Who needs another pipeline? #NoDAPL

Pipelines USA by  the American Petroleum Institute

Who??

Only Enbridge and Energy Transfer Partners.

Why?

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

API site

Americans need to kick their addiction to gas and oil and automobiles before it destroys everyone.

How?

Support, use, create  new energy efficient public transportation systems ASAP.  It’s a huge undertaking but imagine the transformation, the technology, the jobs for a cleaner environment. Seriously –Imagine a clean energy future for children.

NoDAPL = No Dakota Access Pipeline

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Grow! Don’t “Mow”! New Green Industry = Grow Forests

Seriously–forget cap-and-trade. Forget all the nonsense about expanding until all the Earth is covered in concrete. We all know concrete cracks. Nor does concrete produce Oxygen. Consider the increasing need for clean air. Think about the recent Urban Air Bamboo Billboards project. Now–imagine trees everywhere. Not just any trees planted helter skelter, but trees native to each landscape flourishing, thriving, expanding so that they produce oxygen–which ALL Homo sapiens require for life 24/7 year round–yep, even corporate oil executives need oxygen no matter how much they may deny it.  Hmm, with those trees will come other plants –and animals, insects, birds–all sorts of wonderful living things! Of course humans will have to learn a great deal about all their non-human living relations in order to adjust to sharing the Earth’s space in a positive non-destructive manner. There’s really no reason to fear those curious little skinks exploring the undergrowth.  We’re all much larger than any of them.  What is keeping us from growing more trees? Why don’t we pay the countries with rainforests to keep their forests intact and expanding? Let’s not just maintain the rainforests, let’s encourage their expansion. More Redwoods anyone? Hmm? Why not? How about oaks, cottonwoods, birch, aspen, pines? Think of all the jobs that would be created in order to educate humans about how the return of forests would benefit them –and owls, beavers, fish, elk, wolves. What new things could be learned and discovered about the medicinal properties of wildflowers, grasses, trees? Many biologists, chemists, surveyors, teachers would be required to deal with all the information starting with collection to distribution.  Imagine a world in which humans live amidst nature instead of outside, disconnected, and alienated from the web of life.  New urban designs for cities with more than city parks–but cities as “parks’–as greenways. How about some consideration for animals that need to migrate? Hmm? I’m sure some clever imaginative folks can devise all sorts of tunnels and bridges and other pathways for our animal relations to travel safely.

Imagine Earth alive and thriving with forests, prairies, cacti galore.  Imagine thousands of people planting trees, repairing removed mountaintops, clearing out the plastic in the oceans. Cleaning crews could be busy for decades.  Imagine a healthy planet.

The map posted at Greenpeace International is from 2006 so I suspect there is much LESS forest today than it depicts. But this offers a starting point.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/forests/solutions/our-disappearing-forests/intact-forest-landscapes/

Isn’t it time to put an end to this:

And get some traction going perhaps this way:

Btw, goats will eat any plant that is not toxic to them.

I’m not entirely “pleased” with this post. Please share your suggestions, input, ideas, questions, brainstorms for improving it.

 

Big Foot Memorial Ride -> Future Generations Ride

This year the Big Foot Memorial Ride transitions to the Future Generations Ride.  This is a passing of the ‘torch’ from the older generations to the young people.  The ride commenced in 1986  in order to help heal the long-term grief of the Lakota people regarding the Massacre at Wounded Knee of Big Foot’s band on  December 29, 1890. Since 1986 men, women and children have ridden on horseback  through all sorts of winter weather conditions across several hundred miles of rough terrain in honor of the dead. Freezing winds,  blizzards, ice storms, deep snow have never stopped the riders or their support system. The ride ends on December 28 when the  riders reach Cemetery Hill at Wounded Knee. Unlike some survivors of the 1890 massacre like Comes-Home-Crawling, no one rides alone. 

For in depth information regarding this ‘transition’ and the people involved –> http://64.38.12.138/News/2010/022278.asp  Indianz.com for the article written by Randall Howell @ Native Sun News.

The images are linked to their sources.

Video uploaded by darknkreepy who admits his pronunciation of Lakota names could use some work. It’s not a capital offence, at least not in my opinion.

Cemetery Hill, Wounded Knee, 2006 @wojcik

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