Let’s Thank our council members working hard to protect horses in NYC:
“Council Member Jimmy Vacca, Chair of the Transportation Committee, and Council Member Annabel Palma, a long time union advocate, have just joined our fight to end the abuse of carriage horses in NYC…”
Read more here.
We’ve suspected for quite a while that the State Department was biased towards approving the Keystone XL pipeline.1
But if there was any remaining doubt, it has been shattered.
Evidence is piling up that the State Department has maintained a corrupt and biased “review” process, including cozy ties between State Department officials and TransCanada lobbyists, and — incredibly — allowing a company employed by TransCanada to conduct the environmental review and public hearing processes….(read more and take action here.)
Please send a strong message to the White House and policymakers that you want safe and healthy air and water for ourselves and future generations. Have a look at the petition here.
Even though the U.S. House has already taken over 100 anti-environment votes this year, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor recently outlined a so-called “jobs agenda” that is nothing more than a continuation of the pro-polluter policies the House Republican leadership has pushed all year….
Read more here.
August 31, 2011—Chipotle Mexican Grill has created a nonprofit foundation to help support sustainable farming practices.
The chain restaurant pioneered the use of organic, locally grown ingredients in fast food, and now the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation says it will support organizations for family farms; food education programs for younger generations; and ranchers and farmers who are developing more sustainable practices.
Chipotle has a history of supporting causes related to improving the way people eat. Over the last two years, the company has donated more than $2 million to philanthropic organizations, with much of that benefiting groups that are working to improve some element of the food system, including Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Nature Conservancy, FamilyFarmed.org, The Lunch Box, and the Niman Ranch Scholarship Fund, among many others.
“For more than a decade, we have been working to improve the nation’s food supply by finding more sustainable sources for all of the ingredients we use in our restaurants,” said Steve Ells, founder, chairman and co-CEO of Chipotle. “By creating the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, we are extending our reach beyond our restaurants and will be supporting organizations and people that are working to improve individual family farms, animals and the environment, and youth and education programs.”
More can be seen here.
Also, check out this sustainable farming tribute to Coldplay’s “The Scientist” by Willie Nelson.
President Obama needs to put an end to fracking and put clean water ahead of dirty energy and put an end to fracking.
Call the White House comment line
and tell them that President Obama must protect all Americans by banning fracking in the United States…..
The link to the full Food & Water Watch action is here.
Tomorrow is the National Day of Action to Ban Fracking — Sept. 13th. With your help, this call-in day is going to be huge. We’re going to send an indisputable message to the White House that nothing is more important or essential than our right to clean water. We’re asking you to get at least 10 people to make a call — this can be friends, family, coworkers, people in your neighborhood, or any other networks that you’re a part of. Here’s what you’ll need:
1) Use the phone number, instructions and script (below) to recruit your network to make a call. Or send this link: http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=8204
2) Be sure to follow up with your callers before the end of the day tomorrow; and if you’re heading out into your community, make sure that calls are made between 9am and 5pm EST.
3) Report your calls made at the end of the day — I’ll send an update before the phone lines close.
Make a call to Ban Fracking on Tuesday, Sept. 13th:
1) Call the White House at (866) 586-4069 between 9am - 5pm EST. (If you can’t get through, you’ll be transferred to a voice mail box after 30 seconds.)
2) Tell them your name, where you’re from, and then simply ask that President Obama protect all Americans by banning fracking in the United States.
Or use this script:
“Hi, my name is ____________ and I live in (City, State). As a constituent, I urge President Obama to protect all Americans by banning fracking in the United States.”
3) If you have problems getting through to the White House, call the Democratic National Committee at (866) 942-5138 and tell them the White House line was busy but you want them to give the message to President Obama to protect all Americans by banning fracking in the United States.