SparkPeople Heal the Earth, Heal Ourselves Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=70587 Heal the Earth, Heal Ourselves SparkPeople Heal the Earth, Heal Ourselves Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=70587 Cosmo Sheldrake - Nightingale Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x74428859 Wake Up Calls is a series of musical pieces constructed from nine years of recordings of (mostly) endangered British birds. Here is one of them. Just lovely: <link>https://youtu.be/ZPtXDLaCSao </link> <BR> <BR> Addendum: YouTube has a playlist of the 13 Wake Up Calls songs. Sun, 27 Sep 2020 12:43:25 EST Doomsday Glacier http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x74361247 We are currently surrounded by bad and horrifying news already. And then, I just got a Washington Post Breaking News Alert in my inbox: Two major Antarctic glaciers are tearing loose from their restraints" I clicked on the article and my eyes glazed over. It's all become too much! <BR> <BR> I did find this BBC article which is short and clear with an interesting video <link>https://www.bbc.com/news/science-env<BR>ironment-54079587 </link> Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:14:28 EST Zero Waste Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34357x70587x74293395 In an effort to reduce my contribution to the mountains of waste that end up in landfills each year I have set out to adopt a zero waste lifestyle. What exactly is that? Zero waste is a movement aimed at reducing personal consumption, thereby reducing the amount of waste an individual produces. Let's face it, we all buy things we don't really need and when this pandemic hit it basically gave us permission to over shop/overstock. With so many trapped at home, online purchases hit all time high... Wed, 2 Sep 2020 10:08:53 EST Keep the Dream (and the Team) Alive? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x74267290 Hello my sweet, caring team members. <BR> <BR> Just sent a group mail to check in about your thoughts on this team. Do you want it to keep going? <BR> What's of value to you here? What could make it better? <BR> <BR> Or, are you involved in too many teams - or not as involved in SP anymore? <BR> <BR> Your thoughts, please! <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <BR> Night and Holly Fri, 28 Aug 2020 20:21:56 EST peeper quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34140x70587x73423576 From National Geographic: <link>www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2<BR>018/10/quiz-animal-eye-photo-gallery-n<BR>ews/ </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2020 10:04:12 EST With humans in lockdown, animals flourish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x73423521 Their safe territory has grown due to our absence, but sometimes they are just plain starving: <link>www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/st<BR>ories/animals-return-humans-coronaviru<BR>s-lockdown </link> Thu, 2 Apr 2020 09:58:11 EST The Amazon continues to be under attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x73250803 Brazil’s far-right president wants to take away indigenous lands and has threatened to give guns to ranchers -- and now, he wants to open the rainforest to new oil drilling, mining, and even more logging....indigenous communities are facing an all-out assault that could destroy their culture and their home! ... leaders of the Brazilian indigenous are urgently building an epic resistance to save the Amazon. In weeks, they'll lead thousands to march into Brazil’s capital to demand urgent action... Mon, 2 Mar 2020 06:42:04 EST how to avoid amazon this holiday season http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x72786469 While my parents were alive, this company made it possible for them to live at home. I could provide them with all their household stuff, some medical stuff, some food, and all their groceries. All of it was delivered to their door from my orders across the country. I knew then how bad amazon's labor practices were and vowed to leave them when my parents were no longer alive. That day has come. It seems like everyday I read more and more horrifying things about this company, in particular ho... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 18:30:03 EST eremozoic—the age of loneliness http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x72365607 This article from National Geographic, " What we lose when animals go extinct <BR> Animals are disappearing at hundreds of times the normal rate, primarily because of shrinking habitats. Their biggest threat: humans." is both profoundly saddening (to say the least) and extraordinary (Joel Sartore's photography). As Greta said in her astounding speech to the UN, "We are at the beginning of a mass extinction..." ( You can watch and read a transcript of this powerful speech here: <link>www.rea... Sun, 29 Sep 2019 08:37:44 EST Veg Fest http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x72335210 I helped to organize and promote the very first Veg Fest in my city - it took place yesterday. Even in torrential rain, it was packed! The food vendors kept selling out - some were completely wiped out and some managed to replenish. But no one expected that many people for a first-time event. <BR> <BR> We had people from miles away, different states and even from over the border in Canada. We had local animal sanctuaries and good causes for the animals and the planet. Even a children's corne... Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:11:43 EST 3 billion birds vanished from N. America http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x72313071 There are 2.9 billion fewer birds in the U.S. and Canada now than 50 years ago, a new study found: <link>www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/science/b<BR>ird-populations-america-canada.html </link> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 17:08:43 EST Superheroes - Who's Your Inspiration? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x72264063 Hey all: <BR> <BR> Spark Premium asked a great question about inspiration. I'd love to know who inspires you! <BR> Environmental leaders, animal rights people, vegans, philosophers, celebrities. Who are your inspirations? <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Sep 2019 18:46:25 EST Team Changes Ahead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x72229158 Hey all: <BR> <BR> With the Amazon burning and climate-change issues on the rise everywhere, a few of us have been thinking about broadening the scope of this team. <BR> <BR> There's no Spark Team that focuses on the connections between health, animal welfare and the well-being of Mother Earth. Since the vegan team is really more about being encouraging and not so political, it would be nice to have a place that really encouraged that kind of dialog. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts? Is t... Wed, 4 Sep 2019 20:26:29 EST amazon rainforest fires http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x72192691 I've been so upset I don't even know where to begin. Intentionally set fires by mining, logging, and agribusinesses, harming indigenous people and destroying the lungs of our planet. The intention, to clear land for cattle primarily; to cultivate them and to kill them. Our planet doesn't matter. Lives don't matter. Profit matters. Thu, 29 Aug 2019 15:03:13 EST Greta SAILS UK - NY to speak at UN!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x72102388 She'll speak at the UN in Sept and then at COP25 in Santiago,Chile in Dec : <link>www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/climate/g<BR>reta-thunberg-sailing.html </link> <BR> <BR> Go Greta! You are my hero! Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:22:08 EST Compassion for All Beings http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x71699482 ( I posted this on the "The Vegan, Plant-Based Life" team as well.) <BR> <BR> Tara Brach is a wonderful meditation and mindfulness teacher. She has an amazing website full of free guided meditations, and an amazing podcast of both talks and meditations. I can't say enough good things about her work. <BR> <BR> I received an email missive from her today which I would like to share: <BR> <BR> <BR> Dear Friends: <BR> <BR> This poem by Gary Lawless has a message that is compelling and crucia... Fri, 7 Jun 2019 19:59:27 EST Sing a Song about Animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34140x70587x71596274 Name a song about an animal or that has an animal in the title. No rules, just go! Tue, 21 May 2019 18:06:32 EST Animals A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=34140x70587x71596266 How to play - respond to the last post with the name of an animal in alphabetical order. Insects count! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>172</em> <em>586</em> <em>148</em> Tue, 21 May 2019 18:04:43 EST Greta Thunberg . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x71499617 . . . is my hero. She is now 16. Her climate activism became internationally known when she was 14 or 15. She is vegan. She does not fly and has convinced her parents to be vegan and not to fly, too. She spoke with MPs at the Extinction Rebellion. She spoke with Pope Francis. She has been nominated for a Nobel Prize. I first learnt about her when she spoke at COP24 when she was 15 years old: <link>www.democracynow.org/2018/12/11/our_<BR>leaders_are_behaving_like_children </link> And here, ... Mon, 6 May 2019 08:35:32 EST civilization is to blame http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x71499469 "As many as 1 million species are at risk of extinction, posing a profound threat to human well-being, a sweeping U.N. report concluded. " <BR> and <BR> "Civilization Is Accelerating Extinction and Altering the Natural World at a Pace ‘Unprecedented in Human History’ " <BR> New York Times <BR> <BR> <link>www.nytimes.com/2019/05/06/climate/b<BR>iodiversity-extinction-united-nations.<BR>html?emc=edit_na_20190506&amp;nl=break<BR>ing-news&amp;nlid=58295719ing-news&amp;ref=cta </link> <BR> ... Mon, 6 May 2019 08:06:53 EST Extinction Rebellion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x71403622 Over 700 people have been arrested in the Extinction Rebellion protests that have been going on in London all last week. The second week begins tomorrow. Monday, April 22, 2019 is also Earth Day. <BR> <BR> The young people of the world have more than a right to be furious with us. We human animals have been destroying our Mother Earth and nothing, so far, has slowed us down. Our gift to our children is a burnt out, dead, carcass of a planet. <BR> <BR> Included in the general outrage are two... Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:41:36 EST About Mercy for Animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x70587x71239712 (From the MFA Website <link>mercyforanimals.org/ </link> ) <BR> <BR> Mercy for Animals is on the front lines fighting to protect farmed animals. From factory farms to corporate boardrooms, courts of justice to courts of public opinion, MFA is there to speak up against cruelty and to shift the food industry toward plant- and cell-based products. <BR> <BR> Founded in 1999, Mercy For Animals exists to end the greatest cause of suffering on the planet: the exploitation of animals for food, in... Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:22:51 EST Doing It for the Animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x70587x71217563 That's why I suggested this team to SP and that's why I'm here! Learn more about me on my page. <BR> <BR> <em>241</em> <em>219</em> <em>585</em> <em>172</em> <em>145</em> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:12:06 EST