Wednesday, September 24, 2014

People Climate - Beginning of a Successful Awareness Campaign

According to Ecowatch and many other reports, more than 300,000 people attended what is now known as the largest climate action in world history.

The march in New York City was by far the largest of the 2,808 People’s Climate rallies that took place today in 166 countries from around the world. From the crowded streets of New Delhi to Melbourne to Johannesburg, hundreds of thousands of people took part in the weekend’s global events.

President Obama Create Largest Reserve

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Power of the Marketplace in Promoting Ocean Stewardship

The Power of the Marketplace in Promoting Ocean Stewardship

 The deep ocean, the largest domain for life on earth, is also its least explored environment. Humans are now encroaching more vigorously than ever into the ocean's deep regions, exploiting the deep's resources and placing its wealth of vibrant habitats and natural services for the planet at risk.

How Big Is the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'? Science vs. Myth |

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Original version is Image:Oceanic gyres.png. The north pacific gyre is highlighted. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

How Big Is the 'Great Pacific Garbage Patch'? Science vs. Myth |

Subject: Global #hack4good against climate change

Geeklist #hack4good is an international, multi-city hackathon movement that has taken the world by storm and set the bar for bringing together software engineers, hackers, ui/ux designers, product developers, founders, leaders, thinkers, and civic minded organizations together to “hack” together for social good.

This 12-14 September, over 3,000 developers will unite in venues in 40+ cities around the world and online to hack against climate change.

Collaborating intensively with leading NGOs, government and UN experts, scientists, businesses, teams will hack for 48 hours to build projects addressing challenges posed on three broad themes - Climate Awareness, Climate Adaptation and Climate Action.

We’re using technology to unite humanity towards a positive and sustainable future, and we'll be showcasing the most promising projects in New York alongside the UN Climate Summit.

With participants already signed up in over 100 cities around the world, we believe this is the world's biggest gathering of technology specialists, software developers and people who can build and launch products quickly that has ever come together to address climate change.

We’re looking for motivated volunteers who share our vision of combating climate change through technological solutions. Programming experience isn’t required to help out. There’s a lot of work to be done in the lead up to the event, and on the weekend itself, so we greatly appreciate any support you can give. Even if you are personally unable to help out, if you know someone else who might be interested, please pass on this message to them.

If you are interested, I would be happy to connect over the next couple days to talk about volunteering for this amazing event!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Disruption (trailer)

This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.

Premieres on September 7 at

 Join the Peoples Climate March at

To Reduce the Climate Change Impact of Your House, Follow This Checklist

Global annual fossil fuel carbon dioxide emiss...
Global annual fossil fuel carbon dioxide emissions through year 2007, in million metric tons of carbon, as reported by the Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Climate change is caused by the carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted when fossil fuels like coal and oil are burned, saving energy is an important way to slow and even stop the build-up of CO2 in the atmosphere. Most people can save the most energy by reducing the amount of energy they use at home. Part 1 of this checklist identifies the first five of ten steps that will cut home energy use significantly. Part 2 will highlight five additional steps to save energy at home.


Here are a few tips for what you can do...

Caulk or weatherstrip windows and doors.

Heating accounts for the biggest chunk of most utility bills, so offers the most opportunities for money and energy savings. Caulking or applying weather stripping around leaky doors and windows will reduce heating needs as soon as they're applied. You can find weatherstripping and caulk at most hardware stores or online. Materials for the average twelve-window, two-door house could cost around $25. But savings in annual energy costs might amount to more than 10 percent of a home's yearly heating bill.