Falling in love with books is much like falling in love with humans
not only do they teach you new and exciting things about yourself, they open you up to as-yet unknown possibilities in life.
Hopeless romantic that I am, I fall in love with books continuously, and I have a diverse book collection and an overflowing bookshelf to prove it. Click to read the entire article
How to Easily Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products
Try using green cleaning supply recipes made up from ingredients you have around your house….click here for recipes
Neurath, Paul. From Malthus to the Club of Rome and Back : Problems of Limits to Growth, Population Control, and Migrations. Columbia University Seminar Series. Armonk, N.Y.: M.E. Sharpe, 1994.
Neurath has been teaching population biology for a number of years, and in this book, he takes that experience to reconsider the historical development of population consciousness.
Learning Sustainability Through Play: GBO Hawaii
GBO Hawaii is a 2-4 person game that can best be related to that classic real estate trading game, Monopoly. But in GBO Hawaii, investors choose to support solar installations, car-sharing services, green hotels farmer’s markets, and organic farms. These investments pay out dividends and players win by generating the best Triple Bottom Line- one that benefits people, planet, and is profitable! Click here to read the enitre article in Green Living Ideas
Here are useful resources:
Mt Protectors Campaign: www.nonuclearwasteinwnc.com
On Facebook: a group – Mountain Protectors Action Alliance
Nuclear Information and Resource Service – www.nirs.org
Join the NIRS “ACTION ALERT LIST” –
see recent Alerts here: http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5502/blastContent.jsp
Join the list here: http://www.nirs.org/about/list.htm
Limited messages – each with an ACTION (email link to press, or call to make with the phone number and talking points)
Radiation – why this waste matters to you!
FACT SHEETS — http://www.nirs.org/factsheets/fctsht.htm/#radiation (radioactive waste, radiation, nuclear reactors)
National Nuclear Waste Policy
The Secretary of Energy’s Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future: www.brc.gov
Grassroots activist response to BRC research questions: http://www.nirs.org/radwaste/policy/policyhome.htm
KEEP IT WHERE IT IS FOR NOW POLICY: http://www.psr.org/nuclear-bailout/resources/principles-for-safeguarding.pdf
Info on Nuclear Transports in WNC
Reports by formerly active group “Common Sense at the Nuclear Crossroads” – www.nuclearcrossroads.com
Series of articles on so-called “low-level” waste transports: http://www.michaelhopping.com/features/featuresindex.html
Recent CLEAR CHANNEL Radio interview on the issue: http://www.wwnc.com/cc-common/podcast/single_page.html?podcast=Changes
Our Southern Community radio archive of Green drinks presentation on both Fukushima accident (this event was in March) and also waste policy — http://oursoutherncommunity.org/media/2011/AshevilleGreenDrink.mp3
Terrific graphic comparing new nuke to energy upgrades for houses – 90 TIMES more jobs and ½ the cash outlay to save as much as the nuke would make!
Nuclear Information and Resource Service
Southeast Office * PO Box 7586 Asheville, NC 28802
828-252-8409 cell 828-242-5621
“Until we know how to safely dispose of the radioactive materials generated by nuclear plants, we should postpone these activities so as not to cause further harm to future generations. To do otherwise is simply an immoral act, and that is my belief, both as a scientist and as a survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing.”
— Dr Shoji Sawada
In Ordinary Time
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
Year after year I await forsythia, thrilled
to see the tiny fireworks.
I spy the peony’s purple velvet
fronds in quiet explosion.
But since I’ve been alive
there has been a backstory that competes
with each emergent spring.
It’s a black story that drains color from the sky.
Do you know the story
about the accidents, the nuclear accidents?
Soon I expect to see daylily, lilac,
viburnum’s miniature and burgeoning bouquets
waiting to flourish.
Life goes on…
The story begins
in New Mexico, nineteen forty-five
the Soviet Union and Japan,
then Baneberry at Yucca Flat
and Three Mile Island
and Zaragosa, Spain
and Tokaimura, Japan
Ordinarily it’s true that crocus, jonquil and quince quietly
arrive live flourish
no accident life
goes on…ordinarily that’s true.
©Jean Cassidy Asheville, NC March 29, 2011
A poem of thanks to all those folks at www.NoNuclearWasteinWNC.com who are working to disseminate the word throughout our regional community about the proposed dumping of nuclear waste in WNC and what we can do about it.
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