Friday, September 2, 2011

Just say pipelines

First, thank you all so much for your heartfelt condolences on the passing of C.'s grandpa Gil. There's much I want to share with on the musings we've had on life and death in the process of his family saying goodbye to him, but that's going to have be another post, because right now, in the land of the living, there's something I need you to do. If you haven't already.

Sign this petition. Right now.

Why? Because, for one thing, building this pipeline is likely to push us further towards a climate change tipping point. A point that is where our climate is so irrevocably altered that lowering our emissions is not going to reverse the process.

Having followed the Tar Sands Saga - a sordid tale of environmental destruction, unsustainable environmental practises and rogue capitalism- from the get-go (thanks Mother Jones!), I was grateful to be alerted to this crucial decision the president and, by proxy, this country has to make.

This post by Mary of Terralectualism, (or Our Lady Of The Green Heart as I like to call her ;) is an excellent introduction to this hair-raising subject and offers empowerment and inspiration, like only her posts can.
Tomorrow is the last day of the protests in Washington, so add your voice of dissent by signing the petition, spreading the word, or simply sending good vibes to those willing to risk arrest to stop this atrocity from happening.

And most importantly: conserve some energy. That's what this all boils down to.

With love and outrage,


  1. It makes me sick to my stomach to think that this could happen. It's just crazy, and yes I agree, we all have to just CONSUME LESS and spend LESS ENERGY. It's just so easy to let your life revolve around your own belly button and choose to ignore how our actions affect the rest of the world. How every purchase we make is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.

  2. YES. You have a good readership, so I hope many see this, darlin'.


  3. love. and i love your nickname for Mary. perfect.

  4. Yup, way to boil it down my friend. Petitions have been signed, sealed, and delivered (upon Our Lady Of The Green Heart's request, of course ;) Now to do the same with your packed and ready to go box of treasures!

  5. Best wishes to you and your husband during this time.
    Thank you so much for posting this! I'm planning on attending the rally today. You can also call the White House at 202-456-1111 or email at to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline. Everyone counts so let's consume less energy and make our voices heard! x

  6. oh my goodness. i have been called many things in my lifetime in regards to my earth lovin', and many of them have been less than nice. your new name for me flips all that upside down...lately i have been learning to be brave, vocal and authentic, regardless of what connection it might cost me...but to think that not only am i being heard and SEEN, but even celebrated and loved...!!! it's my new archetype...a vision that of course would come from YOUR golden, crystal heart. that love light of it shines!

    thank you for helping to spread the word on the tar sands. this is just the beginning of this fight/journey. i'm so pleased to be in it with you. xo

  7. dig it girl, and signed. take care sister. One day we shall row a boat together..gently down a stream? possibly :))