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United Nations Climate Change Conference, Cancun, Mexico

Posted by Ethan on Monday, November 29, 2010, In : Breaking News 
Welcome Back Neergs!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable and "green" Turkey Day.  If you didn't have "tofurkey" maybe you celebrated with an organic, free range bird, or at least made the vegetarian dishes a bigger part of the feast. Well now that you are well fed, it's time to get back in the swing. I'm hoping a few of you Neergs are aware of the United Nation's Climate Change conference happening in Cancun now. For two weeks, the UN will attempt to ink agreements that would give billions of dolla...
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Go EPA!

Posted by Ethan on Friday, November 12, 2010,
Hey Neergs!

If you don't know, EPA stands for Environmental Protection Agency. Their mission is to protect human health and the environment. Unfortunately, Big Oil, Dirty Coal and conservatives that align with them don't always see eye to eye with the EPA. The good news for us is that the Supreme Court actually made a really good ruling in 2007 giving the EPA the power to act on harmful gases like carbon dioxide emissions as provided under the Clean Air Act. The Republican party isn't happy ab...
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Stop the Climate Deniers!

Posted by Ethan on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, In : Vote for Green 
Hey Neergs!

Okay, I admit it.  I just don't get it! Why isn't our congress doing more to stop global warming? Climate science is irrefutable at this point, unless your are a "flat earther." And why aren't the voters (our families) holding our elected officials accountable? I was listening to NPR radio on the way to school today and was alarmed to hear that the Republican party is likely to grab a majority of seats in the House of Representatives as a result of today's election. A Huffington Po...

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Talk to your parents...and make them listen!

Posted by Ethan on Monday, November 1, 2010, In : Vote for Green 
Hey Neergs--

Hope you had time to join us last week as we learned more about Esben and Karsten's amiiko website. We were amazed by the statistics and the impact of consumerism on our planet.  We learned that voting with our wallets and buying green is not enough--we need to kick it up a notch and research "fair trade" products. It is the socially responsible thing to do. We also learned that real sustainability is about zero waste.  A new model for businesses called "cradle to cradle" is a ver...
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The Climate Deniers are Coming, Oh my!

Posted by Ethan Poole on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : Climate Bill 
Hey Neergs!

First of all I'd like to thank everyone for all your help supporting our Climate Change Legislation Petition. We have a long way to go and will keep our petition up through the end of the month.  Please continue to spread the word and support our friends at 350.org.  They did an amazing job rallying people all over the world--over 7000 events in 188 countries. Astounding and inspiring. And yet, we have a lot of work to do still.

If I've learned one thing, it's that kids are capable ...

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350.org Global Work Party Today!

Posted by Ethan Poole on Sunday, October 10, 2010, In : Global Work Party 
Happy Global Work Party Neergs!

This is a day to remember! 350.org has rallied more than 7000 events in 188 countries. It has been called the singled largest day of carbon-cutting action in the planet's hstory. And you are here for it! You can experience it first hand. You can go to 350.org and search for a local event in your area, and you can take carbon-cutting measures at home today (and from here on out!) to celebrate with your friends and family. You can also take an important step right...
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Clean Air Act is 40!

Posted by Ethan on Wednesday, September 22, 2010,
Hey Neergs!

Well, it's the Clean Air Act's 40th Birthday. I know I should be celebrating. There are lots of reasons to of course.  Lisa P. Jackson, Administrator of the EPA, does an amazing job enumerating the reasons on her Huffington Post blog  (link below). And the Clean Air Act has been such an important piece of legislation for our country and the world without a doubt. Ms. Jackson runs the numbers--200,000 lives saved, decrease in heart and lung disease, significant reduction of common p...
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Ocean Warming

Posted by Ethan on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : Global Warming 
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Don't miss our
Neerg News page today where we feature an article, Live Climate Science from the High Arctic,  by Beth Kapusta from the Huff Post. The accompanying video (which can be seen below) with Dr. Simon Boxall is mind-blowing. Dr. Boxall says that our oceans cover 70 percent of our planet and are affected by climate change the most. The polar ice cap is melting quickly, and we are seeing the lowest ice-cover ever on human record. What does this mean? Well, the melting pola...
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Kids take eco-action!

Posted by Ethan on Thursday, July 29, 2010, In : Breaking News 
Greetings Neergs!
I'm so jazzed today.  It's a really good day to be a Neerg!  For those of you who are joining us late, a Neerg is definitely not a Nerd! In fact, it's about the coolest thing you can be.  Neergs (Greens spelled backwards) are motivated to make a difference.  We don't just talk about global warming and how to combat climate change, we do! Keep reading and I'll share our big plan with you.

Well, like all of you, I got so mad at our Senate for taking a recess (vacation) without p...

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