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Skin of Dust
By James Lenfestey
rising up snow-capped and drifting,
I see her skin of dust.
it takes to pass over, I can believe
in the curvature below, that it is
natural, growing and sloughing
as it always has, like the old reptiles.
ONCE WE WERE PREY
By James Lenfestey
On April 27, 2021 we asked our members to join our partners at the American
Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and take 30 seconds to sign on to a letter by April 30 asking the US Department of Agriculture to support regenerative agriculture to address the climate crisis.
The USDA requested public input on how to best implement President Biden’s
Executive Order on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad. The ASBC
worked with a diverse group of influential stakeholders to develop a set of recommendations on how the USDA can best achieve its climate goal.
On May 11th, 2021 we asked our members to sign a petition urging Congress to support the Green Infrastructure and Jobs Plan to create a clean energy future and sustaining jobs.
On May 18, 2021 we asked our supporters to tell their members of Congress to support the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. Oceana provided an easy and simple email template for contacting members of Congress.
On June 15, 2021 we asked our members to sign the petition asking President Biden to stop the Line 3 Pipeline.
When President Joe Biden took office, he kept his promise to revoke the permit for TC Energy’s Keystone pipeline thanks to pressure from environmental groups. But now, Enbridge Energy’s Pipeline 3 project poses another threat. The pipeline, which they are currently constructing, would carry corrosive Canadian tar sands oil across lakes, rivers and tribal lands in northern MN. It would violate tribal treaty rights, threaten eco-systems and contribute to the climate crisis.
Sustainable Living Tips
What to Watch
After watching this Netflix documentary, you'll never see our oceans, the seafood industry, the fish shrimp and other seafood products you may eat, our governments, and even nonprofit" dolphin safe" and "sustainable seafood" labels the same again.
This powerful, just-released Amazon Prime 10-part American historical drama by Oscar-winning director Barry Jenkins explores the violent roots of racism and imagines an alternate history where the escape route for slaves is a literal underground network of train tunnels.
A new six-part investigative documentary series from BET "about the recurring injustice black people face in America and how we can rally our community to affect positive change."
Check out the Alliance TC's one hour 20 minute video, featuring our very first intern, Sam Grant, now head of MN350.org and former Board member Robert Blake. Envisioned by the Climate Justice Alliance, Just Transition is a framework focused on building economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative one.
Watch this 38 minute documentary to learn more about the efforts behind stopping Line Three and the ambitious undertaking to stop fossil fuel expansion and encourage real energy security.