Erin Brockovich Speaks Out About Tyson Slaughter House

Erin Brockovich Speaks Out About Tyson Slaughter House

Lawrence Kansas Native Erin Brockovich posted on social media about  the proposed Tonganoxie, Kansas Tyson Slaughter House

“Mothers have sent me photographs of their children at the local baseball field just blocks from the location of the proposed slaughter house,”

She goes on to cite statistics about the company’s polluting record.

“Tyson Foods Inc. was the second biggest polluter of America’s waterways from 2010 to 2014, according to the most current data the company submitted to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA’s) Toxic Release Inventory. Ranking only behind AK Steel Holding Corp, Tyson Foods and its subsidiaries’ processing plants dumped more than 104 million pounds of pollutants into waterways over those five years – more than Cargill Inc., Koch Industries Inc., and ExxonMobil Corporation combined.”

 

Photo by: Chip Somodevilla

 

KU Reuse Treasure Sale

KU Reuse Treasure Sale

The Sustainability Action Network and Lawrence Creates Makerspace are selling thousands of pounds of items donated by KU students when they left the dorms for just $1 each (cash only).

The sale will be on Saturday, August 19 from 9-2, and Sunday, August 20 from 10-4 at 1041 New Hampshire (Enter through the red door on 11th Street across from the county courthouse)

You can buy clothing, shoes, dorm fridges, microwave ovens, furniture, bedding, towels, housewares, books, area rugs, and much much more at bargain prices!

There are lots of excellent quality and new or near-new items, including some that still have price tags on them.

Why are we selling everything for just $1? We want to give back to KU students and the community.

To ensure that as many people as possible get great deals, we limit microwave ovens and dorm fridges to one per person, and reserve the right to limit purchases that appear not to be for personal use.

Check out photos of some of the items you can buy at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1530097873696006&type=3

Live Forever People

Live Forever People

“We spend more money on researching longevity than any other thing we research”

 Bryan Welch

An excerpt from Bryan Welch’s address at the Sustainability Action Network’s annual meeting February 10, 2017

How capable are we of sacrificing ourselves for the good of others?

Approximately $1070 Billion is spent annually in the USA for Aging and Human longevity research.

http://sage.buckinstitute.org/who-funds-basic-research-in-aging-in-the-us/

https://mondediplo.com/2017/08/13genome

 

MARCH TO GIVE KEYSTONE XL THE BOOT

MARCH TO GIVE KEYSTONE XL THE BOOT

For nine years, Pipeline Fighters and Water Protectors have been fighting the Keystone XL pipeline, which is abusing eminent domain for private gain, trampling sovereign rights, and threatening our land, water and climate.  The final regulatory hurdle for KXL is at the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC), which is planning a week-long public hearing August 7-11 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Nebraska is the last stand, and the PSC will be voting on whether to accept or reject TransCanada’s permit application.  On the eve of the hearing, BOLD Nebraska calls on all Pipeline Fighters to join them in Lincoln for the March to Give Keystone XL the Boot, on Sunday, 6 August 2017, 3:00pm-5:30pm.  The march will proceed from the Cornhusker Marriott Hotel to Nebraska State Capitol (1445 K St, Lincoln, NE 68508: map)
Hundreds of Nebraskans from throughout the state will join in, including the nearly 100 brave landowners who for nine years have resisted TransCanada’s bullying and eminent domain, and refused to sell their land for the pipeline.  Marching alongside them will be our Native brothers and sisters who have also been fighting KXL since the beginning.  March sponsors of Bold Nebraska, the Sierra Club, and 350.org are organizing buses from a variety of cities to travel to Lincoln for the March.  More details coming soon, including the exact march route, bus departure cities and times, and other events occurring around the March and the week of public hearings before the Public Service Commission.  Stay tuned at – March to Give Keystone XL the Boot.

 

Reality Check

Reality Check

“We will either go extinct or come home to reality. Anything that is unsustainable will at some point not be sustained, it’s self terminating”

                                                       Michael Dowd

Are humans a self terminating species? Check out Rev. Michael Dowd’s presentation “Ecology Is the New Theology“. He talks about Grace Limits among other things https://youtu.be/6APJ8dUrGsg

For the future of humans the most important ecological concept is Carrying Capacity or Grace Limits in spiritual language. We cannot squander the gifts we have inherited.