Today is earth day, a celebration of life on earth and a call to action to save the planet. The day began in 1970, as the first wave of the environmental movement in the U-S was at its height.
This year, cities across the country are planning ten days of action under the theme ‘From Earth Day to May Day’, to try to bring together issues of environmentalism and labor rights. KBOO spoke with Lauren Regan, one of Oregon’s main organizers in the Global Climate Convergence days of action. 16:07 minutes (14.76 MB)
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this Earth Day special edition of the Old Mole. It includes discussions of climate change and what must be done about it, the dangers of copper mining, a review of the big new flood movie "Noah", and a poem by the late Vern Rutsala about looking behind the surfaces of monuments.
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On this Earth Day special, our Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Joe Clement review the new movie "Noah" about a famous ancient flood. It raises issues about who is responsible for climate disasters and what our obligations are to those who are hit by them
With moves afoot to start mining minerals, including copper, near Mt. St. Helens, Bill Carter's new book Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World becomes required reading. Here Carter joins the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier for a conversation about the many uses of copper and the impact of careless copper mining. 13:09 minutes (7.53 MB)
What can be done to make the necessity of radical action to prevent catastrophic climate change obvious to everyone? Jeremy Brecher of the Labor Network for Sustainability talks with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about the latest science on global warming and what can and must be done. 15:53 minutes (9.09 MB)
Tomorrow is earth day, and people across the world are organizing two weeks of action to bring attention to the issue of climate change, and the urgent need to take radical action for the future of life on earth.
The movement is called ‘Earth Day to May Day’, and it aims to bring together issues of the environment with issues of labor and workers.
In Portland this past weekend, to kick off earth week, A Bioregional Confluence was organized by the Cascadia Brach of Portland at Portland State University. The Gathering was dedicated to promoting bioregional awareness, Indigenous solidarity and community resilience.
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Earth Day to May Day – a global convergence for climate justice, is taking place around the world, and here in Cascadia, from April 22nd to May 1st.
The ten days of action will include teach-ins, protests, call-in campaigns and direct action. KBOO is a sponsor of local events, and is committed to bringing you full coverage of the global climate convergence.
Keep checking this page for special reports from the global climate convergence.