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About 2 years ago, Diwen met Grant and Carol Barbeito, Earth Protect Vice President and President at a Conference in New Zealand. Diwen is Chinese by birth and had just completed a management degree from University of Waikato. Her interest in helping people and the environment along with her enthusi...
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  By Nell Greenberg, Earth Island Journal Kumi Naidoo is the real thing. Naidoo, who became the Executive Director of Greenpeace International in November 2009, is not your typical career environmentalist. He became an activist at just 15 years old in apartheid South Africa. As a result of hi...
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Hi Jane and Jane Lovers, What a long journey from a girl in the jungle by herself with no role models and little direction much less anything else, all the way to being an environmental hero! And one of the most famous of our time. We admire her for what she learned about chimpanzees and how much m...
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  Catastrophes like the spill in the Gulf expose the destructive side of industries and their environmental impacts. They also create unexpected heroes, ordinary people like Lois Gibbs, propelled into the political arena when industrial waste exposed her community in Love Canal, New York, to c...
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“No more pollution…or ocean dumpage. FROM NOW ON WE WILL TRAVEL IN TUBES” -Jack Black Jack Black, the modern-day musical genius, once said in response to criticism of his music, “I’m tired of all this nay-saying! Why don’t YOU create something!?” This mantra could be perfectly applied to the globa...
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TOKYO — Interpol this week placed the head of US-based anti-whaling group Sea Shepherd on an international wanted list at Japan's request, authorities in Tokyo said Friday. The Japan Coastguard was informed by Interpol Thursday about the listing of Canadian Paul Watson, 59, for allegedly conspiring...
 Anti whaling leader on Interpol wanted list
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Today marks the 100th birthday of Jacques-Yves Cousteau. The Cousteau Society will commemorate the centennial of his birth with a year-long celebration in Paris, as well as various events planned around the world.  The Society is currently accepting proposals for other officially sanctioned ...
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  Baoshan, China — On Sept. 30, 2009, Anne Castellina fielded an e-mail from Doug Morris, a fellow US National Park Service retiree. Did the former Alaska park superintendent, Mr. Morris wondered, feel like flying to China in November as a volunteer consultant? "Sure," Ms. Castellina said. ...
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The Northwest Earth Institute is a contender in the Tom's of Maine Community Projects contest. From over 2,000 entries 50 finalists have been selected and a public vote will select the winners. Read more about the details here, and vote early & often for the Northwest Earth Institute's project....
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An article in the Seattle Times about my home town of Edmonds. Which is the first city in Washington State to ban plastic bags. Way to go Edmonds! Link: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/politics/2009555416_bagban29m.html?cmpid=2727 Edmonds has become the first city in the state to ban plastic...
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Collecting donations to save the Haitians of Hurricane Haiti. Storms in Haiti! Yéle Haiti is a non-political movement founded by musician, producer and Goodwill Ambassador for Haiti. Yéle provides both resources and inspiration to help change the country. The projects are designed to make a differ...
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Good news on the environment re US Congressional actions and Pres Bush is a rare thing, but under bi-partisan leadership with Mr Bush expected to sign, new legislation would ban in 2013 and the Energy Dept would be required to store mercury toxic stockpiles permanently instead of dumping it on the w...
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I want to share with Earth Protect users a list of people and their publications who have inspired me through the years. This is only a partial list - these are the books that I live with, and visit again and again. Every time I pick up one of these old friends, I find a new angle to marvel about a...
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I believe that bio-diesel is the transportation fuel of the future. So does Pete Bethune and he has done something amazing to prove it to the world. If you don't already know who he is or what he has done then you should visit his website at www.earthrace.net. Pete is one of my heroes.
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We seek to support and increase the reach of environmental groups to help them achieve their missions. Earth Protect’s network of participating nonprofit environmental organizations which we hope you will choose to join will have at no cost: help in telling your story, gaining donations, advocat...
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Veteran actor, Sidney Poitier, now nearing 80 has recently released a book "Life Beyond Measure" which includes a chapter on "The World I Leave Behind." The book is written as letters to his newly born Great Grand-daughter Ayele and he expresses his concern for the planet. "We are all obliged to do...
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In Tom Brokaw's book, "Boom", he tells stories about leaders of the 60's that inspire through their business success and their contribution to a sustainable environment. Two people that impressed me are Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins. Yvon is the founder and owner of Patagonia, the outdoor clothi...
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In Tom Brokaw's book, "Boom", he tells stories about leaders of the 60's that inspire through their business success and their contribution to a sustainable environment. Two people that impressed me are Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins. Yvon is the founder and owner of Patagonia, the outdoor clothi...
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