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Stephen Boyle is the 2014 Green Party candidate for US Congress Michigan 14th District.
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princeea:

Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me. Download This Spoken Word Now: https://princeea.bandcamp.com/track/can-we-auto-correct-humanity Music composed by DJsNeverEndingStory https://www.facebook.com/DJsNeverEndingStory

I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.

—- Angela Y. Davis 

BECOMING AN ACTIVIST

There are many stories told by activists of old.

Their eyes twinkle with youth recounting those days of truth.

Stories are told to inspire to spur the younger to aspire.

What will you endeavor to become?

More important is what will become of us through you?

—- Stephen Boyle

(via boyleformichigan)

gogreenburnfatnotfuel:

Own It

It’s time we own our position on Green Energy as consumers & investors.

It’s time to burn fat not fuel!

  • Can you ditch the car in your community?
  • Is there sufficient mass transit for your everyday life?
  • Are bicycle friendly paths through your neighborhood?

Original graphic: motherfuckingbike.tumblr.com

gogreenburnfatnotfuel:

Go Green - Burn Fat Not Fuel

New tumblr started to encourage personal divestment in fossil fuels, especially in the area of transportation!

It’s time to BURN FAT NOT FUEL

Climate Change At UN Summit

The poem “Dear Matafele Peinem”, 26 year-old mother Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands was read during the opening ceremony of the United Nations Climate Summit on September 23, 2014. This was 2 days after the People’s Climate March had 310,000 march in New York City, and 700,000 globally. 

SOLUTIONS BASED ACTION

For those asking will the People’s Climate March move the UN Climate Summit to acknowledge and take action - please read “Analyzing Outcomes from the UN Climate Summit" from World Resources Institute. The article discusses these subjects:

  • International Climate Action - countries reaffirmed their commitment to make their post-2020 emissions-reduction offers by the first quarter of 2015
  • Deforestation - New York Declaration on Forests, cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 – a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year.
  • Business Change - Google followed Microsoft in removing itself from ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council) due to differences in climate policy. Going 100% renewable is a smart business decision: IKEA, SWISS RE, MARS, BT, and other leading companies pledge to transition (The Climate Group’s RE100 campaign)
  • Urbanization of the Worldnewly launched Compact of Mayors initiative aims to consolidate and amplify cities’ commitments to reduce emissions.
  • Climate Finance Initiatives - major commitments to the Green Climate Fund with goals to reach $10 billion by December 2015 Climate Summit in Paris. Commitments from today’s Summit will impact more than $200 billion by the end of 2015. The Global Divest-Invest Coalition pledged to take $50 billion investment out of fossil fuels. 
  • Address Transportation - Four global alliances launched or advanced initiatives to scale up sustainable transport solutions like mass public transit, walking and biking, and electric vehicles. On top of saving one gigaton of carbon by 2050, estimates reveal that the shift to low-carbon mobility catalyzed today could save governments, companies, and individuals US$70 trillion.

"When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations," John F. Kennedy proclaimed. "When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses."

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citiesofpeacedetroit:

Register on Eventbrite for International Day of Peace in Detroit

http://bit.ly/IDP14detroit

  1. Congregation signup - information page
  2. Community & Individual signup - information page

Website: http://CitiesOfPeaceDetroit.tumblr.com

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cities-Of-Peace-Detroit/1513625888875437

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/753233041401620

PRESS RELEASE

Detroit, September 18, 2014 -  Detroit will be recognizing the United Nations International Day of Peace through a full day of activities on Sunday, September 21st. We need to address the social constructs of violence, separation, and how these are present daily in our conditioning, thoughts, and systems.

Congregations and communities around metro Detroit are asked to start the day offering a sermon about peace, break bread together, and sending worldwide intentions and blessings of peace. All communities are invited to recognizing a moment of peace by joining the international wave of peace held at noon in each time zone.

Actions communities can take include breaking bread which encourages peace among family, friends, neighbors and community; and planting a peace pole, representing the grounding of peace within ourselves and the community. Orders for peace poles are being taken by Cities of Peace Detroit for future delivery and planting.

The Day of Peace will culminate in a gathering on Belle Isle at Shelter 12 from 6:30-9:00pm. Ringing the bell for peace will open the evening activities which will include a candlelight vigil. There will be drumming, a dance circle, music, and speakers. A few of our speakers are Lila Cabbil from the Rosa Parks Institute, Kim Redigan from Meta Peace Team, Honorable Judge Frank Szymanski, and Elena Herrada of the Detroit School Board. We are engaging in speaking the truth in peace and offering solutions through building our beloved communities.

Cities of Peace is a non-profit organization supporting the shift of consciousness from separation to unity. Building community through educational forums for individual healing and co-creating conscious systemic transformation. Our website is http://CitiesOfPeaceDetroit.tumblr.com

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References

http://CitiesOfPeaceDetroit.tumblr.com includes signup forms and descriptions for congregations and community/individuals

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cities-Of-Peace-Detroit/1513625888875437

boyleformichigan:

My first Slow Roll Monday in Detroit

I’m definitely getting started late this year. It was a good ride from MOCAD into Northend via Beaubien (through Boston-Edison) and back down John R.

Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has been in federally mandated restructuring for more than a decade. The Emergency Manager setup a plan to shutoff residential and commercial accounts that were delinquent. Residents that were 60 days or more overdue by $150 were subjected to shutoff. They were told to come to the office and work through financial plans if they were in difficult times. However the plans required significant down-payment for many of those owing. The question of what was in the bills has also come under scrutiny because DWSD was passing past due amount from owner to owner as property transferred. A large number of residents are also renters and the water bill often is included in rental contracts, however some landlords didn’t take care of the bills in a timely manner. Detroit’s billing practice was once every three months. It is now monthly and the cost is higher than the national average, even though the city sits next to 21% of the world’s fresh surface water supply.

Today’s addition to the collection of documents is the announcement of the Great Lakes Water Authority.

From the Michigan Chronicle (the paper with a contract to print the news from the Emergency Manager, yes we have a bought press).

Rebuilding 1% (30 miles) of its system each year at a cost of about $25 million would have put the city on par with the national average.  However, DWSD has spent nomore than $3.4 million in each of the last three years to rebuild its mains. 

Dedicated assistance to help customers struggling to pay bills

The agreement creates for the first time a fund dedicated to providing financial assistance to water customers in throughout the region who are struggling to pay their water bill.  The fund – established at $4.5 million – will be replenished annually.  Today, DWSD sets aside only $168,000 annually to assist its customers.

At this time Mayor Duggan, Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, and Governor Rick Snyder have approved the GLWA. What remains is for the Detroit City Council and the County Executives from Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb to approve.

Updates from Reuters

COMMUNITY LED AWARENESS

The residents rallied in communities and they sought larger audiences, gaining attention worldwide. It takes a group of dedicated people pushing for justice to ensure a broken system gains needed attention.