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Youth Environmental Corps

Published on March 5, 2020 under Our Work
Turning the Tides is working towards a global youth environmental corps, under the United Nations, guided by native people. This idea is supported by scientists, youth and musicians in nine countries and will be presented to the UN in spring, 2020. Youth around the world are marching for a livable future – frustrated that these efforts are not making more of an impact on corporate and political decision makers. A youth corps does not in any way reduce the need for drastically lowered emissions, but offers an additional - and powerful - path to change by sequestering carbon through greening…
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About Juneau Community Greenhouses

Published on January 23, 2014 under Greenhouses
A. Mission The mission of Juneau Community Greenhouses is to demonstrate how to improve Juneau’s sustainability and food security during a period of rapid environmental change. B. Vision Ten years from now, 10% of Juneau’s 13,000 households will grow a substantial portion of their vegetables, fruit and herbs in local greenhouse structures, operating year-round, and in home gardens. C. Desired Outcomes Residents will learn what edible crops can be grown successfully in this climate. The growing season will be extended to 10 months a year or more. New crops will be introduced to the area, such as mushrooms. Permaculture principles will be demonstrated. Carbon-negative practices…
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Ring of Fire 2016

Published on January 21, 2014 under Ring of Fire
RING OF FIRE Musicians, actors, scientists, Native Americans and a former U.S. Commander of the Atlantic Fleet - are brainstorming a Pacific wide concert – Ring of Fire – to take place Ocean Day – June 6, 2016 – in the middle of the Pacific Ocean – the Pacific Garbage Patch - on naval ships – and on other Pacific sites. Envisioned as a wake-up call to the importance of the ocean to the life of the planet, it features rock, tribal drumming, gospel choirs and children's choruses – integrating singers and musicians around the Rim. The ocean is in…
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What You Can Do

Published on January 15, 2014 under Plastics
Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags Let's start with the most obvious: plastic bags. Once manufactured, recycling these bags is a great way to reduce plastic waste. However, plastics are not truly recyclable. The "recycling" process yields a lower grade, less flexible material of limited usefulness. It draws on valuable energy and produces pollution, including climate-changing gasses. A viable solution is to get canvas bags and use them. Just possessing such bags and leaving them behind - and I know some of you who do - won't do the trick. If you keep forgetting them in your car, force yourself to walk…
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