IT'S UP TO US!
From Dr. Brenda Flyswithhawks
Indigenous Peoples Power Project — https://www.ip3action.org
Non-violent direct-action training, action support, and network building, customized to fit the traditions of Indigenous communities
Indigenous Environmental Network — https://www.ienearth.org
Alliance work through strengthening, maintaining and respecting Indigenous teachings and natural laws
Honor the Earth — http://www.honorearth.org
Financial and political resources using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom
Native Renewables — https://www.nativerenewables.org
Renewable energy capacity and affordable access to off-grid power
Idle No More San Francisco — http://www.idlenomoresfbay.org
Native Americans and allies working together to create positive change concerning Indigenous rights and the rights of coming generations to a sustainable and healthy environment
From Elizabeth Kaiser
For more information on Singing Frogs Farm:
Social media: @singingfrogsfarm
Email: info (at) singingfrogsfarm.com
For a general introduction on Regenerative Agriculture, watch the movie “Kiss The Ground” (currently streaming on Netflix, 1 hr and 25 minutes)
For a more lengthy talks/videos on no-till vegetable production by Elizabeth and Paul Kaiser listen to our YouTube talks:
Mini-Virtual Farm Tour via Bay Area Green Tours - July 2020 (5 min)
Soil NOT Oil Conference Presentation - 2019 (30 min)
Micro Farming Conference - 2019 (90 min)
Where you can get Singing Frogs Farm produce:
Saturdays 8:30 - 12:30 at the Santa Rosa Luther Burbank Center Farmers Market
Sundays 9:00 - 1:30 at the Sebastopol Farmers Market
Our CSA is currently full with a waiting list. Please email to be added to the waiting list.
From Maya Khosla
BURNED: Are Trees the New Coal?
THE UGLY FACE OF BIOMASS - now increasing in California (note that the film BURNED is based on the East Coast).
"It is a fact that there's more carbon coming out of the stack when you burn wood then when you burn coal. Trees are our most important carbon sink and anything that minimizes carbon going into trees and maximizes carbon going into the atmosphere is a disaster for both for forests and the climate." — Mary S. Booth, PhD, Director and Ecosystem Ecologist, Partnership for Policy Integrity
BURNED trailer (2 1/2 min)
BURNED abridged version (30 min)
BURNED: Feature length version (1 hour 14 minutes, available as a rental)
*****Forests Born of Fire (6 min)
(Lovely short film about the role burned trees play in the ecosystem. Monica Bond Rocks!)
Searching for the Gold Spot: The Wild After Wildfire (15 min)
15-minute excerpt from Maya Khosla's film (work in progress)
Many more links below:
Our forests of the American West support life and serve as immense storehouses and absorbers of carbon. Intact forests of the west benefit from natural wildfires – as they have since time immemorial – and the new growth sequesters carbon and supports biodiversity. Natural, mixed severity fires create structurally-rich habitats. North American tribes have long recognized the beneficial impacts of fires on forests and other ecosystems.
Today’s large-scale extractions from forests have contributed to the increased intensity of fires. Clear-cutting, thinning, fuels reductions and fire suppression efforts costing billions of dollars are fragmenting and damaging our forests, supposedly to prevent wildfire damage to homes and communities. In reality, these practices do not create safer conditions; often they increase the risks and increase fire intensity in forests.
Recent extraction practices that collect and burn forest biomass for energy generation deplete forest carbon and damage soils while polluting the air we breathe – the emissions are often worse than fossil fuel emissions. These forests take decades, even centuries, to grow back. Biomass facilities are burning forest products at a scale and time-frame that do not allow for natural processes to renew themselves or to sequester the amount of gases being released into the atmosphere by logging and burning, and have severe impacts on wildlife.
Rather than decimating forests, implementing the steps required to create a defensible space can protect homes and communities from fire, and protect our forests.
From Jenny Blaker, Woody Hastings and Mark Mortensen
The Coalition Opposing New Gas Stations (CONGAS) meets online on a monthly basis. We are working on a County-wide ban and also a ban in the City of Santa Rosa. To attend future meetings, please email us or sign up via the website.
CONGAS website: www.con-gas.org
Action Alerts: http://con-gas.org/action-alerts/
Email: congas.contact (at) gmail.com
From Dave Warrender
Citizens Climate Lobby
En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator User Guide from Climate Interactive
Economists' Statement on Carbon Dividends
The Largest Public Statement of Economists in History