Monday, March 29, 2010

Want to Get Involved in what your government (EPA) is doing 3-30-2010? Internet?
"News Releases By Date: EPA Hosts Video Town Hall Meeting About Effective Land Use". Release date: 2/29/2010. Contact Latisha Petteway, 202-564-3191, 202-564-4355.

Tomorrow; March 30th, 2010, the EPA Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response are hosting an on-line Town Meeting about the benefits of effective land use. The time is 2:00 p.m. - 2:45 pmEastern Standard Time. Mathy Stanislaus, assistant administrator will answer citizens questions about land use and the effectiveness of the use.

Questions can be posted at :  before the meeting starts.

You may phone in, toll free: to listen at 1-877-220-5073. Conference Code is (65269385). If you listen in on the phone line, you can ask questions at the end. Remember there is a time limit, and hopefully a lot of people who want to join in.

Just a suggestion: During the Conference call, keep a note pad and pencil, pen, crayons or whatever, so you can write down things that you may want to ask about. Keep it simple and by staying on topic, the people who can help, will be better able to respond.

Try to think about how important cooperation and the good neigbor policy move issues along.

How our land is used, determines the health of our survival. From our land comes food.

The air above land, the water and chemicals that flow through our soil will eventually affect all life on this planet. We must do the best we can.

Thank each of you for what you do for the good of our habitat. Bless...

the link below takes you to video...

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

"Arbor Day Video Challenge" - Deadline April 9th 2010 - Filmmakers/Students

The Arbor Day Foundation is sponsoring an "Arbor Day Video Challange"

Win Trees for your Campus - Green up your Town!
The winner of this video challange will win $2500.00 worth of trees for their college campus, or town.

"Use your passion and creativity to put together a
compelling video, that educates, inspires and encourages people to go outside and plant trees."
Dear students, do not wait until April 8th 2010 to "put it together". This must be to the Arbor Day Foundation by April 9th 2010. It must be submitted from a link in the page that is linked below. The rules are simple, it is 30-60 seconds of video.

If you don't like going to unknown links: http// , then go to the Arbor Day Video Challenge.

Environmentalists and filmmakers, here is a chance to do something for your community.
The top 3 videos will be posted on-line and all of us will vote on our favorite. So, looking for an in-service project? Really like to have some shade bearing trees for your town or school? Get on it, Get Creative ~ Get Greener.

Thank you all for what you do. Every tree planted, every enveolpe stuffed, each phone call taken goes toward cleaner air for humans and other mammals to breathe. Good Luck! Have Fun! Happy St. Patty's Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Environmental History is Made! TSCA chemical inventory free on-line!!

"News Releases By Date:
'EPA Makes Chemical Information More Accessible to the Public for the first time, TSCA chemical inventory free of charge online'."
Release date 03/15/2010.
Contact: Dale Kemery, 202-564-7839, 202-564-4455

The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Lisa Jackson, has accomplished more for environmental justice in her little over a year in this position than any administrator in the past several decades. The Executive policy of taking away years of secrecy of government operations for four decades has opened up communications between the People, Government and Industry. Last December (22, 2009), when Ms. Jackson appeared before the Senate, and asked finally for the TSCA rules to be reconsidered for the health and safety of humans worldwide.  [a link to the pdf. of Ms. Jackson's presentation].

In years past, over zealous EPA administrators ostracized industry, and created a hostile negotiating table. In contrast, Administrator Lisa Jackson did her homework. She included every interest in her appeals, and by her willingness to form partnerships, she got the Chemical Industry to open up and get on board. Hey, industrialists do provide jobs, income and the keyboard I am typing on. Industrialists have families and grandchildren who share this earth, it is showing in this mutual cooperation.

This is the link to the chemical lists that have been kept locked up for almost fifty years.
When people get involved and work together, it makes a difference exponentially.

A big thank you to Administrator Jackson, to President Obama for opening government operations to citizens who care, and thank you to the Chemical Industry.