Mother Nature, that is ! Please clean up the garbage !
Environmental awareness, recycling, Clean-up - How do you do it? Our friend and colleague in West Kilbride, Scotland has come up with a very clever idea to keep the coastline where he lives clean of rubbish and debris and turn that junk into artful sculptures . . .
The whole community has begun to respond . . .Bill Borland knows how to use a Cultural Compass for his Citizen Wishes.
Share your good ideas, wishes & examples of 'What's working?' with us. We'd love to know. Thank you, Roy MacGregor for the great little film piece.
Coca-Cola, the world’s largest beverage company, is suing to crush the world’s best recycling program.
When a state government in Australia considered creating a 10-cent refund on recycling plastic bottles, Coca-Cola poured money into a misleading campaign to oppose the plan. Then, when common sense won out and the plan passed, Coke sued the government to stop the program.
Coca-Cola runs similar campaigns all over the world. We can only convince Coke to back off from its ridiculous anti-environmental lobbying by raising a global outcry every time it tries to quietly fight recycling programs at the national or local level.
Tell Coca-Cola to drop this dangerous lawsuit and stop trying to block recycling programs.
When plastics aren’t recycled, they often end up in the ocean, where they devastate marine wildlife. Seabirds mistake pieces of colored plastic bottles for food and feed them to their chicks, who can no longer ingest food. Baby seabirds are literally starving to death with full stomachs.
Coca-Cola sells nearly 2 billion bottles every day, and if these bottles aren't recycled, that's a totally unsustainable level of pollution -- there are already Texas-sized islands of unrecycled plastics Pacific. If Coke wants to get serious about sustainability, it needs to start supporting recycling programs, not suing to stop them.
Click here to speak out against Coke’s reckless anti-recycling lawsuit.
Coke says it supports recycling, and it even has a whole website to advertise how much it cares. But all over the world, Coca-Cola opposes public programs that encourage people to recycle plastic bottles.
The recycling program Coke is suing over, which is called a “container deposit scheme,” or a “bottle bill” in the United States, won’t cost Coca-Cola anything. Instead, consumers pay an extra ten cents for each bottle, which they can get back by recycling the used container. Coke claims the program is a tax that hurts its sales, but container deposit programs have been implemented in 44 countries and states, and studies have shown that there’s no evidence for Coke’s argument. Coca-Cola’s crusade against recycling is just knee-jerk anti-environmentalism -- and the consequences are massive.
We know that container deposit programs are the single most effective way to get more people to recycle. In some areas, more than 90 percent of bottles are recycled when it’s implemented. The Australian program Coke is suing to stop has already encouraged people to recycle more than 35 million containers since implementation a year ago, doubling previous levels of recycling.
Click here to stand up for the environment and sign our petition to Coke.
Rob, Kaytee, and the Team at SumOfUs.org
Re-posted from content courtesy of the Team at www.SumofUs.org
Thank you for engaging by signing the petition, sharing and helping to instill some common sense back into environmental policies around the world . . .
Being the change you want to see. Lovely citizen.
quoted from El Pais news article & shared from the Cultural Compass Good News Revue
"But even if they had told me that winning would have earned me a place in the Spanish team for the European championships, I wouldn't have done it either. Of course it would be another thing if there was a world or European medal at stake. Then, I think that, yes, I would have exploited it to win... But I also think that I have earned more of a name having done what I did than if I had won. And that is very important, because today, with the way things are in all circles, in soccer, in society, in politics, where it seems anything goes, a gesture of honesty goes down well."
Honesty of the Long Distance Runner
re. the ENVIRONMENT
It takes a village of engaged, caring individuals to effect positive change.
Here's another great example. . . .
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I kindly invite you to come help Invent Our Future. Let's play a game of 'What If' - draw a picture of what that might look like 7 Generations down the road for our children's children's children. All of us- locally, regionally, continentally & globally in a single conversation. Given all the common ground, shared values, desire for peace & smarts! we have, we can spark a level of engagement in the democratic process like never before.
This is a NEW TOOL to do just that!
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