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As a new semester starts, check out the way students are learning at the WRFI (Wild Rockies Field Institute) about environmental issues.

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/story/WRFI/?utm_source=bm23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0Read+the+story%C2%A0%C2%A0%C2%A0&utm_content=https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/story/WRFI/&utm_campaign=US+Consumer+20170825+WRFI+/+Adventure+Bikes

As a biking librarian I would agree that biking is a great way to really learn about a community where you live and work. Since you are traveling at a slower pace, you can really observe the world around you and all of its amazing wonders.

 

 

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Deep breaths. Now let’s plan the fight ahead:

It’s hard to know what to say in a moment like this. Many of us are reeling from the news and shaken to the core about what a Trump Presidency will mean for the country, and the difficult work ahead for our movements.

Trump’s misogyny, racism, and climate denial pose a greater threat than we’ve ever faced, and the battleground on which we’ll fight for justice of all kinds will be that much rougher.

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America, and the world we touch, has crossed overnight from an era of economic and political stability into a highly uncertain future. It is clear that much of the policy direction in support of sustainability that Washington has provided the past eight years will be reversed.  This means that for the next few years, our proactive work will now be happening within state and local government, corporations, start-ups, NGO’s, educational institutions, and faith organizations— as it did from 2000-2008.

Our work will not go away. In just the last three years, the planet has heated up almost a quarter of a degree. Meeting the needs of billions of more people all aspiring to a better quality of life demands that we still rewire the world with clean energy, still reinvent the global food system, still rebuild smart and inclusive cities, and fundamentally, put sustainability and sufficiency at the heart of what we are doing on the planet. This is a moment that calls on all of us to redouble our efforts to lead the change.

Please join us next Wednesday, 11/16  at noon eastern for an on-line conversation with Bill McKibben: 

 The Post Election Climate for Climate Action

Bill Mckibben, 350.org

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Location: Webinar: bluejeans.com/163092697

Wishing you all the chance to get outside today, take a walk, and take in the world.

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This is all about being sustainable and the importance of trees, and listening to the “Lorax” inside of all of us.

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The Cumberland River Compact will be giving away 1,000 FREE large diameter seedlings on Valentine’s Day. Come by to pick up your tree(s) – first come, first serve!

Date/Time: Friday, February 14 from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Location: River Center — Bridge Building — 2 Victory Ave. — Nashville 37213

The trees can be planted on public or private property. Planting address will need to be provided at pick up. Questions? Email us. (info@cumberlandrivercompact.org)

Remember that trees absorb storm-water, so they reduce the amount of urban runoff that reaches our neighborhood streams. Even a young tree can intercept hundreds of gallons of rain during a storm. Every tree makes a difference!

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http://theclimateheroes.org/

Climate Heroes is an independent Non-profit Association Loi 1901 registered in France. We produce a photo project by which we aim to shed the light on those men and women who stand out by their values and actions to help mitigate Climate Change, and can thus be set up as inspirational models.

 

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Cardinal Flower, Blooms July – September

Named because bright red robes worn by the Roman Catholic cardinals.

Named because of the bright red robes worn by the Roman Catholic cardinals.

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