This Land Is Your Land, This Land Is My Land

While I sit here banging away on my keyboard, these folks are out there being stewards of American treasures. I’m sure it hasn’t been a pretty job, and I know you won’t get paid a dime. Bless you kind souls.

You may have noticed that I don’t talk about politics in Ecocentricity. And I’m not quite sure if talking about how I don’t talk about politics counts as talking about politics, but I still don’t plan to talk about politics (sorry, I know you’ll have to read that sentence twice to make any sense of it).

All I will say is that, as of this writing, the United States federal government is in a partial shutdown. Then again, I’m guessing you already knew that. See, that wasn’t politics. Just facts.

You might also know that, as a result, most national parks have either closed or remained open without staffing. Plenty of visitors have still entered our parks, and unfortunately they haven’t all followed “leave no trace” principles. Many parks have fallen into disrepair as trash piles up and restrooms go uncleaned. My message to those who have sullied our national parks is simple – do better.

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Al Gore, Rev. Barber and Rev. Warnock to Mobilize Climate & Environmental Justice Activists at Interfaith Mass Meeting in Atlanta March 14th

The Climate Reality Project announced today that former Vice President Al Gore, Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, and Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock, and other faith leaders, will lead A Moral Call to Action on the Climate Crisis, an interfaith mass meeting on March 14. The meeting will take place at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia at 7pm, and is open to the public.

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Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Using the power of philanthropy to spark collective action for carbon neutrality in the university sector.

The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature.

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