As far as I’m concerned, this is one of the best videos ever made. It’s a stand against how Shell has teamed up with LEGO to have us all, and especially all of our children, believe that searching for oil in the Arctic is awesome.
Decide for yourself and watch it here.
PS – And don’t forget to sign the petition, too.
Are you like me and disappointed you can’t get tickets to a Neil Young concert supporting the fight against oil sands expansion? If so, here are some other things you can do to still feel a part of it all…
- Dig out an old album of Neil Young’s, put it on your turntable or in your tape or CD player. Or maybe you’ve got some Neil Young nuggets in your iTunes library. (Recommended listening: Comes A Time, Ohio, and Round & Round.)
- Get the music going, then head to your computer where you can learn more about the oil sands and how their development is affecting the local people, plants, animals, and water, not to mention the rest of us here on Earth.
- Go online and donate to the Athasbasca Chipewyan First Nation Legal Defence Fund, the same fund Neil Young is supporting with his four-concert Honour the Treaties tour.
- Head over to EcoJustice, an organization that uses the law to protect the environment, to make a donation. EcoJustice just today filed a lawsuit to block approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline, a proposed project that would result in oil sands bitumen being transported across mountainous terrain to Canada’s fragile west coast.
- Add your name to 350.org’s petition in support of Neil Young and his environmental efforts.
- Share this post with your friends and family and followers to help spread the word.
After all, Canada, there “Comes A Time” when we have to stand up for what’s right! Eh?
Here’s an excerpt from my astrological forecast the other day. Although I left the part out strictly intended for us Virgos, I wanted to share what I thought was a rather insightful message from British astrologer, Jonathan Cainer.
Trees do not seek planning permission before they take root. Birds do not clear a flight-path before they take off. Rain does not request a licence before falling. It’s amazing how many natural processes can manage to occur without the intervention of the appropriate authorities. No doubt, in time, governments will find some way to regulate them. Meanwhile, it is nice to know that in a world of conformity and regimentation, there is still some scope for spontaneity….
–Jonathan Cainer, excerpt from Virgo Horoscope, Feb. 4, 2012
I am hoping for more spontaneity and less control in 2012. What about you?
PS – Find out what the stars have in store for you and visit Jonathan’s website at www.cainer.com.
The Oscars are tonight! The Oscars are tonight! But, this post isn’t about the Oscars. (Sorry.)
This post is about polar bears. More specifically, it’s about what we can do for the plight of polar bears.
And, for all you Oscar fans out there (and, yes, I am one of them), there are even some things we can do for the polar bears while watching the Oscars. Like recycling our Oscar party beverage containers, like using re-usable napkins instead of throwaways, like wearing the same Oscar party duds as last year, or, perhaps, borrowing “new-to-you” duds from a friend.
Why the spotlight on polar bears, especially on today, Oscar day?
Because the nice people at Care2.com have brought polar bears to my attention on this day, and they are trying to bring it to yours, too. Here’s the link to Care2’s Feng Shui Daily Tip. It’s a lovely write up on polar bears, their interconnected with us, and how we can help them “one big bear hug at a time.”