Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tell President Obama: Don't drill the Arctic | CREDO Action

Tell President Obama: Don't drill the Arctic | CREDO Action



Tell President Obama: Don't drill the Arctic






Sign the petition

Statement lead-in:
“Allowing oil drilling in the Arctic is a catastrophic mistake. Don’t give Shell final approval to drill the Arctic.”



















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Tell President Obama: Don't drill the Arctic
Dear Friend,



In 2010 President Obama oversaw the worst oil disaster in our
nation’s history. As an unstoppable torrent of oil poured into the Gulf
of Mexico for three straight months, he addressed the nation, urging, “we cannot consign our children to this future,” and “the time to embrace a clean energy future is now.”*



But today, rather than heed his own words, he seems more determined to break his own record.



The Obama administration last week issued Shell a conditional
approval to drill in the Arctic, one of the most dangerous and risky
places to drill for oil on earth. Shell still needs a final permit,
which it is almost certain to get – unless we can force the president to
change course.



Tell President Obama: Don’t drill the Arctic. Sign the
petition and we’ll deliver it to the president with the text of his
speech from the Gulf oil spill.




No one can safely drill in the Arctic. The Department of Interior has said there is a 75% chance of a spill greater than 1,000 barrels.1
The last time Shell tried drilling in 2012, its drilling rig ran
aground in rough Arctic waters. This year, one of its drilling rigs has
already failed a Coast Guard inspection.



At a time when global warming is already melting polar ice at an
alarming rate, allowing Shell to unleash the Arctic’s massive pool of
carbon on our atmosphere is literally crazy. As Bill McKibben wrote last
week in the New York Times, “It’s as if the tobacco companies were applying for permission to put cigarette machines in cancer wards.”2



Tell President Obama: Don’t drill the Arctic.



Of all people, President Obama should know better. But rather than
trying not to repeat the Gulf oil spill, the President is using it to
dismiss criticism of this terrible decision. “I think it's fair to say
that I know a little something about the risks of offshore drilling,
given what happened in the Gulf very early in my presidency,” he said
last week.



The decision doesn’t just show a short memory and terrible judgement. Allowing
arctic drilling underscores the dangerous and deeply flawed logic
behind President Obama’s "all of the above" energy policy
– that we can drill, frack and mine our way to a clean energy future.



That’s deeply concerning as we await President Obama’s decision on
Keystone XL and other infrastructure projects that would massively
increase the extraction of tar sands crude.



It’s been five years since President Obama called out that “we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that this challenge requires” because of “a lack of political courage and candor.” Yet he still is trying to have it both ways.



We know that President Obama does respond to public pressure. It has
staved off approval of Keystone XL. And now we need it more than ever to
save the Arctic.



Tell President Obama: Don’t drill the Arctic. Sign the
petition and we’ll deliver it to the president with his own words from
the Gulf oil catastrophe.




Excerpt from President Obama’s Gulf oil spill address:



“For decades, we have known the days of cheap and easily
accessible oil were numbered. For decades, we’ve talked and talked
about the need to end America’s century-long addiction to fossil fuels.
And for decades, we have failed to act with the sense of urgency that
this challenge requires. Time and again, the path forward has been
blocked -- not only by oil industry lobbyists, but also by a lack of
political courage and candor.




The consequences of our inaction are now in plain sight.
Countries like China are investing in clean energy jobs and industries
that should be right here in America. Each day, we send nearly $1
billion of our wealth to foreign countries for their oil. And today, as
we look to the Gulf, we see an entire way of life being threatened by a
menacing cloud of black crude.




We cannot consign our children to this future. The tragedy
unfolding on our coast is the most painful and powerful reminder yet
that the time to embrace a clean energy future is now. Now is the
moment for this generation to embark on a national mission to unleash
America’s innovation and seize control of our own destiny.”




  1. "As Shell Looks To Drill In Arctic, Environmentalists Rally To Remember Historic Arctic Oil Spill," Think Progress, 3/24/15
  2. "Obama’s Catastrophic Climate-Change Denial," Bill McKibben, New York Times, 5/12/15

Thursday, March 26, 2015

WE ARE ALL ONE

We are all ONE!

This incredible short film shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet. Please watch and share! This is the shor Url for this video bit.ly/Weareallone We want to encourage all the people to make a difference! Spread the understanding that everyone has an individual power to make a difference invite your friends to join us!What can one person do? Help, give, care, share, like, followIf you like what we do and want to support us further, please help us with a donation visit our One Person Can Make A Difference blog http://onepersoncanmad.blogspot.co.at/Or use the Donation button on the Facebook Page. Everything you do counts! Every share every like every thought...My Network of Changemakers on Linkedin is strong but every new connection makes it stronger If you want our networking support for your CAUSES Please connect! We will try to help you make a BIGGER DIFFERENCE!https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanslakFollow One Person On Twitter https://twitter.com/HansLak

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

3 FM Serious Request Hands off our Girls



Een heel erg mooi project dat laat zien hoe veel mensen er in Nederland het verschil maken! Geweldig hoe dit project Nederland tot leven brengt!  Kudos to 3 FM en alle mensen die dit project steunen!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

We Are All One

Friday, September 19, 2014

Ecocide, the 5th Crime Against Peace: Polly Higgins at TEDxExeter



I had a great webinar call with Polly yesterday please watch and share this TED TALK!

We need this ECOCIDE LAW...that means Polly needs our SUPPORT...YOUR SUPPORT! 



Please use the http://www. ecocidelawforum.org to post up stuff there and share what you are doing to help support Ecocide Law.

I think the key thing is visibility - do use the Supporting Ecocide law icon (downloadable from http://eradicatingecocide.com) and/or make your own.

- I have also posted this up on the http://www. ecocidelawforum.org

Thank
you all for being a bridge out into your communities and networks - I
shall set up another webinar date at the end of October and I hope we
shall all have much to share about our bridge-building then:-) 

Warmest best wishes,

Polly

Polly Higgins

Chief Executive Officer, The Earth Community Trust
Award-winning author of Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business
Barrister

Chairwoman, the Eradicating Ecocide Global Initiative
Honoris Causa Doctorate, Business School Lausanne
International lawyer

Ecocide, the 5th Crime Against Peace: Polly Higgins at TEDxExeter



I had a great webinar call with Polly yesterday please watch and share this TED TALK!

We need this ECOCIDE LAW...that means Polly needs our SUPPORT...YOUR SUPPORT! 



Please use the http://www. ecocidelawforum.org to post up stuff there and share what you are doing to help support Ecocide Law.

I think the key thing is visibility - do use the Supporting Ecocide law icon (downloadable from http://eradicatingecocide.com) and/or make your own.

- I have also posted this up on the http://www. ecocidelawforum.org

Thank
you all for being a bridge out into your communities and networks - I
shall set up another webinar date at the end of October and I hope we
shall all have much to share about our bridge-building then:-) 

Warmest best wishes,

Polly

Polly Higgins

Chief Executive Officer, The Earth Community Trust
Award-winning author of Eradicating Ecocide and Earth is our Business
Barrister

Chairwoman, the Eradicating Ecocide Global Initiative
Honoris Causa Doctorate, Business School Lausanne
International lawyer

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

WE ARE ALL ONE

We are all ONE!  Please watch and share this

This incredible short film shares an Indigenous Native American Prophecy that links all of life and the future of our planet. Please watch and share!
We want to encourage all the people to make a difference!
Spread the understanding that everyone has an individual power to make a difference invite your friends to join us!  205.666 shares on Facebook...36.566 Likes..... 

 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Seven Signs You're Wasting Your Talent

Seven Signs You're Wasting Your Talent | LinkedIn



When we teach career development courses, we start with the basics:

You
were born, so you have a reason to be here. You have a little flame
inside you, and you've had it since you were tiny. Your job is to grow
that flame. How will you do that? You'll do it by listening carefully to
your heart and to your body. You'll be receptive to cues from the
universe, no matter what form they take.

You'll
see your job search and your career not as a series of X + Y = Z
transactions but as a journey. You'll keep getting closer and closer to
the thing that you were born to do, and your flame will grow in the
process.

Traditionally job-seekers have not been taught that they
have a flame to grow. They've been taught the opposite - that they're
lucky to have a job at all. Why would we believe that?

The earth
is a natural system and a living organism. Surely everyone who is born
on this planet deserves a shot at whatever the force-in-charge put him
or her here to do. So the fearful notion "Be happy you have a job, and
be content with it" is an insult not only to the person to whom it's
directed but to all of us and to whatever power we put our faith in.

Who
would believe the lie that we're meant to have a job, go home, turn on
the TV, take a vacation once a year and then die? There must be more to
this existence, and of course there is. We can make a mark. We can see
things our own way and share that vision with other people. We can make
the world better when we leave it than when we came in.

We can do
it in our professional lives. A job is not a painful burden whose
purpose is to fund the good parts of life. Your job should be one of the
best parts of your life, but most of us have sucked down gallons of
toxic lemonade in the form of the message "No, no - that's asking too
much of your job."

When
your flame is growing at work, you can't wait to get there. You can't
wait to talk to the customers and vendors and brainstorm with your
co-workers.

We had that energy at U.S. Robotics for years, not
only when the company was tiny but also when it was large. We would not
insult salaried employees with an attendance policy. We hired them, for
Pete's sake - why would we track their movements?

There is no
sense in fear-based management. The Godzilla system in place in most
large companies and institutions isn't run on common sense but on a
bizarre and self-referential Business Logic instead. Here's an example:

Why do you talk that way on the phone sometimes, Dad? You sound like a different person then.

Well, those are business conversations, son. I speak differently in the business world.

Why, Dad?

Because it's business, son. It's more formal.

Why is that?

Because it's business, like I said. It's different from normal life.

Why?

Stop asking questions, son.

If
you aren't growing your flame, your body will let you know. You'll get
headaches and your sleep will suffer. Your back will give out or you'll
catch cold. You can't fool Mother Nature. When you are not in the right
place, the signals will start to show up.

I
threw out my back and was carried on a stretcher to the hospital, as
undignified a procession as you can imagine. At the hospital they gave
me a muscle relaxant and nuclear-strength painkillers and didn't even
inquire about what might have led to my spine's revolt. It isn't our
habit in the industrialized west to ask penetrating "Why?" questions.

That
is changing now! We are realizing that our bodies aren't separate from
our conscious brains. When the body isn't happy, ain't nobody happy.

Here are seven signs you're wasting your talent in the job you've got.

Your Resume Isn't Changing

Once
a year it's a good idea to pull out your resume and update it. If you
look at your resume and you can't change anything on it because you
haven't learned anything new, taken on any new responsibility or had any
notable accomplishment, it's time to go. When you aren't moving forward
you are sliding back, because time moves on. If your job consists of
repetition of the same old duties, your dammed-up forward energy is
hurting you and the paycheck is not enough to keep you there.

Your Star Isn't Rising

Whether
or not you want to get promoted or become a household name, it's
reasonable to want some recognition for your contribution. If you plod
forward an inch at a time on the job and the people who could influence
your career path (or share some words acknowledging your impact) don't
do it, you're wasting your gifts. You have big things to offer the rest
of us, and you won't be able to do that if the folks around you can't
see what you bring.

Your Flame Isn't Growing

Your
flame grows when you turn inward to retrace your path and get the
learning from it. Your flame flickers and starts to go out when you beat
up on yourself or let other people do it. Your flame burns more
brightly when you step outside your comfort zone and remind yourself
that you are an insanely awesome person with tremendous talents to
share. Your flame diminishes when you let people tell you what you won't
achieve and what you can't do. Why not step out there and do what they
said you couldn't? Living well is the best revenge!

Your Muscles Aren't Getting Bigger

How
do your muscles grow? There's only one way -- you have to use them.
Your vocal cords are muscles, and so is your truth-telling core. Use it
and see how it gets stronger! You'll be bench-pressing 500 lbs. of
insulting Godzilla dogma once your truth-telling muscles reach their
proper size.

If you're not getting better at spotting and calling
attention to stupid, talent-repelling and anti-human statements, ideas,
practices and policies at work, then your truth-telling muscles are
atrophying. They are getting weaker. Get yourself into a place where you
can find your voice and speak your truth, a little more every day.

Your Sphere of Influence Isn't Expanding

In
the right job people will notice what you do and thank you for it, even
though it's your job. People will ask you to take on more and try new
things, once they see what you can handle. You will develop a fan club
and they'll help expand your influence beyond your department and your
organization. In the wrong job people will guard their work and their
contacts because they fear that to share them is to give away power.
They'll work to keep your influence from expanding. Do you want to spend
your energy in political squabbles, or changing the world?

SCRIPT FROM A HUMAN WORKPLACE

ABISHEK: Don, have you got a second?

DON: Sure, what's up?

ABISHEK:
Yesterday at our meeting, when you mentioned that you're going to put
together a first-half IT recap for the VP meeting, were you thinking
about making that presentation? Because if you like, I'd be happy to
speak to the VPs about what we've been doing.

DON: Yeah? You're comfortable with that? They ask tough questions!

ABISHEK:
I'm stoked to do it. If you have time to spend an hour with me
anticipating the VPs' questions and helping me formulate answers, I'd be
excited to have that conversation with them. I'm proud of what we've
done.

DON: That's fantastic. I'll send you my notes and then we
can talk about what else should go in that presentation. I'm thinking of
a 15-minute talk. Does that sound right?

ABISHEK: That's great. I
really want to get their thoughts on the new dashboard. I'm not sure
they realize we built that in-house.

DON: I love it. You just took a major headache off my plate.

ABISHEK: Cool. Have a great weekend!

SCRIPT FROM GODZILLA WORLD

ABISHEK: Don, have you got a second?

DON: Sure, what's up?

ABISHEK:
Last week at the meeting, you mentioned making a presentation to the
VPs about our first-half results in IT. Have you thought about who you'd
like to design and deliver that presentation?

DON: Well, I have to give it to Rich. He knows the VPs. They're comfortable with him.

ABISHEK: Does Rich want to do it?

DON:
No, he hates that stuff, but I can't throw someone else in there, even
you, even my star player, they'd be like "Where's Rich?"

ABISHEK: Why is that, Don?

DON: Old-school network, man. No new information, no new faces if we can help it.

ABISHEK: What about me and Rich presenting as a team?

DON:
Listen Abishek, I didn't tell you this, but two months ago at the VP
meeting I said "I'd like to move Abishek into a leadership role, because
he gets things done." The feedback I got was "Let Abishek hit his five
year anniversary with the company and we'll think about it." Sorry to
hit you with that.

ABISHEK: That's two and a half more years! I've been pushing a rock uphill so long already...

DON: I mean, it's a job, right?

Your Marketability Isn't Improving

It's
bad when your job destroys your mojo, but it only adds insult to injury
when the job trashes your marketability, too. That's what happens when
you work for an employer nobody views as smart or forward-looking. It
happens when you don't learn new things you can bring to your next
organization.

Your marketability plummets when you don't have new
Dragon-Slaying Stories to tell, and that happens when you don't get to
do anything new.

No employer is worth damaging your resume for.
You're better off contracting and gaining new resume fodder than
becoming a person who does the same thing day after day for years on
end. Who's excited about hiring a person like that, a person with his
gut instincts stifled and flame nearly snuffed?

You're Not Moving Down Your Path

Your
job has to move you down your path toward the future you envision for
yourself. If that isn't happening, don't freak out - just start working
on your resume and thanking the stars for the message "ENOUGH!" that
you're receiving now.

The "Aha!" you might be experiencing is the
first step. Everything else will fall into line when you remember that
nobody has the right to dim your flame.

If they don't get you,
they don't deserve you -- and if you're casting your pearls before
swine, you're better off letting your talents shine forth on a bigger,
brighter stage!

Read Liz Ryan's new story, Don't Give Away Your Magic For Free!

What about Abishek?

In our second script, Abishek got a blast of cold water in the face from his manager Don.

What should Abishek do next? Here's our advice!

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