Welcome to everyday earthday, a work in progress! Lots to scroll through below. Hopefully, you will be moved to ACTION—which we all know is urgently needed—as time IS running out to leave the next generations a habitable planet. So after you sit, read, click and listen: GET UP, GET OUT AND DO SOMETHING!
“Do what you can, with what you have, in the time you’ve got, in the place you are.” 
~Nkosi Johnson (via Lisa Rogers),

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”~First People Proverb


“Instead of thinking that I am born with rights, I choose to think that I am born with obligations to serve past, present, and future generations, and the planet herself.” ~Dahr Jamail, author;  The End of Ice: Bearing Witness and Finding Meaning in the Path of Climate Disruption by Dahr JamailTom Parks, et al. _____________________________________________
Dalai Lama’s fundamental philosophy:

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

…(We) must urgently amend our actions and recover our respect for other living beings, which demands nothing less than a transformation of the human heart and a radical unselfing

Compassion, loving-kindness, and altruism are the keys not only to human development but also to planetary survival.

Real change in the world will only come from a change of heart. 

What I propose is a compassionate revolution, a call for radical reorientation away from our habitual preoccupation with the self. 

It is a call to turn toward the wider community of beings with whom we are connected, and for conduct which recognizes others’ interests alongside our own. [The radical portion is the commitment to actionable course-correction and recalibration of habitual action — something young people are uniquely poised to do as they take our planetary future into their growing hands and growing hearts.]

Everything is interdependent, everything is inseparable.

Our individual well-being is intimately connected both with that of all others and with the environment within which we live.

Our every action, our every deed, word, and thought, no matter how slight or inconsequential it may seem, has an implication not only for ourselves but for all others, too.”

“Did you know that reducing heat-trapping gas emissions doesn’t just slow climate change: it also improves our health; saves food, water, and money; and keeps us safer? Climate solutions aren’t a necessary evil: they’re a ‘no regrets’ strategy for a better world.
~ Katherine Hayhoe, Evangelical Climate Scientist

     The world’s most respected climate science organization, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the final installment of its Sixth Report. Its findings were stark: 

    “Burning fossil fuels is threatening the stability of much of life on Earth, and our chance to avoid the worst impacts is quickly vanishing. 

    (We need) deep, rapid and sustained green-house gas emissions reductions in all sectors.” Mar. 2023 


“At this point, carbon capture only exists to entrench the fossil fuel system and extend the life of the underlying facilities.” ~Steven Feit, senior attorney at the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)


“Can our consumer society learn to self-prune, to hone down our habits all the way to simplicity, suppleness and strength so that we might protect the new ground for new life and a more cohesive culture—a more stable future? …Can we take off the blinders and recognize the echo of our own fragility in that of nature? Can we be reminded by the Sioux— whose moccasins have always been so finely beaded—that our feet were to be as beautiful as the earth we walk on? Or, in denial, are we headed more for the fate of the Australian plant that (which?) must be burned in the ground fires of the outback before it can flower? We have known such consuming fires. Hiroshima, the Watts riots in Los Angeles, Exxon Valdez and the Gulf oil spills, of course 9/11, and that year, the day after Thanksgiving, revealing our fixation (on consuming), a salesclerk trampled to death in the name of discounts at Long Island’s Wal-Mart.Will we, how can we, meet the call?”
~From THE LAND Our Gift and Wild Hope  by Rae Marie Taylor Published by Bright Shores Press, ©2012


Heart to Heart: A Conversation on Love and Hope for Our Precious Planet  by the Dalai Lama and artist Patrick McDonnell

Katherine May explores what it takes to shed the cloak of meaninglessness and recover the sparkle of vitality in Enchantment: Awakening Wonder in an Anxious Age  — a shimmering chronicle of her own quest for “a better way to walk through this life,” a way that grants us “the ability to sense magic in the everyday, to channel it through our minds and bodies, to be sustained by it.”

*The women I wrote about in Love Your Mother: 50 States, 50 Stories, and 50 Women United for Climate Justice (2023, Broadleaf Books) each have something to teach us, not just about caretaking but also about how to lead in a crisis—especially one that most affects poor and marginalized communities, with a disproportionate impact on women. “The climate crisis is not gender-neutral,” wrote Katharine Wilkinson and Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, coeditors of the anthology All We Can Save. Indeed, 80 percent of those displaced globally by climate change are women and girls.  

WAKE UP NOW! ©2019, P. Gates                         Click here:   https://soundcloud.com/purly/wakeupnow    

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 Nkosi Johnson        https://nkosishaven.org/nkosi-johnsons-history/

Katherine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist   http://www.katharinehayhoe.com/?page_id=138, and     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-  BvcToPZCLI

Commission Shift, founded by Virginia Palacios (TX)

https://commissionshift.org/  Reforming Oil & Gas Oversight in Texas




A suite of bills introduced in the state legislature last week aims to restrict wind and solar—despite their success.  By Molly Taft  //  PublishedMarch 14, 2023






The Craddicks’ Gushers of Cash: How a Powerful Texas Lawmaker and a Key Regulator Profit From the Industry They Oversee

Tom Craddick is a former Speaker of the Texas House. For most of the last half century, he has sat on the house committee overseeing the oil industry. Christi Craddick, his daughter, is the state’s top oil regulator. Last year, the family made $10 million from their oil holdings. And no one knew.

By Russell Gold March 14, 2023