are all dominated by a few corporations, and all driven by the singular goal of profit. Government on every level has been corrupted by the 1%. It is this motive of greed that must be […]

February 1st

Help Protect Democracy In Ukraine

I just sent the following email to my representative in the House. I would appreciate it if you did so as well. And millions of Ukrainians would certainly appreciate the help. For more details on what is happening in Ukraine, there are two links in the letter below. They are not always a fun read, […]

January 25th

What's "Sustainable Development"? Free Online Course!

On his blog “I see a change,” Nigerian Youth Development Expert Olumide Idowu presents the elements of sustainable development (source: olumideidowu.blog.com). Not all online courses provide all they promise you, but here’s one that should answer all your questions about environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive economic development. It will also challenge you to find out more. […]

January 24th

Unitarian Society Commits to Nature Conservancy

The Unitarian Society of Germantown holds its worship in a tall, elegant cathedral set in a leafy suburb of northwest Philadelphia- but, unlike other religious organizations where ecological responsibility has been slow to make a real impact, this congregation has committed to making a real difference. “We don’t have a creed, but we do follow […]

January 20th

UK Government Planting 4 Million Trees To Help With Climate Change

Originally published on 1Sun4All. The UK Government announced an investment into their woodlands on 9, January 2014. The policy statement from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs includes the following: England’s trees, woods and forests are an important and much-loved natural asset. They produce fuel and wood, support plant and animal life and help reduce climate […]

January 13th

Top Solar Stories Of 2013

I just combed through nearly 1000 stories to come up with the top solar stories of the 2nd half of 2013. Beforehand, I thought I’d come up with 30 or so, but I just kept finding stories that I thought deserved some year-end highlighting. I ended up with 150, on the dot. Odd, considering that […]

December 31st

Solar-powered Water Purifying Affordable Homes Can be Donated or Purchased

Mesocore offers a container-sized housing solution that purifies rain water and is solar-powered. The potential return on investment for donating one to a family in need is very large. If you consider that there are millions of people around the world living without housing, electricity or clean drinking water, Mesocore self-contained micro homes could drastically […]

December 20th