Your Weekly Dose of Sanity Saving Good News! – “Taking Down the Tree” Edition

 

Strength in Numbers

(From SmallDeedsDone) “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
– Andrew Carnegie 
Leaf cutter ants are peculiar, fascinating little creatures. They use their buzzsaw-like jaws to cut up leaves that they then carry back to their massive nests. They are impressively strong, being able to lift and carry 30-50 times their own weight.
That’s one powerful animal – no question about it.
But their true strength – their real power – lies in their ability to work as a team, with each individual ant’s actions feeding into the larger group’s objectives.
On its own, one ant can cut up plenty of leaves. But working together, a large nest can strip a tree of its leaves overnight.
Just imagine that for a second. Thousands upon thousands of tiny creatures can strip an entire tree of its leaves – because each one takes a teeny tiny bite.
So let’s bring the analogy back to ourselves…

Remember who we are.

Remember what we’ve done.

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Thank You, Governor Brown!


California Governor Jerry Brown is stepping into the environmental leadership void left by Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord. Just this week, Brown met with President Xi Jinping of China to discuss ways to collaborate on emission reductions. Let’s thank Jerry Brown for his leadership on climate change, and for making Californians proud of our role on the global stage.

Email at https://www.gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php or send mail to:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814

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Let’s join other cities in committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030!

The Feds have dropped the ball on fighting climate change. Our President just took us out of the Paris Climate Accord and our government is now festering with science-deniers.

It’s time for us to step up to fill the gap with local action!

The City of Ventura created a great Environmental report in 2012: http://www.ca-ilg.org/sites/main/files/file-attachments/draft-environmental-strategy-v_1_9-mw1.pdf.

But let’s ask them to go further than 20% renewable energy by 2020!

Let’s join Santa Barbara and 29 other cities who are committing to 100% renewable energy by 2030.  Here’s the docs from the City of Santa Barbara we can use as a guide. https://tinyurl.com/ybugka62, https://tinyurl.com/yckav3mt, & https://tinyurl.com/y7g2hjjf.

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Support the Environment in the Budget!

Fight Trump’s multi-pronged attack on the environment!

Trump has pulled us out of the Paris Climate Accord, and his budget slashes EPA funding by 31%.  Ask Congress to support common-sense climate action, by completely funding the EPA, and providing foreign assistance for climate adaptation, funding for alternative energy research, and job retraining for workers impacted by the transition to clean energy.

Script:  I’m calling to ask (___) to counter Trump’s move on the Paris Climate Accord by fighting for common-sense climate action in the budget, including fully funding the EPA and transitioning us to a clean energy future.

(Depending on your zip code, call your rep.)
Call Rep. Julia Brownley: DC (202) 225-5811, Oxnard (805) 379-1779, T.O. (805) 379-1779
Call Rep. Salud Carbajal: DC (202) 225-3601, SB (805) 730-1710 SLO (805) 546-8348

(Call both of our senators)
Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430
Call Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
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Say “NO” to another Climate Change Denier!

Enough with these horrid Climate Science Deniers!

David Bernhardt, an oil lobbyist who has been nominated to be Deputy Secretary of the Interior, remarked during his Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing that following Trump’s policies would take precedence over climate science. Oppose Bernhardt’s nomination, we don’t need another oil lobbyist and climate science denier in the government.  

Script: Hi, I’m calling Senator (____) to insist that the next person working on environmental issues in the Federal government have a minimum requirement of understanding the seriousness of global warming as well as the ability to stand up to the President when he’s wrong. We already have enough lapdogs for that man.

(Call both of our senators!) 

Call Senator Feinstein: DC (202) 224-3841, LA (310) 914-7300, SF (415) 393-0707, SD (619) 231-9712, Fresno (559) 485-7430

Call Senator Harris: DC (202) 224-3553, LA (213) 894-5000, SAC (916) 448-2787, Fresno (916) 448-2787, SF (415) 355-9041, SD (619) 239-3884
 
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This Week In Resistance – “How do you pronounce that?” Edition

This Week’s Quote:
“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.
– Sarah Kendzior
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