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This past Saturday was the International Day of Climate Action sponsored by 350.org. People around the world gathered together to bring awareness to climate change issues and, in many case, discuss what can be done. My feelings regarding climate change's place on politicians' and media's agendas vis-a-vis* less narrow topics aside, these events spread some good information and energized a lot of people to act, which is what we need.

I attended the Anacortes event, where there were brainstorming sessions, bitch sessions, a couple of presentations, and a wonderful spread of donated food. Seeing people gathering together to talk about taking action filled me with hope. Hearing someone suggest we turn off the lights and use the natural light of the space filled me with happiness. Knowing that at least one person will walk away from the gathering with the motivation to make some of the changes that we all need to made also make me happy.

But the real reason for this post* is to encourage any and all to take a moment to assess your environmental impact and entertain ways in which you can lessen it: turn down the heat, finally get around to organizing a carpool, if it's yellow let it mellow, etc. After all, everyone needs friendly reminders once and a while. Consider this that.
Sunday October 25 2009File under: environment

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on Sun 25th Oct, 2009 11:17 pm PDT Andrew said:
You'll have to speak up. I can't hear you over the collective noise of my heater and A/C. I find it hard to sleep without the gentle hum of my electrical appliances. They sound like angels.
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on Thu 29th Oct, 2009 12:36 pm PDT steve said:
we on starshine are off the grid except 60 gallons of fuel.I hear those wind generatorsas I write.
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