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Local Mount Shasta Area Native Healers at The Best of Mt Shasta Conference & Festival



See Video at https://youtu.be/mMx8vtMcNFE

JULY 24 from 9 am to 9 pm



First of three days and evenings July 24-26

The Best of Mt Shasta Conference & Festival

At the Mt Shasta City Park

LOCAL MOUNT SHASTA AREA NATIVE…

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Added by The Best of Mt Shasta on May 5, 2015 at 12:58pm — No Comments

Stop Jackson County Cannabis Tax

Added by Ashland Source Center on February 27, 2015 at 12:30pm — No Comments

A Fee on Atmospheric Pollution: Exploring the Options

Everyone is against pollution.  Yet we continue to pollute our atmosphere with gases that drive global warming and the climate chaos we are experiencing.  Without concerted and urgent action we will exhaust the pollution allowance for holding global warming within the critical two degrees Centigrade above the pre-industrial level.   Because power utilities and fossil fuel users are allowed to pump this pollution into our atmosphere with no charge, their energy can outcompete renewable energy…

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Added by Alan Journet on March 24, 2015 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Homage to Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger Homage - Flower's Gone

Pete Seeger Homage - Flower's Gone
Pete Seeger Homage - Flower's Gone - Wikipedia: http://bit.ly/1f8n4ns…

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Added by Steven M. on January 31, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Oregon Man Licensed To Grow Hemp, Needs Seeds To Plant

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon state regulators have issued the first license to grow industrial hemp in Oregon.



Now, Capital Press reports, Edgar Winters of Eagle Point just has to figure out how to get seeds to plant.



That was a question last year in Kentucky and Colorado, two states in the forefront of growing hemp for products such as clothing, food and cosmetics.



The plant is illegal under federal law, and seeds will have to be imported. Oregon officials say…
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Added by Ashland Source Center on February 23, 2015 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Special Topic & Monthly Meeting

“The Not-for-Profit World beyond Capitalism”

One of our most closely cherished illusions is that of unlimited economic growth; we run it up the flagpole as the solution to every major problem.   The myth of unlimited economic growth permeates our cultural, economic, and political life.  We seem to forget that we live on a finite planet with finite resources and a finite ability to process our waste.  Global warming is a result of our emitting waste gases produced from our economic…

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Added by Alan Journet on February 17, 2015 at 9:41pm — No Comments

Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Special Topic & Monthly Meeting

PRESS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release

DATE:  January 9th 2015

CONTACT: Alan Journet, Co-facilitator, Southern Oregon Climate Action Now
[email protected]; 541-301-4107

SUBJECT: Can Technology Provide a Feasible Bridge to a Renewable…

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Added by Alan Journet on January 9, 2015 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Dancing Salmon Home - A SOCAN event

Salmon are probably the most well-known icons of the Pacific Northwest.  They are beloved for their recreational value, commercial value, and cultural importance to Native Americans. When salmon are lost from our rivers and streams, efforts to stimulate their return garner tremendous public support.

The award-winning hour long film portraying efforts by the Winnemem Wintu tribe to reintroduce salmon to the McCloud River in Northern California will be shown at the next meeting of…

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Added by Alan Journet on November 22, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments

Why Say 'No' to LNG?

The Jordan Cove LNG Pipeline would carry fracked natural gas across Oregon for export at Coos Bay.  At the next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now meeting at Medford Public Librarty on Tuesday October 28th at 6:00 pm, SOCAN Co-facilitator Alan Journet and Robyn Janssen of Rogue Riverkeeper will explain why it’s a bad idea.  An hour Action Meeting will follow.

Added by Alan Journet on October 23, 2014 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Fall Courses Available on Global Warming / on Climate Disruption

Temperature are rising! Snowfall is dwindling! Wildfire conditions are extending! That we are experiencing an unusually disrupted climate is hard to miss.  But what is causing it? Is it all a natural cycle? What is it doing, and can we do anything about it?

These are the questions that Alan Journet, Co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now will answer in a series of courses to be offered locally this fall.

For those wanting a full and detailed discussion, through…

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Added by Alan Journet on August 17, 2014 at 5:43am — No Comments

People's Climate March @ Next SOCAN Meeting

The People’s Climate March (http://peoplesclimate.org/march/), is anticipated to be the largest demonstration of public concern about climate change that has ever been held. Slated for New York City on September 21st it will coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit.   The New York People’s Climate March in September plus Oregon solidarity events will be the subject of the Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Special Topic at our…

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Added by Alan Journet on August 12, 2014 at 2:51pm — No Comments

Chasing Ice at SOCAN Monthly MNeeting

Directed by Jeff Orlowski, “Chasing Ice” is the stunning 2012 filmed account of James Balog’s Extreme Ice Survey. The film, having won awards at film festivals all over the world, will be featured at the next Southern Oregon Climate Action Now meeting on July 29th @ 6:00 pm at the Medford Public Library.   Admission is free, but donations to SOCAN are encouraged.

By means of time lapse photography, Balog documented one of the most dramatic consequences of our warming…

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Added by Alan Journet on July 2, 2014 at 10:51am — No Comments

Are Carbon Offsets a Solution?

It is well understood that our use of fossil fuel for generating energy is causing the climate change that has stimulated our weird climate and that our weird climate will only become more disastrous with time unless we reduce our emissions of gases substantially and immediately.  We also know that our day-to-day living and travel are contributing to the problem.  As a result, the more conscientious among us make sincere efforts to reduce our emissions.  But we still find it difficult to…

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Added by Alan Journet on June 6, 2014 at 11:07am — No Comments

Solar Energy Thrives in the Rogue Valley: A Southern Oregon Climate Action Now Event

In terms of promoting renewable non-carbon polluting energy sources, one of the fastest growing developments is solar energy.  This is just as true in the Rogue Valley as it is elsewhere.  One of the most influential programs promoting solar installation in residential and commercial locations in the valley has been ‘Rogue Solar.’  Initially managed by the Rogue Valley Council of Governments, this program is now administered by Medford-based RHT Energy Solutions, specialists in commercial,…

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Added by Alan Journet on May 9, 2014 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Tina Malia Returns to Ashland April 30th

Singer, songwriter Tina Malia performs in concert with cellist/multi-instrumentalist Hans Christian at The Havurah in Ashland on April 30th.  Local tickets at Spirit of Shakti, 4th & A St or for credit card orders go to:…

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Added by Linda Cotrufello on April 21, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments

Twenty-Five Years of The Seat of the Soul

Twenty–five years ago I published a book that I did not know if anyone would read. My publisher had been waiting seven years for a sequel to my first book, The Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics. The manuscript I gave her was entirely different, but she published it anyway in Spring 1989. I called the new book The Seat of the Soul. This book immediately began to help people in meaningful ways, and…

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Added by Seat of the Soul Institute on April 4, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Evolutionary Activism: Being Here Now

“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

As we survey the many perspectives and manifestations of all that is occurring and intensifying globally, we might ask ourselves:

...How did it come to this? …

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Added by Fatima on October 22, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

ROSES ARE RED VIOLETS ARE BLUE___________YOU!

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Oregon Still Burning | Earth Observatory NASA

On July 26, 2013, thunderstorms passed over southern Oregon, and lightning ignited dozens of difficult-to-control wildfires. Persistently dry weather since the beginning of 2013 had primed forests to burn, and nearly all of southern Oregon was in a state of severe or moderate drought. In early August, forecasters were expecting the situation to worsen.

On August 5, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)…

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Added by Ashland Source Center on August 7, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Escaping the Matrix by Edwin Harkness Spina | Mystic Warrior Newsletter



The Matrix
was one of the most popular and thought-provoking movies of all time. Viewers all over the world were captivated by the film’s primary message: People get into deep trouble when they mistake what they perceive for reality. What most viewers do not realize…

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China reassigns 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in bid to fight pollution | The Independent

China has reportedly reassigned over 60,000 soldiers to plant trees in a bid to combat pollution by increasing the country's forest coverage.  A large regiment from the People's Liberation Army, along with some of the nation's armed police force, have been withdrawn from their posts on the northern border to work on non-military tasks inland. The majority will be dispatched to Hebei province, which encircles Beijing, according to the Asia Times which originally reported the story. The area is known to be a major culprit for producing the notorious smog which blankets the capital city.

Good News: This Year's Monarch Butterfly Migration Is Larger Than We've Seen in Recent Years | Better Homes & Gardens

Every autumn, monarch butterflies migrate across the U.S., heading south (and in some cases, west) for the winter. They are one of the few butterfly species that makes such a long migration—it can be up to 3,000 miles, and they often travel in such large groups that they fill the sky with their orange-and-black wings and blanket vegetation when resting. But over the past two decades, their numbers have been steadily declining, to the point that this insect is being considered for the endangered species list. Since 1997, when an estimated 682 million monarchs swooped through the air, the population has dwindled as low as 25 million monarchs in 2014 before rebounding to 150 million in 2016. So when reports of this year’s migration seem to indicate more of these winged wonders than usual, it could be a sign that their populations are continuing to make a comeback.

Germany to close all 84 of its coal-fired power plants, will rely primarily on renewable energy | Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Berlin — Germany, one of the world’s biggest consumers of coal, will shut down all 84 of its coal-fired power plants over the next 19 years to meet its international commitments in the fight against climate change, a government commission said Saturday.

New urban algae canopy produces as much oxygen as four hectares of woodland | The Plaid Zebra

An urban canopy created with algae has got people talking about the link between technology and environment. According to Gizmag, the bio-digital structure pumps a fluid with microalgae around a transparent shelter, which in turn produces shade, energy in the form of biomass, and an impressive amount of oxygen amounting to the equivalent of four hectares of woodland. When it comes to photosynthesis, microalgae organisms are ten times more efficient than large trees and grass. Buildings and architectural surfaces are efficient spaces to utilize this technology.

U.S. House votes to ban uranium mining near Grand Canyon | Arizona Mirror

The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon.  The bill from Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, passed by a vote of 236-185. 

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